Bravo Concealment OWB Holster Review

Ah…kydex holsters have come a long way.

Or at least the ones that can hold a handgun+light without going the bulky one-size-fits-all route.

Bravo Concealment, Glock 17 with TLR-1 and Mag Pouch
Bravo Concealment, Glock 17 with TLR-1 and Mag Pouch

Follow me as I review Bravo Concealment‘s OWB (outside the waistband) holster with light and their universal pistol mag holster.

Not looking for OWB?  Check out our Best Holsters for Any Way You Carry or Best Ways to Carry for Women.

Introduction

This was one of those things that I never knew I needed until Bravo sent me one of their holsters.

I was fine for years going to the range, competitions, classes, and BLM excursions with my trusty (but bulky) Safariland holster of yesteryear.

Bravo vs Safariland
Bravo vs Safariland

OWB Holster

But hey…if there’s an option to have something specific to your current gun…I’m going to take it.  Enter their OWB light bearing model for my Glock 17 with Streamlight TLR-1.

Bravo Concealment, Hands at Side
Bravo Concealment, Hands at Side

Side note…this was one of the few times I wasn’t using my competition belt that’s super sturdy.  Instead I only used the velcro inner-layer which was not the best for a holster.

If you’re looking at daily OWB or IWB (inner waist band) carry, go with what I’m currently testing ($60) and loving since it’s sturdy but not tactical looking.

CCW Belt
CCW Belt

Ok…back to the holster!

And in case you wanted a closer look at how precise the molding is…

Bravo Concealment, Model Pose
Bravo Concealment, Model Pose

It retains well…I don’t think it would come out if I took a tumble or somehow ended upside down.

Everything that’s supposed to be covered (like the trigger) is correctly covered.

Bravo Concealment with Glock 17 & Streamlight TLR-1
Bravo Concealment with Glock 17 & Streamlight TLR-1

And it’s still easy enough to unholster at speed.  Plus pretty form fitting where if I were wearing a jacket I don’t think I’d have a problem concealing.

Bravo Concealment, Grip
Bravo Concealment, Grip

Magazine Holster

You probably want some additional ammo to go with that gun…so here’s their Universal Mag Holster ($30).  With a tightening screw you can fit most double-stack 9mm and .40 magazines.

Bravo Concealment Magazine Holster
Bravo Concealment Magazine Holster

My full-size 9mm Glock mags fit perfectly and with a couple turns I also fit my M&P 9mm mags.  However, my 9mm XD mags were still too thin to fit.  But then again…they weren’t on the list of mags that would fit so I can’t fault them there.

Bravo Concealment Universal Mag Holster
Bravo Concealment Universal Mag Holster

Also very easy to grab for reloads.

Bravo Concealment, Mag Grab
Bravo Concealment, Mag Grab

Now What?

Ok…so there’s a bazillion holster companies out there…what makes Bravo special?

The quality is definitely there…perfect fit, no sharp edges, good retention, and ease of removal.  Bear in mind that quality is going to cost you…

A holster runs around $50 while a combo of holster + two mag holsters is around $87.

What I especially like is their speed.

Most custom Kydex manufacturers will take 6-8 weeks to get you your holster.  But for some popular guns and lights (like mine), Bravo has them on “Quick Ship” so you’ll get yours in days not months.

Not on their list?  They still have their custom shop but be prepared to wait the industry standard.

Conclusion

So check them out on their main site or Amazon for some of their Quick Ship holsters.  Or check out my list of the Best Holsters for Any Way You Carry.

Let me know how you like them, or who else you went with, and if I have a future as a holster model?

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Ww
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I’m with AC on the Stealthgear holsters. Absolutely fantastic retention, Adjustability, and the comfort level is when I’ve not found with any other holster set up except some of the top of the wine leather. But as I sweat a lot due to a spinal injury leather isnot an option anymore. I’ve tried just about every combination you can think of and next to Stealthgear my choice would be alien.

Jonathan
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“Plus pretty form fitting where if I were wearing a jacket I don’t think I’d have a problem concealing.”

Next time you’re using it, can you throw on a jacket and tell us how it works for concealment?

Robert
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I’ve used Bravo Concealment holster for the past year or so for my Glock 19. I have also purchased the optional equipment for IWB depending upon my circumstances. I have used the holster for IDPA as well as my CCW, and find it to be an excellent choice for my purposes. I highly recommend them.

SteveH
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Check out Alien Gear Holsters. The are comfortable, conceil well, they can be worn all day and, the retention is adjustable. There outer shell swap policy and warranty are great. I wear mine as a range officer on an outdoor range and also while riding the Harley. Lots of options for various firearms. P.S. I’m not afilliated with Alien Gear, just a user of their products.

Justin
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I have been in the market for several IWB holsters, and have already tried a few. I have found that eBay is a great place to look for kydex holsters because you have so much competition and that keeps the pricing low,. Also, there are MANY great kydex artists out there that do this in their home and really know what their doing. That being said, I have found several holsters for the many guns I own that have been under $30 and made rock solid! My latest Glock 43 w/TLR6 holster is badass and almost flawlessly made, for $27/shipped… Read more »
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