The single common denominator for a holster that will work with Glock MOS-configured pistols is that the holster must provide clearance for the reflex sight. The holsters I have selected meet this criterion and can serve in capacities ranging from law enforcement and competition uses to hunting and self-defense.

Here are four great options for carrying your Glock MOS pistols.

5.11 Tactical ThumbDrive

Made for the G34 and G35, this holster’s applications include LE, defense and sporting use, depending on how it’s configured. It is made of Kydex and offers Level II security, via a single thumb-retention system, while still being comfortable and easy to access. Each holster comes with a Chop-Block removable switch guard that allows for the attachment of a belt slide (fitting belts up to 2.25 inches wide) and paddle back (included) or an optional thigh rig or drop/offset kit. (; 866-451-1726)

BlackHawk Nylon Compact Belt Slide Holster

This “minimalist” open-top holster has dual belt loops that cinch the holster close to the body for maximum concealment and make it ambidextrous. Its outer material is 1,000-denier Cordura nylon, and it’s fitted with nylon belt loops that can accommodate belts up to 1.5 inches wide. It has an elastic retainer tab that helps secure the handgun but won’t interfere with a reflex sight. It is also very reasonably priced. (; 800-379-1732)

Fobus Digit Path Holster

Combining economy with Level II security, the Kydex Digit Path holster comes in both belt and paddle versions. Designed for concealed carry, users can disengage this holster’s retention system by pressing a button with a straightened trigger finger alongside the holster during the draw sequence. The open-top design offers maximum clearance in the front of the holster, making it perfect for MOS-configured pistols. (; 267-803-1517)

Safariland 578 GLS Pro-Fit Holster

This very versatile holster, with its unique Grip Lock System (GLS), mates handgun retention with SafariSeven, a lightweight nylon blend. It can adjust to fit over 175 firearms, and its low-cut design makes it perfect for Glock MOS pistols. The Model 578 GLS Pro-Fit comes with an injection-molded paddle, but it can also be reconfigured for a belt loop or quick-locking holster fork. Gripping the handgun in the holster, the middle finger releases the GLS for an intuitive release. (; 800-347-1200)

This article was published in the GLOCK AUTOPISTOLS 2016 magazine. To see the rest of the issue, please visit

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