Smart Carry Holster

After trying a number of holsters for a variety of Glock handguns, for my general purpose and conceal carry my #1 favorite choice is the Smart Carry holster series.

They aren't as well known or widely distributed, but in my opinion are the most comfortable and best concealed choice.  My wife agrees, and we own several now.

Smarty Carry are all fabric based and Made in the USA.  Let's be real – if you're like most owners, you're going to be driving and likely carrying.  If it's a conceal carry situation, which is 99% of the time for me (if I'm just open carrying, at the range, or whatever for fastest access – I like the on the hip Blackhawks — but honestly that's really rare and they make, in my opinion, really poor conceal holsters with the larger bulky plastic.), the Smart Carry cloth holsters are the best.

If you've tried sitting for 30+ minutes in your vehicle or on a bus with a behind the back or hip mounted (inside the pant) holster, you know what a pain these are.  Not comfortable or realistic to have on you for 8-12 hours.  If it's not comfortable, I'm just not likely to use it.  But the Smart Carry is awesome.

The Smart Carry holsters are custom sized to your handgun.  These are front pouch oriented, so they sit down in your crotch area.  Sound odd?  It's not – especially when you try it — I can wear it all day with virtually no detection.  


The velcro waist band allows for proper sizing, and because it's "around your hips" you won't need to get a larger size of pants.  Unlike inside the pant hip holsters, which take up precious 1-2" of hip space, these just hang down in front.  Trust me when I say it's easier than you would imagine to access your weapon if you need to in a hurry.  Especially in cargo pants, loose jeans, etc.

Smart Carry also allows for an extra pouch for a spare magazine if you are interested.  

Glock owners will be happy to find a variety of options to cover all sizes of Glocks, from full sizes to subcompacts.  I even use a Smart Carry for our S&W Bodyguard .380, which is a really small gun (smaller and thinner than my subcompact Glock 27) — with the Smart Carry I can easily wear it all day, and "SIT DOWN" all day with comfort.  Finally someone got it right.  

Save yourself some money and comfort — check out Smart Carry and order one for yourself.  You'll be glad you did.

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anthony hough May 4, 2013 at 5:08 pm

I have a Glock 19 and have found that if I spin the holster around so that the straps are in front and the holster is in the  back, I can let the handle ride over the top of my belt.  I wear my shirt untucked and have found this to be a perfect way to carry this gun.  It is an extremely comfortable way to carry a larger  handgun and still have  quick access.  I can reach back and pull the handle and have the gun on target quickly.  This carry method is not depicted on the company's website, but I think anyone who tries it this way will prefer it for the larger framed handguns.


Jeff Angell January 1, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Dude, I GOTTA try this way of carrying it!  I have always just used the front way with my Ruger LCR.  I just got the Glock 19 yesterday and will be ordering a Smart Carry for sure.  Thanks for the idea!


Glock 27 IWB Holster August 2, 2016 at 5:56 pm

This look like a pretty sturdy holster. I love that you can reach for it quickly. 


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