The Glock 48 was first introduced in January 2019 and was marketed as a slimmer, single-stack 9mm pistol designed for concealed carry. Since the Glock 48 is basically a single version of the immensely popular Glock 19, the G48 is noticeably thinner than the G19. How much thinner? The 48 has an overall width of 1.10 inches compared to the Glock 19, with an overall width of 1.26 inches. While the .16 of an inch difference may not seem like much on paper, it's considerably thinner in real life for a carry gun.
As the Glock G48 is a single stack model, the magazine capacity is reduced to 10 rounds or a total capacity of 10+1. The thinner frame and reduced magazine capacity compared to the G19 also mean a reduction in overall weight. The G 48 weighs in at 20.74 ounces unloaded, which is nearly three ounces less than the Glock 19.
Since the G48 was primarily designed for concealment, our top selling styles seem to focus on the concealed carry holster market. Note that all our holster styles are available in both a right hand and left hand configuration. In addition, our specialty is premium leather holsters, so all we offer are leather holster for Glock 48 pistols.
As far as inside the waistband holsters, we offer several models and styles designed and specifically molded for the 48 Glock being carried inside the waistband for concealment. Most inside the waistband holsters for this Glock handgun mount to the waist using a metal clip or leather snaps hardware. Additionally, many of the IWB holsters for the Glock 48 can be worn inside the pants at different points on the waist, including strongside (the 3 o'clock position), just behind the hip (also called the 4 o'clock position), or appendix carry (commonly called the 1 o'clock or 2 o'clock positions), depending on the cant of the holster.
All of our Glock 48 IWB holsters are built with a reinforced holster mouth for easy one handed re-holstering. Also, these top quality inside the pants holsters are built to be lightweight and concealable. Please note that all leather holsters require a break-in period for a smooth draw.
Our top-selling inside the pants holsters for the 48 are the following (and all are displayed down at the bottom of this page):
The slim design of the G48 makes it an excellent option for outside the waistband (commonly known as OWB) carry. OWB holsters are designed to mount to the wearer's belt using belt slots or loops or via leather loops that snap closed.
While most belt holsters are built as open-top holsters, some OWB holster models are equipped with a retention device called a thumb break or thumb snap. In addition, some belt holster styles are equipped with a bodyshield or sweat shield to prevent the sharp edges of the firearm from coming into contact with the body.
Our top-selling belt holsters for the G48 include the following models:
Images and additional information for each of the holsters listed above can be found down below.
Another popular OWB holster style for most all Glock handguns (including the 48) is a paddle holster. This holster style features a paddle that slides down into the waistband while the holster portion of the rig rides outside on the waist.
While this style isn't ideal for concealment, the paddle design makes this holster type easier to put on or take off compared to a traditional belt holster.
Our top selling paddle model for the G48 is this model:
Here are some frequently asked questions that we see about holsters for the Glock 48:
Since the G48 is thinner than the G19, the Glock 48 pistols won't fit into a G19 holster. While the overall length of those handguns is nearly identical, the reduced width of the G48 makes it a loose in a Glock 19 holster.
Since people have different body types and different holster needs, there really isn't a single "best" holster for a G48. The most popular holster style for the 48 is inside the waistband holsters. Instead of trying to find the best G48 holster, try finding one that best fits your own individual body type and own individual needs.
It's essential to be clear on the specific meaning of a level 2 holster before answering that question. For example, a Level 1 holster will be equipped with one retention device, while a level 2 holster will be fitted with two retention devices.
Unfortunately, we don't currently offer any holsters that quality as a level 2 holster. However, we have holsters for the G48 that come with a single retention device (a thumb break), which qualifies as a level 1 holster.
Currently, we do not carry any kydex holster brands. All of our current holsters are molded and constructed from premium leather.
Do you have any gun holsters to fit a Glock 48 MOS model?
Yes all the holsters listed on this page will fit the G48 MOS (with or without a red dot optic mounted): Glock 48 MOS Holsters.
Unfortunately, the G48 and G43x have completely different dimensions, so a G43x won't fit into a G48 holster.
Any of the holster models seen below are available in a version to fit the Glock 48.