Best cross draw holsters reviewed for 2019
Cross draw holsters may not be the best out there when it comes to the quickness of drawing, but they have other benefits to make up for it. In particular, they are much more convenient on horseback, on a bike, or in a car.
Moreover, because cross draw holsters have been originally used by cowboys or outlaws alike, they have a unique historical value for some people.
If you are aware of the benefits of cross draw holsters and want to buy yourself one, then our top 4 of best cross draw holsters may interest you.
Historical Emporium Western Cross Draw Holster
Up first on our top of cross draw holsters is arguably the simplest holster on the list. This holster may not be designed to fit a revolver like a glove, but what it has, unlike other holsters on the list, is a vintage Western design executed in leather.
Well, you’d expect this kind of a thing from a seller named Historical Emporium, wouldn’t you? If you have a thing for vintage items, then you may really like this gun holster.
The design is important, but what is more important in holsters is gun fit. The Historical Emporium holster is made to fit barrel lengths from 4 to 6 inches, so if you’ve got a revolver that is within these figures, it should work well with this holster.
And even though this holster doesn’t offer a too snug fit – as we mentioned above – it is capable of keeping the gun secure, partially thanks to the adjustable hammer loop on top.
An important thing for some people may be the fact that Historical Emporium offers this holster in 3 colours – black, brown, and chocolate. And all in all, this holster is a good suit for those people who’d like to add a small classical touch to their style.
Falco Holsters Glock 17, 22, 31 Cross Draw Holster
If you happen to be looking for a cross draw holster for a modern gun, then this model by Falco Holsters may be a good option for you.
This particular cross draw holster is designed specifically for 4.49-inch Glock 17, 22, and 31 pistols. If you have one of these pistols, then this holster might the best one out there. Since it is built for the 4.49-inch Glock pistols, it is going to hold them in place snuggly.
This cross draw holster may also be suitable for other pistols sized at around 4.5 inches, but it’s going to work with Glock models much better.
To ensure safe carry, this holster is equipped with a strap that goes on the hammer. It is a thumb break kind of strap, which makes it rather easy for you to draw your pistol. You’d just need some practice to get used to unfastening the strap with your thumb.
This cross draw holster fits standard 1.6-inch belts. And thanks to the two belt slots, the holster sits very stable on the belt.
Remarkably, Falco Holsters backs this holster up by a 5-year warranty. They’re pretty confident in the quality of their product, and probably so should you.
The build of this holster should also be noted. It is made from genuine cowhide leather and is overall built rather strongly. On the other hand, this beauty isn’t the cheapest out there, so you’d need to have the budget to afford it.
Falco Holsters Glock 19, 23, 32 Cross Draw Holster
Yet another cross draw holster by Falco Holsters on our list! This holster essentially has the same build as the previous Falco Holster model. However, this particular holster is designed for the shorter 4.02-inch Glock 19, 23, and 32 pistols.
You could probably use the previous Falco Holsters holster for the short Glock pistols as well, but this one is going to deliver a much snugger fit.
The overall build in this holster is identical to that of the other Falco Holsters model. This applies to everything starting from the cowhide leather and ending with the design of the belt slots and the thumb-break strap. The 5-year warranty is there as well.
A minor difference in the design of the two holsters is that the shorter one comes in black color, while the longer holster is brown. More color options may appear on Amazon in the future, but at the moment of the review’s writing, only one color was available for each of the Falco Holsters holsters.
Galco Dual Action Outdoorsman S&W X FR 500 Holster
And the last cross draw holster on our list is the Dual Action Outdoorsman holster by Galco.
This cross draw holster is specifically designed for the 4-inch S&W X FR 500 revolver, so if you have one, it is going to fit it perfectly. However, it has adjustable tension screws, as well as a dual-position strap, so you should be able to use this holster with other 4-inch revolvers as well.
The design of the Galco Outdoorsman cross draw holster is rather remarkable. It doesn’t look as vintage as the Historical Emporium holster we reviewed in the beginning, but it still has a cowboy-y feel to it. In addition, it is made from durable and slightly glossy saddle leather, which really makes this holster an eye catcher.
On the other hand, the interior material, albeit grippy, appears to be abrasive for delicate gun finishes. If your revolver’s finish isn’t a heavy-duty one, you may want to be careful with this holster.
And yeah, this holster costs quite the money, so keep that in mind.
The Dual Action Outdoorsman Holster by Galco is an amazing holster for some 4-inch revolver owners, and not ideal for others. The incredibly beautiful glossy saddle leather is abrasive certainly tops its competitors visually, but it’s the interior material that is advised against for owners of revolvers that aren’t heavy-duty. Overall a great model in our eyes.