Reviews of Galco Gun Holsters

Galco Holsters

Galco Gun Holsters

Galco Holsters

Galco International is one of the largest holster manufacturing companies in the United States. Galco holsters can be found in almost any gun shop and are proud to produce more holsters that fit more handgun models than any other company today.

Galco Holsters was founded in 1969 in (strangely enough) Chicago, Illinois, one of the most anti-handgun places in the country. Early success was due in part to founder Richard Gallagher's innovative use of horse-hide to create long-lasting holsters. Horse-hide holsters became such a defining feature of the company that it was soon dubbed "The Original Jackass Leather Company" in tribute.

In the early years the company experienced phenomenal growth as it added more and various holster designs to its lineup. Soon it had a full compliment of IWB holsters, belt holsters, duty holsters, shoulder holsters and more. In 1983 the company moved its headquarters to Phoenix, AZ where it continues to expand, grow, and innovate as the needs of shooters evolve over time.

The holsters themselves are rather famous as, according to the company, Galco holsters have prominently shown up in more feature films and TV show episodes than any other. The company also has a strong tie to the military and has donated hundreds of its shoulder holsters to military units worldwide.

Nothing speaks more strongly to the quality of the various Galco holsters that are offered than the simple fact that hundreds of thousands of law enforcement officers and and almost one million licensed-to-carry citizens trust their lives to Galco holsters on a day-to-day basis.

Many people feel that because "custom" leather holsters cost three times as much as a Galco holster, that the Galco product must somehow be inferior. While it is usually true that you get what you pay for, it is also true that sometimes you get a bit more. Before you pass judgment and decide that a Galco holster might fall short of your expectations, be sure to read a few reviews.

The most current reviews of various models offered by Galco Holsters can be found below, more can be found via the link at the bottom of this page or by searching. If you have a Galco holster, please write a review to let others know what you think of its quality, durability, and overall value.

Newest Galco Holsters Reviewed

MOB Back Holster by Galco MOB Back Holster by Galco
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DurabilityNo Ratings
ConcealabilityNo Ratings
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The MOB is one of the few small-of-the-back holsters that are made by Galco. Designed with concealability in mind and ready for law enforcement use with the integration of a thumb-break retention strap. Available in black for right or left handed shooters.

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M3X Belt Holster by Galco M3X Belt Holster by Galco
StyleNo Ratings
DurabilityNo Ratings
ConcealabilityNo Ratings
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Galco’s M3X belt holsters represent the company’s most concerted effort to make its mark on the synthetic polymer holster market. Loaded with features and nearly indestructible, these plastic wonders can hold their own against better known injection-molded brands.

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Stow-N-Go IWB Holster by Galco Stow-N-Go IWB Holster by Galco
Style22222
Durability44444
Concealability55555
Overall Value55555

The Stow-n-Go is a member of Galco’s Carry Lite line of IWB holsters. Made only for very small pocket pistols and revolvers, this holster is available in a few colors and is cut from synthetic leather.

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Cop Slide Duty Holster by Galco Cop Slide Duty Holster by Galco
StyleNo Ratings
DurabilityNo Ratings
ConcealabilityNo Ratings
Overall ValueNo Ratings

The Cop Slide by Galco is a duty holster which leaves the muzzle of the gun exposed. This allows the holster to house guns with the same frame but with different lengths. This holster feature a forward cant an a retention strap as well as a tension screw for find adjustment on required draw pressure.

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Miami Classic II Shoulder Holster by Galco Miami Classic II Shoulder Holster by Galco
Style55555
Durability55555
Concealability55555
Overall Value55555

Similar in design to the original Miami Classic Shoulder Holster, the Galco’s Miami Classic II makes minor tweaks in the orientation of the magazine pouches and keeps all the major design benefits that make this the best selling holster in the world.

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Classic Lite Shoulder Holster by Galco Classic Lite Shoulder Holster by Galco
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DurabilityNo Ratings
ConcealabilityNo Ratings
Overall ValueNo Ratings

The Classic Lite is the shoulder holster for those on a budget. Cost savings come by converting to a single magazine pouch and the utilization of imitation leather. Overall it is considered to be a good compromise.

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Miami Classic Shoulder Holster by Galco Miami Classic Shoulder Holster by Galco
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DurabilityNo Ratings
ConcealabilityNo Ratings
Overall ValueNo Ratings

The direct descendant of the original Jackass Shoulder Rig. The Miami Classic is enormously popular not just because of its celebrity inclusion in a number of feature films but because of its proven performance in the field.

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Ankle Glove Ankle Holster by Galco Ankle Glove Ankle Holster by Galco
Style22222
Durability33333
Concealability33333
Overall Value33333

The Ankle Glove is a leather ankle holster secured with a lined neoprene band. It is Galco’s best selling ankle rig. Works well with small pistols or revolvers and can be ordered to fit the inside of either the right or left leg. Black is the only color option. As is true with most Galco holsters, the Ankle Glove is mass produced, so getting your hands on one shouldn’t be a problem.

1 Review


Cop 3-Slot Duty Holster by Galco Cop 3-Slot Duty Holster by Galco
Style3.53.53.53.53.5
Durability44444
Concealability22222
Overall Value44444

This is the only 3-Slot design in Galco’s Cop line of duty holsters. Can be worn strong side with a forward can or in the crossdraw position while driving. Switching between carry modes is easy, the leather construction is know to be long lasting, and a retention strap is included in order to comply with many department regulations.

2 Reviews


PLE Unlined Paddle Holster by Galco PLE Unlined Paddle Holster by Galco
Style44444
Durability44444
Concealability44444
Overall Value44444

The PLE paddle holster by Galco was made to meet the specific needs of law enforcement officers who wanted a paddle holster that featured an integrated thumb break retention strap to conform to agency requirements. It has since become popular with civilian shooters as well.

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