The Taurus PT111 is an extremely popular weapon because it’s affordably priced, but still respectable quality. Add in that it’s a relatively small weapon that is available in either 9mm or .40 S&W, and you can see why it’s a popular carry option. Choosing the best PT111 holster can be difficult, but in this article, we will introduce you to some of our favorites.
Top 10 Best Taurus PT111 G2 Holsters On The Market 2019 Reviews
1 Holster HQ Kydex IWB Holster
This is a pretty standard concealed carry holster. It’s made out of .08 inch kydex, which is a carbon fiber pattern. Kydex is an extremely durable material, so the holster will be resistant to the elements and to any sweat that it may be exposed to.
The holster fits the weapon extremely snugly, and you are able to adjust how tight it squeezes the weapon. This will affect how difficult the weapon is to draw. You’re also able to adjust the carry angle between 0 and 15 degrees. The entire slide is protected by the holster, so it won’t be rubbing your skin.
It’s available for both left and right-handed shooters and uses a pretty basic clip. It clips around your belt, which holds it in place when you go to draw the weapon.
2 Black Arch ACE-1
The previous holster relies on one clip that is on the actual body of the holster, which makes it extremely small in size. This is a different type of holster, which has the body mounted on some type of backing. The backing material has a clip on either side of the holster. This makes the holster larger, but much more adjustable. This type of holster is meant to be worn over your back pocket.
The backing of this holster is made out of three different materials. The inside is made of suede, the second layer is made of a polymer stiffener which will bend where necessary, and the exterior is made of leather. This gives you a combination of things. The exterior of the holster is extremely durable, while the interior will be soft against your skin.
Another huge positive of this type of holster is that they are extremely adjustable. You’re able to change the retention, the height, and the angle of the holster. The weapon is protected up to the end of the slide, so it won’t rub against you, and the opening of the holster is flared a little to make it easier to holster the weapon.
3 InvisiHolsters Kydex IWB Holster
This holster is extremely similar to the Holster HQ, but it is decorated a little differently. Instead of having the carbon fiber pattern on the kydex, it has a print of the Constitution on it. We have to admit; the holster is really cool looking.
However, there are some other features that are good about this holster as well. The overall body of the holster is slightly larger, so it protects more of the weapon from the exterior, and also gives you a little more buffer. The weapon also fits in this one a little better, and there are no sticking points. It also uses an extremely similar clip to the Holster HQ.
4 FoxX Holsters IWB Holster
This holster is more in the style of the previously mentioned Black Arch. It’s got a backing behind the body, and two clips.
The backing of this holster is made of entirely leather, so it’s not quite as comfortable. It will also take a little more time to break in and get comfortable with. The body of the holster is made of .06 inch kydex, so it’s a little bit thinner. However, this is still a plenty durable material, so we wouldn’t worry too much about it.
Other than that, the holster is similar to the other two clip holsters. You’re able to adjust the height and the carry angle, and the body of the holster does a great job protecting the weapon and you. The clips are made of steel, so they will certainly last a long time. The clips are also designed in a way that allows you to tuck a shirt in while using this holster.
5 Pro Carry HD Gun Holster
This holster is extremely similar to the previous one clip holster, with one big exception. While the previous ones were made of kydex, the Pro Carry HD is made out of leather. Leather is extremely durable, but there is a break in period, where the holster will form to the weapon and your body. This will take time. When it’s all said and done, the holster will be extremely comfortable.
The holster uses a metal clip around your belt, to complement the leather. There’s also some double stitching in the holster, so it will last for years to come.
In terms of size, the holster doesn’t quite cover the entire slide. This will leave some of the slide exposed to sweat, and will also allow the rear of the slide to rub against you while you are carrying it. However, this is still a quality holster that will work for your needs.
6 BLACKHAWK! Serpa Sportster
This may be the highest quality holster on our list, but it isn’t exactly meant for concealed carry. It’s an extremely tough paddle holster that is worn on your belt at your hip.
The holster is extremely durable. It’s made of an extremely durable polymer material, so it will be extremely resistant to the elements. It protects your weapon very well, and the holster rides very securely on your hip.
Our favorite thing about this holster is the retention. It essentially has an automatic lock that snaps the weapon in place immediately upon holstering it. To draw the weapon, you must press a little button on the outside of the holster. This takes an extra second, but after a little practice, it won’t add much time at all. In our opinion, this extra millisecond is worth the extra security.
This is an excellent holster for open carrying and any tactical uses. It’s extremely secure, and available at a great price. To concealed carry with this holster, you’d have to be wearing a jacket or something similar that would cover your hip.
7 OutBags LS2 IWB Conceal Carry Gun Holster
This is another one clip leather holster. The leather of this holster is slightly different, in that it’s hard molded, so your weapon will fit this one more like a kydex holster. However, there will still be somewhat of a break-in period while the leather molds.
All in all, this holster is extremely similar to the Pro Carry HD. The clip of the Pro Carry is slightly better, but this one offers a little bit better fit for the weapon. Both of them are short holsters, so they don’t cover the entire slide.
8 CYA Supply Co IWB Holster
Up next, we’ve got another one clip holster. This one is made of .08 inch thick boltaron, which is very similar material to kydex. It’s a durable material that is resistant to the elements. Similar to the kydex holsters, this one is completely molded to the weapon.
The hardware of this holster is made of steel, so it will match the durability of the holster body itself. The clip is high quality and uses your belt. The holster is very secure, and there’s an audible click when the weapon is locked in place. The retention is adjustable, as is the carry angle.
One other nice feature is that the sweat guard runs the full length of the slide. This protects the weapon from sweat, and you from being rubbed raw by the slide. The holster body itself is slightly recessed, so it will protect the weapon from wear, but will also make it easier to draw and holster the weapon.
All in all, the holster is pretty basic, but it’s a quality holster available at a decent price. It’s easy to use and offers a great fit.
9 Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.5
The Cloak Tuck is a two-clip holster, and it’s extremely high quality. The body of the holster itself is made of another thermoplastic material similar to kydex, but it’s slightly higher quality. It’s not as rough on the finish of the weapon as kydex, and the fit is perfect.
The backing of this holster is pretty high-tech. It’s got a spring steel interior, which makes it extremely flexible without any break-in period. This material won’t warp, but the holster will mold to your body extremely well. The interior of the holster is made of a waterproof neoprene. This is comfortable, but is also completely sweat resistant.
As you can expect from the two clip holsters, this is fully adjustable. You can change the retention, carry angle, and the ride height of the weapon on your body. This adds directly into the comfort of the holster.
One of the best features of this holster is that the holster body itself is custom made to fit your specific weapon. If you ever get a new one, you can send the old shell to Alien Gear and get a new one, free of cost. Similarly, the holster has a lifetime warranty. Their customer service is excellent.
10 Concealment Express IWB
Last up on our list is one more one clip kydex holster. This holster doesn’t differ much from the others. It’s the same thickness of kydex, the body of the holster and the sweat guard are the same size, and the clip is the same general quality. The holster is available either black or carbon fiber.
This one is slightly lighter than some of the others, and the hardware appears to be higher quality. The hardware all has a black oxide finish, and the threads have threadlock, which prevents them from loosening. The holster also has a positive audible click, so you can easily tell when the weapon is secured in place.
Overall, this holster is very similar to the other kydex holsters, but the hardware is a little bit higher quality.
Now that you’ve seen our list of the best Taurus PT111 holsters, we will briefly discuss our favorite. Since there were essentially two distinct types of holster presented here, we will choose one of each.
For the two-clip variety, you can’t beat the Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0. This is one of the highest quality holsters available, period. It’s extremely comfortable from the get-go, and the customer service is unmatchable.
For the one clip holsters, we love the CYA Supply Co and the Concealment Express. The two are essentially the exact same thing. Choosing between them is pretty much impossible, because they are so similar. Both of these are high quality holsters that are extremely small in size.