Best Beretta Holsters for the Money [Review + Top Choice]

If you’ve got a Beretta pistol, it’s worth investing in a quality holster to carry it in.

However, a lot of popular Beretta pistols have now been around in essentially the same variants for many years now, and over that time there have been hundreds of different holsters produced for them, making choosing the perfect one a daunting task.

That’s where we come in. After reading hundreds of reviews, talking to loads of experts on Beretta holsters, and trawling through seemingly endless forums full of people discussing the pros and cons of various holsters, I think I finally know which holster you should buy for your Beretta.

It’s the Blackhawk SERPA Concealment Holster. This holster offers a great mix of superior concealment, rugged design, and adjustment features generally only found on holsters several times the price.

In addition, the Blackhawk SERPA system means that this holster is compatible with most of the rest of the Blackhawk line of holsters and accessories, so if in a few years you upgrade your weapon, or just want to try a different carrying style, you can.

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What Makes BlackHawk Holsters Different?

Blackhawk holsters are a very popular choice amongst soldiers and law enforcement professionals, trusted for their reliability and advanced safety features.

These features also make the holsters great for a wide range of situations. Whether you are into concealed carry, competition shooting, or need a holster for tactical situations, these holsters will not disappoint.

Another great advantage of these holsters is that the SERPA Auto Lock release actually promotes correct weapon grip, no matter what angle your pistol is carried at.

This, combined with the variable cant and retention offered by this holster, means that whether you prefer an FBI cant or a more traditional carrying angle, these holsters actually help you to develop a naturally effective carrying and draw technique.

In addition, the Kydex that this holster is composed of is the perfect thickness for most purposes. Thin enough to offer a slim profile and a good level of concealment, whilst also begin thick enough to last a lifetime, the people we spoke to for this review reported that these holsters will last for years.

However, this holster offers far more than just a low-profile carrier that will hide your weapon. It also includes many safety features typically only found on huge holsters much larger and more expensive than this one.

In terms of disadvantages, we can find very little negative to say about this holster. It’s true that this is not the smallest, most minimal holster available for your Beretta.

However, if you are packing a gun as powerful as a Beretta 9mm, we strongly recommend that you get a holster that can handle it, and that, unfortunately, means getting a slightly bulkier holster than you may be used to. In most other respects, this is a great holster.


Our Review Process

Our review process is tried and tested, and we think it’s one of the best around. For this review, I spent many hours reading users’ reviews of these holsters, and where someone had a particularly strong opinion I contacted them for clarification and further information.

In this way, here at GND we draw on the huge and vociferous community of gun owners in order to bring you the boiled-down opinion of the whole community. This, combined with the many years of experience we have in the GND office, results in an opinion that can be trusted.

For this review in particular, I read hundreds of reviews of Beretta holsters, and talked to a lot of people who take their Beretta very seriously. Everyone has different priorities when it comes to choosing the perfect holster for their needs, and I’ve tried to take everyone’s opinion into account.

Then, we ordered the holsters that we thought were the best, and tested them ourselves. Nothing beats real, hands-on experience of using these holsters for shooting and carrying your weapon, and we would never recommend a holster that we had not tested ourselves.

All the holsters I’m recommending today performed well in their own way, and so together they represent a great collection of products.


Beretta 1911 Holsters: Final Thoughts on the Blackhawk

Is the Blackhawk SERPA the #1 holster for Beretta pistols available today?

We think so. This holster is, in many respects, one of the best holsters available for any handgun today.

The SERPA system really revolutionized gun safety when it was released, and to our mind it still represents the high water mark of retention and safety technology.

Add to this the super fast draw speed, and the fact that this holster will last for years, and you have yourself a very good holster indeed.

Technical Aspects to Consider Before Purchasing

All that said, this holster is not for everyone. First and foremost, it is definitely not the cheapest holster available for your Beretta.

This is because, of course, it has been designed with professional users in mind, and comes with a host of advanced features that mean it is superior to cheaper holsters. In this way, despite the slightly higher price than many other holsters, it still represents great value, because many of the features here are often only found on much more expensive holsters.

Secondly, this is not a minimal holsters. I know that a lot of people, and especially those who are really into concealed carry, like to carry their weapon in a tiny pouch that is little bigger than the weapon they are carrying.

If you prefer this type of holster, the Blackhawk SERPA concealment holster is not for you. However, for most people we would never recommend the kind of tiny holster that minimalists prefer, for the simple reason that for inexperienced gun handlers they can be dangerous.

Your holster should protect you from accidental discharge, and so the weapon retention and locking features are one of the most important features of any holster. This SERPA holster offers safety in abundance, at the expense of concealment, but to our mind that is a compromise worth making.

Note, also, that whilst this holster is available for an impressive array of Berettas, no holster will fit every variant perfectly. If you own an unusual gun, or have fitted some strange after-market accessories, it is worth checking that this Blackhawk holster will fit your weapon. Give the guys at Blackhawk a call, and they will be happy to help you with this.

These caveats aside, for most Beretta owners this is a great holster that is adaptable enough to suit most purposes. If you are looking for a holster for competition shooting, or merely one that will allow you to carry your Beretta concealed all day long, this is a great holster.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will these holsters fit my Beretta?

This is a very difficult question to answer, because of the numerous variants Berettas come in. The best approach, to my mind, is to phone the manufacturer of the holster you want to buy, and check directly. This is especially true if you have an unusual gun, or hav fitted aftermarket accessories.

  • How are these holsters in terms of concealment?

Unlike a lot of reviews I write, none of the holsters above offer particularly good concealment, and I haven’t prioritized this in the review today. The reason, simply, is that in my experience people carry Berettas in tactical or other open-carry situations, and that those who really want a gun for concealed carry tend to get a smaller pistol!

  • Will these holsters work without a belt?

Not very well, in truth. It might just about be possible to have the waistband of your pants holding up your weapon, but we wouldn’t recommend it. Ultimately, the point of a holster is to hold your weapon in precisely the same place all day, and if your pants are slipping down that is not going to happen no matter what holster you buy.


Conclusion

Of course, no one review can ever recommend a holster for everyone’s needs. In this review, I’ve tried to take into account a range of views, and recommend the holsters that will fit most people most of the time.

That said, if you take your competition shooting seriously, it may be worth investing in a dedicated competition holster. These offer the quickest draw speeds, though often at the expense of secure weapon retention and, of course, concealment.

All that said, my favorite is the Blackhawk SERPA Concealment Holster. This holster offers a great mix of superior concealment, rugged design, and adjustment features generally only found on holsters several times the price.

In addition, the Blackhawk SERPA system means that this holster is compatible with most of the rest of the Blackhawk line of holsters and accessories, so if in a few years you upgrade your weapon, or just want to try a different carrying style, you can.

The variable cant that is incorporated in this holster is one of it’s most pleasing features. The debate about the best cant to use for various purposes still rages on, but the beauty of this kind of holster is that you don’t have to choose a cant – with a quick and easy adjustment, you can vary your cant to suit your needs.

This is also especially useful if your Beretta is shared between yourself and another person, because when they borrow your Beretta they can set up the holster how they want.

The draw speed on this holster is also amazing, considering the range of safety features it includes. It is unusual to find a concealment holster where the manufacturer has really thought about the draw technique, but it was clear from using this holster that this is the case here.

The people we spoke to for this review particularly praised the fact that the leading edge of this holster is slightly cut down – this allows your to start to bring the muzzle of your weapon forward just that split second earlier, giving you a huge advantage whether in competition shooting or in dangerous situations.

Overall, the BlackHawk is an Excellent Beretta Holster

The people we spoke to for this review particularly praised the fact that the leading edge of this holster is slightly cut down – this allows your to start to bring the muzzle of your weapon forward just that split second earlier, giving you a huge advantage whether in competition shooting or in dangerous situations.

And of course, this holster will last for ages. The tough polymer used here performed well against rough handling, and held the Beretta securely even when thrown around a good deal. For this reason, I particularly recommend this holster for those who take their Beretta out hunting.

Whether you are wading through a swamp or hiking up a mountain in the rain, you can be sure that your holster will keep up with you, protecting your Beretta against both accidental knocks and scrapes and also the weather. The amazing weapon retention here also ensures that even in the most difficult of situations, you need not fear that your weapon will fall out.

All in all, this is a great holster, comes highly recommended both by us and those we talked to for this review. If you are looking for a holster for your Beretta that offers great safety features, a good level of concealment, and will give many years of reliable service, this is the one to go for.

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Chris Browning

Hey everyone I'm Chris. Founder and editor at Gun News Daily. This site was originally started by my father who passed it on to me. Gun News Daily has been reporting on gun news and conservative politics since 2001. We are the original gun news source. Life-long Second Amendment Supporter.

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