Sig Sauer P938 Holster Options – 2023 Buying Guide
So you’ve just picked up a Sig Sauer P938, and now you’re in the market for a decent holster to begin carrying with. As the P938 is a smaller firearm, it is a good choice for concealed carry or for use as a backup.
There are a variety of good holsters for the P938.
Sig Sauer P938 Holster Quick Pick
If asked, my top pick would have to be the Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.5.
Before we consider specific holster types and brands, there are some important factors we should address to try and narrow down the sheer number of different holsters available to pick and choose from.
A good quality holster for the Sig Sauer P938 should meet the following requirements:
Whether you are carrying all day on duty or just going for a quick trip to the store, comfort should be up there at the top of the list of prerequisites for a good holster. If a holster is too uncomfortable to wear, it will only end up on the shelf collecting dust.
What is considered comfortable varies from person to person, but can often fall down to your body type, the clothes you wear, and the material that the holster is made from.
A good holster should be able to completely hide your gun without any visible ‘printing’. Printing is when the shape, or the ‘print’, of the gun can be seen through the clothes you are wearing.
Retention is a top priority with any holster. The last thing you want is for your weapon to fall out of its holster (or, worse yet, be pulled out by another person).
All holsters feature some kind of retention, which is usually referred to as active or passive. Passive retention involves the use of friction and/or adjustable retention screws to keep a gun secure. Active retention employs such things as straps, buttons, or finger- and thumb-operated levers which need to be manually released before drawing.
You will often hear holster manufacturers talking about different ‘levels of retention’. For a more detailed discussion click here.
When you buy a holster, you want it to last. Therefore, any holster worth its salt should be built from quality, durable materials that can withstand different weather conditions and regular use.
Prices play a key role in any purchasing decision. You’ll be glad to hear that quality holster options exist for a range of different budgets.
What are My Sig P938 Holster Options?
Now, let’s take a quick look at some of the more common holster styles that are suitable for the Sig Sauer P938:
OWB stands for outside the waistband. These holsters are worn about the waist, and attach either to a belt or directly onto the waistband of your pants.
Of course, the larger the gun you carry, the harder it will be to conceal with this method of carry. This is not such a problem for a smaller pistol like the Sig P938, where you might get away with wearing a shirt over the holster with minimal ‘printing’.
One advantage of an OWB holster is that they allow for a quick and easy draw.
Like OWB holsters, inside-the-waistband holsters are worn at the waist. Unlike, OWBs, these holsters ride inside the pants. They usually attach by a clip, but sometimes rely on adhesive material to remain in place.
This kind of holster is one of the best options for concealment, as it’s often very difficult to tell if someone has a gun when carrying IWB.
Pocket holsters are made to be placed in pant pockets (although some can be worn IWB). The exterior of the holster is typically made from an adhesive material, which helps prevent the gun moving around in your pocket and allows you to draw your weapon without pulling the holster out of your pants.
Pocket holsters are a popular choice for subcompact pistols like the P938. For that reason there are a number of pocket holsters which can be used with this gun. For a more detailed list see this review.
Top Picks for Sig P938 Holster
We already mentioned the Alien model, which we will go into detail below. However, we have 4 other quality Sig P938 Holster options to choose from.
This is the third version of Alien Gear’s now well-known Cloak Tuck holster. It’s made in the USA from a number of quality materials, and is worn inside the waistband.
Alien Gearprovide a 30-day trial period for their holsters, and they come with a lifetime warranty. You also get a lifetime of retention shell swaps with this holster – handy if you choose to change your gun but still want to use the same holster.
Alien Gear claim that this is the most comfortable concealed carry holster on the planet – I’m not sure I would go that far, but it definitely is a comfortable set up!
Honestly it’s hard to pick fault with this holster. One problem you may encounter with holsters featuring swappable retention shells is that the overall size can be a bit big for subcompact pistols.
You can adjust gun retention, cant, and ride height with the spare tool kit which is included with the holster.
Retention is enhanced by the rubbery ‘alien skin’ on the outside of the holster.
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