Top Springfield XD-S Holsters

By Bailey Winfree
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Top Springfield XD-S Holsters

November 6th, 2022

6 minute read

The Springfield XD-S pistol has garnered a strong following a great deal of popularity due to its combination of compact dimensions, good performance and appealing price. And, as you can probably tell from the size of it, it is designed for CCW. So, if you buy one, one of your first considerations will be how to carry it.

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The Springfield XD-S line of pistols is a fantastic choice for concealed carry. Picking the right holster is a key decision for comfortable CCW.

While the market has a ton of great XD-S Mod.2 compatible holsters, it can be an intimidating project to search all around to find the perfect one. Well, look no further than this very article. Today, we will be doing an XD-S Mod.2 holster round up, giving you some of the best options out there for the XD-S and the newer XD-S Mod.2 and Mod.2 OSP — and all available at the Springfield Armory Store.

Check out the round-up below, and be sure to click the links to see them online at the Springfield Armory Store.

DeSantis Flextech Holster

Designed for seamless integration with the Alexo Athletica x Springfield Armory clothing line, the DeSantis Flextech holster features secure carry as well as protection of the pistol’s triggerguard area for your compact concealed carry firearm.

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DeSantis makes a wide range of carry rigs for Springfield Armory handguns. This Flextech one integrates perfectly with the Alexo Athletica x Springfield Armory line of clothing.

The Flextech holster employs an exclusive viscous outer coating that grips firmly to the pocket to keep your firearm secure. A soft leather interior allows for subtle flex to fit the shape of your firearm, and allowing for a smooth, clean draw. MSRP is $29.

Bladetech XD-S IWB Holster and Crimson Trace Laserguard Pro Combo

Designed to fit the original XD-S 3.3” in 9mm and .45, this combo unit features the compact red Laserguard sight/150 lumen LED white light unit from Crimson Trace. This light/laser unit attaches firmly to the triggerguard and features an ambidextrous “Instinctive Activation” button on the front strap. The laser is adjustable for windage and elevation, and the unit has four modes of operation: laser, light, laser and light, and laser and light strobe.

This BladeTech holster is designed to work with the XD-S and an attached Crimson Trace Laserguard.

The Kydex holster is designed for inside-the-waistband carry and is designed to accept the pistol with the Crimson Trace Laserguard attached, in a low-profile and slim package. This is available at a sale price of $75, down from its MSRP of $299.

DeSantis Slim-Tuk IWB Holster in Desert FDE

Designed to fit the XD-S, XD-S Mod.2 and the XD-S Mod.2 OSP, this minimalist holster is made from a Kydex sheet. It is fully ambidextrous as the hardware can be reversed to easily switch from left-handed to right-handed use.

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Well-known for leather holsters, DeSantis Gunhide also makes great rigs with Kydex like this FDE holster.

The Slim-Tuk holster features an IWB carry configuration, is fully adjustable for tension and cant, and has a rugged 1.75” clip. The holster has an MSRP of $42.99.

DeSantis Slim-Tuk IWB Holster

Featuring a low-key, all-black look, the DeSantis Slim-Tuk IWB holster is designed to fit the XD-S, XD-S Mod.2 and the XD-S Mod.2 OSP. Designed as a minimalist holster, it is made from a Kydex sheet. Its fully ambidextrous hardware can be reversed to easily switch the holster from left-handed to right-handed configuration.

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For inside-the-waistband carry, the Slim-Tuk is a great choice for toting the Springfield XD-S pistol.

The Slim-Tuk holster features an IWB carry configuration, is fully adjustable for tension and cant, and has a rugged 1.75” clip. The holster has an MSRP of $39.99.

DeSantis Nemesis Pocket Holster

The DeSantis Nemesis Pocket Holster is designed for ambidextrous use with the XD-S. XD-S Mod.2 and XD-S Mod.2 OSP.

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Pocket carrying the XD-S is a good choice for many people. However, you must use a holster to carry it safely. The Nemesis is the gold standard for pocket carry.

Featuring a highly viscous external surface, the Nemesis will not move out of position in your pocket. The inside is made of a slick pack cloth for a low friction draw, and the core is just the right amount of foam to break up the outline of the gun. This holster has an MSRP of $27.99

DeSantis Sof-Tuk IWB Holster

The DeSantis Sof-Tuk Holster is designed for the XD-S 3.3″ model, but it is not compatible with pistols with optics installed.

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A leather rig, the DeSantis Sof-Tuk is an IWB holster that you can tuck a shirt in over.

This IWB-style holster is made from no-slip suede and is reinforced at the top with saddle-grade leather. This feature aids in reupholstering. It comes in both left- and right-hand variants. The Sof-Tuk holster features an adjustable cant, IWB style, and can be worn strong side, cross draw or at the small of the back. This holster has an MSRP of $42.99.

Crucial Concealment Covert IWB Holster

Designed for the XD-S Mod.2, both standard and OSP versions, the Crucial Concealment Covert IWB Holster is made with .080 Kydex, combining durability with a thin and low-key design.

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Crucial Concealment is an up-and-coming holster company that used durable Kydex bodies for its holsters.

This holster allows for fully ambidextrous use, fully adjustable cant with a full range of forward and rear tilt, a proprietary clip made from tough polymer, and adjustable retention. This holster has an MSRP of $65.99.

DeSantis Mini Slide OWB Leather Holster

The DeSantis Mini Slide outside-the-waistband (OWB) leather holster, designed for the XD-S and XD-S Mod.2, is made with premium saddle leather and double-stitched for durability.

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A favorite design of many people, the DeSantis Mini Slide is a belt holster for the XD-S that offers great style and comfort.

The belt slide holster features 1¾” belt loops as well as adjustable tension for carry convenience and customization. This is a perfect OWB companion for your XD-S/XD-S Mod. 2 pistol. It will not fit optics-installed models. This holster has an MSRP of $79.99.

Ballistic Nylon IWB Holster

Do you need a no-nonsense holster for your XD-S pistol you have equipped with a Viridian E-Series laser? This holster offers secure and comfortable carry, and its ballistic nylon construction combines light weight with comfortable carry.

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This inexpensive nylon holster is a good match for an XD-S fitted with a Viridian E-Series laser.

This is the ideal partner for your Springfield Armory CCW pistol, and is ready for EDC. The holster has an MSRP of $21.95


There you have it, a selection of solid options for holsters for your Springfield Armory XD-S pistol. Whether you prefer IWB or OWB, and leather or synthetic materials, there is something to fit everybody’s price range and lifestyle.

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Bailey Winfree

Bailey Winfree

Bailey Winfree was born and raised in Geneseo, Illinois. She grew up knowing Springfield Armory quite well, as her father has been an employee of the company for as long as she has been alive. From a young age, she was taught firearm safety and learned how to shoot from her father. Because she grew up around Springfield Armory, she has always had an immense love for the company. Now, she is a Senior at St Ambrose University, studying Public Relations and Strategic Communication and Marketing.

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