Alien Gear Holsters is somewhat of a newcomer to the holster market, being established in March of 2013. In just two short years, they have become a major player in the business of concealed carry holsters. This is an All-American company employing over 100 people in Idaho and Arkansas.
They stand behind their products with what they refer to as a “triple guarantee”; 30-day risk-free trial, fully “swappable holster shells, and a “forever warranty”. Just watch this video.
IWB Alien Gear holsters are available in three models. The original Cloak Tuck, the Cloak Tuck 2.0, and the new Cloak Tuck 3.0. They are all fully customizable for ride height and cant to fit anyone’s personal choice of comfort and usability. Comfort and versatility are the main concerns for all day use every day. And they are waterproof.
The Cloak Tuck 2.0 IWB Concealed Carry holster has adjustable height and orientation clips, which means you decide how the pistol is situated on your body. The base plate is constructed of three layers – neoprene, ABS polymer core, and vinyl – so the weight distribution will work for anyone with any gun you choose to carry.
Four Different Handgun Holster Sizes.
The Alien Gear Cloak Tuck Holsters come in four different sizes because, in this instance, one size certainly does not fit all.
- Full size
Any gun you decide to carry will fit an Alien Gear Holster, and they are molded to fit whatever weapon you wish to carry.
Alien Gear Hybrid Holster
Hybrid Holsters are generally classified as a holster with two differing materials. Most are made with a Kydex shell attached to a backing of either leather or some form of sandwiched material, usually leather with a PVC insert for strength.
The Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 2.0 is made with a Boltaron shell (much stronger and more long-lasting than Kydex) and a sandwiched backing that includes closed cell neoprene for comfort, an ABS polymer core for strength and a vinyl layer outside for a smooth finish. The new Cloak Tuck 3.0 includes a stainless spring steel insert for added rigidity and retention. See the video of the Cloak Tuck 3.0 on youtube at https://youtu.be/SYezwQLC8iE.
OWB Alien Gear Cloak Slide Holster
The Cloak Slide holster is made for Outside The Waistband and is made with the same care and precision as the IWB’s. They are an excellent holster for both open carry and concealment and are also considered a Hybrid. They have the Boltaron shell that is interchangeable with any of the Cloak Tuck shells for your choice of guns.
Special Two Holster Combo-Not A Two-For-One Deal
The “2 Holster Combo” is a product offering big savings for those buying two complete holsters at once. Now you can purchase any two holster styles for any guns you choose. The Combo includes inside or outside the waistband holster types, plus a choice of holster base material and clips. For even more savings, throw in an additional 3rd shell for a discounted cost. Continue reading at: http://aliengearholsters.com/alien-gear-2-holster-combo.html/.
Included per holster: Mod Pack (2 – 1/2″ screws, 4 – 3/8″ screws, 4 – 5/8″ screws, 2 – 1/2″ rubber spacers, 4 – 3/8″ rubber spacers, 4 – 5/8″ rubber spacers, 1 – T-Nut, 1 – Finish Washer, 1 – 3/32 Hex Key).
Replaceable And Interchangeable Shells
As described in one of the videos, all Alien Gear Holster backings are made to the same design specs, so the shells can be replaced or swapped out for a different gun. If you want to carry a new weapon you can send the shell back and exchange it for another mold, or you can purchase additional shells to rotate the guns you wish to carry.
Please note, however, that many of the most experienced instructors will tell you to always carry “the same gun, in the same place” for consistent muscle memory. I personally have three Glocks that are all the same in operation. They just differ in size. I carry a G17, a G26, and a G43. They all operate exactly the same and fit the same holster carried in the same place. I will be ordering one of the Cloak Tuck 3.0 holsters soon and I expect it will also accommodate all three of my Glocks.
I do personally recommend Alien Gear Holsters for whatever gun you choose to carry, either IWB or OWB. They are made to exacting specifications and the Triple Guarantee is “out of this world” (pardon the pun).
“VERY SATISFIED by steven on 11/18/2015 THESE HOLSTERS ARE BY FAR THE BEST I HAVE EVER USED. I RECENTLY BOUGHT A NEW SIG 320 AND A SIG 938 I SENT MY SHELLS IN FOR THE ONE FOR MY NEW GUNS. WELL, THEY ARRIVED AND I WENT TO INSTALL THEM ONTO MY BASES. THE ONE FIT PERFECTLY AND THE OTHER WOULDN’T. I QUICKLY FIGURED IT WAS FOR RIGHT HANDED INSTEAD OF LEFT HANDED. SO I CALLED CUSTOMER SERVICE AND HE QUICKLY APOLOGIZED AND HE UNDERSTOOD BECAUSE HE WAS LEFT HANDED TO AND HOW FRUSTRATING IT IS TRYING TO FIND LEFT HANDED HOLSTERS. HE PUT IN ORDER TO HAVE THE CORRECT ONE SENT OUT AND TOLD ME TO KEEP THE ONE THAT WAS RIGHT-HANDED. I CAN USE IT TO DO A SHELL TRADE FOR ANOTHER GUN. THIS IS EXCELLENT SERVICE AND THAT IS SO HARD TO FIND TODAY. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK. THANKS.”
“Great product for a HUGE variety of guns! by Nick on 11/20/2013 Like the previous review, this is also my second purchase from Alien Gear. I purchased a new Sig 1911, only to find that no one makes a holster to fit their squared off slide… Except for Alien Gear, that is! You guys rock!”.
Awesome holster by Fish on 11/18/2015 I have owned both the cloak tuck 2.0 and the 3.0. I originally saw these holsters advertised in an issue of concealed carry magazine. They looked very interesting so I wanted to check them out. After wearing it on a regular basis, I am confident in saying that these are insanely comfortable holsters. In fact, it is possible to even forget that you are wearing it. You can’t beat these holsters. Alien gear had produced a winner. Maybe they will produce an AIWB holster soon.” Continue reading at: http://aliengearholsters.com/reviews.
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