Although I know that they are not the only brand making the specific style of holster that they specialize in, I do know that their molding is among the best and everything is hand made.
I purchased the Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 Inside the Waistband (IWB) holster due to the fact that I was always wearing my wife’s sidearm instead of my own. If she decided that she didn’t want to carry that day, I would leave mine at home, and carry hers because she had an original alien gear holster.
I thought that I should try this thing out and do a review on it, so we purchased the newest holster they were offering.
For $45.00, I think I got a pretty good deal.
We both have full-sized firearms, so comfort is necessary. My holster was even more comfortable than my wife’s. I can wear this holster all day long with very little discomfort from it. It will cause me to sweat more if I don’t have an under-shirt tucked inside, however.
From what I can tell, Alien Gear made some major improvements in the comfort of this holster. You can tilt from about 0 degrees to about 35 degrees, and you can also adjust the height at which your firearm rides. These features are a must for comfort.
I practice my quick draw from this holster all the time. I have successful draws nearly every time. Once I chipped a thumbnail on the inner padding, which could have been painful, but I was lucky.
If you want a more secure hold on your firearm, the holster profile can be tightened, but I prefer the faster draw of the loosened retention.
Once again, I have to explain that my sidearm is a full-sized gun, so concealing it could be challenging. With the Alien Gear Holster, I have almost no problems concealing it comfortably. It has a fairly low profile.
I cant my sidearm between 15 and 25 degrees for better concealment. I have been able to wear many many tight-fitting dark and pattern shirts with very little show of the firearm!
The only drawback I have found from the IWB holster from Alien Gear is that it takes a while to get it in the waste band and over my belt securely. If I am going somewhere for just a couple minutes, I may find myself not wanting to hassle with putting it on.
I do often wear this holster at home, all day long, because it is comfortable. Then the convenience isn’t that big of a deal.
The plastic shell is extremely thick and durable. They also give a lifetime shell swap warranty. This doesn’t just cover a broken shell, but if you switch firearms and want a new shell for the next one, you can swap shells for free as well!
I wondered if the plastic belt clips would hold up, but they have done well so far.
The back padding is extremely well build and hand made. It is extremely stiff, but can conform pretty well.
I would give this 4.5, if not 5, out of 5 stars. If I was to deduct points, it would be simply due to how difficult it can be to put on. This isn’t a big deal to me, since I am usually not in a rush to hurry and get my holster on.
This is a well built, well designed holster that conceals my full-sized firearm extremely comfortably.
For 45 dollars, I would call this a bargain holster. You get more than what you pay for.
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