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    Cloak Mod OWB Paddle Holster FAQ

    What materials are the Cloak Mod OWB Paddle Holster made of?

    The Cloak Mod OWB Holster has been built to withstand a lifetime of continued use. Its tenacious design begins with an all-new stainless steel flex plate, which provides the paddle holster with a great deal of strength and fortitude. The retention membrane, made of thermo elastomer, covers the flex plate and provides the Cloak Mod with more grip and retention. Its soft surface also protects your gun from damage and wear.

    The curved paddle attachment is made of tough polypropylene and the rigid backer is made of nylon; two materials that will hold up to decades of hard use. The Cloak Mod’s retention shell covers your sidearm and also provides carriers with a means to adjust the retention to their gun. Simply tighten or loosen the shell’s screws to customize your retention. The thick OWB shell can also be swapped out in order to match the gun that you would like to carry. Take a look at our large selection of different gun holsters.

    How should The Cloak Mod OWB Paddle Holster be carried?

    The Cloak Mod OWB Holster can be worn at any position along the waistline, but most will chose to carry at the 3 o’clock position. It’s all up to you.

    The OWB holster’s design also allows you to choose whether you’d like to wear your paddle on the inside of your pants or between your belt and pants. This also comes down to personal preference.

    Because of its revolutionary design, the paddle holster can be converted to an OWB slide holster. This allows carriers to thread their belt through the belt insert on the back of the holster base. To change your paddle holster to a slide holster, simply follow the directions in this How-To page or visit our YouTube channel to follow along.

    Is the holster adjustable enough for cross-draw and the six o’clock position?

    In order to adjust the cant (angle) of your paddle or belt slide holster, follow the directions provided in this How-To page.

    How do I prevent my attachment's screws from backing out?

    To prevent your paddle or belt slide’s cap screws from loosening, be sure to tighten them to a snug fit, then crank them an extra quarter turn once you reach this “snug point.”

    If you plan to wear your Cloak Mod with just one of the attachments, we recommend applying a small amount of blue threadlocker to your screws’ threads.

    What is in the parts pack for the Cloak Mod?

    • Regular parts pack
      • Screws and spacers of assorted length in order to customize your holster's retention
      • Allen Key
    • 2 Belt Slide Spacers in order to accommodate thicker belts
    • 2 Weld Nuts
    • 2 Cap Screws
    • 1 Belt Slide Attachment, matching the size that you requested in your order (Either the standard 1.5” or the oversized 1.75” belt slide).

    What are the benefits to swapping out the paddle attachment for the belt slide attachment?

    If you’re looking for superior security, the slide attachment is your tool. Although the paddle itself comes complete with a secure retention lip, you may feel more comfortable by switching your paddle to the slide.

    The closed design, with screws fastening both top and bottom to the backer, makes the belt slide nearly impossible to accidentally come off of your belt. Try out both and see what suits you best!

    Does the Cloak Mod OWB holster come in tan?

    To keep things sleek and tactical, we offer the Cloak Mod exclusively in black.

    Are the shells swappable/interchangeable with other Alien Gear products?

    Swap your shells between multiple Alien Gear Holsters to suit your needs.

    Does our Iron-Clad Triple Guarantee back the Cloak Mod OWB Holster?

    Absolutely. This includes our 30-day test drive, free shell trades for life, and our forever warranty. See more details about our holster warranty.

    What keeps the holster from riding up (especially when drawing)?

    The retention lip on the inside of the paddle prevents the holster from moving around on you. Combined with a quality gun belt, the force of drawing will be distributed to your belt, which prevents the paddle holster from riding up.

    What are the pros and cons of OWB and Paddle Holster?

    The Paddle Holster is fast, effective and easy to use. It’s the type of gun holster you grab on your way out of the house and quickly slide inside your waistline. In the same regard, this OWB holster is capable of being even more secure if you choose to wear it using the slide attachment provided in the parts pack.

    If you only wear a belt on occasion, is the Paddle Holster a good fit?

    We recommend that the Paddle Holster be worn with a proper gun belt to give your firearm the security and stability it requires. We offer a line of unmatched steel reinforced leather gun belts.

    How much is the Cloak Mod?

    This OWB gun holster is available for just $47.88. If you already own an Alien Gear holster shell, you can purchase the holster base for only $42.88.

    Both the full holster and the base come with the paddle and slide attachment at no extra cost to you.

    What if I lose or break my paddle or slide attachment?

    If your paddle or slide attachment breaks, per our Iron-Clad Triple Guarantee, we’ll repair or replace it for free. Just email us a photo of your damaged part and request a new one.

    If you happen to lose your paddle attachment, you can purchase another paddle attachment. If you lost your belt slide, we offer a rigid belt slide and a comfort slide attachment - Belt Slide Attachments

    Does this holster carry revolvers?

    Our engineers have designed this holster to accommodate semi automatics, so it does not have the ability to carry revolvers at this time.

    How do you swap holster shells?

    In order to swap out your holster shell for another on this OWB holster, simply unscrew the holster shell and screw the other one in.

    Please note that our Universal Shell Swap System only provides you with a way to swap revolver shells with revolver shells and semi automatic shells with semi automatic shells.