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    How To Wear Concealed Carry Holsters

    Wearing Your IWB Holster

    How To Put On Your IWB Holster

    First put on your pants and a sturdy belt. Leave your pants unbuttoned and unzipped. Insert the holster into your pants in the front just to the right of the zipper. Then, slide the holster around to where you will be wearing it.

    Reach in and grab the tab on one of the clips and pull it over the belt. Push it all the way down and make sure it is completely clamped over the belt. Attach the second clip and make sure it is tight as well. Now, button and zip your pants and buckle your belt. Tug on the holster to make sure the clips are securely fastened.

    Carefully and slowly, insert the pistol and take extra care to make sure there is no clothing or other obstruction in the holster that can catch the trigger. Now, either tuck your shirt in or drape your shirt over the holster.

    First put on your pants and a sturdy belt. Leave your pants unbuttoned and unzipped. Insert the holster into your pants in the front just to the right of the zipper. Then, slide the holster around to where you will be wearing it.

    Reach in and grab the tab on one of the clips and pull it over the belt. Push it all the way down and make sure it is completely clamped over the belt. Attach the second clip and make sure it is tight as well. Now, button and zip your pants and buckle your belt. Tug on the holster to make sure the clips are securely fastened.

    Carefully and slowly, insert the pistol and take extra care to make sure there is no clothing or other obstruction in the holster that can catch the trigger. Now, either tuck your shirt in or drape your shirt over the holster.

    How to Wear Your IWB Holster



    The best position to wear the Alien Gear Inside the Waistband (IWB) Holster is about the 4:30 position, picturing your waist as a clock with your belt buckle at 12:00. 4:30 is typically directly over the right back pocket (opposite for a left-handed carrier).

    The holster can also be worn around to the side as far as the 3:00 position; however, a slender person will not have much luck there.

    How To Adjust Your IWB Holster

    Cant, Ride, Retention

    Cant is the angle that the handgun is pointed. The default angle is about 15°, which is commonly referred to as an "FBI Cant". However, the angle can be either increased or decreased. To increase the cant, raise the front clip, lower the back clip, or do both. To decrease the cant, lower the front clip, raise the back clip, or do both.



    Ride height is how high or low the holster sits in relation to your belt. To raise the ride height, lower both clips. To lower the ride height, raise both clips.



    Retention is how tight the holster grips your handgun. To increase the retention, tighten the screws that attach the outer shell to the leather or neoprene composite. Sometimes, adjustments may be necessary that exceed the limitations of the default screws; however, we have supplied a bag of extra hardware that will allow further adjustments.



    Your Mod Pack

    If you have tightened the screws so much that, they protrude from the back of the holster, you will have to switch to shorter screws and spacers. If you want to loosen the holster, unwind the screws. The screws must always be tightened at least two full 360° rotations in. If you need further adjustment than the default screws can provide, switch to longer screws and spacers.

    Wearing your OWB Holster

    How To Put On Your OWB Holster

    First put on your pants and a sturdy belt. Leave your pants unbuttoned and unzipped. Decide where you want to wear it then unbuckle your belt and locate the two loops on the back of the holster. Next, look at the last belt loop on your pants that you will wear the holster at, closest to your right hip (if right handed), and unthread your belt to that loop.

    Next pull the belt through the first loop on the holster, then go through the pants belt loop and then the final loop in the holster. Finalize the position on the belt and then thread the belt back through your pants loop. Pull the belt snug (see photos).

    Carefully and slowly, insert the pistol and take extra care to make sure there is no clothing or other obstruction in the holster that can catch the trigger. Now, either tuck your shirt in or drape your shirt over the holster.

    First put on your pants and a sturdy belt. Leave your pants unbuttoned and unzipped. Decide where you want to wear it then unbuckle your belt and locate the two loops on the back of the holster. Next, look at the last belt loop on your pants that you will wear the holster at, closest to your right hip (if right handed), and unthread your belt to that loop.

    Next pull the belt through the first loop on the holster, then go through the pants belt loop and then the final loop in the holster. Finalize the position on the belt and then thread the belt back through your pants loop. Pull the belt snug (see photos).

    Carefully and slowly, insert the pistol and take extra care to make sure there is no clothing or other obstruction in the holster that can catch the trigger. Now, either tuck your shirt in or drape your shirt over the holster.

    How To Wear Your OWB Holster

    The best position to wear the holster is between the 3:00 and 5:00 position, depending on the user.

    The best position to wear the Alien Gear Outside the Waistband (OWB) holster is between the 3:00 to 5:00 position, depending on the user. Picture your waist as a clock, with your belt buckle at 12:00. 3:00 is aligned with your right hip. (A left handed person would wear the holster near the left back pocket.)