- Customer reviews of Alien Gear concealed carry gun holsters
Alien Gear Holsters Reviews
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars. Based on 4061 Reviews
Very happy with my purchase. The delivery time was great. (Ordered on a Thursday evening, received on Tuesday (Monday was a holiday, no mail del.). I like the versatility of the holster, being able to swap shells and use paddle or belt slide. Having the extra pieces to adjust for thickness of belts, etc is a big plus. I'm still experimenting with the adjustable retention, so I'm still in the "testing" process with that feature, but I have a feeling once I dial it in, I'll be happy with that as well! With the paddle, the holster sits high enough on my hip for fairly easy concealment, which is a MUST in Massachusetts. I also find it comfortable used as a cross draw! I LOVE that The AG holsters are American made! BIG plus in my book.
I gave this 3 stars for "value" because it is not a good concealment holster unless you are always in a jacket...it is simply too bulky. In addition to this holster I also own Cloak Tuck holsters (2.0 and 3.0) for Springfield XD (full sized), Glock 27, XDs .45. I bought this holster for use with a Springfield XDs .45 ACP. This is a very high quality holster that works well, but it has some shortcomings as a CCW holster. Pros: .You can very easily adjust the retention and the addition of the metal plate is a great idea, and works very well. The comfort belt slide works well when combined with my Alien Gear belt (which is the best CCW belt you can buy) Cons: I have never been a big fan of paddle holsters, and this paddle didn't win me over either. Although the belt slide causes the holster to ride pretty far away from your body the paddle on this holster is even worse. This is very bulky for a belt holster used for concealed carry. If you were going to always wear a jacket this would work well, but forget about keeping your gun close enough to your body to conceal under a shirt. If you open carry this holster would work quite well, but for concealment there are other OWB index options that will conceal much, much better. I'm keeping it for those times when I am wearing a jacket and need to put my XDs on quickly.
i had a XDS 45 3.3 ordered the iwb and owb holsters was not to happy with either one. not because of quality they are very high quality built, but it was uncomfortable to wear well the iwb i could never get it in a comfortable position. so i started using the owb well at the time there owb holsters were not as slim like they are now was a tiny gun and a huge holster (i like very slim low profile holsters) but i also wasnt happy with the gun now i have a G26 and a FNS-40 that i ordered holsters for and a mag carrier figured i would give aliengear another shot but the quality and adjustability are outstanding hopfully this time things turn out better
Good holster at a great price and with the lifetime warranty you can't go wrong. I bought this holster awhile back and was noticing signs of excessive wear. I was wondering how true the lifetime warranty actually was so I went to the main page and a chat popped up. I explained the issue and they said they would send me a new base without any issue. Before I even logged off they had placed the order at no cost. Rare to find a company that keeps their word in this fast paced throw away world we live in.
I purchased the Cloak Tuck IWB holster for my Ruger 9e on a Saturday afternoon, and recieved it monday morning. Amazing! Been wearing the holster all day and it is very comfortable with strong clips. I love that it is adjustable to my needs. Thank you! I will be doing more business with you guys in the very near future.
This is my first holster from Alien Gear, and highly doubt it will be my last. I will admit kind of a pain to switch the spacers out but had to for a smoother fit for the Glock 30s. Honestly though it's still not that big of a deal. Holds tight to the waist but not to where you can't draw. Retention is great. Drawing is a breeze and the paddle clips hold snug on my belt. The fact the 2nd amendment is stamped inside too is an added bonus. Thank you Alien Gear!
i have all of the alien holsters for my particular firearm and i have got to say these are the finish for the money, on the market today, bar none! quality everywhere on these products. alien gear is a first rate american company. you cannot buy better products than these! no better customer service than this company! first class all the way!! god bless!
Got this belt as a late Christmas gift and I can't be more happy with it then I already am. First belt that was sent to me was a little too big, but that's not the company's fault. I was able to send it back and get my replacement in less then a week, never had a turn around so quickly on a returning a product. Customer service was very polite and quick with helping me return the belt only on the phone for less then 2 minutes. The belt that I received is great quality, sturdy as hell. The only way I know my gun is on my hip is from the gun grip touching my hip. The belt keeps my gun where I want it to be and helps distribute the weight more efficiently then my other belt. Would definitely recommend, this is my first belt designed for carrying, and probably the last belt I'll buy for many years. Will be buying more products from Alien Gear in the future and recommend them to friends and family.
I have and XD-9 Subcompact and recently purchased the XDS-9. Now the only question is Quantity, Weight and/or Weapons Grip. Unit hides both very well. For my size (Big Boned) the XD-9 Subcompact is the most comfortable; however, my son (Athletic) likes the XDS-9 better ( At least I got my Subcompact and PPK/S back from him.) He states "Best Birthday Presents Ever" Had some Questions and they were answered quickly and in one case Clarified what I was trying to say so could answer correctly. Really like that about a company. Too many try to use smoke and mirrors.
These belts are so good, after I received my brown belt, I had to come back and order the black one. I used my old belt with IWB holster for my measurement. We all have them, the one that droops down in back and folds over with the weight of your side arm. Just use the belt hole to inside buckle as the measurement to get the perfect fit. Save the shipping charges, just order both at the same time.
Love my Sloak 3.0 and wanted a double mag carrier for my M&P Shield. I find the carriers to be bulky. I would have to change my pant size from a 34 to a 38 to accommodate the double carrier. After a bit of changing around it really works well OWB though it needs to be placed in just the right spot for concealment. Positioning also makes it more difficult to reak the mags for a reload.. Still within the 30 days and I may return them and continue to look for quality leather mag pouches which are way thinner and more concealable.
Years ago I tried out a couple iwb holsters.I decided they were not for me. I recently obtained my cwp and wanted a good carry holster for my p226 ( I know what you're thinking...why would you have a full size auto for everyday concealed carry). I stumbled across these holsters and decided for the price I'd give it a shot. I can't tell you how happy I am with my purchase. Even with my sig I don't notice im wearing it. super comfortable with great retention and a smooth draw.not to mention it hides that big old sig. Three guys at the gun counter today while i was purchasing my glock had no idea i was carrying until one of them asked if i carried when he saw my permit. I ordered my first one late friday night on a holiday weekend and had it by tuesday morning.I'm here today ordering another one for my glock 20. If you're having trouble "pulling the trigger" on one of these i say just do it. You won't be disappointed. superior quality at half the price. They've earned concealed holster of the year and my repeat business for a reason.
Works perfect for my Bersa Thunder 380. Doesn't fit right with the Crimson Trace, was told taking a little off the top portion with a Dremmel won't void warranty but ended up putting the regular grips back on since the pistol's so accurate on it's own. It's a snug fit, it's not going to just fall out. It didn't fall when I turned it all upside down and shook it. It takes a deliberate pull to release. Very happy with the purchase and highly recommend.
The fit to the weapon is exact and secure. And the comfort is amazing no matter if I'm in the car, running, wrestling, or taking a nap, the weapon and holster stay on - in - and ready! Gave the holster as a gift so I bought a cloak tuck 3! Now my referrals are getting referrals! Great product I'm proud to wear and tell others about.
Totally night and day difference from what I was using. I had a single belt loop leather holster that centered the weight of my SR40C which made my pants ride low on my carrying side. The slide dug into my lower back as well. The Alien Gear holster spreads out the weight and keeps my gun from resting on my skin. The holster is really comfortable, I can see why it is so popular. The adjustable features are way cool!
I am extremely impressed with the mag carrier, the amount of custom options is second to none. The no tools needed approach to adjusting the carriers to your liking is another added bonus. also the fact that you can go from a single to a duel mag carrier with just a few clicks is amazing. There is so much more i could say and I would highly recommend this to others and will!
This is my first IWB holster. I chose to buy this product after extensive research... I read every review I could find on a variety of different brands. Alien Gear showed consistent positive customer feedback. Out of the box, I was able to make the holster fit perfectly in my pants. Some adjusting of the retention screws was required, as well as an application of nail polish to keep the screws in place. Once I found the "sweet spot" I could barely tell that I was wearing a firearm. Ever since, I have been able to wear my firearm in comfort all day long. I love it! Also, I advise wearing an undershirt with this holster... the neoprene is not comfortable against bare skin. In addition, the holster screws should be regularly checked as they can come loose. This is a great product I highly recommend!
I ordered this holster back in October of 2015 and have been in love ever since. It's no joke or gimmick when they say they are the most comfortable holder ever. I can wear it literally all day long at home, in the car on road trips, whatever I'm doing and it doesn't bother me at all. It holds my M&P Shield securely and confidently. I also love the adjustable retention and the way you can adjust how it sits on your belt line. The quality is top notch and it hasn't even flinched since I bought it. The ONLY things that I had to do, is to put blue loctite on the screws because they kept backing out, and I just had to order new clips because they bent out of shape and don't hold anymore (but they knew it was an issue and upgraded them so I ordered them). Thank you for making such a great product!!
The best of the best . I have owned multiple leather, cloth, and hybrid holsters this one beats them all hands down. I've only had the product one day but have done a lot. I've worked on my truck, I've driven to the store, and walked around said store . I've bent and reached even held my children. Theres none of the moving and shifting of the other style holsters. And it feels great to wear right out of the box. I will continue to purchase your products for all of my holster need. Thank you for making such a great product.
This holster is phenomenal. I'm a pretty skinny guy, but it's hard to tell that I'm wearing a full size 1911,. The holster is comfortable and well constructed. My only complaint (if you can call it that) is that the serrations on the slide as well as the protruding slide catch and thumb safety gouge the leather of the holster (which isn't AlienGear's fault at all. When its steel vs. leather, steel is gonna win). But with AlienGear's warranty, if the holster ever wears out, it'll be replaced. 10/10 would (and do) recommend.
This set is by far the best value in the market all the good reviews and advertisements are true this is the best out there. So comfortable I wear it around the house as well even take naps wearing my gear. Fear not if you change carry arms they will swap your shells. And if by some chance something happens to your gear they will make sure your taken care of and quickly. Buy with faith!!
Being a bigger guy I thought that the IWB Cloak Tuck 3.0 might be a bit uncomfortable, but boy was I so wrong. This holster is so comfortable, and it molds so well to your body. I've tried other holsters that my uncle got for the same firearms, and nothing felt as comfortable. Needless to say, Alien Gear is the best out there. I plan on using their gear for all my EDC needs
I ordered my holster with these steel clips instead of the plastic standard clips. I'm impressed with the quality and they hold on tight, even with quick draws. They are very hard to clip over my jeans and belt however, but I'd rather have a hard time putting them on and know they'll hang on tight when I need it most. My only qualm with them is that I wear my holster at 3:00 and occasionally when sitting, the side edge of the clip at the top of my jeans will dig into my gut. As far as price goes, these seem much more worth it than the plastic ones. I've had the holster for 6 months with these clips and they haven't stretched out, but they have gotten a little easier to clip on.
I feel like a spokesman for AG, every person that walks up to a gun counter I'm am at and says what's a good holster, i give them this company. These holsters are over the top, and i never take mine off even when i take the pistol out, the family loves them, and i give them as gifts usually. Trustable real american quality hands down!
I bought this on the word of one of my friends. I asked for a reliable holster and he referred me Alien gear. I checked it out and bought it right there. Basically spent 50$ now I can carry, with a 45 mind you, and it feels like I just have soft pad on me. Gun fits great in it and it comes out they way I like it to. Its comfortable and doesnt bug me whatsoever with daily movements. (Walking, bending, lifting etc...) Worth the buy! Thank you
I now own 4 Alien gear holsters 3 IWB and 1 OWB. Along with a skin for an additional pistol. I find them comfortable to wear and I like the fact that there is adjustability in each one. Hopefully in hot weather they will be good also. You can't beat the delivery service, order on a Monday and it's on your waist by Thursday. The pricing is reasonable and the ordering processes is outstanding.
The belt is nice and stiff it hold holsters well without sagging. I will continue to buy in future as long as I see it's durable. The only improvement I would like to see is the replacement of the snaps that hold in the buckle they are very difficult to snap back together. My previous gunbelt was made by Mitch Rosen and I prefer the Chicago bolts . If the snaps ever break I'll see if I can get them instead.
I actually ended up loving this belt , after the sizing was corrected .. My waist size is a 40 , and the website recommended going with a 44 inch belt .. It was way to big , so I recorded one for a 42 inch waist .. Now it fits like a glove . The quality is outstanding . Buy the belt .. Its the best around !!!
I bought this about a year and a half ago for my SD40VE for winter carry. I wear form fitting clothes so was only expecting to be able to carry my full size when it was carhartt weather. I can also carry completely concealed with just a thin hoodie on in the spring and fall. In fact, I choose to carry my full size SD40VE w/ alien gear cloak tuck than carry my little Ruger LCP with a $60 IWB holster. Looking at new guns now and will order an additional original cloak tuck the same day I purchase a new firearm.
All I can say is "wow". I finally have found a company that makes quality holsters that are lightweight and comfortable, fit my pistol and for left hand. They stand behind their product 100% with lots of additions and perks. I am so happy my search is over high quality, comfortable holsters. Thanks Alien Gear!!