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Alien Gear Holsters Technology

Patented Technology

Steel Core Holster Retention - US9301595

A steel core reinforcing layer for the holster base of Alien Gear Holsters IWB and OWB holsters. The spring steel core reinforces the base layer with a solid material, making the holster supportive but also allowing it to flex to fit the shape of the wearer.

Injection-Molded Holster Components - US20160216065

Alien Gear Holsters uses injection-molding to create certain components including holster shells, belt clips and other holster parts. This manufacturing method yields a stronger product compared to similar products made with other manufacturing methods.

Cloak Dock Holster Mount - US10101119

The Cloak Dock Holster Mount is unique as it uses the paddle attachment of the Cloak Mod Holster and other holsters made by Alien Gear Holsters to securely dock the holster. The mount is installed on an appropriate surface, and the holster docks with the holster mount. The paddle locks into place by sliding it over the docking tab.

Paddle Holster - US969113

The Cloak Mod Paddle Holster has a unique design, with several layers of material being assembled to create the holster. A rigid back plate, spring steel flex plate and retention membrane create the base of the holster, to which a molded retention shell and belt attachment are secured. The holster can be fitted with any compatible retention shell or belt attachment.

ShapeShift Modular Holster Latch Attachment - US10119783

The latch attachment of the ShapeShift Modular Holster System is installed on compatible ShapeShift series holsters. Male docking tabs are on the latch, attached to a holster base. Compatible holster shells with female ends dock with the latch, and are locked in place by a sliding cover. One holster shell can be moved from holster base to holster base or holster shells for different implements can be interchanged on a single holster base.

Cloak Dock IWB Holster Mount - US10274284

The Cloak Dock IWB Holster Mount mounts an inside the waistband holster with the appropriate belt clip design. The holster mount attaches to a hard surface such as a wall, car interior or other load-bearing material. A holster with the correct belt clips can dock with the locking tabs, holding the holster securely in place.

Modular Design Of Cloak Mag Carrier - US10274296

Modular carry system for a tactical implement like a magazine holster or tool carrier. A two-piece shell holds the tactical implement or tool, with adjustable retention screws. Locking gates attach belt clips at low and high positions for attaching to a belt or pocket. The carrier also includes a backing pad that allows for comfortable carry inside the waistband. The locking gate allows the mag carrier to be rotated 360 degrees.

Patent-Pending Technology

ShapeShift Ankle Holster

The ShapeShift Ankle Holster has a unique design, with a two-piece design of a heel strap and ankle wrap for horizontal and vertical support. The ankle holster is compatible with our modular holster shell, and can adjust for ride height to accommodate different types of footwear. The holster features elasticized neoprene straps and padding and hook and loop fabric enclosures.

Convertible Holster Shells for ShapeShift Modular Holster System

The ShapeShift Modular Holster Shell is designed to switch between holster bases or shells for different implements quickly. The shell has female docking ports that accept the male connection tabs on the shell docking collar. The shell also has slide locking channels, which accept a small shell that covers the trigger guard or a full size shell of the opposite orientation. Tabs on the holster accept twist locks that fully lock the holster in place.

Rotating Holster Mount

The rotating holster mount allows for attachment of a docking spline to any compatible Alien Gear design of holster, including the ShapeShift OWB and Cloak Mod OWB. The locking gate of compatible attachments accept the docking spline by means of a sliding gate. The spline and gate have teeth, which allow the spline to lock securely in place but to be rotated up to 360 degrees.

Toolless Adjustable Belt Clips

The toolless adjustable belt clips on select Alien Gear Holsters' IWB models uses a locking cam and recessed pocket installed on the holster. The belt clip has the locking cam. The belt clip is installed by aligning the clip with the docking collar and pushing the locking cam into the pocket. The belt clip is twisted 180 degrees and is therefore locked in place. Three docking collar pockets arranged vertically on either side allow for cant angle and ride height of the holster to be adjusted without tools.

Adjustable Retention Unit

The Adjustable Retention Unit allows for passive retention of a handgun or other tactical implement compatible with ShapeShift holsters. The unit is attached to the outer surface of a ShapeShift holster shell, pushing a chamfered polymer shaft into the holster shell. This provides passive drag, keeping the firearm or other tactical implement or tool secured in the holster unless drawn purposefully by the wearer.

Driver Defense Car Holster

The Driver Defense Car Holster mount uses straps threaded through the seat back of a car seat to securely strap a holster mount to the front of the car seat. The mount docks with a compatible docking spline and locks in place, allowing a holster, tool carrier or tactical implement to be secured to the front of a car seat, between the legs of the driver.