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Concealed Carry Blog

Welcome to the Alien Gear Holsters Concealed Carry Blog! Although we specialize in concealed carry holsters, we cover many other CCW topics here. Our gun writers discuss every facet of concealed carry best practices other gun tips! Whether you’re new or experienced carrier, you’ll be sure to find our gun blog helpful and informative. Check out any of our articles and remember to like, share, and comment!

  1. What Is The Point Of A Pocket Holster?

    What Is The Point Of A Pocket Holster? 

    A pocket holster has two primary functions. If it cannot do those things, it's not worth having, and pocket carry without one is foolhardy. 

    A pocket holster keeps the trigger guard protected, and allows the gun to be drawn clean from the pocket

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  2. How To Make Appendix Carry Holsters More Comfortable

    Making Appendix Carry Holsters More Comfortable

    Carrying a concealed weapon is an essential practice for many gun owners. However, maintaining comfort while doing so can be a bit of a challenge, particularly with appendix carry holsters, which are positioned in front of the hips.

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  3. Why Wear A Belly Band Holster?

    Why Wear A Belly Band Holster? 

    Whether you’re a law enforcement officer, a security official, or just an average citizen who lawfully carries concealed, you know that holster choice matters immensely. From comfort and concealment to accessibility and safety, the right holster can make

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  4. How To Get A Concealed Carry Permit For All 50 States

    How To Get A Concealed Carry Permit For All 50 States? You Probably Can't

    Imagine being able to carry your concealed weapon confidently in any corner of the United States. After all, the Constitution says the right to bear arms shall not be infringed, so a person should be able to. 

    Unfortunately, the only way to have a carry permit that's good for all 50 states is if you're a police officer or a retired

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  5. What's The Best Way To Conceal Carry?

    What's The Best Way To Conceal Carry? That Depends On You

    There is no best way to conceal carry, but there's a best way for you and your context. Everyone's situation is different and what may be "best" for you isn't best for someone else or vice versa. 

    As a licensed gun

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  6. Is A Shoulder Holster A Good Way To Carry?

    Is A Shoulder Holster A Good Way To Carry? 

     A shoulder holster can be a good way to carry, if you use one as they were intended. A shoulder holster is a specialty item, that was designed for a specific use case, and - when used as intended - works very well indeed. 

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  7. Do I Need A Retention Holster?

    Do I Need A Retention Holster? 

    Active retention holsters are certainly necessary for the uniformed officer or soldier, but the armed civilian might find themselves wondering if they should bother. 

    After all, the shooters on social media all seem to be using them. Doesn't

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  8. Is A Paddle Holster Good For Concealed Carry?

    Is A Paddle Holster Good For Concealed Carry? 

    Paddle holsters have been a subject of debate among law enforcement personnel and gun owners for some years now. By understanding their advantages and drawbacks, one can make an informed decision about whether or not they are the right choice. 

    Paddle holsters were originally designed for police personnel with a desk job, who had to take their gun on

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  9. Are Press Checks Necessary?

    Are Press Checks Really Necessary? 

    The pistol press check is the cause of some controversy. You'll see them all the time on YouTube and social media, and then people will object to them in the comments. 

    Are they even necessary? 

    The best answer is that when it comes to gun handling, a press check is a method for verifying if a gun is loaded which should have some obvious value. So it's

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  10. Why You Should Consider Using a Drop Leg Holster

    Why And When You Should Use A Drop Leg Holster

    Drop leg holsters, also known as thigh holsters, have become increasingly popular with wide use by military personnel, law enforcement officers, hunters, and civilian shooters.

    While there are advantages to using drop leg holsters, some people can get confused as to why

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