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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. Rapid Force Tactical Tan Kit Review

    Military Person using Rapid Force Tactical Tan Duty HolsterMilitary Person using Rapid Force Tactical Tan Duty Holster

    Alien Gear has a reputation for creating quality concealed carry holsters like the new Photon. These holsters are great for everyday prepared citizens. However, a different kind of holster is needed for those who carry a handgun every day for work. Duty holsters do more than simply hold your firearm. A respectable duty holster also needs to limit access and make it more difficult for a combatant to take your gun. For this reason, level two and level three active retention holsters have become the

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  2. Backing the Blue by Building Better: Rapid Force Duty Holsters (2023)


    Over the last few years, the scrutiny and ignorance law enforcement officers have endured are hard to put into words. A once heroic career path is now painted by the mainstream media as villainous. If there were ever a question on what our stance at Alien Gear is on this matter, we hope our answer is made clear in the dedication, collaboration, and innovation of the Rapid Force Duty Holster.

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  3. Glock 43X by Alien Gear Holsters


    The Glock 43X For Concealed Carry

    The Glock 43X…could this b

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  4. A Quick Guide To Cleaning Your Gun: How Often You Should And Why You Need To

    A Quick Guide To Cleaning Your Gun

    Some people take pride in maintaining their guns, and some people take a perverse pleasure in not doing it. It is a chore to be sure, but like any chore…you have to do it at some point! 

    Granted, some guns barely need any cleaning…but some need more. 

    So let's go over why you want to keep your gun clean, how oft

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  5. Battle Of The Barrels: Sig P320 Vs. S&W M&P9 M2.0

    The Sig P320 Vs. The S&W M&P9 M2.0

    If you wanted a full-size 9mm pistol that isn't a Glock, two of the most popular options are a Sig P320 or a S&W M&P9 M2.0. 

    Both of these guns are almost identical on paper. They're both polymer-framed, striker-fired pistols chambered in 9mm. Carrying capacity is the same. The features are almost the same. 

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  6. The Purpose And Importance Of The NRA

    What Does The NRA Do? 

    What does the NRA actually do? Not everyone necessarily understands the current mission and purpose of the National Rifle Association…especially if all they see are the clickbait headlines…so let's talk about what the scope of this organization actually is. 

    And it's bigger than you'd think. 

    So, let's talk about what the

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  7. The History Of The NRA

    The National Rifle Association 

    The National Rifle Association is the oldest and largest organization of its kind in the United States, and one of the few organizations of its type in the world. 

    Few other organizations exist outside the US that openly advocate for the right of the common person to have and bear arms in their own defense as well as for sport. The dual mission of the NRA has been

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  8. Battle Of The Barrels: Staccato P 2011 vs 1911

    2011 Vs 1911: Is More Gun More Better? 


    Is a 2011 better than a 1911? 

    Yes. But also no. Actually, it really depends on what you're looking for in a gun. Inevitably, the question is going to come up but the answer really isn't as simple as the numbers on paper would make it seem.  

    Both have a place, but it really becomes

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  9. How To Safely Load And Unload A Pistol

    How To Unload A Pistol And Load It Safely

    In this video, Alien Gear Holsters was visited by Jason Beighley of Skeleton Key Tactical, who had some training tips for us.

    Today we're going over the basic load sequence and unload sequence that you can do safely with your pistol.

    Safe gun handling is up to each of us to practice, so you need to know how to safely perform any administrative tasks with your gun.

    Loading The

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  10. How To Practice One-Handed Shooting

    The Basics Of One-Handed Shooting

    Today we're going over engaging targets with only one hand instead of two. One-handed shooting in a practical sense is based on the assumption that maybe you're recovering from an injury with your arm in a sling, maybe you're in a gunfight in one of your hands gets wounded or your arm or your shoulder whatever and it renders you unable to do a two-handed grip.

    You might also have one hand occupied holding a shopping bag or your child or

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