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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. Should I Put A Red Dot Sight On My Pistol?

    Should I Put A Red Dot Sight On My Pistol? 

    The epidemic rise in handgun sales over the past years has sparked a prominent debate among shooters: should one opt for a red dot sight on their pistol or not? 

    In a bid to lay the matter to rest, or at least shed some light on it, we delve into the merits and demerits of mounting a red dot sight on your pistol.

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  2. Is There Something Better Than A Kydex Holster? Yes!

    Better Than Kydex Is Not Just A Tagline

    Kydex holsters became more or less the standard during the last 20 years, but is there a better material, a better way to make them? Yes, there is. 

    While Kydex is a good material and a good material for the purpose of making holsters, it has some weaknesses that some other materials and manufacturing methods don't have. 

    Ergo, we can say with full confidence

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  3. How To Apply For A Concealed Carry Permit: A Quick Guide

    How To Get A Concealed Carry Permit

    Today, we're going to guide you through the process of applying for a concealed carry permit, or as some may know it - a CCW (carrying concealed weapon) permit. If you're an armed citizen, or you're considering becoming one, knowing how to legally carry your firearm is crucial.

    Just a heads up, though, rules and guidelines can vary widely from state to state, so it's essential

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  4. Alien Gear DOES Make Red Dot Holsters Now! [Updated 2023]

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    By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

    Dry fire training systems are a great way to hone shooting skills at home

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  5. Alien Gear Holsters Photon Review

    Photon Light-Bearing Holster with Side-Car Attached Photon Light-Bearing Holster with Side-Car Attached

    Off the top of your head, in how many types of shooting do you participate? If it’s any more than one, you’re going to need more gear. The unfortunate nature of firearms is that each discipline requires its own set of tools. If you want to run your favorite Glock 19 in both a concealed carry class and a competition, you’d need two holsters. Or would you? Alien Gear’s newest holster is more than a concealment holster; it’s three. This is the electromagnetic Photon Holster.

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Glock 43X by Alien Gear Holsters


    The Glock 43X For Concealed Carry

    The Glock 43X…could this b

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  9. 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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  10. 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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