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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. Lightest 9mm Handgun. 7 Best Lightweight Concealed Carry Pistols [2022]

    lightest 9mm handgun in concealed carry holster

    Lightest 9mm Handgun. Lightweight Concealed Carry

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  2. Ruger 9mm. 6 Best Ruger 9mm Pistols For Concealed Carry [2022]

    Ruger 9mm  

    By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

    Ruger does make some great guns, but what are the Ruger 9mm pistols for CCW that should be on a persons' shortlist? These 6 Ruger 9mm guns for a start.

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  3. Glock Gen Differences. The Complete Guide to Glock Generations [2023]

    What You Need To Know About The Glock Generations

    4 Glock Pistols on a Gun Mat

    Glock Gen Differences.

    You might have heard something about different Glock generations as the company

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  4. 38 Special Pistol. 7 Best .38 Special Revolvers For CCW [2023]

    38 Special Pistol

    38 Special Pistol. 7 Fool-Proof .38 Special Revolvers For Concealed Carry

    Some people like the old way of doing things, and for just such a person 38 Special revolvers are a great option of concealed carry gun. But which to get? There are so many on the market.

    Here are 7 38 Special guns that are good for concealed carry revolvers and other uses, including target shooting,

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  5. Kimber 1911. Is it better than the Sig 1911? [2022]

    Kimber 1911 vs Sig 1911

    Kimber 1911 or Sig 1911. Which Is Better?

    You've decided you want an upscale 1911 but not quite custom shop; thus, you're trying to decide between a Sig 1911 vs Kimber 1911. Both are known to be great pistols, but which exactly is going to be better?

    It depends partially on which Sig or Kimber 1911 you mean. Overall, both are great. Is this a barbecue gun? A carry gun? An all tacticaled-out home

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  6. The Judge Gun vs The Governor. Which Is Better For Concealed Carry? [2022]

    The Judge Gun vs The Governor

    The Judge Gun vs The Governor. Which Of The .410 Boat Anchors Should I Get?

    Some people just want a .410 revolver, and this leads some people to ponder whether to get the Taurus Judge vs Governor by S&W. Since Smith and Wesson is such a long-lasting and trusted brand, some people wonder if you can get the same gun, just made better, by opting to not get the Taurus.

    The answer? Well, really it depends on which one you end up liking more. The gun is going

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  7. 10mm Vs 45 | 10mm vs 45 ACP Side-by-Side Comparison [2023]

    Battle of the Big-Bore with 10mm vs 45ACP  

    By Sam Hoober | Contributing Editor

    When it comes to autoloading big-bore, 10mm and .45 ACP are the two mainstream choices. While there are

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  8. Sig P226 vs P320. Sig Sauer P320 and P226 Firearm Comparison [2022]

    Sig P226 Vs P320

    Sig P226 vs. Sig P320. Modern Vs. Classic For Concealed Carry?

    It would be a little odd for anyone to really be torn between Sig P320 vs. Sig P226. While it's not quite the difference between chalk and cheese, the two guns are fundamentally different and it doesn't seem like a person interested in one would be interested in the other.

    But maybe somebody might. Who knows? Also, who says you have to choose?

    Choosing between these guns is something of a

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  9. Glock 17 vs 19. Which is Better? [2022]

    Glock 17 vs 19

    Glock 17 vs 19. Which is Better for Everyday Carry?

    Given the popularity of the two pistols, a lot of people debate the issue of Glock 17 vs Glock 19 for concealed carry or just as an addition to the gun safe. Each gun has serious merits and both are among the most popular handguns on the market to date. You won't go wrong with either...but there are a few instances where one is a bit better than the other.

    Either pistol is a fine purchase, and

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  10. Fat Guy Holster. Concealed Carry For Big Guys [2023]

    Fat guy holster

    What's The Best Fat Guy Holster? Concealed Carry For Fat Guys.

    Husky? A bit pleasantly plump?

    You can call it whatever you wish but some of us are carrying more than just a concealed pistol in our waistline. And for people with a bit extra around the waist, sometimes an inside the waistband concealed carry holster can be a bit uncomfortable.

    In this article, we'll discuss some concealed carry techniques and positioning that are

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