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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. How To Wear And Use The Concealed Carry 4.0 IWB Holster


    Using Your ShapeShift 4.0 Concealed Carry Holster

    Today we're going to talk about the ShapeShift 4.0 IWB holster. We're going to show you how to wear it, where to wear it, how to make it fit comfortably and more. But first, let's start with the basics and answer the question...

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  2. How to Wear a Paddle Holster

    A Quick Guide To Paddle Holsters

    What's the difference between the paddle holsters that Alien Gear sells? Why are they even called paddle holsters?

    We're going to explain.

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  3. How To Use The Cloak Mod OWB Holster


    Your Guide To The Cloak Mod Holster

    Here at Alien Gear Holsters, we carry a number of outside of the waistband holsters including the ShapeShift Paddle and Belt Slide holsters, the Cloak Belt and Cloak Slide holsters, and the holster that we're covering today, the Cloak Mod. 

    The Cloak Mod is a durable, open-top holster that gives

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  4. How to Wear the ShapeShift Belt Slide OWB Holster


    What You Need To Know About The ShapeShift Belt Slide OWB Holster

    The ShapeShift Belt Slide OWB Holster is one of the most popular models in the ShapeShift line of holsters.

    Let's go over the instructions for assembling and wearing the Shapeshift Owb Belt Slide holster.

    What Is The ShapeShift OWB Belt Slide Holster?

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  5. Battle Of The Barrels: Hellcat Pro vs Sig P365XL

    hellcat pro vs sig p365xl


    The New Hellcat Pro vs the Sig P365XL

    Springfield Armory has released a larger version of the Hellcat, the Hellcat Pro…begging the question of how it stacks up against the Sig P365XL. 

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  6. How To Wear And Adjust The Sport Tuck Belly Band Holster



    Using The Sport Tuck Belly Band Holster

    Today we’re talking about how to wear and adjust the Sport Tuck Belly Band Holster. Being able to carry daily and comfortably is at the core of what Alien Gear Holsters is all about. We realize that s

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  7. How To Concealed Carry In A Car [2022]

    The Best Ways To Car Carry

    Just how is a person supposed to concealed carry in a car? It doesn't work as well as when you're walking around.  There are some tricks involved in concealing while in the car, various strategies one can employ to conceal and carry while in a vehicle. 

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  8. 22 Magnum. Is a 22 Sufficient For Concealed Carry? [2022]

    22 magnum bullet comparison

    22 Magnum. Could a 22 Pistol Work For Concealed Carry?

    When a person asks if a 22 Magnum is good for concealed carry, what they're wondering is if there's a way to get efficacy or something like it with less recoil.

    Well, this gets a little complicated. On the one hand, .22 LR has killed a heck of a lot of animals and a heck of a lot of people. It stands to reason, therefore, that .22 Magnum - or more accurately, .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire -

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  9. 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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  10. 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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