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Thank you for visiting Alien Gear Holsters. The below FAQ covers questions encompasing each of our products. If you have any questions that are not answered here please contact customer service at 208-215-2046.

General Holster Questions

Have a question about certain holsters?

Q. What kind of Warranty is offered with Alien Gear Hosters Products?

A. The Alien Gear Warranty is made up of 3 features:

Forever Warranty:

If anything on your Alien Gear Holster ever breaks, we'll repair or replace it at no cost. We've got you covered forever!

This gun holster warranty applies to the following products:

30-day Test Drive:

With the 30-day test drive you have the opportunity to try our products and discover the most comfortable holsters on the planet. If you disagree within 30-days we'll buy it back no questions asked.

This gun holster warranty applies to the following products:

Free Shell Trades for Life:

With our free shell trades for life, if you get a new handgun you have the ability to exchange your old shell for a new one. Due to the advanced nature of the ShapeShift System, the Shift Shells are not covered by this offer.

This gun holster warranty applies to the following products:

Q. Is my holster shell exchangeable?

A. We offer free shell trades for life for the following products:

Cloak Tuck IWB (Original, 3.0 & 3.5)

Cloak Slide OWB Holster

Cloak Mod OWB Holster

If you are looking to exchange a shell for one of the listed products we can absolutely help

Please keep in mind that:
Revolver shells and Semi-auto shells are not on the same interchangable hole pattern. Although all handguns sizes (except revolvers) of our IWB holster bases will fit each semi-auto shell, there is a size best suited for each handgun.

For more information please visit our shell swaps page or give our customer service a call.

Q. Can I upgrade my current Alien Gear Holster to a new model?

A. Unfortunately we are not able to offer upgrades to newer holster models. However, if you are still within the 30-day Test Drive you can send your holster back for an exchange.

**Some Additional Costs May Apply**

If you have any more questions about holster exchanges, please contact us or take a peek at our holster exchanges page.

Q. How do I track my order?

A. If you would like to track your Alien Gear Holster order, you'll want to register for an account upon checkout. After registering, you will have the ability to login to your account and track your order from there.

However, even if you don't setup an account, we will send you an email when your order ships, as long as your email address was provided at the time of order placement. This email will contain the tracking information required to keep an eye on your holster before it reaches your doorstep.

Q. How do I prevent my holster screws from backing out?

A. After you have received your holster and have customized it to your ride height and retention preference, we recommend using blue loctite or clear nail polish on the threads of the screws to prevent them from backing out.

Q. Can I modify my holster without voiding the forever warranty?

A. Some customers do modify our products to match their needs. However, we do not recommend modifying your products as then we cannot guarantee the safest fitment.

**Note: Any modifications to a ShapeShift Holster will void the lifetime warranty.

Q. How do I clean and maintain my holster?

A. With the following products we recommend handwashing with a couple drops of dish soap followed with air drying.

  • ShapeShift 4.0 IWB Holster
  • ShapeShift AIWB Holster
  • ShapeShift OWB Slide Holster
  • ShapeShift Drop Leg Holster
  • ShapeShift Ankle Holster
  • Cloak Tuck 3.0 IWB Holster

For our leather products (Cloak Tuck Original/Cloak Slide) we recommend saddle soap or leather cleaner. If you have more questions, check out our blog on how to maintain your holster.

Q. Do I order a right or left-handed holster for small of the back carry?

A. Please do not wear your IWB holster at the 6 o’clock (small of back) position. This location could result in personal injury if you were to fall backwards. If you are set on carrying small of back, you would order the opposite of your strong hand. But be advised that this carry preference may result in flagging yourself while drawing.


ShapeShift Modular Holster Questions

Q. The ShapeShift line is not available for my gun. What's next?

A. We plan to keep adding firearms to our new ShapeShift Modular Holster System! The next wave of Shift Shells will be coming soon! Our intention is to eventually release new compatible firearms based on our customer's requests. If you subscribe to our newsletter on our website, we will keep you updated with all the newest products we offer. You can also view our ShapeShift Release Calendar here.

Q. What is the ShapeShift Holster made out of?

A. Wondering what makes the ShapeShift the next evolution in concealed carry? The ShapeShift Modular holster is made with a proprietary blend of polymer to enhance durability and ensure that your holster serves you and your gun for a lifetime. By utilizing polymers that are similar to the ones used in production of firearms we ensure that the holster will last through hot weather unlike many other holster options which may deform in such conditions. And in case anything does happen to your holster, we back every product with a Lifetime Warranty.

Q. What guns are available for the ShapeShift?

A. The following guns are now available for the ShapeShift Modular Holster System. For the most up-to-date guns list, please visit the Core Carry Pack page and view the guns in the dropdown box. If you are unable to find your firearm on this list or on the Core Carry Pack product page, please know we are working diligently to add more handguns to this list. View the ShapeShift Release Calendar for more information.

ShapeShift Compatible Guns

Q. What improvements have been made from previous Alien Gear Holsters?

A. The groundbreaking ShapeShift Modular Holster System blends enhanced comfort, concealment and flexibility to provide the ultimate concealed carry experience. Here’s a look at the specific improvements we have achieved with the ShapeShift:

ShapeShift IWB Holster Improvements

The ShapeShift 4.0 IWB Holster is designed with an all-new perforated neoprene and a flexible steel core, which offers enhanced comfort and improved flexibility. The new IWB holster also sports a pair of adjustable holster clips, so you can adjust your holster's cant and ride height with zero tools! To achieve the next level of concealment, the ShapeShift IWB Holster is designed with the slim Shift Shell.

ShapeShift AIWB Holster Improvements

You asked for it, and we listened! The brand new ShapeShift Appendix Carry Holster allows you to conceal safely and comfortably all day long. With its versatile design, you can wear this holster anywhere on your waistband.

ShapeShift Paddle Holster Improvements

The ShapeShift OWB Paddle Holster is now designed with 360-degree cant rotation, allowing you to choose your preferred carry angle. This innovative paddle holster also includes a removable thumb release. Additionally, this improved OWB Paddle Holster is fully compatible with the ShapeShift Holster mount, which allows you to attach your holstered handgun to a variety of surfaces.

ShapeShift OWB Slide Improvements

With its slim design and upgraded CoolVent Neoprene backer, the all-new OWB Slide Holster is far more concealable and will conform to your side in seconds. This holster is the most comfortable, concealable OWB holster on the planet. Period.

Q. Will my other Alien Gear Holsters work with the ShapeShift Expansion Packs?

A. A Shift Shell is designed to work with all of the ShapeShift Modular Holsters. If you have a Shift Shell it will work across the board. Unfortunately, our Cloak series holsters will not work with ShapeShift Expansion Packs with the exception of the Cloak Mod. The Cloak Mod is compatible with the ShapeShift Drop Leg Expansion and the ShapeShift Molle Expansion packs.

Q. How do I put together my ShapeShift holster?

A. Once you play around with your ShapeShift Holster a bit, it's easy enough to assemble. If you need help getting started check out this video.

Q. Which ShapeShift Holsters does the thumb release work with?

A. A. The thumb release will attach to the following ShapeShift holster variants:

  • ShapeShift 4.0 IWB Holster
  • ShapeShift AIWB Holster
  • ShapeShift Paddle Holster
  • ShapeShift Drop Leg Holster
  • ShapeShift Molle Holster
  • ShapeShift Backpack Holster

Q. Are there any discounts with the ShapeShift?

A. Absolutely! All ShapeShift Carry Expansions are 20% off with the purchase of a Shift Shell or full ShapeShift Holster.


ShapeShift Product Specific Q&A

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ShapeShift Core Carry Pack

ShapeShift Core Carry Pack


Q. Which configurations does the holster mount work with?

A. The holster mount requires a full shell configuration. With the tool-less design of the ShapeShift System, it is easy enough to swap over. However, if you do not wish to disassemble your half-shell holster, we recommend purchasing another Shift Shell for use with the holster mount.

Q. What is included in my ShapeShift Core Carry Pack order?

A. Core Carry Pack Parts List

  • X1 ShapeShift Shift Shell
  • X1 Trigger Guard
  • X1 IWB Holster Base
  • X2 Standard Adjustable Clips
  • X1 AIWB-OWB Holster Base
  • X2 Appendix Clips (small frame and large frame)
  • X1 Quick Release Paddle System
  • X1 Belt Slide Lock
  • X2 Holster Connectors
  • X4 Large Gun Spacers
  • X4 8/32x1/2" Button Head Screws
  • X2 3/8" Flat Head Screws
  • X4 Twist Locks
  • X2 8/32 Flat Head Screws
  • X1 Thumb Release
  • X4 8-32x3/8" Button Head Screws
  • X7 8-32 Narrow Hex Nuts
  • X1 Belt Slide Attachment (Comfort or Rigid, 1 1/2" or 1 3/4")
  • X1 3/32 Allen Key
  • X4 8-32 Weld Nuts
  • X2 Belt Slide Spacers
  • X1 Holster Mount
  • X4 1/2" Plastic Screws
  • X4 1" Wood Screws
  • X1 1/8" Drill Bit
  • X4 Drywall Anchor
  • X4 2" Drywall Screws
  • X4 5/8" Sheet Metal Screws

ShapeShift 4.0 IWB Holster

ShapeShift 4.0 IWB Holster


Q. Is the 4.0 IWB Holster sweat resistant?

A. Absolutely. With our patented CoolVent Neoprene, the ShapeShift 4.0 IWB is completely sweat resistant and breathable.

Q. What is the difference between the 3.0 and 4.0?

A. The 4.0 IWB holster is a tool-less variant that is now edge-bound and uses only one mounting point for improved comfort. If you would like to know more about the difference between the Cloak Tuck 3.0 and the ShapeShift 4.0, we wrote a blog comparing the 3.0 IWB holster vs the 4.0 IWB holster.

Q. What is included in my 4.0 IWB order?

A. Complete ShapeShift IWB Holster

  • X1 ShapeShift Shift Shell
  • X1 Trigger Guard
  • X1 Adjustable Retention Unit (pre-installed)
  • X1 8/32 Narrow Hex Nut
  • X1 8-32x1/2" Flat Head Screw
  • X2 Twist Locks
  • X1 IWB Holster Base
  • X1 Holster Connector
  • X2 Large Gun Spacers (depending on gun)
  • X2 8-32x1/2" Button Head Screws
  • X1 Connector Lock
  • X2 Standard Adjustable Clips

ShapeShift IWB Holster Expansion Pack

  • X1 IWB Holster Base
  • X1 Holster Connector
  • X2 Large Gun Spacers (depending on gun)
  • X2 8-32x1/2" Button Head Screws
  • X1 Connector Lock
  • X2 Standard Adjustable Clips

ShapeShift AIWB Holster

ShapeShift AIWB Holster


Q. Where on the waistline can you carry the AIWB holster?

A. The ShapeShift Appendix Carry was designed for 1 o'clock carry, but really it works great anywhere on the waistline. Carry the way you prefer!

Q. What is included in my ShapeShift AIWB Holster Order?

A. Complete Appendix Carry Holster

  • X1 ShapeShift Shift Shell
  • X1 Trigger Guard
  • X1 AIWB-OWB Holster Base
  • X1 Holster Connector
  • X2 Large Gun Spacers (depending on gun)
  • X2 8-32x1/2" Button Head Screws
  • X2 Appendix Clips (small frame and large frame)

AIWB Expansion Pack

  • X1 AIWB-OWB Holster Base
  • X1 Holster Connector
  • X2 Large Gun Spacers (depending on gun)
  • X2 8-32x1/2" Button Head Screws
  • X2 Appendix Clips (small frame and large frame)

ShapeShift OWB Slide Holster

ShapeShift OWB Slide Holster


Q. Is the ShapeShift OWB Slide Holster concealable?

A. Definitely! The ShapeShift OWB Slide Holster was made to eliminate bulk and hug the body tightly. This makes for easy concealment with attire such as a jacket.

Q. What comes with a ShapeShift OWB Slide order?

A. Complete OWB Slide Holster

  • X1 ShapeShift Shift Shell
  • X1 Belt Slide Adapter with Pre-assembled Trigger Guard
  • X1 AIWB-OWB Holster Base
  • X1 Holster Connector
  • X2 Large Gun Spacers (depending on gun)
  • X2 8-32x1/2" Button Head Screws
  • X1 Belt Slide Lock

Belt Slide Expansion Pack

  • X1 Belt Slide Adapter
  • X1 AIWB-OWB Holster Base
  • X1 Holster Connector
  • X2 Large Gun Spacers (depending on gun)
  • X2 8-32x1/2" Button Head Screws
  • X1 Belt Slide Lock

ShapeShift Paddle Holster

ShapeShift Paddle Holster


Q. What comes with a ShapeShift Paddle Holster order?

A. Complete Paddle Holster

  • X1 ShapeShift Shift Shell
  • X1 Quick Release Paddle System
  • X2 8-32 Weld Nuts
  • X2 8-32x1/2" Button Head Screws
  • X1 Belt Slide Attachment

Paddle Holster Expansion Pack

  • X1 Quick Release Paddle System
  • X2 8-32 Weld Nuts
  • X2 8-32x1/2" Button Head Screws
  • X1 Belt Slide Attachment

ShapeShift Drop Leg Holster

ShapeShift Drop Leg Holster


Q. Is the Drop Leg Holster adjustable?

A. Yes. The comfortable straps are all adjustable, so you can achieve the perfect fit and ride height on your leg. The user guide will walk you through the fitting process.

Q. Where do I wear my ShapeShift Drop Leg Holster?

A. The ShapeShift Drop leg holster should be worn on the outside of the thigh at a height that your hand can comfortably grab the firearms grip.

Q. Will my ShapeShift Drop Leg Holster work with any holster other than the ShapeShift?

A. Yes! With the ShapeShift Drop Leg Holster's design, we were able to attach the Cloak Mod Paddle Holster. As a result, you can carry any gun we offer in a Drop Leg configuration.

Q. Is my ShapeShift Drop Leg Holster concealable?

A. Traditionally, Drop Leg holsters are not concealable and are used more for open carry.

Q. What comes with the ShapeShift Drop Leg Holster?

A. Complete Drop Leg Holster

  • X1 Shift Shell
  • X1 Trigger Guard
  • X1 Adjustable Retention Unit
  • X3 Twist Locks
  • X2 Flat Head Screws
  • X1 Rotating Adapter
  • X1 Primary Strap
  • X1 Upper and Lower Leg Strap
  • X2 Buckles
  • X1 Thigh Plate
  • X1 Holster Mount
  • X1 Thumb Release
  • X1 Allen Key
  • X2 Mag Adapters
  • X4 Weld Nuts
  • X7 8-32 Narrow Hex Nut
  • X9 Flat Head Screw 8-32

Drop Leg Holster Expansion Pack

  • X1 Primary Strap
  • X1 Upper and Lower Leg Strap
  • X2 Buckles
  • X1 Thigh Plate
  • X1 Holster Mount
  • X1 Thumb Release
  • X1 Allen Key
  • X2 Mag Adapters
  • X4 Weld Nuts
  • X7 8-32 Narrow Hex Nut
  • X9 Flat Head Screw 8-32

ShapeShift Backpack Holster

ShapeShift Backpack Holster


Q. What size straps will the ShapeShift Backpack fit?

A. Most standard sized straps up to 3.5” should work with the Backpack Adapter.

Q. Will it attach to more than just a backpack?

A. You bet! You can attach this holster to a variety of straps including backpacks and duffle bags. Just be sure that it is safe and secure.

Q. What type of retention does this holster offer?

A. With an adjustable retention unit and a thumb release, this holster is classified as a level 2 holster. Both retention devices are completely customizable and removable.

Q. What comes with the ShapeShift Backpack Holster?

A. Complete Backpack Holster

  • X1 Shift Shell
  • X1 Trigger Guard
  • X1 Adjustable Retention Unit
  • X5 Twist Locks
  • X5 8-32 Narrow Hex Nut
  • X1 Allen Key
  • X1 Rotating Adapter
  • X2 Large Gun Spacers
  • X2 Flat Head Screws 8-32 1/2"
  • X1 Thumb Release
  • X2 Flat Head Screws 8-32 3/8"
  • X1 Backpack Adapter

Backpack Holster Expansion Pack

  • X1 ShapeShift Backpack Adapter, ready to accept any Alien Gear Shift Shell set up in the "full shell" configuration
  • X1 Literature Pack with comprehensive instructions

ShapeShift MOLLE Holster

ShapeShift MOLLE Holster


Q. What does MOLLE stand for?

A. Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment

What products will my Alien Gear MOLLE Adapter work with?

A. The Alien Gear MOLLE Adaptor will allow you to attach the following Alien Gear Holster products to standard MOLLE webbing:

  • ShapeShift Shift Shell in its full shell configuration with the rotating adaptor attached
  • Cloak Mod OWB Holster
  • Double Mag Attachment (available with the Double Cloak Mag Carrier)

Q. How wide are the prongs on the various MOLLE Holsters?

A. The two MOLLE prongs are 3.5” long X 1.125” wide and should fit any standard PALS webbing.

Q. Is the MOLLE Holster compatible with PALS or ALICE?

A. The MOLLE Holster will work with any standard PALS webbing. However, it is not compatible with the now antiquated ALICE clips.

Q. Where can I find PALS webbing? What is it used on?

A. The Pouch Attachment Ladder System or PALS is a grid of webbing invented and patented by United States Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center. It is used to attach smaller equipment onto load-bearing platforms, such as vests and backpacks.

Q. What is the reason for the 1.5” MOLLE Lock-Extended vs the .5” MOLLE Lock-Regular?

A. The MOLLE Lock—Extended is designed to do two things:

  • Accomodates irregular webbing
  • Can be used to finely-tune your ride height

Note: Two different size MOLLE Locks are included with your MOLLE Adaptor to give you optimal choices and security depending on how you wish to employ your MOLLE Adaptor. From the battlefield to the backyard, the choice is yours!

Q. What are some of the benefits to the MOLLE Holster?

A. Some tactical equipment such as vests, battle belts and backpacks utilize PALS webbing intended for use with MOLLE attachments. Standard civilian tactical gear may not have sufficient compatibility with the PALS interface. The ShapeShift MOLLE Holster and MOLLE Adapter bridges the gap between civilian and military application.

Q. What does the MOLLE Holster come with?

A. Complete MOLLE Holster

  • X1 Shift Shell
  • X1 Trigger Guard
  • X1 Adjustable Retention Unit
  • X5 Twist Locks
  • X3 8-32 Narrow Hex Nut
  • X1 Rotating Adapter
  • X2 Flat Head Screws 8-32 1/2"
  • X1 Thumb Release
  • X2 Flat Head Screws 8-32 3/8"
  • X1 Allen Key
  • X3 Weld Nut 8-32
  • X1 Holster Mount
  • X6 Flat Head Screw 8-32 1/2"
  • X1 MOLLE Lock Regular
  • X1 MOLLE Lock Extended
  • X3 Button Head Screw 8-32 3/8"
  • X1 MOLLE Adapter

MOLLE Holster Expansion Pack

  • X1 Allen Key
  • X3 Weld Nut 8-32
  • X1 Holster Mount
  • X6 Flat Head Screw 8-32 1/2"
  • X1 MOLLE Lock Regular
  • X1 MOLLE Lock Extended
  • X3 Button Head Screw 8-32 3/8"
  • X1 MOLLE Adapter

ShapeShift Ankle Holster

ShapeShift Ankle Holster


Q. Are there shoes that will not work with the ShapeShift Ankle Holster?

A. The ShapeShift Ankle Holster was designed to work with most mainstream shoes and “open-mouthed” boots. Narrow boots will not work with this holster; it requires room between your leg and the boot’s interior. You may need to loosen the laces to get the desired level of comfort and concealment. This holster may not work with footwear that extends up past the calf.

Q. When will I receive my ShapeShift Ankle Holster?

A. If you pre-ordered your ShapeShift Ankle Holster, orders will start shipping in early February 2018. Please note this timeframe is an approximation and may change due to order volume. We appreciate your patience!

Q. Is the ShapeShift Ankle Holster sweat resistant?

A. Yes. Our upgraded CoolVent™ neoprene helps prevent body moisture from reaching you pistol, and improves your modular holster’s breathability. NOTE: Moisture and weather elements may have access to your pistol in this carry position. Frequent and thorough cleaning of your firearm is recommended regardless of carry position.

Q. Should I order a right or left-handed ShapeShift Ankle Holster?

A. This ankle holster is designed to be worn on the inside of your ankle. A right-handed carrier should wear their ankle holster on the inside of their left leg, and a left-handed carrier should wear their ankle holster on their right leg. This position will allow the carrier to cross draw using their dominant hand.

Q. What sizes is the ShapeShift Ankle Holster available in?

A. This ShapeShift Ankle Holster is made with a one-size-fits-most design. The breathable neoprene straps are adjustable to meet your personal comfort and carry needs.

ShapeShift Shoulder Holster

ShapeShift Shoulder Holster


Q. What size is the ShapeShift Shoulder Holster available in?

A. This ShapeShift Shoulder Holster is a one-size-fits-most design. The material it is made from is light and durable; the upper and lower strap elastic adds flexibility to ensure a full range of motion.

You can adjust it to meet your personal comfort and carry needs. Where other shoulder holsters focus on chest and torso measurements to achieve a good fit, we have also focused on adjustability. The straps of the shoulder holster are mounted on a swivel plate, which will accommodate almost any chest measurement. The straps themselves will have adjustments to ensure proper fit. Additionally, the belt hooks are fully adjustable to ensure the holster rides closely to the body and remains stable.

Q. The ShapeShift Shoulder Holster is not available for my gun. What’s next?

A. We plan to keep adding firearms to our new ShapeShift Modular Holster System. Our intention is to eventually release new compatible firearms every week. If you subscribe to our newsletter on our website, we will keep you updated with all the newest products we offer. You can also check out what we have in the works on our ShapeShift Release Calendar

Q. When will I receive my ShapeShift Shoulder Holster?

A. The lead time for the Shoulder Holster can be found at the top of the Shoulder Holster page.

Please note these time frames are an approximation and may change due to order volume.

Q. Can I track my ShapeShift Shoulder Holster order?

A. You sure can if you create an account prior to purchase! When your order is placed, you will receive a confirmation email with an estimated lead time to hand build your order, and you will also receive a second email with a tracking number for your selected shipping method when the order is shipped.

Q. Are the ShapeShift Shoulder Holster and Expansions covered by a warranty?

A. You bet! Once you have registered your warranty on our website, you can rest assured knowing your ShapeShift is backed for life. If you purchased on our website, you are automatically registered based on the information you supplied to us at checkout. The ShapeShift Shoulder Holster is fully backed by a Forever Warranty and a 30-Day Test Drive. If you are not completely satisfied by your Shoulder Holster, send it back within 30 days for a hassle-free refund or exchange.

Are the Shift Shells swappable and do they qualify for Alien Gears' shell swap program?

A. Any Shift Shell™ will work with the ShapeShift Shoulder Holster, so you can swap out your Shift Shell with any other Shift Shell you own. NOTE: Some adjustment may be required when “shifting” from one firearm to another for optimal comfort and concealability.

Our shell swap program only pertains to our hand-pressed Cloak Series shells. Due to the advanced nature of the Shift Shells, the ShapeShift Modular Holster System is not part of the shell swap program.

Q. Can I upgrade from my current Alien Gear Holster?

A.The ShapeShift marks a new age of concealed carry holsters, therefore we are not able to offer an upgrade from previous holster models. However, you can send in your holster for an exchange if you are still within the 30-Day Test Drive, and we will be happy to take care of you. Some additional costs may apply. If you have any questions about exchanges, please contact the Customer Service mothership at (208) 215-2046 or email us at support@aliengearholsters.com.

Q. What draw hand should I order the Shoulder Holster for?

A. This Shoulder Holster is designed to be worn with your firearm offside and drawn cross draw as is customary with most standard shoulder holsters. A right-handed shoulder holster should be worn under the left arm and a left-handed shoulder holster should be worn underneath the right arm so that the pistol can be drawn with the “strong” hand. The firearm should sit high under the arm.

Q. Is the ShapeShift Shoulder Holster sweat resistant?

A. Yes. The updated CoolVent™ neoprene helps to prevent perspiration from reaching your pistol and improves your shoulder holster’s breathability. NOTE: Moisture and other elements from your environment, such as weather conditions, may have more access to your pistol in this carry position if not worn under a weatherproof coat or jacket. Frequent and thorough cleaning of your firearm and holster is recommended regardless of carry position.

Q. Can I adjust the cant of my firearm with the ShapeShift Shoulder Holster?

A.Absolutely! The Shoulder Holster will have several ways to cant your firearm to your optimal draw. The Holster Platform has additional places for the platform connectors to add forward or reverse cants to the Shift Shell™. Additionally, the Shift Shell’s holster connector can be altered from the default neutral cant to forward or reverse.

Can I dual carry with the ShapeShift Shoulder Holster?

A. Sure! Our offerings include several configurations, including options to carry two firearms or up to four Cloak Mag Carrier buckets. With interchangeable platforms, you will be able to customize to suit your carry preferences. The ShapeShift Shoulder Holster will have your choice of Shift Shell and two mag buckets. You also have the option of purchasing just the shoulder holster gun platform.

Q. What retention levels does the ShapeShift Shoulder offer?

A. This holster will have the option to carry from a level 1 retention or level 2 retention with the optional items included in the Shoulder Holster. This includes the Adjustable Retention Unit on the Shift Shell as the passive retention device, and/or the optional thumb release that can be attached to the trigger guard on the Shift Shell.

Q. What will my ShapeShift Shoulder Holster come with?

A. The ShapeShift Shoulder Holster will come with the assembled shoulder straps, a complete Shift Shell, mag carrier platform and the strap link in case you do not wish to utilize the mag buckets. Additionally, you will receive a how-to guide and a spare parts pack.

The ShapeShift Shoulder Holster Expansion Pack will arrive with the above items, minus the Shift Shell itself.

Parts Pack:

  • (1) 8-32x1/8 Binding Screw and Post
  • (1) Twist Lock
  • (1) 3/32" Hex Key
  • (1) 8-32x1/2 Flathead Screws
  • (1) Narrow Hex Nut

ShapeShift Driver Defense Holster

ShapeShift Driver Defense Holster


Q. How does this holster attach to my seat?

A. This easy installation process requires zero drilling or mounting hardware. To equip your vehicle with the Driver Defense Holster, simply thread the adjustable straps through the opening between your seat and seatback, then buckle the straps together underneath your seat.

For detailed installation instructions, we include a comprehensive user guide with each order.

Q. Will the Driver Defense Holster work with my gun?

A. For a complete list of compatible gun models, check out our "Search by Gun" page. If your gun is not currently available for the ShapeShift Modular Holster System, the Cloak Mod OWB Holster is available for over 500 firearms, which can attach it to the Cloak Mod Car Adapter.

Q. What’s the difference between this holster and the ShapeShift Holster Mount?

A. The Driver Defense Holster is specifically designed to strap securely to your seat, while the ShapeShift Holster Mount attaches to a variety of surfaces including plastic, wood, sheet metal and drywall. Choosing between the two comes down to the location you’d like to secure your handgun.

The Driver Defense Holster is also a less permanent way to secure your firearm in your vehicle. You can remove the entire unit by unbuckling the straps and pulling them through your seat.

Q. Will this holster fit my car’s seat?

A. With its adjustable design, the Driver Defense Holster should accommodate most vehicle seats as long as there is a slot between the top and bottom section of the seat. We have provided a pair of 6’ nylon straps to accommodate most seat sizes and styles.

If this holster does not fit your seat, sent it back within the first 30 days for a hassle-free refund.

Q. What do you mean when you say this will work with most car seats?

A. Most vehicle seats have an opening where the back rest meets the seat and an opening underneath the seat. The design of the Driver Defense Holster was based off this design, but there are just too many seat models to say that our holster fits them all.

Q. Does this holster work with office chairs?

A. With its adjustable design, the ShapeShift Driver Defense Holster is compatible with more than just vehicle seats. As long as there is a slot between the top and bottom portion of your seat and room to thread straps underneath, you should be able to equip this holster to a variety of seats.

Q. Is this holster compatible with the Cloak Series?

A. Yes! We offer a car adapter for the Cloak Mod OWB Holster.

Q. Is this holster covered by a warranty?

A. A. You bet. The Driver Defense is fully backed by our 30-day test drive and Forever Warranty.

ShapeShift Driver Defense Expansion Pack

Q. Does this work with my Shift Shell?

A. Yes. This expansion pack is fully compatible with the Shift Shell and the entire ShapeShift Modular Holster System.

Q. Will this expansion pack fit my seat?

A. Great question! We’ve designed this product with 6’ adjustable straps, so it should fit most vehicle seats and office chairs. The straps will need to go through the slot between the upper and lower part of your seat, so be sure to check that your seat has this slot before ordering your expansion pack. The straps will also need to thread underneath your seat, so ensure there is space to pull a pair of straps through.

Q. Can I send it back if it’s not the right fit?

A. You sure can! If this expansion pack does not work with your seat, send it back within the first 30 days for a refund.

Q. Is this ShapeShift expansion pack covered by a warranty?

A. If your Driver Defense Expansion Pack breaks for any reason, we’ll repair or replace it for free.

ShapeShift Pocket Holster

ShapeShift Pocket Holster


Q: Where should I NOT keep my pocket holster?

A. Our Pocket Holster is optimal for use in the front pants pocket. Please note your firearm and holster should never be stored somewhere loose or where it can move around freely. Make sure the pocket you put it in is secure and in a place that it is the only item in the pocket.

Q: Won’t a pocket holster print and show my gun in my pocket?

A. Our Pocket Holsters were crafted with a patent-pending pocket hook designed to disguise the look of your firearm in your pocket as well as preventing the holster from detaching from your pocket when you draw.

Q: How big is this holster? Will it actually fit in my pocket?

A. It depends on the size of your gun as well as the size of your pocket. If your pants pocket is too small, there is always the option of storing it in a jacket pocket. This is the slimmest holster we have released so far, however, the size of the holster will depend on the size of your gun. The pocket hook is universal on each holster, and the dimensions for that are 1.73” tall, 1.93” wide, and 1.05” thick.

Q: What makes this holster safer than typical pocket carry?

A. It’s not safe to carry your handgun in your pocket if you don’t have a holster because there is a possibility that something will compress the trigger. If your firearm is in our Pocket Holster, the trigger is guarded on both sides by ultra-strength premium polymer that will protect it from any pressure.

Q: Does this holster have adjustable retention?

A. Yes, it does! Just like the rest of the ShapeShift Modular Holster System, the Pocket Holster includes tool-free adjustable passive retention. Just use the twist locks to fine-tune the retention to suit your draw.

Q: What makes this different from a typical pocket holster?

A. Commonly, pocket holsters are made of leather or other soft materials and leave the trigger unprotected—or protected by only a layer of cloth. The ShapeShift Pocket Holster is crafted out of premium polymer, the same material some guns are made of. The trigger is protected on both sides by the premium polymer. On top of all that, this holster features adjustable passive retention and a pocket hook that prevents the holster from detaching from your pocket when you draw.

Q: How large of a firearm can I carry with this Pocket Holster?

A. Technically, any firearm that is available with our ShapeShift line can be used with this holster, but we recommend micro/sub-compacts that take up less space and conceal comfortably.

Q: How do I reholster my weapon once I’ve drawn it out of the holster?

A. Just take the holster out of your pocket and carefully slide your handgun back into the Shift Shell. Do not reholster your firearm while the holster is still in your pocket.

Q: Will my current holster work with this?

A. If you already have a ShapeShift holster, the Shift Shell from that holster is fully compatible with the Pocket Carry Expansion Pack. Our Cloak Series holsters are not compatible with the ShapeShift Pocket Holster.

Q: My gun isn’t available for the ShapeShift Series. What’s next?

A. Our Cloak Series is compatible with nearly 600 firearms. Unfortunately, there is no Cloak Series option for the Pocket Holster. But don’t worry! We’re adding more guns to our ShapeShift line all the time. Keep up to date with what guns are going to be added soon with the ShapeShift Release Calendar.

Q: What if I buy this holster and realize it’s not for me?

A. All of our holsters come with a 30-Day Test Drive. You have 30 days to return this holster for a refund or exchange for a different holster if it turns out that it’s not the right holster for you. This American-made holster is also fully covered by our Forever Warranty.

ShapeShift Hook & Loop Holster

ShapeShift Hook & Loop Holster


Q: How many Landing Pads come with the holster?

A. Three Landing Pads (the “loop” base) are included with the holster and the expansion pack, which gives you the ability to transfer your holster from place to place. But if you need additional mounting pads, you can purchase them individually.

Q: How do I maintain the hook and loop surfaces of my holster?

A. It is important to keep the “hook” surface of your holster as free of lint and debris as possible to ensure a successful bond between the hook and loop surfaces when pressed together.

Q: Is the VELCRO® brand hook and loop going to wear down and stop working?

A. We’ve tested the VELCRO® brand fasteners through thousands of holster removals, but in case anything happens, the holster base is covered by our Forever Warranty

Q: Will my current holster work with this?

A. If you already own an Alien Gear Holsters ShapeShift or Cloak Series holster, the shell from your holster is compatible with the corresponding expansion pack (i.e. if you have a ShapeShift holster, the ShapeShift shell will work with the ShapeShift Hook & Loop Expansion Pack. If you have a Cloak Series holster, the Cloak shell will work with the Cloak Hook & Loop Holster Base.)

Q: Where should I NOT mount my Hook & Loop Holster?

A. The mounting pads are made to stick to almost any hard, smooth surface. It’s not recommended to try sticking it to:

  • Fabric or soft surfaces
  • Dusty or dirty surfaces
  • Surfaces cleaned with oil-based cleaner
  • Surfaces that are uneven or textured

Q: Why isn’t my Landing Pad sticking to the surface I have selected?

A. There are substances, like popular upholstery cleaning or shining agents, that may affect the Landing Pads’ adhesive ability. Any oil or wax-based agents that have been applied to the prospective surface may compromise the adhesive abilities of the Landing Pad.

Q: My gun isn’t available for the ShapeShift series. Do I have any other options?

A. Definitely! We’re adding more guns to our ShapeShift line all the time, but in the meantime, you might have better luck with the Cloak Series. The Cloak Series is compatible with nearly 600 types of handguns. See if your gun is on our Gun List. You can also check out future ShapeShift offerings on our ShapeShift Release Calendar.

Q: Can I reuse or move the Landing Pad once it’s mounted?

A. It’s not recommended to try removing or reusing the mounting pad once it’s mounted, as the adhesive may become compromised.

Will the Landing Pads cause damage to the surface I put them on?

A. Depending on the material you attach the Landing Pads to, there is a chance that the industrial-strength adhesive will cause damage upon removal, as is the case with nearly all adhesives. After the adhesive has cured (24 hours after application) the Landing Pad will be very difficult to remove and/or reposition. Please heavily consider where the Landing Pad is placed before adhering it to the surface. Surfaces affected or blemished by the adhesive pad will not be covered by the holster's warranty.

Q: Can I draw my firearm from this holster when it’s mounted to a surface?

A. If it’s placed somewhere at a good enough angle for you to reach for your weapon safely with a full firing grip, you can absolutely draw your handgun from the holster while it’s mounted. As with any draw position, be sure that your finger is not on the trigger. It’s good to practice drawing from your holsters to form muscle memory—it’s helpful to not have to think about the motion if there’s an emergency.

Q: What if I receive this holster and realize it’s not for me?

A. All of our holsters, including this one, come with a 30-day Test Drive. You have 30 days to return this holster for a refund if you decide it isn’t for you.


Cloak Series Holster Questions

Q. What level of retention do the Cloak Series holsters come in?

A. The Cloak Series holsters all come with our adjustable retention to fit your preference. Unfortunately we do not offer active retention for these models. All Cloak Series holsters are level 1 retention. If you need a level 2 holster, the ShapeShift line-up offers multiple level 2 retention holsters with our thumb-release technology.

Q. What color options are available?

A. Our leather products (The Cloak Tuck Original and Cloak Slide) are offered in black, tan, and brown. And our other Cloak Series holsters come in black.

Q. Are the Cloak Series shells interchangeable?

A. With our universal hole patterns you can easily swap holster shells on your base. However, keep in mind that semi-automatic handguns and revolvers do utilized different hole patterns so they are not interchange-able.

**Note: Though all semi-auto bases are interchangeable, when carrying inside the waistband some firearms work best with a specific base size. To see the recommended base-size for your firearm follow these steps:

  1. Visit the Holster Shells Page
  2. Select you gun from the drop-down menu
  3. The best fit will be located right below the drop down after selecting a firearm.

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Cloak Tuck Original IWB Holster

Cloak Tuck Original IWB Holster


Q. How is the Cloak Tuck leather treated?

A. The Cloak Tuck IWB Holster is made with only the finest vegetable tanned, English bridle leather.

Q. How does the Cloak Tuck original compare to the Cloak Tuck 3.0?

A. The Cloak Tuck is a classic design of carry holster, for those who prefer a tried-and-true holster design. The 12-ounce leather backer is plush for great comfort but strong enough to last through a lifetime of service. The Cloak Tuck 3.0, however, uses a multi-layered holster base design for a more modern approach to concealed carry gear, though this comes at the cost of a thicker holster base.

Q. What is the break-in time of the Cloak Tuck Original?

A. The Cloak Tuck Original break-in time is roughly 2 weeks.

Cloak Tuck 3.5 IWB Holster

Cloak Tuck 3.5 IWB Holster


Q. What’s the difference between the Cloak Tuck 3.0 and 3.5?

A. We’ve made a number of upgrades between the 3.0 and 3.5. Here are just a few:

  • Breathable Coolvent Neoprene
  • Toolless holster clips - Zero hardware!
  • Edge bound to prevent snags, discomfort
  • Moisture-wicking technology
  • Slightly narrower footprint

Q. Can I upgrade my 3.0 to the 3.5?

A. Absolutely! If your 3.0 is within our 30-Day Test Drive, go to our returns/exchanges page and follow the directions to exchange. We only ask that you pay the difference between the two holsters.

Q. What type of retention does this holster offer?

A. The 3.5 offers a level 1 retention which is friction and gravity. This is reinforced by our spacers that you can loosen or tighten to your personal retention requirements. The shell of the 3.5 is molded to your specific firearm, and the back of your firearm lays against texturized Alien Skin material.

Q. Is this holster available for revolvers?

A. Not quite yet, but we are working on it right now! In the meantime, we holster a pretty hefty selection of revolvers with our Cloak Tuck 3.0 IWB! Find revolvers we holster here

Q. What type of holster clips are available for this product?

A. We have your choice of C, J, O and standard nylon clips available. Take your pick!

Does the new holster require Loctite?

A. Yes, we do recommend using Loctite on the 3.5, but with the new upgraded clips, you will only need it on the four screws on the shell.

Q. For warranty replacements, are we offering an upgrade?

A. For rare circumstances, we will consider this. Please give our friendly customer service a call to discuss what your options are at (208) 215-2046.

Q. Is it still going to work with the 3.0’s steel clips or leather loops?

A. Any clips of any type from the 3.0 Cloak Tuck IWB will not work with the 3.5. The clips of the 3.5 are a whole new design that do not require tools, screws or hardware for making cant and ride height adjustments.

Q. How much smaller is this holster exactly?

A. The 3.5 is smaller than the Cloak Tuck 3.0 IWB Holster, but slightly larger than the ShapeShift 4.0 IWB Holster.

Cloak Mod Paddle Holster

Cloak Mod Paddle Holster


What materials are the Cloak Mod OWB Paddle Holster made of?

A. The Cloak Mod OWB Holster has been built to withstand a lifetime of continued use. Its tenacious design begins with an all-new stainless steel flex plate, which provides the paddle holster with a great deal of strength and fortitude. The retention membrane, made of thermo elastomer, covers the flex plate and provides the Cloak Mod with more grip and retention. Its soft surface also protects your gun from damage and wear.

The curved paddle attachment is made of tough polypropylene and the rigid backer is made of nylon; two materials that will hold up to decades of hard use. The Cloak Mod’s retention shell covers your sidearm and also provides carriers with a means to adjust the retention to their gun. Simply tighten or loosen the shell’s screws to customize your retention. The thick OWB shell can also be swapped out in order to match the gun that you would like to carry.

Q. How should the Cloak Mod OWB Paddle Holster be carried?

A. The Cloak Mod OWB Holster can be worn at any position along the waistline, but most will chose to carry at the 3 o’clock position. It’s all up to you.

Q. Is the holster adjustable for cross-draw 9 o’clock carry?

A. Yes. For instructions on how you customize your Cloak Mod follow the directions provided on our How-to page.

Q. What is in the Parts Pack for the Cloak Mod?

A. The Cloak Mod Parts Pack comes stocked with the following parts:

  • Regular Parts Pack
  • Screws and spacers of assorted length for customizable holster retention
  • Allen Key
  • 2 Belt Slide Spacers in order to accommodate thicker belts
  • 2 Weld Nuts
  • 2 Cap Screws
  • 1 Belt Slide Attachment

Q. What are the benefits of using the Belt Slide Attachment?

A. If you’re looking for superior security, the slide attachment is your tool. Although the paddle itself comes complete with a secure retention lip, you may feel more comfortable by switching your paddle to the slide.

Q. What if I want the paddle and the belt slide carry?

A. The Cloak Mod comes with the paddle and belt slide attachment.

Q. Does the Cloak Mod OWB Holster come in tan?

A. To keep things sleek and tactical, we offer the Cloak Mod exclusively in black.

Q. What keeps the holster from riding up (especially when drawing)?

A. The retention lip on the inside of the paddle prevents the holster from moving around on you. Combined with a quality gun belt, the force of drawing will be distributed to your belt, which prevents the paddle holster from riding up.

Q. What are the pros and cons of OWB and Paddle Holsters?

A. The Paddle Holster is fast, effective and easy to use. It’s the type of gun holster you grab on your way out of the house and quickly slide inside your waistline. In the same regard, this OWB holster is capable of being even more secure if you choose to wear it using the slide attachment provided in the parts pack.

Q. If you only wear a belt on occasion, is the Paddle Holster a good fit?

A. We recommend that the Paddle Holster be worn with a proper gun belt to give your firearm the security and stability it requires.

Cloak Belt Holster

Cloak Belt Holster


Q. Is the holster cant adjustable?

A. No, the cant on the Belt Holster is not adjustable and it has a vertical cant.

Q. Is the retention adjustable?

A. Yes! The retention can be adjusted by using longer, or shorter, screws and spacers which will be included with your holster.

Q. What type of retention does this holster offer?

A. The Belt Holster offers a level 1 retention which is friction and gravity. This is reinforced by our spacers that you can loosen or tighten to your personal retention requirements. The shell of the Belt Holster is molded to your firearm, and the back of your firearm lays against texturized Alien Skin material.

Q. Is this concealable?

A. Yes, the holster is designed to ride on your belt and sit snugly against your body for the slimmest profile, highest security, and most concealability!

Q. What width of belts are accepted?

A. The Cloak Belt Holster accepts belts up to 1.75" wide!

Q. How is this different from the Cloak Slide?

A. The Cloak Slide is a leather-based holster which uses our hard outer Cloak series shells. The Cloak Belt Holster uses CoolVent Neoprene on the inside of the base to provide airflow and moisture wicking, is completely edge-bound, has a spring-steel core so that the holster remains rigid, yet flexible, and uses injection molded belt loops. It also has an added, padded, combat cut to keep the beavertail of the firearm from rubbing against your body!

Q. Is this holster available for my revolver?

A. Not quite yet, but we are working on it right now! In the meantime, we holster a pretty hefty selection of revolvers with our Cloak Slide OWB! Find your revolver here

Q. Can I use this with my ShapeShift Shell?

A. No, this holster is an addition to our Cloak Series holster line up. The shells are made out of hand-pressed Boltaron and mount to the holster base with 4 screws.

Q. Can I upgrade my Cloak Slide to the Cloak Belt Holster?

A. Absolutely! If your Cloak Slide is within our 30-Day Test Drive, go to our Returns & Exchanges section and follow the directions to exchange. We only ask that you pay the difference between the two holsters.

Q. For warranty replacements, are we offering an upgrade?

A. For rare circumstances we will consider this. Please give our friendly Customer Service a call to discuss what your options are at (208) 215-2046

Q. Does this holster require Loctite?

A. Yes, we do recommend using Loctite on your retention screws on your shell once you have adjusted the retention to your liking.

Q. Does the Cloak Belt Holster come in tan?

A. To keep things sleek and tactical, you can have the Belt Holster in any color you want so long as it is black.

Cloak Slide OWB Holster

Cloak Slide OWB Holster


Q. Is the holster cant adjustable?

A. The holster cant on the Cloak Slide is not adjustable. It is set at a vertical cant.

Q. Is this concealable?

A. Absolutely! The OWB slide is crafted to ride close to the body offering security and concealability. Just drape a jacket over your Cloak Slide, and you are good to go!

Q. Are leather loops the only option?

A. The Cloak Slide OWB Holster features adjustable leather loops. Unlike many other OWB holsters, which are often stitch-reinforced holes in a leather holster, the Cloak Slide's leather loops can be tightened or loosened as the user desires, further enhancing the security of carry.

Cloak Mag Carrier

Cloak Mag Carrier


What makes this mag carrier so special?

A. Our Cloak Mag carrier is crafted to offer the best mag carrier features available! Designed with what looks like Alien technology, the Cloak Mag Carrier is capable of being worn openly (OWB) or concealed (IWB). It also offers customizable retention and 360 positioning to those looking to personalize their carry.

What’s included in my Cloak Mag Carrier order?

A. Your order will include the following components:

  • X1 Magazine Bucket
  • X1 Tuckable Belt Clip (Exclusibely for IWB Magazine Carry)
  • X1 Wide Belt Clip (OWB or IWB Compatible)
  • X1 Allen Key For Retention Adjustment
  • X1 Neoprene Backer for IWB Carry

Double Cloak Mag Carrier Components:

  • X2 IWB Backers
  • X2 Tuckable IWB Belt Clips
  • X2 Wide Belt Clips (OWB or IWB Compatible)
  • X1 Double Mag Attachment
  • X1 Paddle Attachment
  • X1 Allen Key
  • X1 Belt Slide Attachment
  • X4 Weld Nuts
  • X4 Cap Screws

Q. Will this magazine holster fit my mag?

A. The Cloak Mag Carrier is available for the following calibers:

  • .380 Auto / 32 ACP Single Stack
  • 9mm / .40 Caliber Single Stack (Special exception! The Glock 42 .380 Auto fits in this category)
  • 45 ACP / 10mm Single Stack
  • 9mm / .40 Caliber Double Stack
  • 45 ACP / 10mm Double Stack

Q. Do you have a double magazine holster?

A. We do indeed! Purchase the Double Cloak Mag Carrier, and you'll have the ability to open or conceal carry two magazines at a time!

Q. Are there any discounts associated with these mag carriers?

A. Yes! Bundle either the single or double mag carrier with any holster we offer and save $6 off your order!

Q. Is this mag carrier adjustable?

A.Yes! The Cloak Mag Carrier is equipped with adjustable cant (angle) and retention. It is also capable of being worn inside-the-waistband (IWB) or outside-the waistband (OWB).

Q. Is it waterproof?

A. You bet. The Cloak Mag Carrier is fully water and sweat-proof.

Q. What is it made of?

A. The Cloak Mag Carrier is made with a premium engineered polymer and includes a neoprene backer for concealed carry.

Q. Can you interchange Mag Buckets with the IWB Neoprene Backer?

A. It depends. The .380 Auto is the smallest backer we offer. The next step up is compatible with the 9 mm and .40 caliber single stacks. And the largest backer we offer carries 10 mm and .45 double stacks.

Q. Is the Cloak Mag Carrier compatible with MOLLE/PALS tactical webbing?

A. We now offer an option purchase a MOLLE Adapter when you are purchasing your Double Cloak Mag Carrier. This MOLLE Adapter will work with all standard PALS webbing.

Q. How can I wear the Double Cloak Mag Carrier?

A. The Double Cloak Mag Carrier is capable of being worn inside-the-waistband (IWB) or outside-the-waistband (OWB). To carry OWB, every order includes a paddle and belt slide attachment. With these durable magazine holster attachments, you can open carry two spare magazines together.

To carry IWB, the Double Cloak Mag Carrier includes two separate neoprene backers, allowing you to conceal carry two magazines separately.

Q. What dimensions are the Magazine Buckets?

A. Our magazine holster buckets range from 2.82" tall, 1.48" wide to 3.20" tall, 1.86" wide depending on your caliber and magazine thickness.

Sport Tuck Belly Band Holster

Sport Tuck Belly Band Holster


Q. How does this system work?

A. The Sport Tuck Belly Band Holster works with our Cloak Tuck IWB, Cloak Tuck 3.5 IWB Holster, and the ShapeShift 4.0 IWB Holster. The band has loops sewn inside that all of our standard clips will attach to. NOTE: Will not work with C, J or O clips.

Q. What is a Belly Band Holster?

A. A Belly Band Holster is a flexible band meant to be worn around the midsection (belly) part of the body. This holster accessory will allow you to wear your Cloak Tuck or ShapeShift 4.0 IWB holster without a belt. It was designed with your active lifestyle in mind.

Q. Can I use the Sport Tuck with my existing IWB holster?

A. Absolutely! The Sport Tuck is specially designed to work with the standard nylon clips and black steel clips on all our IWB holsters. It can be purchased along with a full holster or purchased by itself to use with an existing holster.

Q. What type of retention does this holster offer?

A. This belly band holster holds up an IWB holster to the same degree as a concealed carry belt. Our IWB holsters all offer Level I retention.

Q. Is this holster available for revolvers?

A. Yes! The Cloak Tuck 3.0 IWB for revolvers and Cloak Tuck IWB for revolvers can be used with the Sport Tuck if they are outfitted with the standard nylon clips or the black steel clips.

Q. Can I use this with my ShapeShift Appendix Carry Holster?

A. The Sport Tuck Belly Band is not intended for use with our Appendix Holster as the single clip does not result in the most stable carry platform if used with the Sport Tuck.

Q. What if I’m not happy with my purchase?

A. There is no such thing with Alien Gear Holsters! Just kidding— that’s why we have a 30-Day Test Drive! If you are not completely satisfied with the Sport Tuck Belly Band, send it back inside the 30-Day Test Drive and we will issue you a refund minus S&H.

Q. Is this holster backed by a warranty?

A. Yes of course, the Sport Tuck Belly Band Holster offers a One-year warranty, 30-Day Test Drive.

What if I have more questions?

A. Keep em’ coming! Give our friendly customer service a call at (208) 215-2046 and they will answer all your questions!

Is it still going to work with the 3.0’s Steel clips or leather loops?

A. Yes and no. The black steel clips will work like a charm with the Sport Tuck Belly Band Holster! However, the leather loops will not work due to the way the band is designed to carry the holster.

Q. What sizes are available?

A. The Sport Tuck Belly Band is available in 3 different sizes ranging from 30 inches all the way up to 55 inches!

Q. What is the band made of?

A. The Sport Tuck utilizes the same high-quality materials used in our holsters! The backing is made of our perforated CoolVent neoprene. The holster band is lined with ballistic nylon, and the edges are fully bound with soft fabric for maximum comfort!"


Extras Q&A

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Cloak Dock Holster Mounts

Cloak Dock Holster Mounts


Q. Which holsters can be used with the Cloak Dock IWB/OWB?

A. Each Cloak Dock Holster Mount is designed exclusively for Alien Gear Holsters. The Cloak Dock IWB can be paired with our Cloak Tuck 3.5 IWB, .

Q. What is the Cloak Dock IWB/OWB made of?

A. Our holster mounts are made of premium engineered polymer, which is both resilient to wear and impressively durable.

Q. Where should I NOT mount my Cloak Dock IWB/OWB?

A. The Cloak Dock is designed to be mounted onto a structurally sound surface. The stronger the material, the better. Also be sure to mount the Cloak Dock in a safe and child free location.

Q. What type of colors are offered?

A. The Cloak Dock IWB/OWB is available exclusively in black.

Q. Is the Cloak Dock IWB/OWB customizable?

A. Cloak Dock OWB: We've made it possible for you to adjust your Cloak Dock Holster Mounting System to better suit your personal preference. By flipping the center bar on your Cloak Dock, you can position your Cloak Mod Holster either shell side out or paddle side out from any given surface. This all comes down to personal preference and how you'd like to draw your gun.

Secondly, the Cloak Dock is designed with custom depth positioning. This feature allows you to position your holster and gun closer or further away from the mounting surface. For thicker guns, you may want to use the furthest out mounting option. Again, this customization comes down to your personal preference.

Note: When using the "Shell Side Out" configuration, you must position the docking bar furthest out from your mounting surface. This will allow the paddle holster attachment to fit between the mounting surface and the docking bar. Continue reading at: https://aliengearholsters.com/cloak-dock-faq

Cloak Dock IWB: Your Cloak Dock IWB can be mounted to wood, dry wall, sheet metal and plastic. This holster accessory is also capable of accommodating your preferred ride height and cant. Please note, your holster clips must be parallel to one another.

Q. Are there any discounts available for the Cloak Dock IWB/OWB?

A. Cloak Dock OWB: You bet! For added saving, bundle your Cloak Dock OWB with a Cloak Mod OWB Holster and save $4.88 off the price of the holster mount. When ordered together, this holster and accessory are available for just $57.88.

Cloak Dock IWB: Of course! For added saving, bundle up your Cloak Dock IWB with a Cloak Tuck IWB Holster (Original or 3.0) and save $4.00 off the price of the IWB holster mount. When ordered together, this holster and accessory are available for just $37.76 - $51.76.

Q. What size is the Cloak Dock IWB/OWB?

A. Cloak Dock OWB: When fully assembled, this accessory is 6" long, 2.5" deep, and 1 ¾" tall.

Cloak Dock IWB: There are two brackets measuring approximately ¾" deep X 2 ¾" wide X 1 5/8" long.. Continue reading at: https://aliengearholsters.com/cloak-dock-faq

Q. Does this discount apply to the 2 Holster Combo?

A. Yes! If you add a Cloak Mod and/or Cloak Tuck as part of your 2 Holster Combo, you will receive the discount on your Cloak Dock Holster Mount.

Q. Is this discount available for those who already own a Cloak Mod OWB or Cloak Tuck IWB Holster?

A. Definitely. We would be happy to extend this discount to those who've already purchased a Cloak Mod OWB Holster or any holster within our Cloak Tuck Series. To receive these savings, please contact our customer service team at (208) 215-2046. We're available Monday - Friday 5am - 8pm PST, or Saturday - Sunday 9:30am - 6pm PST.

Holster Clips

Holster Clips


Q. What are the benefits of nylon over steel clips?

A. Our nylon clips have been engineered to last a lifetime without warping over time. This ensures that you are able to carry securely for the years to come.

Q. Will my 3.0 clips work with the ShapeShift?

A. No. Due to the tool-less nature of the ShapeShift modular holster system, it uses differently engineered clips in order to allow ride height customization without any hardware.

Q. What are C, J, and O clips?

A. C Clips are clips engineered to wrap around only the top and bottom of the belt for the perfect blend of concealability and security.

J Clips catch on the bottom of the belt while minimizing the amount of visible holster clip increasing concealability.

O Clips offer the highest amount of security by wrapping around the belt completely.

Q. What are leather loops?

A. A. Leather loops are similar to "O" Clips and wrap around the entire belt to increase security while carrying.

Gift Cards

Gift Cards


Q. How do I check my balance?

A. Checking your Alien Gear Holsters gift card balance is as easy as filling in the your cards information. If you have further questions, please call (208) 215-2046.

Q. What if I have a remaining balance on my card?

A. Any balance left on the card cannot be refunded. However, you can apply the remaining balance towards any future holster purchases or other concealed carry gear.

Q. What is the shipping time?

A. Shipping time via USPS is free and can ship in as little as 2 business days - this can vary during peak holiday mail times.

Q. When someone buys an Alien Gear Holster or other products with their gift card, what is the wait time?

A. The wait time is the same as if you were using a regular form of payment.

Q. Can I buy an Alien Gear Holster Gift Card and have you send it to someone else?

A. We can ship Gift Cards to all 50 states, DC, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands, along with Military oversea locations.

Q. Return Policy and Product Exceptions

A. Alien Gear Holsters Gift Cards are not returnable and cannot be redeemed or exchanged for cash (unless required by law), check or credit.

Q. Does my gift card expire?

A. Your Gift Card will not expire. If several years pass without use, and the code on the back is not working, please call Alien Gear Holsters’ customer service at (208) 215-2046.


Rapid Force Duty Holster FAQ

Q. What level of retention holster is the Rapid Force? Level 2 or Level 3?

A. The Rapid Force can be configured as either a Level 2 or Level 3 retention holster. The holster has adjustable passive retention with one or two active retention devices, depending on your preference or need. Order the retention level that's appropriate for you.

Q. Is passive retention adjustable on the Rapid Force Duty Holster?

A. Yes, the passive retention on the Rapid Force Duty Holster can be adjusted.

Q. How do I adjust the passive retention on the Rapid Force Duty Holster?

A. If you look at the muzzle end of the holster, you'll notice a small screw just above the slide. That's the passive retention adjustment screw. Loosen or tighten until you've found the setting you prefer. You'll also notice a setting indicator on the top of the holster, which shows you how loose or tight the passive retention has been set.

Q. What size of belt will work with the Rapid Force?

A. The Rapid Force holster will work with any belt width up to 3 inches. There will also be belt attachments designed for use with standard belts, as well as those for use with duty belts, including Paddle and Drop Leg carry positions.

Q. Can I adjust the cant?

A. Yes! The Rapid Force can be canted 7.5 degrees forward or back, by adjusting the cap screws that attach the holster to the belt attachment.

Q. Can I change the ride height of the Rapid Force Duty Holster?

A. The Rapid Force Duty Holster is not adjustable for ride height. Instead, we have belt attachments of different sizes, customized for your preference, including low, standard and high ride heights.

Q. I'm not a police officer. Can I still order a Rapid Force holster?

A. Yes you can! Many people who open carry, or people who shoot competitively in an event requiring a retention holster, purchase duty holsters for their own use. We're happy to provide you with a holster for such uses.

Q. What is the Rapid Force made of?

A. The Rapid Force Duty Holster is made using a high-strength proprietary polymer blend. It is much stronger than the typical polymer used to make most holsters.

Q. What does the Rapid Force Duty Holster come with? What if the controls are too large or small?

A. The Rapid Force includes the following:

  • 3 sizes of thumb buttons for active retention controls (S,M,L)
  • One belt slide attachment of your choice (choose from low, standard or high ride heights)
  • The holster in standard or basket weave finish
  • Optional MRDS hood

You can also add additional belt attachments and the Rapid Force Quick Disconnect system to your order as well.

Q. How do I know if I have the right ride height or control button size?

A. This is entirely due to personal preference. If you find your holster seems to be riding too high or low, or if the control buttons feel too small or large, you should probably change the belt attachment to a different ride height and/or switch to the smaller control button size.

Q. How do I change the active retention control buttons?

A. If you look at the control buttons, you'll notice two cap screws attaching them to the Gross Motor Response control unit. You'll need to remove the belt attachment to get access, by releasing the holster from the quick-release attachment or unbolting the belt attachment. Loosen the two cap screws and install the button size of your choice.

We recommend you use the same size of buttons for both retention devices. If you install a small size thumb swipe lever, you'll typically get the best use by installing the small size push button, as well.

Q. If I don't like the Rapid Force, can I return it?

A. Yes, the Rapid Force holster comes with a 30-Day Field Test trial period. You can return the holster during this period for a refund.

Q. What sort of warranty does the Rapid Force come with?

A. The Rapid Force comes backed by a 1-year warranty against any defects in manufacturing or materials.

Q. Why only a 1-year warranty? Doesn't Alien Gear Holsters normally warranty holsters for life?

A. On many of our other products, we would! The Rapid Force Duty Holster is different, as this holster has been designed with field use by law enforcement personnel in mind; holsters, like much of their other gear, gets periodically or on an as-needed basis, replaced. We cannot cover any damage from normal use and damage sustained while carrying with this product, as a concealed carry holster isn't typically subjected to the same stresses.

Q. Will the Rapid Force Duty Holster work with suppressor-height (raised) sights?

A. Most raised sights should work with the Rapid Force Duty Holster, but please be aware it may not be compatible with all aftermarket sights.

Q. Can I use a weapon-mounted laser or light with the Rapid Force Duty Holster?

A. Yes, the Rapid Force Duty Holster can be ordered for use with a weapon-mounted laser or light attachment. Please check the list of compatible light options to ensure your configuration will work with our holster prior to purchase. If you have questions, we are happy to help you confirm fitment via live chat or over the phone at (208) 215-2046 prior to checkout.

Q. What MRDS systems will the Rapid Force holster accommodate?

A. The Rapid Force Duty Holster will accommodate the MRDS systems listed below. Please note: this list is subject to change over time. Visit our product page for a current list of all compatible attachments.

  • Leupold DeltaPoint Pro
  • Vortex Venom
  • Vortex Viper
  • Burris FastFire 2
  • Burris FastFire 3
  • Sig Sauer ROMEO1
  • Trijicon RMR
  • Trijicon RMR Type 2
  • Trijicon RMR Dual Illuminated
  • Holosun Hs507c
  • Holosun Hs407c
  • Meopta MeoSight III
  • Meopta MeoRed
  • EoTech Mini Red Dot
  • Noblex DocterSight II
  • Noblex DocterSight II Plus
  • Noblex DocterSight III

Q. Which weapon lights is the Rapid Force holster compatible with?

A. The Rapid Force Duty Holster can be ordered for a pistol with a weapon-mounted light if you prefer. The holster will accommodate the following lights below. Please note: this list is subject to change over time. Visit our product page for a current list of all compatible attachments.

  • Streamlight TLR-1
  • Streamlight TLR-1s
  • Streamlight TLR-1HL
  • Insight Technology M3
  • Surefire X300
  • Inforce APL
  • Olight PL-2 Valkyrie
  • Olight PL-Mini Valkyrie

Q. Will the Rapid Force still work if I have to take off my weapon light?

A. If you have to detach your weapon-mounted light for whatever reason, the holster will still work. However, removing the light will impact how it draws and is inserted into the holster.

Q. How does the Rapid Force attach to the belt?

A. The best method of attaching the holster to the belt is to loosen the belt attachment cap screws and slide the belt through the slots. Once you've found the right location, tighten the cap screws.

Q. Is there a paddle attachment so I can use the Rapid Force as a paddle holster?

A. Yes! A paddle attachment is available for the Rapid Force Duty Holster. Please be aware, however, that the paddle attachment will not work with duty belts; you have to use a standard-size belt (up to 1-¾") with the paddle attachment.

Q. What guns will the Rapid Force be available for?

A. The first release will be for Glock 17, 19, 22 and 23 pistols. After the initial release will be Rapid Force Duty Holsters for the Sig Sauer P320 Full Size and Compact models, then Smith and Wesson M&P9 and M&P40 pistols (4.25-inch barrel) after that. The fourth wave will be Sig Sauer P226, Glock 20 and 21 pistols. Please note: this list is subject to change over time. Visit our product page for a current list of all compatible firearms.

Q. Will updates be available for new guns available for the Rapid Force holster?

A. Yes, please sign up for our email list for updates on our latest releases.

Q. Can I upgrade my current Alien Gear holster to the Rapid Force?

A. Unfortunately, no. You will have to purchase the Rapid Force on its own, as it is not eligible for an upgrade. If you return a holster within the trial period window, you may be able to pay the difference between the holster you purchased and the Rapid Force, however.

Q. Can the Rapid Force Duty Holster be modified without voiding the warranty?

A. No, any modifications besides the normal adjustments and attachment systems will void the warranty.

Q. If I order a Rapid Force for use with a weapon-mounted light or laser, will the holster work without the light/laser attached?

A. The Rapid Force holster can be ordered for pistols with and without a weapon-mounted light. Each is intended to be used as such. For the best function, we recommend you use the holster for the pistol configuration that the holster is made for. If you attach a light to your pistol, we recommend you order the light-bearing model of holster and only use it when a light is attached.