Alien Gear Holster Reviews
Rated 4.16 out of 5 stars. Based on 7099 reviews
This thing rocks! by Shawn on 06/18/2017
First time carrying concealed, so definitely getting used to this. But the quality is amazing. It's comfortable; even more with a shirt tucked between the holster and bare skin, I barely notice it. I'm confident the polymer shell will protect my trigger. While I've chosen IWB, I love the different options this gives me. So far (day 2) I've carried unloaded, but once I make the jump to loaded, I'm confident this holster won't let me down.
Fit and finish 2nd to none by Yukon58 on 06/28/2015
I have several AlienGear IWB Cloak Tuck 3.5s that I wear with mostly Glocks. I carry at any given time the G30 .45 acp comfortably as well as the G19M, G26 & G27. The fit and finish make this more comfortable for extended periods of time. I’ve worn other copycats and AlienGear is 2nd to no one making IWBs in today’s market. The value is great for these quality holsters.
a great holster by tiger 855 on 06/26/2019
I purchased this shoulder holster for my S&W M&P Compact 40. Carrying a pistol this large, concealed isn't easy. It's bulky and heavy being it's a double stack magazine pistol. A a bit of experimentation, I finally came up with a good fit that allows me to wear it without wearing a jacket. I had to buy some shirts that were one size bigger than I normally wear, dark colored pattern to breakup any visible outline. I've worn the shoulder holster with just a shirt and nobody noticed that I was carrying concealed, even when asked. I own several Alien gear holsters in different configurations and styles. The Shape Shift is a favorite of mine. Thanks, Aliengear.
Excellent holster by Dalton on 06/28/2015
Excellent holster feels a lot better than the one that I received before. This one has EVERYTHING the other didn't. The gun is better centered, the U against the slide is higher then the other. No scratches in the shell. I LOVE THE 3.5 CLOAK TUCK FOR MY IWB HOLSTER.
5 out of 5 by Tim H. on 12/20/2019
Great fitment and ease of operation. It's like it's a custom fit for my gun. Awesome workmanship.
Cream of the Crop by Lord_Lucid on 12/01/2016
Easy to trust; easy to adjust. This is easily the most versatile and user friendly mag carrier I've tested after tons of research. There's even a little allen wrench built into the back of the unclippable bucket to make adjustments on the fly.
Well made and fast by Verified Customer on 12/20/2019
Made very well and just makes sense. The spring loaded drop hood is very nice and makes for a fast draw
Fast draw and great fitment by Pennsylvania State Constable on 12/20/2019
All my streamlights short and long fit and lock in solid. Red dot cover is awesome and completely covers and protects the red dot. Draw is fast and easy and reholster locks in smooth and easy. Hoping for a quick belt release soon and holster for my Sig P320 XCompact. It's a little slower reholstering without a light attached on gun, but it just takes a little getting used to holstering without light but that is a great feature with or without light.
Highly customizable by US Postal Inspector - R.V. on 12/20/2019
Sturdy construction, and I like that the holster is highly customizable once I received the holster. I also like how the holster will accept multiple types of lights, which for me makes it a holster I will keep for a long time, and how it will hold the gun without a light. However, a guard protecting the release mechanism for level 2 would be nice, but for my use as an occasional raid holster as opposed to a daily duty holster I can overlook that.
Light but secure by Officer Johnson on 12/20/2019
My favorite part of the Rapid Force Duty Holster is that the holster doesn
Very well-made, robust by Thomas (Former Military) on 12/20/2019
My favorite aspect of the Rapid Force Duty Holster is the overall quality of the materials and attention to detail in build quality. It's a very well-made, robust holster. As for my least favorite aspect of the holster, the only issue I had was mounting it to a MOLLE belt.
Smooth Draw. by Andy P. on 12/20/2019
Gross motor response system makes drawing very smooth, and when I need it, I can trust that when I am responding to a call, it will constantly be ready to be drawn. The build quality is amazing, and it fits my Glock 17 Gen 5 like a glove. The screws and nuts are secure and it is very easy to adjust the positions. However, there isn't a quick detach release system available at the moment. I know y'all are still working on that. Because it's polymer, it does scratch the firearm a little bit.
Very intuitive by Bill J. on 12/20/2019
I have found it very intuitive to use. Even my wife who never wants to really train found it simple to learn and draw from. That said, I wish the muzzle port was cut out or had some what of an open design to fit compensators through it.
Absolutely love it by Dana S. on 12/20/2019
My favorite aspect of the Rapid Force Duty Holster is the quick button release with secondary retention even after the hood is opened. I absolutely love my holster, and it's a fraction of the cost of the competition! Everyone that sees my holster is amazed and asks me where they can get their own. This holster is worth every penny! This is not a complaint per say, but I wish it could hold a wider variety of attachments. I have an Olight Baldr 1350 attachment but it won't fit into my holster because of the small laser attachment at the bottom I can only use my Surefire X300U which fits like a glove but just wish it was a tad bigger to fit the Olight model, since it's so much easier to use.
Superior Draw by Deputy King on 12/20/2019
Draw from this level 3 holster is far superior to the competition's holster. However, it was too tight with a Sig Romeo 1 Pro that had the extra shroud placed around it. I had to file down some of the hood so it would disengage easier due to rubbing.
Wide variety of lights by Phil A. on 12/20/2019
This holster functions well with a wide variety of weapon lights, a fantastic feature compared to light-specific holsters of comparable cost. The customizable release button/levers are very nice for getting the proper fit for the user's hand size. A good, solid overall system. However, I've found that the button/lever release mechanisms are a little finicky, and feel there is a less than favorable amount of friction as the thumb slides across the button to the engage the lever.
Fastest holster ever used. by Patrol Officer Alan on 12/20/2019
This is the fastest holster I have ever used! With that being said, the nuts holding the screws keep falling off and I can't find replacements at ACE Hardware, so I use a dremel and cut off screws at home and use electrical tape to hold them.
5 out of 5 by Officer Summers on 12/20/2019
The Rapid Force Duty Holster has great customization, looks, and functionality. The only downside I've found to the holster was that the iron sights I have for my Leupold optic were too tall so I had to grind out the inside of the holster. But that could just be the sights I got.
Fluid, very quick draw! by Police Officer Scott H. on 12/20/2019
The transition from the initial thumb break button to the second weapon release button is fluid, well thought out, makes for a very quick draw! My least favorite aspect is that there is no flange or widening at the top of the holster to accommodate re-holstering the weapon. Even with repeated practice draws it takes precision, with little room for error, to re-holster your weapon.
Natural draw by Corporal Gibb on 12/20/2019
The Rapid Force Duty Holster allows use of most any WML for my duty Glock. Much more natural draw than issued competitor holster. Only complaint would be tighter lock open of the hood (less wiggle) when holster is empty.
Fit and Function by Daniel C on 12/20/2019
I like the fit and function of the holster. But, I wish it was enclosed instead of open on the muzzle end. I also would have liked it to come with the equipment to change the ride heights.
Good ride height and retention, need another belt. by Officer M. Olsey on 12/20/2019
I like the high ride and the retention level of the Rapid Force Duty Holster. However, I am wearing this on a trouser belt and not a duty belt. With it right against my hip the hard plastic was pushing into my hip bone. Also, it would be awesome if there was some sort of removal spacer to make it so the slack from belt widths (1.5 inches to 2.25 inches) is more snug.
All Around Great by Verified Customer on 12/20/2019
All around great holster, mainly made to fit my red dot but it is kind of heavy
Custom retention, high ride not the best by Verified Customer on 12/20/2019
My favorite part is the customized retention release features but the high carry position is not the best with my outer vest.