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Alien Gear Holsters Releases New Cloak Tuck 3.0: Concealed Nation Edition

aliengearconcealednationIn response to winning Concealed Nation’s 2016 “Best Holster in the History of Ever” reader poll, Alien Gear Holsters teamed up with the concealed carry website powerhouse to deliver the all-new Cloak Tuck 3.0: Concealed Nation Edition.

Sporting a brand new look, the Cloak Tuck 3.0: Concealed Nation Edition comes as a product of a dual collaboration between both brands.

During the online poll, Alien Gear Holsters won several titles from Concealed Nation’s readers, including the highest in gun holster comfort, holster utilization, repeat business and affordability rates.

For Customer Service Team Leader Maxwell Wiener, the opportunity to connect with such a highly regarded concealed carry website is an exciting time for both brands.

“We are super excited to be recognized and partnered with Concealed Nation,” Wiener said. “It feels great knowing a product like our Cloak Tuck 3.0 has provided safety, comfort, and peace of mind to so many.”

Concealed Nation’s Brandon Curtis is also excited to offer customers a concealed carry holster.

“This partnership with Alien Gear Holsters to create these dual-branded holsters is something that we have been excited about for a while now,” Curtis said. “Paring these two companies for this project seems like a natural way to bring the brands closer together, and we hope to see positive feedback from both communities. We are happy to continue work with the great folks at Alien Gear Holsters, and are excited to promote responsible concealed carry together with these new holsters.”

Alien Gear Holster and Concealed Nation fans can order this special edition Alien Gear IWB Holster here.

Alien Gear Rolls Out New Cloak Mod OWB Paddle Holster

SHOT_6458The GunLink team has been enjoying Alien Gear’s holsters since we bought our first one shortly after they went on sale and have been wearing them almost exclusively as our primary holsters.  Colder winter months, however, as well as different kinds of dress and situations occasionally alter my carry methods from my favorite old Cloak Tuck 1.0 IWB to an OWB holster.  While I don’t prefer it in a lot of situations, especially in the hot shorts-and-tshirt months, I do like the convenience and ease of access (and not having to wear over-sized pants) afforded by OWB carry.  That is why I was excited to see the latest new product coming out of the Alien Gear workshop at January’s SHOT Show:  a new modular OWB paddle holster.

This cool, versatile holster has now moved from vaporware to CCW-wear with the official roll-out of the new holster.  I look forward to getting one to try out for myself.  The official announcement of the new model is below.   Continue reading

Low Profile UltiClip Offers Deep Concealment, Improved Retention

IMG_3920In their recent press release, Florida-based Ulticlip claimed that they intended to “bring concealed carry into the 21st Century.”  As far as we can tell, they’ve done a pretty good job of modernizing one of the integral components of many holsters:  the belt clip.  Check that.  Calling it a “belt clip” might not be all that accurate since the Ulticlip allows something somewhat uncommon:  CCW without a belt.

Company owner Randall Darby sent over some of his Ulticlips to check out, so we gave them a try on a few different holster types.  UltiClips are designed to work with a variety of holster designs.  Basically, if your holster has belt clips that attach by a screw or fit through a sleeve, the Ulticlip will likely work with it.  Paddle style holsters and pocket holsters without clip might be able to be cobbled up to work with the Ulticlip but, by their nature, they probably won’t work as designed.

IMG_3938We did most of our testing on our EDC IWB rigs from Alien Gear and N82 Tactical.  Our N82 testing was done on the Pro model holsters; although the Original and Original Tuckable models use a clip that fits into a leather sleeve with a notch for the rib to stick out of, the sleeve is too tight for the Ulticlip rib to fit through.  We also took the Ulticlips for a spin on a couple other styles of holsters and let some gun-buddies try them out on their holsters to get opinions.

The Ulticlip makers claim three main benefits of the upgraded belt clip:  “ultimate retention, ultimate concealment, and ultimate versatility.”  Let’s take a look at how they do in reaching these three goals.   Continue reading

Latest Alien Gear Holster Chosen as American Rifleman Editor’s Choice

cloak-tuck-3.0-whiteGunLink has reviewed a number of Alien Gear holsters and accessories, including the original Cloak Tuck IWB holster and the updated Cloak Tuck 2.0 model and clip options.  Now, their latest offering, the Cloak Tuck 3.0 line of holsters has been honored by the NRA’s American Rifleman editors.

American Rifleman has named the Cloak Tuck 3.0 concealed carry holster an Editor’s Choice for IWB holsters. According to Managing Editor Joseph L. Kurtenbach, Alien Gear Holsters has improved on the design of the Cloak Tuck Series after launching their third generation of concealed carry holsters.

After testing out the Cloak Tuck 3.0 for two months with several guns, Kurtenbach was impressed by a variety of elements that this inside the waistband holster had to offer.

“[I] was impressed by its comfort, concealment and ease of carry, regardless of the pistol’s weight.”

The NRA’s managing editor explained that Alien Gear Holsters has evolved the IWB holster to better suit the needs of concealed carriers.

“Alien Gear did not invent the winged IWB handgun holster, but the Idaho-based company’s Cloak Tuck 3.0 has evolved the design in terms of construction, comfort and value,” Kurtenbach said.

Kurtenbach tributes the quality of the Cloak Tuck 3.0 gun holster to a Continue reading

Ulticlip Says They are Bringing Concealed Carry into the 21st Century

Ulticlip-concealed(Chicago, IL)  Ulticlip was designed out of necessity. There were no viable options on the market that provided ease of carry, concealment, unprecedented holster retention, and versatility in one product.  Based on more than a decade of concealed carry experience, Ulticlip sought to address issues concerned with carrying a firearm.  Ulticlip has met that need!

Ulticlip’s patent pending design replaces current holster clips, allowing firearm owners to carry with better retention, a smaller footprint for increased concealment, as well as maximum versatility.  It can be worn with or without a belt and securely clipped in a backpack or purse.  Ulticlip’s design gives the firearm owner options that the standard holster clip has not allowed in the past.

Ulticlip is proudly made in the USA and was brought to market in May of 2015.  Ulticlip has acquired the praises of firearm owners from Japan, the Caribbean, South Africa, Europe, and across the USA.  Satisfied customers have said, “Why didn’t someone think of this sooner,” and “This is the product that I have been waiting for!”  A great product and outstanding customer service is the ultimate goal of Ulticlip.

Ulticlip-BeltRandall Darby, a life-long firearm owner, is the president and designer of Ulticlip.  He has worked as a full-time Missionary for over 20 years.  Randall states, “Exceeding our desire to make a quality product is our vision to make a difference in this world.  Ulticlip is a Christian run business.  We believe that real change starts in the heart of man.  For that reason Ulticlip gives a portion of the profit from each clip sold, to faith-based charities.”

For more information and video demonstrations, go to ulticlip.com and watch for a review of the Ulticlip on GunLink coming soon!

Alien Gear Holsters Surpasses 500 Model Milestone

Company Now Offers More Than 500 Custom Molded Holster Shells

Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 2.0(Hayden, ID) Alien Gear Holsters, the most comfortable and concealable holsters on the planet, now offers over 500 gun holster options to carriers. From the popular Glock 43 holster to the notorious 1911 holster, this Idaho-based company has grown from just 250 gun holsters to over 500 different handgun holster types in less than two years. Alien Gear Holsters has grown at a phenomenal rate because of the quality and affordability the company offers to the concealed carry community.

Every custom molded holster shell is a part of a universal shell system. This allows anyone with an Alien Gear Holster to easily swap out their shell to match the gun they choose to carry. The universal shell system eliminates the need for you to buy a new holster for each gun you own. Instead, you can buy just one holster base capable of housing multiple shells and guns.    Continue reading

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