Texas allows open carry, which means you can walk about most places with a pistol on your hip. But almost everyone still carries concealed, they don’t want to advertise the fact that they’re armed.
With that in mind, it makes sense to have a good concealed carry holster and Alien Gear claim to have come up with the goods. Here’s the marketing:
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“Your Cloak Tuck 3.0 retains all the aspects that made its predecessor the most comfortable, concealed holster on the planet, yet somehow, we’ve managed to improve our IWB (inside the waistband) holster even more.”
How could they possibly have done that?
By adding a thin spring-steel core for “retention and durability” and a ballistic nylon lining, which stops the steel from messing up the holster’s neoprene back, and potentially lacerating your hip. But that’s not all. The Cloak Tuck 3.0 has “Alien Skin Surface.” What’s that, you wonder, in awestruck amazement.
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It’s “a perfect layer of thermoelastic polymer” which covers the surface of the holster. This is textured, adding “grip and retention” and has an alien head on it as well as a US flag.
That’s the advertising, and the reality?
The Cloak Tuck 3.0 is rigid without being uncomfortable and clips securely to your belt. This holster’s not going anywhere without a fight and its sturdy kydex shell holds your pistol securely; it’s not about to slip off for a wander. You can adjust retention by loosening or tightening the screws that hold the shell to the holster base, and it comes with extra spacers and hardware to allow for this. Cant’s adjustable too, by raising or lowering the holster’s belt clips. It comes preset at a 15 degree “FBI Cant.”
But what makes the Cloak Tuck 3.0 “alien”? Good question. Well, the Alien Skin Surface, for a start, and the off-world green of the holster’s spacers. I like that, it looks space age.
So what’s the verdict? Alien Gear’s Cloak Tuck 3.0 works, holding your pistol comfortably and securely inside the waist band. It’s sturdy and if the one I was sent is anything to go by, well made, fitting my Glock 21 perfectly, to say nothing of attention to detail — good stitching, a neat alien head and overall high quality finish.
But is it tactical? Oh yes, very, especially inside your spaceship, where the green spacers really stand out. How much does it cost? Around 50 bucks, and that’s money well spent for a holster that works and works well. Do women like them? I’d have thought that was obvious.
Thanks, Alien Gear, for a good bit of kit, and if you’re looking for an IWB synthetic holster that does the job at the right price, have a look at the Cloak Tuck 3.0. I doubt you’ll be disappointed. And oh, it’s made in the US, too.
Thanks, SBW, for the hookup.