Basic Information

Company: Alien Gear Holsters

Website: http://aliengearholsters.com/

Model: Cloak Tuck

Construction: Hybrid (Kydex / Leather)

Review Date: February 2014

Description: Our “Cloak Tuck” Holster is an inside the waistband hybrid holster that hides your gun so well, no one will ever suspect you are carrying. It’s also so comfortable, you’ll forget you’re even wearing a holster.

Cost: $30

Materials:  Thermaform Plastic (Kydex) shell, Leather backer.   Fastened by Chicago screws.

Position: Strong Side Inside the Waistband (IWB)

Attachment methods:

  • Leather Loops
  • Metal Clip

Cant:  Adjustable

  • Straight
  • 15 Degree (FBI)
  • Horizontal

Retention method:Friction

Usage: Concealed Carry

 Our rating by category:

Design
Durability
Craftsmanship
Comfort
Firearm Fit
Overall Value
Concealability (feature)
Retention (feature)
Mounting Options (feature)
Rigidity (feature)

If you have used this holster or one of this style, please consider leaving a comment with your own review below. Your first-hand insight would be greatly appreciated by others who may be struggling whether or not to buy this product.

Reader rating by category:

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Design
Durability
Craftsmanship
Comfort
Firearm Fit
Overall Value
Concealability (feature)
Retention (feature)
Mounting Options (feature)
Rigidity (feature)
Rating: 4.8/5 (3 votes cast)

Video Review

 

Video Transcript

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Recently I ordered an alien gear
holster

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from alien gear holsters dot com after
waiting about two weeks for the holster

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to be made

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my package finally arrived in the mail

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I am going to open it up and see what we got should be

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a nice holster for my M&P pistol I have an M&P shield i want to carry

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and read about alien gear holsters on
Facebook

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a couple of other places and I decided to check them out. first out of the bag to say

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a nice touch nice branded bank here

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nice plastic bag keeping all the contents
together

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looks pretty awesome dump everything out

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piece of paper here

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that is my receipt

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comes with a good set of instructions
information about the warranty

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talking about their guarantee information on how to wear holsters

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and use them properly [you probably can't read that]

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on the back it talks about how to
adjust the holster

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and also has cool QR Code
i guess I will scan that later and see where that goes

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other items in the bag

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got a nice bag of screws grommets and
spacers of all different sizes and sectors

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about 15 spacers in there

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2 or 3 Chicago screw pieces and also an
allen wrench

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another nice touch these generally come with BladeTech

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holsters and I really like getting the
bag spare parts

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because before long if you wear firearm
every day

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you know that you lose screws and parts and
pieces they just disappear

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Kind of like disappearing socks in the dryer
anyhow here is the holster

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there are a couple little mark on it. I already had it out of the bag trying it out

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I opened it up before this video and test drove it.

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the holster is a well-constructed it’s a
hybrid holster

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it’s constructed of Kydex and single ply leather.

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it has 2 or 3 sets of Chicago screws

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and it’s got some really really stout clips

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really stout steel clips all right as
I said I ordered this for my M&P Shield

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I was checking to fit and finish earlier

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got some marks on here plus I wore it for half a day to see how

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comfortable it is

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getting the M&P make sure we are clear

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the M&P has a really

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really good fit in there sweat shield
it comes up all the way past the back

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of the firearm

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so was gonna keep that rubbing on my while I am carrying it. The front Kydex

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is stood off a little bit
from the leather I don’t know

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you can see that video your but there’s
about a quarter inch gap right here

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with a rubber grommet underneath there
nice Chicago screws and screwsets

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through

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shake test

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retention about 50-50 I am sure when I am wearing it

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is going to lock in there

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it has a little groove in here where it locks on the trigger guard

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it doesn’t lock up a BladeTech does

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it definitely does not lock up like a Serpa holster. It is a good friction

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fit though in there for retention empty gun
holster a pretty good shape is coming

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out about a quarter-inch

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but overall it looks like it will stay put
where I want when I am wearing it

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everything looks on really well
constructed

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really nice thick leather here that
looks like it’s a little bit over an

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1/8th inch

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whereas maybe three or four millimeter
leather

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basically 3/16ths inch material the Kydex
appears to be ninety thousandths Kydex

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I will not be at all worried where this

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and have to go prone on top of this
holster or anything of that nature

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it looks fairly stout was like it’s
gonna be awesome holster

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we’re gonna try it out

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okay part 2 of the review after I wore he
holster for a couple of days

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as you can see the holsters already
starting to shape itself

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this is a nice curvature inner from my
where it is pressing against my body

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good news is that it has not absorbed a lot of sweat it does appear to have some kind of

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an oil finish or some kinda by curing
compound on leather

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so it’s not staining at all everything

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fits in real well, it carried real well

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down here you see the leather starting to catch marks from a firearm by a few test

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draws out here to try it from

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concealment a few spot on the leather
but that’s really typical

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what that is where all the control
surfaces are touching against the side

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of the leather overall for comfort

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it’s not too bad for comfort I do wish
there was a second ply of leather back

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here to cover up some

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screws so they’re not touching on me
we’re gonna see how the

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Texas summer does with sweat and such I’m
really hoping these are going to start

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to rust

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or corrode if they do I’ll post an update
to this video and let you all

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know

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overall for comfort 4 stars
out of 5 pretty good

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it is fairly comfortable

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the price point right on its holster the
holster cost right at thirty dollars

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you know if they had a second ply they
had

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to add to the back, I would expect that to add about ten to fifteen dollars the cost the holster

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that may be something alien gear comes out
with in the future

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overall I would say holsters a good value

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