Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 Holster

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:

The Bag it Comes in -- Note Guaranty

"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.

See The Alien Skin? It's Thermoelastic

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? 

It Works

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.

Gun Rights,



Fredd said...

If a citizen is caught carrying a concealed weapon in the great state of Illinois, that will get you a minimum of 2 years in the Big House. No questions asked.

That unit looks great, but it's not worth jack squat in Illinois.

LSP said...

I guess Illinois has less gun crime for it, like in Chicago?

LL said...

Fredd, aren't you planning to move to Tx?

Good tip, LSP, I'll order one.

LSP said...

Check them out, LL -- they have a return policy if you don't like it, so you can't lose. But mine's fine; better, even. The alien thing's amusing too.

Mattexian said...

I guess "alien green" is better ad copy than "zombipocolypse green" of a few years ago. The toxic green combined with all the skulls as a motif puts me off my lunch. And when it comes down to it, does a bright green rifle stock help one shoot any better? Something to keep in mind: not everybody in the zombipocolypse is gonna be your friend, even if they're not undead, so you might not want to stand out with bright "toxic" colors.

Adrienne said...

Alien Gear is made by Tedder Industries. They just bought the entire outlet mall here in Post Falls which has been sitting empty for years and years. It's just minutes down the road from us.

They plan on using the entire south side of the mall for their holster company.

Proud to be home to Tedder!!! And glad you like the holster, LSP.


LSP said...

Very good point, Mattexian!

LSP said...

I wish someone would develop our out of business outlet mall... but good result for you. They seem to make a good product.

Thanks for the link!

Fredd said...

Yup, we close on our lot in Kerrville, TX at the end of the month. 6 acres of prickly pear, brush and a few pecan trees, and 50 mile view on each side of our ridge, which would be a 100 mile view, for those of you public school educated folk. Once we start paying property taxes on our lot, does that make us Texans? And can we say 'y'all' without getting beat up?

Not going to build on it until our daughter is close to graduating from high school, and she wants to attend Baylor. Go Bears. I like Baylor because they have similar colors to my alma mater, the Fighting Ducks of the University of Oregon.

LSP said...

Congrats, jealous of that view. You might get away with "y'all" but be careful with "fixin'", that's my advice.

Baylor seems like a decent school, I know a few of the political philosophy profs. Good people.