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Old December 24th, 2019, 11:28 AM #1
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ALIEN GEAR Holsters

I never had an IWB holster. The Alien gear shape shift 4.0 IWB Holster looks and sounds like a good one. Anyone use one yet or a previous model? Thoughts?
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Old December 24th, 2019, 11:45 AM #2
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I have never bought an alien but they look nice . I just bought a Black Arch holster single clip Protos-M for my Glock 30s I love it and it feels good .

I will clean up my other older model Protos-M and see if i can get a new clip for it next week . Sorry i can not help you on the Alien Gear
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Old December 24th, 2019, 11:46 AM #3
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I never had an IWB holster. The Alien gear shape shift 4.0 IWB Holster looks and sounds like a good one. Anyone use one yet or a previous model? Thoughts?
I just ordered the tuck 3.5 on black friday. Received it a few days ago. Its okay. The backing is universal for all pistol shells and is much larger than actually needed. I purchased it because of the ability to tuck in a shirt over it, however it prints easily when doing that. The position they recommend to carry at prints badly as well. I am going to try to design my own in the future around my specific firearm.

The shapeshift is much more versatile but thickness was a huge factor in my decision ymmv.
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Depends on your handgun, and where/how you intend to carry it. I've tried them out, they basically add modularity at the expense of bulk. For something small, like a P365 or G43 they add an absurd ammount of bulk, especially IWB or appendix positions, try something thinner like the Vedder or Tulster to make the best use of the pistol's small size. For something larger like a G19/G17 it can be nice to have the ability to carry a few different ways with a single holster, and the added bulk from the backing can help isolate a larger pistol from your body, although you could also say it makes a bulky handgun in a bulky holster REALLY bulky, not a big deal OWB, but could probably do a lot better for a IWB holster.
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I have the 3.0. I wear it everyday and with my m and p shield i hardly feel it anymore. I wear it at 3 o clock and i drive alot. No worries when driving.

I was looking at the shape shift but i am one who likes a seperate tool for each job. IMHO when you try to get one tool till to do multiple jobs each tool suffers.

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I have looked at them and tried one with a Glock 19.
It's very bulky and I didn't like 2 clips. I have decided a single clip minimal kydex is best for me.
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Mine is the most comfortable IWB I own. I recommend it.
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Walther PPS M2--w/ Cloak Tuck 3.5 IWB.

Comfortable, and the Walther snaps in and is very secure. I ride with it all the time when I am in America. Wear it at about 4 O'Clock, canted forward as far as it will go. Does not print with an untucked shirt.
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When i am in DE i use them for my Glock 27 and my SW SD40VE at my 3 o'clock IWB. After a few days i hardly notice that they are their. I have their kit to change it from a IWB to a OWB and many different positions as well.
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I have an older one for my hipower. The holster makes the weight of the hipower almost unnoticed!

I have a newer model for my CZ Rami.

I'm currently looking at the newest shoulder holster for the rami!

Great fit and finish on all of them!
I normally wear them 12 plus hours..
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