It’s not often that you truly get a universal option when it comes to holster sizing. This is especially true for holsters and the guns for which the holsters are designed. More often than not, a holster is designed and made for just one model of firearm. Alien Gear turns that idea on its head with its new inside-the-waistband (IWB) Grip Tuck Universal Holster.
This soft-sided IWB holster combines all the benefits of the “grippy” textured material that clings to clothing to stay in place with an adjustable polymer belt clip that controls the ride depth of the holster. Adjusting the depth is amazingly simple. Just flip the clip 180 degrees and move it to one of three holes. Rotate the clip again to lock it in place. Because of the location of the clip, you must choose between a right- or left-handed model. The Grip Tuck comes in seven different sizes that accommodate various barrel lengths and whether your gun carries a double-stack or single-stack magazine. There is also an option for guns with lights or lasers. With a retail price of less than $40, this little holster is perfect for anyone who can’t decide which gun to carry.
But Is It Secure?
Yes, this is a Level I holster without any active retention mechanisms. But as an IWB, the holster fits inside the pants and behind the belt. Thanks to the texture and belt clip, it stays nicely in place all day long.
Alien Gear: AlienGearHolsters.com
About Kevin Michalowski
Kevin Michalowski is executive editor of Concealed Carry Magazine and a fully certified law enforcement officer working part time in rural Wisconsin. He is a USCCA- and NRA-Certified Trainer. Kevin has participated in training across the U.S. as both a student and an instructor in multiple disciplines. These specialties include pistol, rifle, shotgun, empty-hand defense and rapid response to the active shooter. Kevin is passionate about the concealed carry lifestyle, studying the legal, ethical and moral aspects of the use of force in self-defense. He is a graduate of the Force Science Institute Certification Course and has worked as a professional witness and consultant on matters concerning the judicious use of deadly force and deadly force decision-making.
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