Alien Gear Core Carry Kit

One of the hardest things to do is find the right holster. Depending on the situation and your clothing you may prefer an OWB (outside the waistband) holster for easy access, an IWB (inside the waistband) holster for maximum concealment, or an appendix carry holster for a combination of both. You may decide that using belt loops vs. clips is better for security or you may find yourself wearing something that needs clips instead of loops.

Alien Gear’s ShapeShift Modular Holster System does it all for a very affordable price. Geauga Firearms Academy has a great YouTube review that covers everything you’ll need to know about this versatile and affordable system.

With that said, choosing the right holster is a very personal decision and there are two major factors to keep in mind:

  1. Body type and comfort: I’ll be perfectly honest – skinny people can wear whatever kind of holster they’d like anywhere on their waist. Larger people are more limited. If your gut tends to spill over your belt a little, appendix carry is probably out of the question and you’ll feel more comfortable with an IWB holster on your side (3:00 or 4:00 position) or in the small of your back (6:00 position).
  2. Concealment: While larger people are more limited in the location of their holster than skinny people, larger people frequently have more concealment options due to wearing baggier clothing. A large man, for example, may typically wear a large button-up shirt untucked making it easy to have an OWB holster in the 3:00-6:00 positions. People who wear more form fitting shirts are typically restricted to wearing an IWB at the 6:00 or appendix positions.

Alien Gear handles both of these factors by offering a kit that allows the user to configure the holster for all of the most popular carry positions.

If carrying on your waist isn’t an option, Alien Gear also offers shoulder, belly, pocket, and ankle holsters. Their holsters are high quality, durable, and comfortable. Check them out today!