Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.5 holster - unboxing


I just received this holster in the mail a few days ago and I thought it would be a good time to do a short video on unboxing it to get some inital reactions of this new holster. Alien Gear has come out with a newer version of their cloak tuck line holsters which seems to mergeparts of the cloak tuck 3.0 technology with some of the great benefits that the Alien Gear shapeshift holster has.

Some initial reactions to this new holster is that the hardware to move the clips to different posistions is no longer needed as well as the screws and spacers for those as they now use the locking style clips from the shapeshift holster, which is a very nice additions. The padding on the cloak tuck 3.5 is also a lot thicker than it was in the 3.0 line for added comfort and the neoprene backer seems to be thicker.

Since the clips for this holster use the same locking technology that the shapeshift holsters use, if you already have extra clips for the shapeshift holsteryou can use them with this holster as well, to which can save you some money.

If you are just looking at buying this holster, I would suggest purchasing the extra clips to save money on shipping. They do now have clips that can aidin the concealment so that it is harder to see that you are carrying, which is a very nice addition.

I will be doing a follow up review of this holster after I have carried it with me every day for at least a month. I will also do a follow up review after a yearto see what my thoughts of it are.

The cloak tuck 3.5 holster can be purchased from Alien Gear at


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Alien Gear Gun Belt follow up review

Today I am going to review the Alien Gear Gun Belt, to which works nicely with the Alien Gear Gun Holster (see my review at -

At the bottom I have a video of my year and a half review of the gun belts. 



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These belts are big, they are thick and they are sturdy. The hardware on them is very nicely made and it definately has a feeling of actual metal and not some chrome finished fake metal stuff that you usually find on belts. 

These are not your typical belts that you can find at the local store, they are much more than that. They have a steel core in the middle, which is sewn between 2 slabs of thick sturdy leather. Even if you do not have a gun to carry, but you want a nice thick sturdy belt, these are the way to go s they will get the job done and then some. 

I put this belt up to the test with my holster with a gun in it and 2 other belts and the other belts were twisting really bad compared to this one. There was some twist in the Gun Belt, but nothing compared to the twist of the other ones. The 2 other ones that I had used were not belts out of the bargain bag from the store either. 


I bought 2 of the belts with the holster deal back in August of 2016 and I wear them quite often. With most belts that I have owned, they start to stretch out after a few months of wearing them, especially if you carry a gun with you and you dont want your pants sagging down. With this gun belt, I have not noticed any stretching at all, possiblly due to the steel core and the 2 thick slabs of leather that is sewn on both sides of the steel core. 

I feel that these belts are definately worth the money. 

Just wanted to state, since I did not in the video that I am not getting paid by Alien Gear for this review. They just make a good product and wanted to do a review on it. 

I was going to provide a link to the gun belts here, but I was not able to find a link to the gun belts on their website, so I contacted them to find out if they even make them anymore. I had found out that they do not and this was the reply that I had received. 

"It is true that we are no longer making the gun belts. We were helping Bigfoot Gun Belts get their brand off the ground and now they have fully taken over the belt line. Bigfoot is our sister company and they make the exact same belts that we used to manufacture with just a different logo.

 You can reach Bigfoot Gun Belts at or by calling 208-209-7321."

Here is a video of my review.


Alien Gear ShapeShift Holster Review



A while ago I did a review on the holsters that I have had and used over time -
and then I did a review on just the alien gear holsters that I had, to which were the cloak tuck 3.0, to which I used those for a few years -
This review is on their newest holster, the ShapeShift Modular Holster.

This holster is more expensive as I bought the start kit for this. While this is more expensive than buying a cloak tuck 3.0 holster, this holster is really 3 holsters in one
The 3 holsters in one is because with the start kit

  • you can do a OWB style holster (either by a belt slide or by a paddle)
  • you can also do a IWB style holster
  • you can also do an appendix carry style holster.

There is also a free mounting backet that you can mount in your car, under your desk or anywhere basically so that you can have the holster shell positioned anywhere you want it to be.



The adjusting of this holster is a lot easier than their previous holster as there is no need for the hex key wrench anymore to adjust anything. To adjust the height of the clips all you have to do is turn them so that they then release and you can then adjust the height.


If you want to adjust the retention, you use one of the knob thingies that keep the holster in place

to adjust the retention, so this holster you can literally adjust it while out in the field and not have any tools with you.

When it comes to comfort, this is by far my favorite one. This holster for the IWB is samller than their cloak tuck 3.0 holster and it just feels stronger and seems to have more padding
in it.

There is even a thumb release on it so that the gun will lock into place, to which when pressed you can pull the gun out of the holster then, which could be nice for if you have it mounted in your car, under your desk or even for a OWB carry. 

As always Alien Gear has a 30 day money back guarantee on their holsters and they offer a lifetime warranty on the holster as well.
You can purchase or look more at this holster at
or you can buy it on Amazon at

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Unboxing the new Alien Gear Shape Shift Holster



Here is a video unboxing the Alien Gear Shapeshift Holster start kit, the holster kit that can transform from a IWB to OWB, to Apendix carry and even mount it under a desk
The video below shows everything that you can expect to come in the box when you order a starter kit, with the exception of the extra mounting bracket and the double magazine holsters
I will have a review of the Shapeshift holster up soon.


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Alien Gear double magazine holster review


Here is my review of the Alien Gear magazine holster. This is something that I have had for about a month now and here is what I think of this.
Please note, I did not receive anything from Alien Gear or any of it's companies for this review. I did not receive this at a discount, nor did I get these for free.
I paid full price for these magazine holsters and I am just giving my honest review of them.



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These magazine holsters so far have been one of the more comfortable ones that I have used with my XD. Previously I had been using the holster that comes with the XD gun,
and I have also been using a cloth like one that I bought off of Amazon (I think). The cloth like one and the XD holster are both OWB (outside the waist band) holsters
and they have their draw backs. The cloth one wore out after a year and the XD holster would get cought everytime I would get out of my car or get up from a couch as I would
carry it on my back side of my pants.

 Image from Amazon


above image from Amazon

The Alien Gear magazine holster is extremely easy to setup, they include all the hardware that you will need for this and they also include all the instructions to get you going as well.
With some of their older gun holsters there was a hex key that was in a bag, but now the hex key is inside of the magazine holster in a little compartment to keep it safe.
All this time of wearing them and I have never lost the hex key (allan wrench) yet. They dis-assemble quite easily to swap between the OWB and IWB (Outside the waist band and Inside the waste band).

For carrying on the OWB they include a paddle to hook both of them up onto this paddle to be a double magazine holster. If you want to do a IWB, they will go individually inside
your waist band.

The hex key is to adjust the retention of the holster tho which works quite easily and that is the only purpose of the hex key. Unlike their older holsters you do not need the
hex key to adjust the height or swap between the IWB and OWB. There is a little knob like thing that you twist which will allow push the lever that allows you to remove the
belt clip.

There are 2 clips that come with, a belt slide, plus the paddle.

For the OWB carry you can have them in just about any way that you want them to be (verticle, horizontal, angled, etc.. )

If you are in the need for a magazine holster, give the Alien gear a try. They have a 30 day money back guarantee!


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 Watch the video below of my review to see how easy it is to use these magazine holsters. 


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Cordless, Mobile Dehumidifiers




These cordless dehumidifiers are greatfor in gun safes, ammo containers, hunting supplies, keeping sealed containers dry, keeping moisture out of your important documents and many more. 


In the video below, I go over how these work and how to recharge them. They have so many different uses, to which I have 3 of them and 2 will usually travel with me in my air tight hunting containers to keep my hunting supplies dry. It is even better that I can easily recharge these.











How to recharge silica gel packets


Silica gel packets, they come in just about everything from medication containers to shoes (sometimes) and most people just throw them away not knowing their full potential. Most think that the silica gel packets are a one time use application and that they must be no good once they have been sitting in the open for a while, well I am here to tell you that the silica gel packets can be reused multiple times. 

What silica gel packets do, is they absorb moisture from their environment and then they hold it in the gel. After a while they do lose their ability to absorb more moisture and it is at that point that most people just throw them in the garbage, when they are essentially throwing away something that is useful, versatile, recyclable and money. 


Holster review 2 - Alien Gear Holsters

Here is my review on the Alien Gear IWB cloak tuck 3.0 holster.


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I did a review a while ago on a few holsters that I have used either currently or in the past, to which that review can be found at

This time I took a bit more look at the Alien Gear holsters, to which I now have a few of them (both right and left handed holsters) and the later ones have improvements over the first cloak tuck 3.0. In the first review I had mentioned that the clips were a bit flimsy, and to my surprise, Alien Gear commented on the video stating that they have made their clips much stronger now and that I can contact their suport department to get new clips.. How awesome is that!

In this video I had mentioned that the shipping on the first holsters had take a while to get to me, to which I have ordered from them a few times since then and have never had that issue again. I think that was an isolated incident to where they were experiencing a large influx of orders. 

The holsters are very sturdy, I carry them all the time and they are the ones that I use. I will swap between 2 of them depending on what I want to carry that day, but they all get worn for at least 8 hours if not more and they also get worn when I am out hunting. 

Some holsters that I have used are very uncomfortable, but these are definately comfortable as some times I dont even know that I am carrying my gun on me. 

One thing that I like is that you can buy a single holster and buy additional "shells" for your holster so that one single holster with additional shells can work for many different types of guns. Some of the other things that they sell for the holsters are :

The one thing that I completely forgot to mention in the first part of the video, but is in the 2nd part, is that you can adjust the height of the holster as there are 3 holes on each side. If you want it to rest higher or lower, all you need to do is remove the clip and put it into the height that fits your needs. Not only can you adjust either the front height, the back height, the total height but you can also adjust the retention of the shell as well. They provide additiaonl rubber washers to where you can completely adjust the retention of the shell to fit your needs. These holsters are not only comfortable, but they are 100% customizable. 

If you head over to their homepage, you can see about 1/4 the way down they have some animated graphics on to what this all looks like and to what you can adjust. 

They just start to carry magazine holsters, to which I had wished that their holsters had them built in, but to now have a good IWB magazine holster is great to which I may buy one soon and if I do, I will do a review on that. I will also do a review on the gun belt that I bought from Alien gear as well. 

They have a deal on their website that starts at $48.00 for 2 holsters and the price goes up for what additions that you make to them, to which I see as a great deal. I cannot go into most gun stores and buy a cheap holster for the price that Alien Gear is charging for 2 of them. 

The holsters that I have reviewed from Alien Gear have all been IWB or Inside the Waist Band, they do carry OWB or Outside the Waist Band holsters also 


Inexpensive Tactical Flashlight for your Rifle / Shotgun

Here is something that I have and is something that is nice to have that you can mount on the rail of your rifle / shotgun if you want to have a light source that wont break the bank.
I will do a video of the flashlight that I use on a different day to which I may add to this post or do another post on the flashlight itself. The flashlight mount that I use is nice as you can use different flashlights with this mount, to which I had purchased off of Amazon. The mount is OFF SET TACTICAL Weapon Mount For Olight M20/M21/M30, Fenix TK11, TK12, TA21, JETBeam M1X/M2S/JET-III M/RRT-1/RRT-2 and many more 1" Diameter size Flashlight to which it is under $5.00. This you can add and mount any flashlight that you can buy from any store, but I had mounted a flashlight that is extremely bright and it can also be focused.


Cleaning the Springfield Armory XD 9mm

This is how to take apart and clean the Springfield Armory XD 9mm handgun.

Links to the different oils that I use for cleaning my guns

Hoppe's No. 9 Synthetic Blend Lubricating Oil
Hoppe's No. 9 Bench Rest Lubricating Oil with Weatherguard
Gun Scrubber Synthetic Gun Oil with PTFE Lubricant
Birchwood Casey Gun Super Blue
Hoppe's No. 9 Gun Bore Cleaner
Hoppe's Universal Gun Cleaning Accessory Kit
Hoppe's No. 9 Gun Cleaning Patch, .22-.270 Caliber
1000-pack Gun Cleaning Patches

Links to the above for Ebay

Hoppe's No. 9 Synthetic Blend Lubricating Oil -

Hoppes No. 9 Lubricating Oil with Weatherguard -

Birchwood Casey -

Birchwood Casey Liquid Gun Blue -

Hoppes No. 9 Solvent -

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