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​Year in Review: The Most Popular Products of 2018

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Every year, we run internal reports to gauge the popularity and performance of our diverse line of products. The results vary from year to year, and it’s always interesting to see what products our customers are excited about each year.

Here’s a look at the top 5 most popular products (based on total units sold) from Alpha Concealment Systems in 2018:

1) The Single Pistol Magazine Carrier

This piece of gear has been our most popular product for several years, and we theorize that it’s due to the product’s extreme versatility, ease of use, low cost and necessity.

Adding a spare magazine to your everyday carry is a great idea, because you never know when you’ll be caught in a situation that requires more bullets.

We’re hoping that this popularity trend continues in the years to come, as we always advocate not only for carrying a spare magazine, but for carrying it properly. A spare mag won’t do you any good if it’s stuffed into your pockets or purse – it should always be extremely accessible and stored in the correct orientation to ensure fast action.

Check out our Single Pistol Magazine Carrier by clicking here.

2) The Phoenix – Ultimate IWB Holster

This holster was new to our line-up in 2017, and it scored the number two spot last year as well.

This inside-the-waistband holster is referred to as “ultimate” because it comes standard with a number of features that offer incomparable concealability – a slim design to reduce bulk, rounded edges to help make it more comfortable, the belt hardware (appendix clips) is tuckable and allows for adjustable ride height, two appendix clips helps stabilize and secure the holster, and our concealment claw helps push the grip of your gun closer to your body, aiding in concealment.

Lots of customers swear by this set up, and we’re hoping to see that trend continue into 2019.

Check out our Phoenix Ultimate IWB Holster by clicking here.

3) The Minotaur V2 – IWB Holster/Magazine Carrier Combo

New to the number three spot for 2018 is this all-in-one rig.

Part handgun holster, part spare magazine carrier, it blows last year’s number three product off the chart (the third most popular product for 2017 was The Apollo – Appendix IWB Holster, which does not appear in the top five for 2018).

We love this rig because of its minimalistic design.

While it’s a larger rig compared to other products we make, and is not the most minimalistic of all the products we offer, it has a unique design that differs from the larger, bulkier options produced by the majority of our competitors: we use one piece of Kydex to make this holster a wraparound style, rather than two separate pieces (one for the front side and one for the backside) that are riveted together. Using two separate pieces of Kydex makes a larger footprint, and a boxier design.

Check out The Minotaur V2 – IWB Holster/Magazine Carrier Combo by clicking here.

4) The Gryphon – Ultimate Light-Bearing IWB Holster

New to the top five in 2018 is The Gryphon – the light-compatible version of The Phoenix (listed in the number two spot).

It did not make the chart for 2017 likely due to its late release – it didn’t debut until later in the year, after The Phoenix had already picked up quite a bit of speed.

With all the same features as The Phoenix, and the added ability to accommodate a weapon-mounted light/laser attachment, we’re excited to this product in the 2018 chart. In fact, it is the most popular light-bearing IWB holster we offer, and the most popular light-bearing holster.

Check out our Gryphon Ultimate Light-Bearing IWB Holster by clicking here.

5) The Ares – Standard OWB Holster

Another newbie to the chart for 2018 is The Ares.

We love this holster because it’s a really great option for so many different purposes. It can serve as an open carry holster, a companion for the shooting range, and even a concealed carry holster!

Check out our Ares Standard OWB Holster by clicking here.

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