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Is a Holster With a Built-In Magazine Carrier Right For Me?

All-in-one holsters (a holster with a built-in spare magazine carrer) are incredibly trendy right now in the Kydex industry, leaving a growing number of customers all asking the same question: is this kind of holster right for me?Sure it looks cool, and it seems like almost every Kydex company offers it. Not to mention, you've [...]

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​Carrying Concealed in Cold Weather

As we drift deeper into fall, and prepare to be met by the crisp chill that whips through the air every autumn, I’m also preparing to make an important change to my EDC.It’s that time of year when bulkier clothing becomes commonplace, and it’ll soon be necessary to pile on the layers in order to [...]

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KYDEX® Thermoplastics: Celebrating 30 Years of Collaboration and Innovation

Today marks the 30th Anniversary of SEKISUI SPI's ownership of KYDEX® Thermoplastics, and we're so thankful to have a business rooted in this amazing innovation. "We could not have reached this milestone without our partners," SEKISUI SPI wrote on their website. "You are essential to our success, and we look forward to many more years of collaboration [...]

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Alpha Concealment Systems Now Offers MultiCam® Kydex

In the Kydex® industry, there have been many an imitator of the MutiCam® Camouflage Pattern over the years, but nothing ever could ever quite compare. Today, we're proud to announce that one of our suppliers has been granted the official license necessary to produce MultiCam® Camouflage Kydex®, and we couldn't be more excited to finally be able to [...]

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You Need to Ditch Your Stock Knife Sheath. Here's Why.

Too many people settle for the stock sheath that comes standard with their fixed-blade knife.We have a better option.We proudly handcraft a line of functional,durable, minimalistic knife sheaths for a variety of knives - and we even take custom orders for knives not listed as options on our website. Compare the stock sheath to ours:Clip StyleTHEIRS: Metal clip [...]

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Something New is Coming This Fall

We wanted to take the time to update our customers of an exciting change coming this fall.You may have noticed on our website that as of today, Aug. 3 2017, The Minotaur is no longer available for purchase.Don’t panic! We’ve disabled the ability to purchase The Minotaur for an exciting reason: we’re making a commonly-requested change to The Minotaur. On [...]

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Product Spotlight: The Phoenix Ultimate IWB Holster

It’s only been six months since we unveiled our Ultimate line of IWB holsters, and since then, customers have been going crazy over them! The line-up includes two holsters – The Gryphon Ultimate Light-Bearing IWB, and The Phoenix Ultimate IWB.We refer to them as our Ultimate holsters because they come standard with a number of awesome features that offer [...]

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Changes to Kryptek Patterns

At Alpha Concealment Systems, we pride ourselves on using the highest quality components to craft our holsters. That’s why we carefully select each and every supplier that we work with.An important change is currently taking place with one of our suppliers, whom we purchase a large portion of our Kydex from.What's Going On?In keeping with their commitment to constantly strive to improve [...]

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Making the Buying Process Clearer

Here at Alpha, we’re all about transparency.So when a customer recently brought it to our attention that it wasn’t entirely clear that certain Kydex patterns incur an upcharge, we immediately sought to change that.Starting today, the additional fees are clearly marked next to any Kydex patterns that are subject to an upcharge. Customers will notice this change when selecting [...]

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Is Purse Carry the Worst Carry?

It’s been said that purse carry is the worst carry. And I’ve done my homework, so I don’t necessarily (completely) disagree with the arguments. For instance, perhaps one of the most important rules of concealed carry (other than safety concerns, training, etc.) is that you have to dress around your gun. I agree.But as a woman, it can be [...]

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