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What is a “Sweatshield” and do I Need One on my Holster?

When building your custom holster, you’ll select everything about it from the color and handgun model, to the cant and sweat shield. The latter two can be quite confusing, especially if this is your first Kydex holster. Not to mention, different options work best for different styles of holsters, so while you may have a cant and a sweat [...]

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Show Your Alpha Pride: New Apparel Now Available

We are so excited to announce that our brand spankin’ new “Alpha Pride” T-Shirts are now available for purchase in our online store!We are currently offering three different options: women’s fitted tee; men’s fitted tee; and women’s fitted tank. The T-Shirts come in Army Green, which looks great on just about everyone! The women’s tank tops come in white. [...]

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Cutting the Cost to Carry: New Discounts Announced

At Alpha Concealment Systems, giving back is an integral part of our business. That’s why this month, we’re unveiling two new programs designed to cut the cost to carry Alpha.We’re proud to announce our Line of Duty Discount, a 15 percent savings on all orders given to those brave men and women who protect and [...]

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Chipotle Considers Gun-Free Zone

A few years ago, I was visiting my (then) long-distance girlfriend in her hometown. Going through the typical weekend motions of attempting to decide what to get for dinner, she mentioned that a Chipotle had just opened up in the downtown area of town. I’d heard of the eatery many times before, but had never [...]

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A Case for Kydex: Why Leather and Nylon Holsters Are a Thing of the Past

When it comes to concealed carry, there are thousands of products on the market all claiming to be the very best. And when you’re ordering from an online store, it can be tough to determine the quality, craftsmanship and performance of a particular holster.Time and time again we’re asked, “Why should I buy a Kydex [...]

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A Misrepresentation of Facts: Researchers Claim Percentage of American Gun Owners is Low

Corresponding with the start of the National Rifle Association’s annual convention today, the Pew Research Center published an article highlighting trends amongst gun owners. While we’re excited to see coverage of this event, and a discussion of relevant issues, we can’t help but also feel a sense of disappointment.In recent decades, gun ownership has been painted by [...]

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