**THIS IS A CUSTOM PRODUCT and is subject to a 20-30 day lead time, which is listed on our homepage**
In Greek mythology, the phoenix was a legendary creature with an incredibly long lifespan. At the end of its life, it would die in a show of flames and combustion, a new phoenix rising from the ashes of its predecessor. It was said to be of similar size to an eagle, with wings of fire and two razor-sharp talons.
The Phoenix is our Ultimate Inside the Waistband (IWB) holster, and is so named for its appearance: the two Appendix Clips on the front of the holster are said to resemble the talons of a phoenix. It is designed to be worn in any position – the holster clips onto your belt and is worn inside your pants. This holster is ideal for carrying concealed.
We refer to this holster as our Ultimate IWB because it comes standard with a number of features that offer incomparable concealability: its slim design prevents excess bulk, its smooth rounded edges offer maximum comfort, the detachable claw on the left side of the holster aids in concealment, and the two Appendix Clips (as opposed to a singular clip) offer maximum stability.
The Phoenix is molded to fit a specific handgun model; your handgun will only fit in the holster that is designed specifically for it. This holster does not accommodate any weapon-mounted lights, such as the TLR1 or Inforce APL. If you are running a light on your gun, you’ll want to check out the light-bearing version of The Phoenix, The Gryphon.
The Phoenix comes with two of our Appendix Clips, which hook onto your belt. The clips are available in two different sizes: 1.5", which most belts will fit through, or 1.75". The clips also come with multiple predrilled holes, which allows for adjustable ride height. You choose which size Appendix Clips you prefer during checkout. If you're not sure which size you need, you can always head over to our Extra Hardware section to purchase larger Appendix Clips.
The concealment claw on the left side (right side if you’re a left-handed shooter) of the holster rests against the back side of your belt, forcing the grip of the gun further into the body than normal. This is something that most customers need to get used to, as it can be uncomfortable at first. Therefore, the concealment claw is detachable, in case you decide it’s something you’d rather do without.
This holster is made from one piece of Kydex, strategically molded around the gun, and fastened together with quality hardware.
The holster can be customized in your choice of 33 different colors or patterns. Click here to view color options.
Posted by Frank on 7th Apr 2017
I'm very happy with my recent purchase; I ordered 2 holsters and two magazine carriers. All items exceeded the quality of any kydex holster in my area; not to mention they're are customized. I highly recommend the purchase, it's worth the wait when it comes to QUALITY for your hard earned money. @frankavellirizzo
Posted by Joshua Doss on 1st Apr 2017
The build quality and attention to detail are great. All edges rounded and buffed smooth.
This is the first holster I have used with clips. I'm a soft loop guy. It makes sense to use hard clips with the design of the phoenix.
Between the clips and the claw/ wing the butt of my Glock 21sf really sucks in.
Right now i am in the process of adjusting this holster to for me. A learning curve for me. This is also the first holsterI habe used with multiple attachment points for the hardware. Which by the wayI really like.
Having 2 clips makes this holster sir over my appendix nice and solid. It does not swim around on me.
The retention adjustability is quite nice. A good range of choice.
I ordered mine in cool guy MAS GREY. Great color.
The holster arrived about 33 days after ordering. The lead time when i ordered was 20-30 days. If you take away the Sundays 5 days or Saturdays and Sundays 10. It arrived in 23-28 days. Either way fast and worth the short wait.
When it arrived. The packaging is very professional. The holster was nice and clean. No little bits of kydex. There was even a hand signed thank you card from the"man" himself. Your very welcome.
I will post more information once i have had time to finish adjusting the holster. So far GREAT!
Posted by Nick on 7th Mar 2017
I was waiting for this once I saw the Gryphon. Fit and finish are awesome, the holster stays in place and is as comfortable as a G19 AIWB could be expected. Really happy I waited until this holster was available, rather than getting something else. I've converted at least one of my buddies to Alpha based on this and another holster of theirs I have.
Posted by Ron on 17th Feb 2017
I am very happy with this purchase. I stopped by their shop and discussed options for at least 30 minutes and tried on floor models with a training gun to really get a feel for what I was buying. Great costumer service and they got me the holster quickly. The quality is superb, the Pheonix keeps my gun secure, accessible, and well concealed. I will definitely purchase more Alpha Concealment Systems products in the future.