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*NEW* The Zeus - Adaptable Light-Bearing IWB Holster

$85.00

Product Description

**THIS IS A CUSTOM PRODUCT and is subject to an estimated lead time of approximately 20-30 days. Please note that our estimated lead time is an ESTIMATE, and may not always be exact. If a delay is present for custom orders placed during specific time periods, a notice will be posted on the homepage of our website - www.alphaconceal.com.**

Origin

In Greek mythology, Zeus was the almighty king of the gods, and protector and ruler of humankind. 

The Zeus is our Adaptable Light-Bearing Inside the Waistband (IWB) Holster, and is so named because of its powerful capabilities – it is the epitome of versatility, allowing you to use the same holster even if your carry position or style eventually changes; it’s the holster that allows you to basically do it all, while carrying a weapon-mounted light/laser attachment.

Use

  • The Zeus is designed to be worn anywhere from 12 to 4 o’clock – the holster either clips onto your belt (if you choose a style of clip as either the primary or secondary hardware) or is fastened to your belt with a pull-the-dot snap(s) (if you choose a style of soft loop as either the primary or secondary hardware). Either way, the holster is worn inside your pants.
  • This holster is ideal for carrying concealed with a weapon-mounted light, on your hip or in the appendix position. It will not function without a light/laser attachment (read more below)

About This Holster

If you’re the type of person who likes to switch up their carry position, and you love having tons of options when using a weapon-mounted light/laser attachment on your firearm, this is the holster for you. 

This holster gives customers the most carry options, and belt hardware options, possible. No other IWB holster comes with the ability to accept every single type of IWB belt hardware that we offer, plus numerous different cant positions and several different ride height options. It even comes with two different types of belt hardware – a primary and secondary system.

The Zeus is molded to fit a specific handgun model with a particular rail-mounted light/laser attachment, such as a TLR-1 or Inforce APL; your handgun and light will only fit in the holster that is designed specifically for it. Furthermore, if you do not have a weapon-mounted light/laser attachment on your handgun, this is NOT the holster for you - Please view our Atlas Adaptable IWB Holster instead. The Zeus will not function properly without a weapon-mounted light/laser attached. 

BELT HARDWARE OPTIONS

The Zeus comes with your choice of TWO DIFFERENT SETS OF BELT HARDWARE - a Primary set, and a Secondary set. Having two different sets of belt hardware gives you the option to change up your carry style (go from appendix carry to hip carry) or your carry preference (easy-on, easy-off or more secure). Available options include our Standard Clip, our Appendix Clip, Standard Soft Loops, or Appendix-Style Soft Loop. You choose the primary and secondary hardware you prefer during checkout. If you prefer only a Primary set, you may select “no Secondary belt hardware” and $5 will automatically be deducted from the holster price. The Primary set is what we install on your holster when sending it out to you. The Secondary set is an extra kit of hardware that you install yourself when/if you want to. The customer selects two choices from four available types of belt hardware upon checkout.

No matter what types of belt hardware you select at checkout, The Zeus is designed to accept ANY of the IWB belt hardware we offer. So if you decide later that you want to purchase a different set of IWB belt hardware than what came with your holster (you can do this by going to the Extra Hardware section of our website), your holster will automatically accommodate that hardware.

The Standard Clip hooks onto your belt, and is available in two different sizes: 1.5”, which most belts will fit through, or 1.75”. The Standard Clip can be used for hip carry, or appendix carry, and has a wider design than the Appendix Clip. When using the Standard Clip on your holster, you are not able to tuck your shirt in.

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The Appendix Clip also hooks onto your belt, and is also available in two different sizes: 1.5”, which most belts will fit through, or 1.75”. The Appendix Clip can also be used for hip carry, or appendix carry, and has a narrower width than the Standard Clip. When using the Appendix Clip on your holster, you ARE able to tuck your shirt in. Depending on the size of your specific firearm, your Appendix Clip may come with either three or four predrilled holes.

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The Standard Soft Loops come as a set – two separate soft loops that feature a urethane-coated polyester with a pull-the-dot snap. These loops firmly secure the holster to your belt, ensuring the holster can only be removed by releasing the snaps. The snaps are directional – you must pull the snaps at a specific angle to release them. When using the Standard Soft Loops with your holster, you are not able to tuck your shirt in. These soft loops are adjustable in size, allowing them to fit belts up to 1.75”.

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The Appendix-Style Soft Loop is one soft loop - a urethane-coated polyester with a pull-the-dot snap – and a polymer strut. This loop firmly secures the holster to your belt, ensuring the holster can only be removed by releasing the snap. The snap is directional – you must pull the snap at a specific angle to release it. When using the Appendix-Style Soft Loop with your holster, you ARE able to tuck your shirt in – this is why the polymer strut is included; it’s necessary for tucking your shirt in. This soft loop is adjustable in size, allowing it to fit belts up to 1.75.” 

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ADJUSTABLE CANT

The Zeus also comes with adjustable cant.

When using our Standard Clip or the Standard Soft Loops, you are able to utilize the Standard Hole Pattern to set the holster’s cant to either no cant or 15 degrees. We typically recommend no cant for either appendix or hip carry, and 15 degrees for hip carry only.

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ADJUSTABLE RIDE HEIGHT

The Zeus also offers two different methods of adjustable ride height.

When using our Standard Clip or Standard Soft Loops, you are again able to utilize the Standard Hole Pattern (mentioned above) to lower or raise the ride height of the holster.

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When using our Appendix Clip or Appendix-Style Soft Loop, you are able to utilize the Appendix Hole Pattern (located on the clip or strut itself) to lower or raise the ride height of the holster.

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ADJUSTABLE RETENTION

The Zeus also comes with adjustable retention, which is controlled by the two screws that hold the Concealment Claw into place. Adjusting the screws will give the customer a tighter or looser fit on their gun.

Remember: it's important to ALWAYS check your retention after changing out the belt hardware on this holster - certain belt hardware options use the hole pattern that controls the adjustable retention.

CONCEALMENT CLAW

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, aiding in concealment. 

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. We recommend removing the concealment claw when using this holster at a 15-degree cant - this is because the concealment claw won't make enough contact in this cant to function, and therefore won't push the grip of your gun closer to your body. If the concealment claw doesn't bother you when using this holster at a 15-degree cant, you're welcome to forgo removing it.

If you remove the Concealment Claw permanently, your retention will be affected because the screws will bottom out in the posts. Please contact ACS Customer Service via email (info@alphaconceal.com) to request a different set of posts/screws to prevent this issue. These are free. 

OTHER INFORMATION

This holster is made from one piece of Kydex®, strategically molded around the gun and fastened together with quality hardware.

All of the hardware comes with a lifetime guarantee, and if at any time it breaks or is lost, we will replace it at no cost to the customer.

The holster can be customized in your choice of 34 different colors or patterns. Click here to view color choices.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that due to the amount of space necessary to accommodate a weapon-mounted light attachment, the top portion of the holster near the trigger guard will be wider than on a non-light-bearing holster. Depending on the exact dimensions of the particular weapon-mounted light, this open space is approximately 1/8" to 1/4". Please be assured that this is completely standard, and does not affect the functionality of the holster. As is the case whenever using a firearm, caution should be taken at all times to ensure the safety of yourself and those around you. 

DISCLAIMER: When ordering a light-bearing holster, customers will see a dropdown menu for handgun model, and a separate dropdown menu for weapon-mounted light/laser. Customers select the models they are using from each respective dropdown menu. 

Please note: all of our available handgun options, and weapon-mounted light/laser options, are listed in each dropdown menu. This DOES NOT mean that every option from one dropdown menu is compatible with every option from another dropdown menu. NOT ALL FIREARM AND LIGHT/LASER COMBINATIONS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH ONE ANOTHER. Please be sure to check the manufacturer information provided by the manufacturer of both your firearm and light/laser to ensure compatibility. If the light/laser is not designed for the firearm you select, a holster cannot be made for it. If you're unsure about compatibility, please contact us before placing an order.

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