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  • Back side of The Ares, shown with no sweat shield and 1.5" belt loops
  • Back side of The Ares, shown with a sweat shield and 1.5" belt loops

The Ares - Standard OWB Holster


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.**







In Greek mythology, Ares is the god of war, and represents strength during battle. He is one of the Twelve Olympians, and the son of Zeus and Hera. When Ares went to war, he was followed by his companions, Deimos (terror) and Phobos (fear).

The Ares is our standard Outside the Waistband (OWB) handgun holster, and is so named because of its ability to retain its strength and rigidity during battle. It's designed to take an incredible beating, yet still look brand new.


  • The Ares is designed to be worn in the 3 or 4 o'clock position - the holster is attached to your belt by feeding your belt through the hardware, and it is worn on the outside of your pants.
  • This holster is ideal for open carry, concealed carry under a loose shirt or jacket, or at the shooting range.

About This Holster

The Ares 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 Ares, The Hyperion.

The Ares comes with your choice of belt hardware: 1.5” belt loops, 1.75" belt loops, 1.5” pancake wings or malice clips.

Both the 1.5” and 1.75" belt loops, and the 1.5” pancake wings, securely fasten the holster to your belt --simply feed your belt through the loops/wings on the holster. The holster can only be removed by removing your belt. The major differences between the belt loops and the pancake wings are that the loops are 3-D and protrude off the back of the holster, while the wings are flatter and hug the holster closer to the body. Most belts will fit through either style of 1.5-inch belt hardware. 

The malice clips are a great option for attaching your holster to Molle webbing found on plate carriers or battle belts.

If you're not sure which size belt hardware you need, or which style of belt hardware suits you best, you can always head over to our Extra Hardware section to purchase the other belt hardware options. The belt hardware on this holster can easily be swapped by simply removing the screws that keep the belt hardware in place. 

Each side of The Ares is flanked by a number of predrilled holes, which allows the customer to adjust the ride height and the cant of the holster. 

This holster also comes with adjustable retention. It is controlled by one screw, located directly below the trigger guard. This allows the customer to select a tighter or looser fit on their gun. 

This holster is strategically molded around the gun, and made from two separate pieces of Kydex that are 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 front piece of the holster can be customized in your choice of 34 different colors or patterns; the back piece can be customized in your choice of 17 solid colors – click here to view color options.




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  1. Great Holster/Awesome Service

    Posted by Brad 17 years Law Enforcement on 8th Jun 2017

    Just got my holster today for a Sig P320c. I am amazed at the fit and finish of this holster. Well worth the money and wait for the holster. As for the customer service. I have emailed them and every time they respond quickly. I will continue to order through Alpha and will be telling everyone I know about Alpha.

  2. Nice Holster

    Posted by Joe on 14th Apr 2017

    Overall great Holster, only thing is the 1.5 mount attachments are hard to feed through a really stiff Gunbelt.

  3. Superior fit, durabilty and construction!

    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

  4. Great holsters

    Posted by BDP on 5th Apr 2017

    I've purchased 5 holsters from Alpha (some where gifts to family members in law enforcement) In my opinion they are outstanding holsters. Great retention and quality.

  5. excellent price, awesome holster

    Posted by Bill V. on 3rd Apr 2017

    This is a high quality, well made, reasonably priced holster produced by people who obviously take pride in their work. Best of all, it's made right here in Pittsburgh!!! The days of looking at a holster online and wishing you could get a better look at it before putting out your money are gone. Friendly, knowledgeable, professional are just. Few adjectives I would use to describe this company. Rock on, Alpha!!!!!

  6. Best Holster

    Posted by Unknown on 29th Mar 2017

    The Holster was exactly what I wanted and order. Fits my M&P perfectly. Great for a day on the range or walking in the woods.

  7. Top Notch Product.

    Posted by Rex Davenport on 7th Mar 2017

    I've carried a handgun professionally for over thirty years and used various custom and production holsters. I am impressed with the quality, fit and finish, of this holster. It was reasonably priced and turn- around time was good. I will definitely be ordering more gear from Alpha Concealment.

  8. Very nice

    Posted by Nick on 6th Feb 2017

    First order from Alpha and very happy with this holster! Great retention and solid hold. Fit and finish are great, and the Alpha team has been really helpful with questions I've had about this and other products

  9. Premium Product

    Posted by Brent on 30th Jan 2017

    Premium product and the best customer service I've gotten in a long time. Thanks for an excellent holster.

  10. about time

    Posted by nick on 27th Dec 2016

    Always very worried about buying holster sight unseen over the internet. This time it paid off this holster is worth every penny spent. It works and not only that it works well. It fits the gun like a glove it holds up and is functional. Not only that looks amazing. With holster they moat of the time loom great but dont work great,work great vut look rough, this holster is the bwst of both worlds. These guys know what they are doing. I will buy more for sure great product great company get one. Dont think about it get it.

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