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The Phoenix - Ultimate IWB 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, 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.


  • The Phoenix is designed to be worn in any position inside the waistband - the holster clips onto your belt and is worn inside your pants.
  • This holster is ideal for carrying concealed.

About This Holster

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 and adjustable cant. 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. This style of clip also allows the customer to tuck their shirt in.

The customer can choose to remove the clip furthest from the concealment claw if they prefer a one-clip style holster. However, this clip does help push the gun closer to your body (which aids in concealment) due to the fact that it's placed on the curve of the holster. You should not remove the clip closest to the concealment claw, as the screws that hold it in place are used to adjust the holster's retention. Removing that clip will result in a poor fit.

As mentioned above, the holster comes with adjustable retention. It is controlled by four screws - the two screws that hold the concealment claw into place, and the two screws that hold the clip closest to the concealment claw. Adjust all four screws equally, otherwise it may result in a poor fit. This allows the customer to select a tighter or looser fit on their gun. 

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. 

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 34 different colors or patterns. Click here to view color options.




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  1. SOLID!!

    Posted by Tim on 1st Dec 2018

    This is by far my favorite holster for AIWB. Like others have said, having two clips really makes a difference in keeping the holster level and stable. That claw does a great job at pushing the grip into my body. Us California residents do worry about printing, and the phoenix is the perfect solution.

  2. best holster out there

    Posted by Larry Atkinson on 18th Sep 2018

    I've ordered this for 3 of my guns (G19, G43, and G26) and once I get another gun I'll be buying another! The phoenix is comfortable, very concealable, and well made.

  3. CZ P01 owners. You will love this holster!

    Posted by D. Mike Collins on 5th Jun 2018

    I love my gun. Problem is, not many holster manufactures do. Hard to find high quality holsters that fit a CZ P01 like a glove. This one does. Talked with the inside rep and she told me many of the employees in the shop own CZ's which is why they have such tight fitting holsters for most CZ models. Bought two, one for each CZ P01 I own. All other holsters are now waiting in the gun safe to see the light of day. Not happening soon. Just love this holster system. Rock solid strong, tight fitting and super comfortable once I found the perfect setting configuration. Took about three weeks to get everything dialed in perfectly. The two clip system and the "claw" helps push the gun so close to my side, no one knows I'm carrying except those trained and in "the know." Took a while to come though, 45 days in all. Was a bit frustrated at having to wait so long, but now that I've had them in use for several months, it was worth the wait.

  4. Extremely Versatile

    Posted by Jeremy M. Mayle on 13th Mar 2018

    This has to be one of the most versatile holsters on the market. And I ordered it just for that reason. I already own the Prometheus for my Glock 23 and absolutely love it. (If you’re wondering, that single clip holds infinitely better than you might expect). I had always carried in the 3-4 o’clock position, not giving much thought to appendix. Enter the Phoenix. I wanted the option to remove the claw, and possibly one of the two clips. I’ve been carrying appendix with my M&P 2.0 Compact since. I’m not a big guy, so there isn’t much in the way of the AIWB position, but this holster certainly helps make it even easier. And compared to some other companies, the quality control on the polishing of the edges is one of the best I’ve seen. But perhaps the main reason I’ll continue to support this business is the top notch customer service in which they provide. I’ve asked multiple questions about multiple products over the last few years. The responses are always prompt and nothing but courteous. These folks are great Americans and deserving of all the business we can give them.

  5. comfortable holster

    Posted by Bill on 12th Oct 2017

    Ive owned many different types of holsters and this is by far the most comfortable appendix holster I’ve ever had. The retention is great and the quality is very good. Would definitely recommend if your looking for a great appendix holster.

  6. Just buy it!

    Posted by Unknown on 1st May 2017

    So like many gun owners, I have a drawer full of different types of holsters, some are great for certain articles of clothing or events. This holster is now my one all be all holster and will be buying another for my other carry weapons.

  7. the best service and delivery

    Posted by Myron Fineberg on 1st May 2017

    Thanks so much for holster #2. I'm extremely pleased with the results! Both Glocks fit "like a glove"!!

  8. P320 Phoenix

    Posted by paul on 24th Apr 2017

    Ordered a Phoenix IWB holster for my sig P320 compact. I liked how you could customize the holster with the claw, and the 2 carry clips, which can all be removed. Ride height is easily adjustable. Got the FDE Carson fiber to match my gun, and it looks great. Customer service was excellent. There was a delay in shipping my holster, but they were very apologetic and actually offered me a small credit for my inconvenience. Will definitely be ordering more holsters from them. You can tell they care about their product and reputation, and work really hard to keep their customers happy.

  9. 5 stars for each item I purchased!

    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

  10. first impression 2 days in

    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!

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