Alien Gear Holsters Introduces The Cloak Tuck 2.0

by Editor 15. July 2014 11:05
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HAYDEN, Idaho – Alien Gear Holsters recently announced the launch of their newest product, the “Cloak Tuck 2.0”. This patent pending, Neoprene Composite Holster is Alien Gear Holsters’ most comfortable and stable holster yet. This inside the waistband (IWB) hybrid holster features a light weight design with a soft neoprene body-side layer that forms perfectly to your hip and provides more comfort than you’ve ever felt in a holster.

President Thomas Tedder explains, “the secret to its improved stability and sturdiness is the inner ABS polymer core. It readily flexes with your body, but won’t sag down with the weight of a handgun (even the heavy ones).”

This new material is completely waterproof, so concealed carry handgun owners never have to worry about corrosive sweat reaching their pistol. It also includes a fully swappable handgun shell for versatility. The “Cloak Tuck 2.0” holster comes equipped with Alien Gear Holsters’ standard nylon clips, designed for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inch belts, or steel clips that fit belts up to 1 3/4 inches. For enhanced conceal-ability nylon “C” clips and “J” clips are also available as add-on items.

The MSRP for the “Cloak Tuck 2.0” is $35.88 and is now available at

About Alien Gear Holsters
Founded in 2013, Alien Gear Holsters manufactures premium, incredibly comfortable holsters for concealed carry. Alien Gear Holsters are the most comfortable holsters on the planet. Any planet. For more information about Alien Gear Holsters, visit

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Comp-Tac’s Gordon Carrell Takes Carolina Cup ESP Title

by Editor 23. June 2014 15:06
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HOUSTON, Texas – With seven division stage wins and the second fastest overall time, Comp-Tac Victory Gear's Gordon Carrell took the Enhanced Service Pistol division title this past weekend at the Carolina Cup IDPA Championship. This marks the fourth time in the past seven years Carrell has won a division title.

Held in Oxford, N.C., the Carolina Cup drew 331 top IDPA shooters including 89 competing in the ESP division where Carrell finished with a final time of 208.58, more than 34 seconds faster than his nearest competitor.

“The Carolina Cup is one of IDPA’s most challenging matches and always draws a number of the country’s best shooters. It’s gratifying to come out of such a difficult match, against a very competitive field, with the title win,” said Carrell, who in addition to competing for Team Comp-Tac is the General Manager at Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

Carrell won the match firing a Smith & Wesson M&P Pro 9mm pistol, featuring Apex parts and outfitted with Warren sights, from a Comp-Tac International holster with Twin Paddle pouch on a Comp-Tac Belt. For concealment he used a custom vest from Armadillo Concealment. In addition to Comp-Tac, Carrell is sponsored and supported by Smith & Wesson, Apex Tactical Specialties, Warren Tactical Sights, Armadillo Concealment, GLC Shooting Academy and Sportsman’s Outlet.

Also representing Comp-Tac in the match was fellow Comp-Tac team shooter Randi Rogers who placed fourth Master and fifth in the Stock Service Pistol division finishing with a final time of 248.75 seconds.

For more information on Team Comp-Tac, and the full line of Comp-Tac Victory Gear holsters and accessories, visit, like Comp-Tac on Facebook at, or follow @CompTac on Twitter.

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Old Faithful Holsters Merges with Alien Gear Holsters

by Editor 18. June 2014 09:01
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HAYDEN, Idaho – Old Faithful Holsters, the makers of quality, concealed carry holsters and accessories, announces that they are merging with Alien Gear Holsters, also a manufacturer of concealed carry holsters, to become the leading hybrid holster manufacturer in the United States.

The merger of Alien Gear Holsters, based in Hayden, Idaho, further increases Old Faithful Holster’s share in the concealed carry holster market. “The acquisition is also expected to result in greater efficiencies and significantly increase our market share,” said Thomas Tedder, president of Tedder Industries.

“A merger was arranged between Old Faithful Holsters and Alien Gear Holsters to strengthen our market position,” commented Tedder. “Our combined assets will allow both companies to continue to create quality products, allowing us to pass the savings on to our customers.”

The combined companies now have 45 employees.

About Old Faithful Holsters
Founded in 2010, Old Faithful Holsters is the maker of the popular Stealth Tuck and High Rider concealed carry holsters. Old Faithful Holsters are an online holster store providing the most comfortable, concealable gun holsters available. For more information about Old Faithful Holsters, visit

About Alien Gear Holsters
Founded in 2013, Alien Gear Holsters manufactures premium, incredibly comfortable holsters for concealed carry. Alien Gear Holsters are the most comfortable holsters on the planet. Any planet. For more information about Alien Gear Holsters, visit

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15 GLC Shooting Academy Students Take Home Trophies At Republic Of Texas IDPA Championship

by Editor 30. May 2014 16:43
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HOUSTON, Texas – GLC Shooting Academy announced that 15 GLC students took home trophies at the 2014 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship held this past weekend in Cresson, Texas.

Among the match honors won by GLC students were five match bumps, which moves shooters to the next highest skill level classification in the sport, as well as five classification wins. Founded by Gordon Carrell the GLC Shooting Academy is a Texas based shooting school dedicated to improving shooters’ skills for recreation, competition or self-defense.

“Seeing your students perform to the best of their ability is a rewarding experience for any instructor. To watch as 15 of them collect trophies, including classification wins, at the state championship match is a very proud moment. It is with great pleasure that I congratulate each of them for a job very well done,” said Gordon Carrell.

In addition to being represented in the match by numerous students, the GLC Shooting Academy was one of the major sponsors of this year’s championship.

Serving as the state’s premier defensive pistol shooting competition and state championship match, the 2014 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship took place Saturday, May 24 at the Triple C Tactical Range. The event was hosted by the Collin County IDPA club.

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Comp-Tac’s Gordon Carrell Extends Republic of Texas IDPA Win Streak To 12

by Editor 30. May 2014 12:26
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HOUSTON, Texas - For the 12th year in a row Gordon Carrell of Comp-Tac Victory Gear captured the Stock Service Pistol division title at the Lone Star State’s IDPA championship, the Comp-Tac Republic of Texas Championship.

Finishing with a final score of 229.81, Carrell not only took the SSP division title but also finished High Overall for the second year in a row. With just 28 points down in the match, he also took home the title of Most Accurate.

“This year’s Republic of Texas was one of the most challenging and well run matches I have had the pleasure of competing in. The stages were straight forward yet required a wide range of skill sets. Of course, it helps when you have the best equipment,” said Gordon Carrell who in addition to being sponsored by Comp-Tac is supported by Apex Tactical Specialties, Armadillo Concealment, Smith & Wesson, Sportsman’s Outlet and Warren Tactical Sights.

The 2014 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship took place Saturday, May 24, at the Triple C Tactical Range in Cresson, Texas, and was hosted by the Collin County IDPA club. The match drew over 200 of the state’s best shooters as well as widespread industry support from leading companies such as title sponsor Comp-Tac.

“As a Texas company, the Republic of Texas IDPA Championship is one of our favorite matches as it allows us to support our state’s IDPA shooting community and spend the afternoon on the range with friends. Of course, we’re also very proud to have the state SSP title coming back to Comp-Tac thanks to another outstanding shooting performance by Gordon,” said Gregg Garrett, owner and president of Comp-Tac.

For more information on the full line of Comp-Tac holsters and gear, visit, follow Comp-Tac on Facebook at, Twitter at @CompTac or visit our Blog.

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Firearms Industry Economic Impact Nearly Doubles in Five Years

by Editor 3. April 2014 17:27
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NEWTOWN, Conn. – The total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $37.7 billion in 2013, a 97 percent increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose from more than 166,000 to more than 245,000, a 48 percent increase in that five-year period, according to a new report released by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the industry’s trade association.

“We have seen dramatic, unprecedented during peacetime growth in the firearms and ammunition industry that is the direct result of consumer demand for our products in the last five years,” said Stephen L. Sanetti, NSSF president and chief executive officer. “While our nation’s overall economic recovery has been slow since 2008, our industry has been a true bright spot, increasing our direct workforce by nearly half, adding jobs that pay an average of more than $47,700 in wages and benefits. Supplier and induced jobs* were also increased by about half since 2008, even as we increased federal tax payments by 93 percent, Pittman-Robertson excise taxes that support wildlife conservation by 83 percent and state business taxes by 77 percent.”

The Firearms and Ammunition Industry Economic Impact Report: 2013 provides a state by state breakdown of job numbers, wages and output covering direct, supplier and induced employment, as well as federal excise taxes paid. Access the full report here.

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Wildlife is Thriving Because of Guns and Hunting

by Editor 27. March 2014 08:04
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Blade-Tech Strengthens Commitment to Shooting Sports Through Title Sponsorship of Arizona State IDPA Championship

by Editor 20. March 2014 12:54
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PUYALLUP, Wash. – Blade-Tech Industries, the leading manufacturer of custom production thermoplastic and injection molded concealment and competition holsters, is proud to be the title sponsor of the Blade-Tech 2014 Arizona State IDPA Championship.

On April 12, 2014, the Blade-Tech Arizona State IDPA Championship will be held in Tucson, hosted by the Pima Pistol Club. The match is expected to attract over 150 shooters. Competitors are coming from all over the region and country to compete with local shooters in this year’s match.

The Blade-Tech 2014 Arizona State IDPA Championship is a one day match, comprised of 10 challenging stages with the course of fire to be between 160 and 180 rounds. Blade-Tech will have team shooters on hand at the event. Look for high quality Blade-Tech holsters and other goodies on this year’s prize table.

The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) is one of the fastest growing practical shooting sports. Currently, the IDPA has over 24,000 members from all walks of life and levels of competition. Blade-tech is proud to be one of the most popular holsters in the IDPA and the competitive shooting sports.

“The opportunity to support the shooting community, especially at the State Championship level here in Arizona, is something Blade-Tech felt that it could not pass up. When the match was announced, we expressed interested in the title sponsorship. Blade-Tech is proud to be a part of this event and our shooters are excited to compete against the high skill level of the shooters attending,” said Brett Russo, Social Marketing Director for Blade-Tech Industries.

If you would like to know more about Blade-Tech’s quality gear for competitive shooters and or our support of the shooting sports, please visit our website at: and our Facebook page at:

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Target Shooting In America

by Editor 25. January 2014 19:15
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Swab-Its Returns As Sponsor Of IDPA’s Music City Cup III

by Editor 30. October 2013 09:25
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Super Brush, makers of Swab-its® brand firearms cleaning swabs for every job, announced that they are returning as a sponsor of the Volunteer State’s largest IDPA match, the Music City Cup III, which takes place this weekend at the Music City Tactical Shooters’ range in Dickson, Tennessee.

This is the third year for the Music City Cup, which continues to grow as a must-attend match on the IDPA calendar. This year’s match will feature a 10-stage course of fire and is expected to draw several of the region’s top competitors.

“Thanks to the generous support of sponsors like Swab-its, the Music City Cup III is set to be one of IDPA’s premier matches and certainly one of the South’s best with the Volunteer State’s top guns set to compete,” said Michael Bresson, match director for the Music City Cup.

“Our support for the Music City Cup III is part of our continuing commitment to promote the shooting sports, and Swab-its is proud to once again sponsor the Music City Cup and help continue the expansion of shooting opportunities for IDPA members in the Volunteer State,” said Cathy Desorcy, product manager for Swab-its.

As part or their sponsorship, Swab-its has donated packs of their popular Bore-Tips® and Gun-Tips™ firearms cleaning swabs to be distributed at the match.

Designed to be lint-free and reusable, foam Bore-tips from Swab-its provide the ultimate in barrel bore cleaning with their tight bore-fitting 360-degree cleaning surface, delivering improved barrel cleaning and maximum lubrication. Bore-tips come in .357cal/9mm, .22cal, .243cal, or .30cal (six-piece packs), in .40cal or .45cal (five-piece packs) and the recently introduced 12ga and 20ga (three-piece packs).

Gun-tips from Swab-its are lint-free, reusable foam swabs that offer gun owners superior firearms detailing versatility. Used in conjunction with Bore-tips as part of a regular firearms cleaning and lubricating regimen, the Gun-tips swab kits give hunters, sportsmen, and gunsmiths the ability to protect and preserve their firearms like never before. Gun-tips come in a variety of shapes, sizes and lengths to ensure cleaning and lubricating of all parts of the firearm, while leaving no residue of lint commonly found in other cleaning devices.

With Swab-its, you Clean It Like You Mean It.

For more information about the Music City Cup III, visit For more information on the complete line of Swab-its lint free, reusable gun cleaning swabs, visit

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