Handcrafters of Custom Kydex® Holsters
ALPHA CONCEALMENT SYSTEMS
We operate out of two separate facilities in the Pittsburgh area, only one of which is open to the public - our Product Showroom. Please click here for the location of our Product Showroom, and all of our contact information. Please note that our Product Showroom is only open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you decide to stop by without an appointment on another day, or before/after hours, we'll unfortunately be unable to grant you access to the building.
A custom order is any order you place online and/or in person that is not labeled as Quick Ship or In Stock. When you check out online, you will be required to check a box that indicates you understand that what you're ordering is a custom item.
All of our custom products are handcrafted and uniquely tailored to meet an individual customer’s needs and desires. And when a custom order enters the production phase, we take our time to ensure that everything is perfect. Due to the high volume of custom online orders that we receive, these orders are subject to a lead time.
A lead time is: the amount of time that passes between the initial order and shipment of the order.
Our current lead time for custom Kydex® orders placed online is 20 to 30 days.
If you are local to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, there are several opportunities for you to place a custom order in person - for instance, at our Product Showroom, or at a gun show.
If you've browsed our selection of in-stock holsters, carriers and sheaths in person and can't find the exact handgun model or color you're looking for, you can always place a custom order with us. There is no extra charge to place a custom order.
The order is subject to the same lead time as our online custom orders (please see above answer).
Please click here to view our return/cancellation policy for custom orders.
A specialty order is an order placed in person for an item that we do not currently make or have in stock. This pertains to handgun models, lights, lasers and knives that are not listed in the dropdown menu on our website. We can only accept specialty orders for firearms in person, but we are able to take specialty orders online for knives.
If you’re local to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, give us a call at (412) 798-2629 to discuss what kind of holster you're looking for, and what model gun you have. If we’re capable of making it, we’ll set up an appointment for you to meet with one of our specialty handcrafters, and we’ll use your firearm for the molding process. This does not harm the firearm in any way, and it ensures a guaranteed fit for your holster. You must have an appointment in order to have a specialty item made, and appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Full payment is required at time of appointment.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, several of our best workers dedicate their time solely to customers who have appointments for specialty orders. This ensures that the process is expedited, as workers focus on one holster at a time, as opposed to enormous batches of holsters.
Therefore, a specialty order is produced immediately, while the customer waits on site. An appointment can take up to two hours, depending on the type of handgun and holster selected. The owner of the firearm must be present during the entire appointment. The owner of the firearm must be present during the entire appointment.
When you come to our Product Showroom for an appointment, please bring the firearm you wish to have the holster made for. Please arrive on time, so that you do not interfere with the appointments that may be scheduled after you. Please note that if you arrive more than 15 minutes late, we may be unable to fulfill your appointment window.
When checking in, you’ll be asked to fill out some standard paperwork that asks for your name and contact information, your firearm model, etc. You’ll then meet with one of our specialty handcrafters and look at different holster models to determine exactly what you’re looking for. You’ll then be asked to pay for your specialty order prior to the work beginning.
The specialty handcrafter will then take your firearm into the back, while you wait in our customer waiting room. We have plenty of coffee and snacks, and a couch for you to lean back on while you watch TV. You can also browse our Showroom for other items you may be interested in.
In the back, the specialty handcrafter will mock up your gun (don’t worry, it doesn’t do any damage) and proceed to mold the holster you’ve chosen. Once it’s molded, they’ll cut and shape the holster, buff the edges and assemble it. It will then be put through our thorough inspection and testing phase.
Once it’s passed the test, the specialty handcrafter will join you in the waiting room, where you can try your holster on, practice drawing and holstering your weapon, and make sure you’re completely satisfied. Once you leave the appointment, you are agreeing that the holster is to your satisfaction.
Appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and can take up to two hours, depending on the type of handgun and holster selected. The owner of the firearm must be present during the entire appointment.
Please click here to view our return and cancellation policies for specialty items.
Please click here to view our shipping policies for extra hardware.
Please click here to view our return and cancellation policies for extra hardware.
Please click here to view our shipping policies for Quick Ship items.
Please click here to view our return and cancellation policies for Quick Ship items.
Please click here to view our shipping policy for Clearance items.
Please click here to view our return and cancellation policies for Clearance items.
Please click here to view our shipping policies.
Please click here to view our shipping policies.
No. All of our Quick Ship items listed online, and the in-stock items showcased in our Product Showroom are the same price. All of the gun stores that stock our products also sell them at the same retail price as we do.
Determining which style of holster suits you best can be tough. That's why we're here to help! Give us a call or shoot us an email; we'd be more than happy to help you pick out the perfect holster.
If you’re local to Pittsburgh, visit our Product Showroom and you’ll have an opportunity to test out our holsters, knife sheaths and magazine carriers, giving you a chance to interact with our products and determine which item suits you best. You can even purchase your new holster in person that day!
Our Product Showroom is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and is located at 1397 Frey Road in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Due to the high volume of online orders we process, our Product Showroom is closed to the public on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, as well as weekends. If you decide to drop by on those days, we’ll unfortunately be unable to give you access to the building.
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Unfortunately, we do not allow cancellations. You can view our cancellation policy here. However, we will do our best to work with you and make changes to your order, as long as your order has not already entered production. Please note that if you choose to change your order to a more expensive holster, or Kydex® pattern, you will be asked to cover those additional costs. If the additional payment is not received within 5 days of contacting us, we will contact you to let you know your order will ship as you originally ordered it. We cannot guarantee your order will be shipped within our quoted lead time if changes are made. To inquire about making changes to an existing order, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find more information in this blog post.
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The price change is due to the pattern you selected for your holster in the "color" dropdown menu.
All of our gear is available in the customer’s choice of 33 different colors/patterns - click here to view swatches of each one. Fifteen of those are considered basic colors, and do not incur an upcharge.
But some of the patterns we offer do incur an upcharge. The upcharge is listed in parenthesis next to the name of the pattern in the dropdown menu. You can read more about why that is, and how we determine the upcharge, by clicking here. This is the only thing we charge extra for.
Our supplier (one of the only licensed companies permitted to print Kryptek Outdoor Group® patterns) has begun the process to alter their Kydex to more accurately reflect the actual Kryptek fabric prints, per the instructions of Kryptek Outdoor Group. Because of this, all of the Kryptek patterns used to make our products may be ever-so-slightly different in color and sharpness than they previously have been.
This means that if you place an order for an item in a Kryptek print, we unfortunately cannot guarantee that the patterns will be 100 percent identical to what is shown in the photographs on our website/social media, nor can we guarantee that it will be an exact match to Kryptek gear that you may already own from us. The changes are not overtly noticeable, however, if you’re looking for an exact match, we suggest ordering all your gear at one time because we are unfortunately unable to guarantee which version of the pattern a customer may receive.
You can read more about this issue by clicking here.
Unfortunately, we're unable to honor returns, refunds, exchanges or cancellations. A full disclaimer is listed on our website, and we encourage all customers to read it prior to ordering any of our products in a Kryptek pattern - click here to view the disclaimer (a new link will open, and the disclaimer is at the bottom of that page).
We pride ourselves on using only the best materials to manufacture our products. That's why the hardware on every holster, magazine carrier and sheath is covered by Alpha Concealment Systems' lifetime guarantee. If at any time the hardware on your product breaks, or you lose something (i.e. a screw, a washer, etc.) let us know and we'll send out the replacement parts at no cost to you.
To order your free replacement parts, email us at email@example.com with your original order number. If you are replacing a broken piece of hardware, please also send us a picture of the holster.
Unfortunately, extreme heat and cold will definitely compromise the shape and consistency of Kydex®, as the material was not built to withstand extreme temperatures. Vehicles tend to act as ovens during periods of high heat, so we do recommend to always keep your Kydex® gear protected by storing it in the glovebox or center console, which do not heat up nearly as much as other portions of a vehicle's interior.
That being said, we do not replace holsters, magazine carriers or any other Kydex® products that have been damaged due to personal use. We do however replace lost or broken hardware (please see above answer for further instructions).
Unfortunately, our system gives us very few options for updating an order's status, and therefore the "awaiting fulfillment" step can mean a number of things:
Once you place your order, it will be appointed to a batch, and scheduled for production as soon as possible, based on our current lead time.
As mentioned above, our system gives us very few options for updating an order's status, and therefore the "awaiting shipment" step includes more than just waiting to ship.
At this point, the order has already been molded, cut, polished and drilled. Now, it's time to add the hardware to the holster. Once the hardware is added, each order goes through a thorough quality inspection stage, ensuring each order is not only correct, but that it's impeccable.
Finally, the order is packaged and placed into a bin to await shipment.
Once the order actually ships, the order's status changes to "shipped" and the customer is alerted by an automated email service. This email includes tracking information for your package.
By contacting Customer Service either by phone or email. Please click here for our contact information and hours.
Contact us to let us know what you’re looking for. Oftentimes, we do in fact have the mold for handgun models that are not currently listed on the website. If we don’t have the mold for it, and you’re not local to Pittsburgh, we’ll take your contact information and we’ll do our best to let you know if/when we get it in.
Yes! When placing your order online, if the address you give is in Pennsylvania, West Virginia or Ohio, the system will automatically give you the option to pick up your order in store. Select that option and the shipping fee will be waived. As soon as your order is ready for pick up, the status of your order will change to "Awaiting Pick Up" and you'll receive an email notification from our automated system. A team member will also call you to inform you, and they'll remind you of our Product Showroom hours.
If you’re local to Pittsburgh and want to pick up an online order that you already placed and paid shipping for, please contact us immediately.
Yes! Click here to learn more about our discount programs.
Unfortunately, no. We cannot apply discounts retroactively. We email the subscribers of our newsletter when a sale is coming up, so it may be wise to ensure you're signed up for those alerts. We also post about sales on social media, so make sure you're following us!
Unfortunately, no. Our system only allows for one coupon code to be used at a time.
Sorry, no. In-store sales are exactly that. The same applies if we’re having an online sale and you’re purchasing in person.
We do in fact sometimes have combined in-store and online sales. When this is the case, it will be listed as such in email promotions, on our website, on social media, and in the store.
Sorry, no. We cannot apply discounts retroactively. Sale items must be purchased during the sale.
We are very selective about who we partner with in terms of reviews. Of course, all paying customers are more than welcome to post video reviews at their discretion. However, we do not provide complimentary holsters to YouTubers or any other reviewers without serious consideration. If you are interested in being considered, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain a review application.
We're constantly adding new vendors, and would love to get our holsters on the shelves of your local gun store! Please let the owner/manager know that you're interested in purchasing our products, and that we have great wholesale pricing. You can also email us at email@example.com with the name and location of the store and we'll contact the store directly.
Give us a call: (412) 798-2629
*Please note our customer service hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. E.S.T.
Send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are Alpha, and we’re proudly handcrafted by people, not machines,
right in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
KYDEX® is a registered trademark of SEKISUI Polymer Innovations, LLC.
At Alpha Concealment Systems, we aren’t afraid to do things differently.
We’re passionate craftsmen (and women!) who are dedicated to the art of handcrafting because we believe it delivers a better product; one that our team members put their everything into, knowing the customer’s life depends on the quality, reliability, safety and functionality of it. We share an exceptional commitment to our craft, leaning on our skills, knowledge and experience to create customized Kydex® solutions uniquely forged to suit the needs of individual customers. Unlike a lot of our competitors, our products are handcrafted from start to finish; we don’t rely on technology to do our jobs for us.
We pride ourselves on our character and conduct, bringing honesty and integrity to every interaction we have. We’re driven by more than dollar signs, and motivated by the fact that what we do as a company truly matters, knowing each order that leaves our facilities will make a difference in someone’s life. When seconds matter, you can count on Alpha.
So who are we? We’re leaders, and creators, and thinkers and doers. We’re go-getters, and trail blazers, and hard-working honest folks who won’t quit at the first sign of adversity, because we know that nothing worth having comes easy. We’re the first to arrive and the last to leave, making every moment count in between because tomorrow is never guaranteed.
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Hours of Operation:
Alpha Concealment Systems operates out of two separate facilities in the Pittsburgh area, only one of which is open to the public - our Product Showroom. We welcome walk-in traffic, as well as scheduled appointments,
at our Product Showroom during the hours listed above.
Please note that our Product Showroom will be CLOSED on Thursday, May 25. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Alpha Concealment Systems
Pittsburgh, PA 15235
Product Showroom Address:
1397 Frey Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15235