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Alien Gear and Old Faithful Holsters

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Old 06-22-2013, 10:24 AM   #1
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Alien Gear and Old Faithful Holsters

I performed a number of searches and could not find the answer to the following question.

Hope someone can help.

Is Alien Gear and Old Faithful Holsters run by the same guy, Thomas Tedder located in Fort Smith, AR?
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:23 PM   #2
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By looking up who owns Alien Gear Holsters, it appears that they aren't the same guy. Same city, not same guy.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:45 PM   #3
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The reason I ask is because, after I ordered a holster from Alien Gear, I received an email from Thomas Tedder acknowledging the order. A Thomas Tedder is listed as the President and founder of Old Failthful Holsters.

Both companies products are similar in cost, specifications and, style.
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Interesting, both brands also appear to have the same construction as well...
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Interesting... I have an Old Faithful holster that I love. Very interesting indeed....


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Doing a BBB lookup OFH shows up as a business but Alien does not.

Not to mention the alien website looks hastily put up and very amateurish. I could be wrong but it doesn't look like the same company.
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I received my new IWB Holster from Alien Gear. It looks identical to those offered by Old Faithful Holsters. The Alien Gear arrived assembled and appears to be high quality. The gun fits very well. For the price of about $29 assembled to what Old Faithful Holsters offers (about $75 assembled) the Alien Gear's price and quality wins even when taking into account the next statement.

Just one observation which may be a factor on all non lined leather holsters. When wearing the holster on bare skin I feel some scratching. Will that go away or is there something that can be done to smooth it down?
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Doing a BBB lookup OFH shows up as a business but Alien does not.

Not to mention the alien website looks hastily put up and very amateurish. I could be wrong but it doesn't look like the same company.
I found this on the BBB site.

"If a business has been accredited by the BBB, it means BBB has determined that the business meets accreditation standards which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB accredited businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public."

It appears the Alien Gear has not applied for this accreditation.

While the business does not have to be accredited to be listed on the BBB site, it does take time from the starting the business to betting on the site. In fact, it took over 5 years for Old Faithful Holsters to get listed. It took Crossbreed Holsters 2 years and Firearm Holsters is not yet listed. Maybe Alien Gear will be listed soon. Either way all of the above mentioned Businesses are worthy of your support by purchasing from them.

Hope I didn't ruffle any feathers.
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I received my new IWB Holster from Alien Gear. It looks identical to those offered by Old Faithful Holsters. The Alien Gear arrived assembled and appears to be high quality. The gun fits very well. For the price of about $29 assembled to what Old Faithful Holsters offers (about $75 assembled) the Alien Gear's price and quality wins even when taking into account the next statement.

Just one observation which may be a factor on all non lined leather holsters. When wearing the holster on bare skin I feel some scratching. Will that go away or is there something that can be done to smooth it down?
The leather will get softer the more you wear it and everything. My OFH was like that at first but after wearing it in the Oklahoma summer weather, it has gotten much softer.

On a side note, I got my OFH for around $45 but I got the put-it-together-yourself version.
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I found this on the BBB site.[...]

Hope I didn't ruffle any feathers.
no ruffle here, I was just mentioning that the site wasn't listed on the BBB. Usually though a lot can be said just looking up a site there.
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