Alien Gear CloakMount In-Vehicle Locations

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Alien Gear CloakMount In-Vehicle Locations

Postby Mysguidednlv » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:57 pm

I recently purchased an Alien Gear CloakTuck 3.0 RHD and got the Cloak Mount to go with it. I was intending on mounting it underneath the sterring column or possibly just to the right of it (mounting in a 2014 Ram 1500) but I couldn't seem to find a good surface and was worried about my firearm "slapping" around on bumpy roads due to the near-horizontal angle of the mounting surface.

Because of this, I opted to mount it on the driver side door panel just below the armrest:
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Has anyone else had experience with mounting one of these an a Ram or similar vehicle? My big concerns with the current location are 1) visibility (particularly if I get pulled over), and 2) pull angle.. I'm right strong and the forward Kant on my left is less than ideal.

My initial thought is to move it further back on the door panel and start practicing my left hand draws ... :???: Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.


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Re: Alien Gear CloakMount In-Vehicle Locations

Postby TreyHouston » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:08 pm



here is how I did mine! now I drive a company vehicle and I have to figure something out! :grumble
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Re: Alien Gear CloakMount In-Vehicle Locations

Postby Mysguidednlv » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:54 pm

Thanks Trey.. I'd love to mount in a similar location but unfortunately I don't have a center floor console (front seat is a split bench), though I've been toying with installing one in my truck in the near future. The downside to that is that because I'm using the IWB RHD holster, the firearm would essentially be flipped upside down.

I did see a review on who-tube were someone was using the cloak mount under the steering column and was having issues with the firearm banging around on gravel roads.

Anyway, like the video and the wrap job on the company car!


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Re: Alien Gear CloakMount In-Vehicle Locations

Postby TreyHouston » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:13 am

you might not have much choice than to leave it on the door. yes, its on the left side but it will be very easy to arm and disarm with it on the door. If you are aware, you will have enough time to get it out the door. Looks nice, I like the set up you have.
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Re: Alien Gear CloakMount In-Vehicle Locations

Postby Zombified » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:54 pm

Just an observation TreyHouston, but are you the only one that drives that vehicle? What if someone shorter has to move the seat forward? Would it still be as comfortable to you if you had to move it forward a bit to accomodate shorter drivers?


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Re: Alien Gear CloakMount In-Vehicle Locations

Postby TreyHouston » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:31 pm

Zombified wrote:Just an observation TreyHouston, but are you the only one that drives that vehicle? What if someone shorter has to move the seat forward? Would it still be as comfortable to you if you had to move it forward a bit to accomodate shorter drivers?


"Now, i drive a company vehicle". I should have added that comma to begin with!!! Thats my old car. Im selling it now. I got a new job, and the company gave me a SUV to drive. I am the only one who drives it so I dont know how they would know if I had a gun.....
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Re: Alien Gear CloakMount In-Vehicle Locations

Postby RPBrown » Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:48 am

Just a question or two. Will this gun be visible if you open the door? If so, its possible it would not meet the OC laws set forth.
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Re: Alien Gear CloakMount In-Vehicle Locations

Postby Mysguidednlv » Wed Jun 07, 2017 11:05 am

Absolutely would be visible... I'm in the process of constructing a charcoal colored fabric "cover" of sorts that snaps in to place when I need it covered. Was considering adhesive Velcro, but with the Texas heat, it would only be a matter of time before it fell off. Don't trust the "towel" method given that gravity never lets up.

I'll post some pics when it's finished, hope to have it done by this weekend.


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Re: Alien Gear CloakMount In-Vehicle Locations

Postby Mysguidednlv » Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:46 pm

Alllllright.... Just finished my little door mount cover project. I should preface this by stating that I am, by no means, skilled at sewing or stitching. In fact, this was my first time stitching with a sewing machine, so the hemmed edges are a bit rough. Not too noticeable from the front though.

Anyway, here are the pics...

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It was really inexpensive. $10 for a yard of material and$8 for a pack of snaps and a snap punch tool.

Hopefully this takes care of any issues I otherwise would have had opening my door or having to leave my holster and firearm in the truck. It's not very noticeable looking through the passenger window, so that worked out really well.

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Re: Alien Gear CloakMount In-Vehicle Locations

Postby bblhd672 » Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:12 pm

Mysguidednlv wrote:Alllllright.... Just finished my little door mount cover project. I should preface this by stating that I am, by no means, skilled at sewing or stitching. In fact, this was my first time stitching with a sewing machine, so the hemmed edges are a bit rough. Not too noticeable from the front though.

Anyway, here are the pics...

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It was really inexpensive. $10 for a yard of material and$8 for a pack of snaps and a snap punch tool.

Hopefully this takes care of any issues I otherwise would have had opening my door or having to leave my holster and firearm in the truck. It's not very noticeable looking through the passenger window, so that worked out really well.


I like it. Good job.
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Re: Alien Gear CloakMount In-Vehicle Locations

Postby Jusme » Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:48 am

Mysguidednlv wrote:Alllllright.... Just finished my little door mount cover project. I should preface this by stating that I am, by no means, skilled at sewing or stitching. In fact, this was my first time stitching with a sewing machine, so the hemmed edges are a bit rough. Not too noticeable from the front though.

Anyway, here are the pics...

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It was really inexpensive. $10 for a yard of material and$8 for a pack of snaps and a snap punch tool.

Hopefully this takes care of any issues I otherwise would have had opening my door or having to leave my holster and firearm in the truck. It's not very noticeable looking through the passenger window, so that worked out really well.


I like that!!

I hadn't considered a snap on cover, but I may do something like that for my wife's car. (she doesn't have her LTC but she has been carrying in her car) It will make it much more accessible, than under the console lid, and also less visible, while driving.
Thanks for the pics, now I need to get busy.
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Re: Alien Gear CloakMount In-Vehicle Locations

Postby Mysguidednlv » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:06 pm

Jusme wrote:
Mysguidednlv wrote:Alllllright.... Just finished my little door mount cover project. I should preface this by stating that I am, by no means, skilled at sewing or stitching. In fact, this was my first time stitching with a sewing machine, so the hemmed edges are a bit rough. Not too noticeable from the front though.

Anyway, here are the pics...

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It was really inexpensive. $10 for a yard of material and$8 for a pack of snaps and a snap punch tool.

Hopefully this takes care of any issues I otherwise would have had opening my door or having to leave my holster and firearm in the truck. It's not very noticeable looking through the passenger window, so that worked out really well.


I like that!!

I hadn't considered a snap on cover, but I may do something like that for my wife's car. (she doesn't have her LTC but she has been carrying in her car) It will make it much more accessible, than under the console lid, and also less visible, while driving.
Thanks for the pics, now I need to get busy.


Happy to share an idea... that's why we're here, right? :cheers2: Would love to see how things turn out!

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Re: Alien Gear CloakMount In-Vehicle Locations

Postby WinoVeritas » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:35 am

Don't have the AG system, but did buy a couple of - https://benchmasterusa.com/single-gun-p ... elcro-hook - attached companion Velcro strip (not sure why Benchmaster sells without mating strip) on backside of center console in F150 & Blazer. Securely holds all by carries and makes for easy access when driving. If long trip my EDC is on me and console has a larger capacity pistol ready to go.


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