After the European Championship in IPSC Handgun I bought the (at the time brand new) Alpha X-holster from Double-Alpha for my Tanfoglio Open gun. It then took me forever to install, as I was too busy with other things. Some things take a year or two, I guess we need longer winters…
You can check out the X-holster here,as it was released at the EHC 2016.
I’m now using the holster for the first few times, and as a coincidence DA chose to launch their new Alpha-X pouches. It seems my rig will never be complete, it’s a constant chase for the new.
You can see the Alpha-X pouch system explained by Saul Kirsch here below:
They are priced at €54.95 for one, but you rarely buy just one so there are kits available (at some discount) to satisfy your need.
From Double-Alpha’s description:
The Alpha-X pouches are an evolution of our Race Master pouches, the Double-Alpha flagship mag pouch for years. The aluminum construction offers unparalleled durability and striking appearance, and that is maintained in the Alpha-X line.
However, since an aluminum pouch is sometimes not as smooth-drawing as a plastic pouch, and we want the best of both worlds, the Alpha-X utilizes a new innovative internal spacer system that totally envelopes the magazine when seated in the pouch. The magazine does not make any direct contact with the aluminum sides at all.
The new spacers also center the magazine in the middle of the pouch, no matter their size. And, for the first time ever, they offer a height-adjustable bridge support under the magazine, allowing you to determine how deeply your magazine seats into the pouch.
The innovation and improvement of the Alpha-X Mag Pouch do not stop with its new inserts and striking new look.
The mounting system is completely reengineered. The new ball joint is held in the belt hanger using a pressure coupling rather than the grub screws used in the Race Master. This offers a totally secure lock up and the option to make minute adjustments to the pouch’s angle and tilt without creating any “memory dimples” in the ball joint. The ball joint can be attached to the pouch in several positions, allowing a full range of height adjustable for right-hand, left-hand or bullets-out users.
And finally, a dash of color and personalization can be added with the laser cut plastic inlays, available for user installation in several colors.
Ben Stoeger has made a kit as an example, check it out here. The link contains more detailed information about the Double Alpha X System.