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1911 - 5 inch ShapeShift Core Carry Pack


Please note: The ShapeShift Core Carry Pack, formerly known as the Starter Kit, has been renamed to better represent the four most popular “core” carry styles within our growing modular holster system.

1911 Modular Holster Kit

The ShapeShift Modular Holster System is patent pending.
The beauty of the 1911 is that it's equally at home in concealment as it is with open carrying - but very few, if any, 1911 holster models are able to do the same. Not everyone wants to carry the exact same way all the time, which would typically require one to have multiple holsters in order to have the freedom of choice.

Until now.

The Alien Gear ShapeShift 1911 holster is a not just a holster - it's a complete carry system, designed to allow you to carry your firearm in any manner you wish. If you prefer 1911 concealed carry, you can do that. If open carry on occasion is your preference, it will do that too. If you want an ultra-durable holster with active retention for daily open carry, wear around the house or in the outdoors, it will also do that.

The core of the ShapeShift is the shell system. Our new injection-molded polymer shells, instead of merely bolting onto a backer, are equipped with an interlocking rail of our design, which lock together via a tool-less twist lock. Included with your base ShapeShift 1911 holster kit includes one full Shift Shell and two trigger guards.

For the ultimate in OWB holsters, put the two full shells together and install the paddle attachment for a 1911 paddle holster that can withstand more punishment than you can likely dish out. You can also equip this holster configuration with active retention devices for incredible security.

However, if IWB carry is more to your liking, attach a half-shell to a full shell and install them on the included inside-the-waistband backer for a traditional 1911 IWB hybrid holster. Just like our IWB holster, the belt clips are fully adjustable for ride height and cant. The backer itself is much like our Cloak Tuck 3.0, with the same neoprene backing pad and Alien Skin top surface.

This holster configuration is also compatible with our Cloak Dock IWB holster mount.

Prefer a 1911 appendix holster? Attach the shells to the smaller backer instead, and install the larger IWB belt clip.

You can also deploy the belt slide attachment with the smaller backer to assemble a high-ride belt slide 1911 belt slide holster. This will disappear under an untucked shirt or light outerwear, if you prefer OWB concealment.

Retention is also customizable with the ShapeShift, as you can opt for passive or active retention.

Just like our other products, the ShapeShift comes with our Iron-Clad Guarantee. This includes our 30-day "Test Drive" trial period, which lets you take the first month of ownership to determine if this is the holster system you wanted. If not, contact us before your first month is up and let us know. We'll buy the holster back.

We also offer a lifetime warranty on your ShapeShift 1911 holster. For as long as you own it, we will fix any issue that should arise, whether due to defect or damage. If we can't fix it, we will give you a brand new ShapeShift. That's Alien Gear's guarantee.

Once you try it, you might find any other holster to be universally disappointing.

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NOTE: The ShapeShift Modular Holster System is designed to replicate and fit your specific firearm. The 1911 is available in multiple generations and variations. To ensure your 1911 fits this holster, please refer to the compatibility chart below.

Questions? Please contact customer service at:
(208) 215-2046 Monday - Friday 5am - 8pm PST, or Saturday - Sunday 9:30am - 6pm PST

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Great product at a great price point! Review by SlooFoot
If you are new to carrying and are unsure of what method you want to carry the Shapeshift Starter Kit is the only way to go. It'll save you money in the long run. It's high quality, light weight, very comfortable, and very versatile. I do not regret buying the starter kit well worth the money. I will definitely be buying more shells and expansion packs that suit my needs as they come out. (Posted on 5/18/2018)
Best Review by Nando
I ordered the shapeshift holster for my full size 1911 and I got say WOW!!! It feels like I'm not carrying anything no press from the gun on your skin and the back padding is so comfortable the best holster I've ever had 100 star quality (Posted on 2/25/2018)
Love it Review by Mel
Very fast shipping. Very good quality product. Love that I have 5 different carry options for my gun. I ordered the 1911 5 in fits my para usa perfect. Very comfortable. Took me a few mins of reading and looking at everything to get the feel for how it all comes together. Overall very pleased will be buying from Alien Gear again. (Posted on 2/2/2018)

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