1911 - 5 inch ShapeShift OWB Paddle Holster

There aren't too many models of 1911 paddle holster that don't compromise in some way. Believe it or not, making a better holster design is harder than one might think. Some paddle holsters have a great holster, but the paddle attachment is weak. Sometimes the attachment is uncomfortable.

A good number of 1911 paddle holsters lack adjustable retention or rely on a thumb break as the sole point of retention.

The thing is that many of these holster designs imply that because a person wants the on/off convenience of a paddle holster, a person should be willing to overlook some sort of flaw in the design. We don't think so. We think you shouldn't ever settle.

That's why we created the ShapeShift. We designed this holster from the ground up to address the common failings of popular holster designs.

First, we start with the molded shells. Instead of leather or brittle Kydex, the ShapeShift shells are molded from an ultra-durable polymer that is virtually indestructible under normal conditions. The paddle attachment is a locking spline attachment that won't release or shear off in any condition.

It's also adjustable for cant angle, so you may set it to your desired setting.

The ShapeShift 1911 paddle holster also gives you your choice of retention. Passive retention only is your preference? Install the passive retention bar in the ShapeShift, and set it to the exact preferred setting.

You can also install an active retention device for a 1911 retention holster if desired, and this holster is able to deliver Level II retention right out of the box.

You can also switch to a belt slide if so desired and enjoy the same benefits with a slide attachment.

The ShapeShift 1911 paddle holster also comes with Alien Gear's Iron-Clad Guarantee, which is one of the most comprehensive in the business.

Start with your 30-Day Test Drive. Wear the holster and see if it's up to your requirements. If not, you have until the end of the first month of ownership to contact us, and we'll buy the holster back. You probably won't want to take it off.

We also warranty the holster fully for life. Any issue that arises, no matter how it does, will be fixed or we send you a whole new holster. As long as you own it, period.

Are you ready for a more evolved way to carry?

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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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It has it's uses Review by Richard
Got my Shapeshift OWB, put it together and tried it out. I must say that while the quality is there, it needs some refinement. This isn't a holster for competition for sure as the draw is too high, at least for me. It's not broken in and don't really know how much Kydex will break in anyhow but the thumb release is really stiff which would, in and of itself, prevent me from using the holster for concealed carry. And another thing about OWB holster(not just Alien Gear)...why isn't there a pad between the upper and the torso like a lot of IWB holsters have. When I wear it concealed, it's usually next to skin and I would sure like some padding between me and sharp corners.

Anyhow, that's my $.02. I'll continue using my AG IWBs but will take a rain check on the Shapeshift I think. (Posted on 7/8/2018)

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