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The Evolution of Concealed Carry Holsters

ShapeShift Core Carry Pack

The ShapeShift modular holster system allows you to seamlessly switch between holster configurations, letting you use the concealed carry holster platform of your choice. It transitions in seconds, without the use of tools. The ShapeShift Core Carry Pack will allow you to carry your holster in the following configurations:

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  • IWB Concealed Carry Holster
  • Appendix IWB Concealed Holster
  • Belt Slide OWB CCW Holster
  • OWB Paddle Holster
  • FREE Holster Mount
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The ShapeShift Modular Holster System is patent pending.
The Future of Concealed Carry.
"It is going to be the most versatile holster system in the industry."
— USACarry.com
NRA American Rifleman: Editors' Picks 2017
"The user's imagination may be the only limit to how the ShapeShift system might be employed."
— American Rifleman

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Core Carry Pack: Carry in Four Distinct Ways
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IWB Concealed Carry Holster (Inside the Waistband)

With its innovative design, the ShapeShift IWB Holster moves past the performance of previous IWB concealed carry holsters. This revolutionary IWB holster features perforated CoolVent Neoprene, which delivers enhanced breathability and superior comfort to the carrier. Using a single mounting point, the ShapeShift IWB Holster is also far more flexible than any previous holster model. All bulk has been cut, leaving only what’s necessary to make the most comfortable, concealable IWB holster on the planet.
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OWB Paddle Holster (Outside the Waistband)

The ShapeShift OWB Paddle Holster is the next evolution of open carry. With its clever design, this improved outside the waistband holster can be customized faster than ever before and includes a removable thumb release. This upgraded OWB paddle holster also offers a wider range of cant adjustments (360 degrees) and can be customized with a simple push of a button. Taking your gun holster from your body to virtually any surface has never been easier. With the quick release paddle holster system, you can unclip your holster from the paddle and transfer it to the ShapeShift Holster Mount. Experience these improvements for yourself!
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OWB Belt Slide (Outside the Waistband)

Our latest OWB Slide offers enhanced comfort and superior flexibility. We’ve improved on previous OWB holsters by utilizing an all-new perforated neoprene holster base, which delivers enhanced comfort and flexibility to the concealed carrier. An innovative low profile design also allows the holster to conform to your side for improved concealability. OWB concealed carry will never be more comfortable than with the ShapeShift belt slide OWB holster. It rides high and tight on the beltline, concealing with minimal layers and wearing with impeccable comfort.
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Appendix Carry Holster (AIWB)

Conceal front and center with a minimal, single clip design using our new appendix carry holster. This carry position is comfortable and concealable and can be worn in almost any position.
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BONUS: Holster Mount
Along with the four holster configurations above, the ShapeShift Core Carry Pack also includes a FREE ShapeShift holster mount. Like our other holster mounts, it's designed for ease of use, durability and ease of installation. This incredibly durable, reliable holster mount can be installed on a variety of surfaces including wood, drywall, plastic and sheet metal, making it the best option for a bedside or car holster.

We include all the necessary materials and instructions for installation with the Core Carry Pack, and after a quick installation, you'll be ready to use your holster dock right away. You won't believe how quickly this holster mount can dock your holster.
Incredible New Features
As a team fueled by product innovation, we have a desire to push the status quo. It’s time to advance the concealed carry world once again. The revolutionary ShapeShift Modular Holster System moves past the performance of the standard holster. With its groundbreaking design, you can shift from one carry position to the next to suit your lifestyle. Welcome to the future of concealed carry.
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CoolVent Neoprene

Using sweat-wicking technology, this perforated neoprene will keep you cool and dry. This breathable material covers all previously exposed concealed carry holster hardware, putting a soft, breathable layer between you and your firearm.
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Enhanced Flexibility

With its single mounting point, the all-new IWB holster base offers a wider range of flex and improved comfort. Its design requires zero break-in time, so you can carry comfortably from the beginning.
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Adjustable Clips - Zero Hardware

With its hassle-free design, you can relocate your holster clips by hand. The improved holster belt clips require zero hardware, making it simple and easy to adjust your concealed carry holster's cant and ride height.
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Steel Core Holster Retention

The patent-protected design gives the ShapeShift an extra layer of retention and stability to the ShapeShift AIWB, Belt Slide and IWB concealed carry holsters. Embedded between the soft neoprene backer and durable thermo elastomer surface, this strip of steel serves as a flexible backbone to the entire gun holster.
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Evolved Alien Skin Surface

The holster's thermo elastomer surface combines durability with breathtaking aesthetics. This unique surface adds the perfect amount of drag to your gun draw. Feel it for yourself!
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Ballistic Nylon

You need a pistol holster that can withstand the daily grind. That's why we've inserted a layer of ballistic nylon into this modular concealed gun holster. This durable material reinforces the entire holster base.
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Quick Release Paddle System

Taking your gun holster from your body to virtually any surface has never been easier. With one button press, you can detach your holster from the paddle holster belt attachment and transfer it to the ShapeShift Holster Mount in seconds.
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All-new Thumb Release

Alien Gear Holsters is proud to introduce an all-new thumb release active retention device, which is exclusively compatible with the ShapeShift Modular Holster System. Feel free to attach it to your paddle holster along with the Adjustable Retention Unit! This makes the ShapeShift a full Level II retention holster, an Alien Gear Holsters first!
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30-Day Test Drive
Wear your Alien Gear Holster for a month and if you don't agree that it's the most comfortable, concealable holster, we'll buy it back. No questions asked.
Guaranteed For Life
Carry with confidence knowing that your ShapeShift holster is backed by our Forever Warranty. If any part of your Alien Gear Holster breaks for any reason, we'll repair or replace it for free.
USA Made Holster
We are proud to envision, design, and create our gun holsters in the United States. Thank you for supporting our American company.

Cutting Edge Carry Technology

Enhanced Pistol Carry Safety

Our improved ShapeShift gun holsters include added gun safety features designed for your protection. Lock your firearm in place with a fully wrapped trigger guard area and an Adjustable Retention Unit. We also include a removable thumb release with every Core Carry Pack.
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Made with Durable Parts

Each piece of the ShapeShift Modular Holster System is designed to withstand your toughest carry challenge. Our durable parts will stay strong when needed most. Each piece is manufactured with tough, premium engineered polymer and has been rigorously tested by carriers.
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Improved Concealed Carry Comfort

The vented neoprene hybrid holster base allows the backer to breathe, circulating air and wicking away moisture while you carry. As this is the only point of contact for holster and the pistol, it is able to flex and conform to any body type, shape or contour like it was tailored for you.
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Easy-to-Use Modular Holster System

Transition the ShapeShift from one carry holster to another with ease. All you need to is disconnect the holster shell from one backer and add it to the one you wish to use. That's how easy it is to adapt and change from one carry form to another.
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Enhanced Holster Concealment

The innovative trigger guard "half-shell" allows us to lower the profile of the ShapeShift IWB concealed carry holster configurations. The holster's overall area has been drastically reduced as well, slimming the holster and making it far less intrusive than other IWB concealment designs.
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Custom Holster Retention

You can adjust the ShapeShift gun holster retention for extra security and the draw you've always wished you had. The included Adjustable Retention Unit allows you to tighten or loosen the tension holding your holstered pistol to the exact setting you desire.
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Adaptable to Your Lifestyle
We're all about adaptability at Alien Gear Holsters. Easily convert from one carry position to the next using the ShapeShift's unique modular design. To shift to a carry position, simply disconnect your shell from one position and add it to another in just a few steps. Now you are ready to adapt to every environment for open and concealed carry.
Questions about the ShapeShift?

What does the ShapeShift Core Carry Pack cost?

The ShapeShift Holster Core Carry Pack is available for just $99.88. You can also purchase a Shift Holster Shell on its own to use with an additional handgun for $33.88.

When will I receive my Gun Holster Core Carry Pack?

The current lead time for ShapeShift products is 3-5 days. Please note this time frame is an approximation and may change due to order volume.

What is a modular holster system?

This modular holster system allows you to carry one pistol holster in a variety of ways. By swapping a few parts, you will have the ability to shift from an inside the waistband (IWB) to an outside the waistband (OWB) paddle holster, or switch to an appendix carry holster (AIWB) from an OWB slide holster! Choose the carry position that fits your lifestyle.

Is the ShapeShift covered by a warranty?

Yes! Once you've registered your ShapeShift warranty on our website, you can rest easy knowing that we've got your back for as long as you own your ShapeShift. If you purchased on our website, you are automatically registered based on the information you supplied at checkout. The ShapeShift is covered by an Iron-Clad Guarantee, which includes a 30-Day Test Drive and Forever Warranty. If anything breaks on your holster, we'll repair or replace it for free. If you're not satisfied, send it back for a refund within 30 days.

What does the Core Carry Pack include?

The Core Carry Pack includes everything you need to carry in four distinct ways. With its modular design, you will have the option of IWB Holster, AIWB Holster, or OWB Holster with a paddle or slide. The Core Carry Pack also includes two retention devices, including a thumb release, and a bonus Holster Mount!

Are the new holster shells swappable?

If you have a ShapeShift Shell, you are able to attach that shell to any other ShapeShift holster or expansion pack. A ShapeShift shell comes with any ShapeShift Holster purchase. After purchasing one ShapeShift Holster, you only need to buy expansion packs. The shell that came with your first holster will work with all the other ShapeShift holsters.

Are the ShapeShift Shells part of the free shells for life offer?

Due to the advanced nature of the new Shift Shells, the ShapeShift Series is not part of the free shell trades for life offer.

What is the ShapeShift made of?

The ShapeShift holster is engineered with premium engineered polymer, a material that is stronger than Kydex and other plastics. The Core Carry Pack also includes neoprene lined holster bases, which are reinforced with a flexible spring steel core and ballistic nylon.
When is the ShapeShift going to be available?
The ShapeShift Core Carry Pack is available for purchase! Order your ShapeShift Core Carry Pack now!

Can I track my order?

Of course you can! Like our other Alien Gear Holster products, you will receive a confirmation email when you place your order and a tracking email when your order ships.

Can I upgrade from my current Alien Gear Holster?

The ShapeShift marks a new age of concealed carry holsters, therefore we are not able to offer an upgrade. If you are still in your 30-day test drive, you can send in your holster for an exchange. Some additional costs may apply. Please contact our friendly Customer Service Department if you have any questions at (208) 215-2046.

Where's the value of this product?

Many competitors sell one holster for $80 or more. With the ShapeShift Core Carry Pack, you are receiving one holster that you can carry in four ways plus a holster mount.

Why should I pre-order the ShapeShift?

Those who pre-order will be the first to receive the Core Carry Pack when the ShapeShift is launched in July 2017.

Can I buy just one holster from the Core Carry Pack?

Individual ShapeShift holsters will not be available at launch. Instead, the Core Carry Pack includes everything you need to carry in four ways.

Are the IWB and AIWB positions sweat resistant?

You bet. The updated thermo elastomer Alien Skin surface prevents moisture from reaching your firearm, and the new CoolVent Neoprene enhances your holster's breathability.

Individual Holsters FAQ

Can I exchange or upgrade my Cloak Tuck 3.0 for a ShapeShift™ 4.0 IWB Holster?

Inside of your 30-Day Test Drive you sure can, however, if you are outside of this trial period, we are unable to offer an exchange or upgrade. Please reach out to our friendly customer service department if you have further questions.

Will my Cloak Tuck 3.0 components (shell, clips, base, etc.) work with the ShapeShift™ 4.0 IWB holster?

Due to the advanced nature of the ShapeShift™ 4.0 IWB Holster, this revolutionary holster and its components are exclusively compatible with the ShapeShift™ Modular Holster System.

However, there are some exceptions. The paddle attachment and belt slide attachments from the Cloak Series will work with the ShapeShift™ Modular Holster System.

Are the new Shift Shells part of your Free Shell Trades for Life offer?

The new Shift Shells function as a near-complete holster, so they are not covered under the Free Shell Trades offer. However, if you purchase an additional Shift Shell, you can carry multiple guns with the same holster platform.

The Free Shell Trades for Life is available for the Cloak Tuck, Cloak Mod, and Cloak Slide Series.

What is the benefit of purchasing the ShapeShift™ Core Carry Pack as opposed to an individual ShapeShift™ holster?

ShapeShift™ holsters are now available individually for those who wish to carry one way, but the ShapeShift™ Core Carry Pack is the best bang for your self-defensive buck! This all-in-one kit includes everything you need to carry IWB, appendix, OWB Paddle and Slide. The Core Carry Pack also includes a free holster mount!

I already have the Cloak Tuck 3.0 IWB Holster. Why buy the ShapeShift™ 4.0 IWB Holster?

After many great suggestions and requests from our customers and almost two years of development, we have made many improvements to our latest IWB holster.
  • Smaller footprint for greater concealability
  • Enhanced formfitting flexibility
  • Improved comfort (no hardware against your body)
  • Perforated CoolVent™ Neoprene for added comfort, breathability
  • Edge-bound holster bases
  • Toolless holster clips—zero hardware!
  • State-of-the-art retention system
  • Full trigger guard coverage
  • Stronger, more durable polymer
  • Next generation alien skin texture
  • Single Mounting Point for enhanced flexibility
  • Compatible with entire modular holster system

When will the ShapeShift™ be available for my gun?

We are working hard to offer the ShapeShift™ Modular Holster System for as many pistol models as possible. Our team will release more options later this year and on through the future. If you sign up for our newsletter, you will be informed whenever new pistol models or ShapeShift™ Expansion Packs are available.

View the ShapeShift Release Calendar for more information.

Do I need the ShapeShift™ Core Carry Pack before purchasing an individual holster?

Negative. You can purchase the individual holsters as a standalone, fully functional holster.

NOTE: If you did purchase a ShapeShift™ Core Carry Pack, do not discard any unused parts as they may be required in future expansion packs. Purchasing the ShapeShift™ Core Carry Pack is the most economical option.

Is the thumb release included in all the individual ShapeShift™ holsters?

The thumb release is currently included with the ShapeShift™ Core Carry Pack and the ShapeShift™ OWB Paddle Holster.

Which ShapeShift™ configurations can I use the thumb release on?

The thumb release will attach to the following holster applications: IWB, AIWB, OWB Paddle. NOTE: Which applications you use the thumb release on will ultimately come down to person comfort and preference.

Do I need to remove the retention adjustment when using the thumb release?

No, you have the ability to run both retention options (Thumb Release & Adjustable Retention Unit) simultaneously on three of the holster applications, including the IWB, AIWB, and OWB Paddle.

Can I purchase just the half shell?

At this time, only whole Shift Shells are available for $33.88. You may need some of those extra ShapeShift™ parts down the line as future expansion packs become available.

What guns are available to purchase for the ShapeShift?

The following guns are now available for the ShapeShift Modular Holster System. For the most up-to-date guns list, please visit the Core Carry Pack page and view the guns in the dropdown box. If you are unable to find your firearm on this list or on the Core Carry Pack product page, please know we are working diligently to add more handguns to this list. View the ShapeShift Release Calendar for more information.

Glock - 19, Glock - 22, Glock - 23, Glock - 26, Glock - 27, Glock - 31, Glock - 32, Glock - 17, Glock - 43, Glock - 42, Glock - 29, Glock - 30, Glock - 30sf

Ruger LC9, Ruger SR40c, Ruger SR9c, Ruger LC380, Ruger LC9s, Ruger LC9s Pro, Ruger LCP II, Ruger LCP

Springfield XDs 3.3, Springfield XD Mod.2 Subcompact 9mm/40cal 3 inch, Springfield XDM 3.8, Springfield XDM 3.8 Compact, Springfield XD 4 inch barrel, Springfield XD Subcompact 3 inch barrel, Springfield XD Mod.2 Subcompact 45ACP 3.3 inch, Springfield XD-E, Springfield XD-E .45ACP

S&W M&P Shield 9mm, S&W M&P Shield 40 caliber, S&W M&P Shield Performance Center, S&W SD9 VE, S&W SD40 VE, S&W M&P9 4.25 inch barrel, S&W M&P40 4.25 inch barrel, S&W M&P9c Compact 3.5 inch barrel, S&W M&P40c Compact 3.5 inch barrel, S&W M&P Shield 2.0 9mm, S&W M&P Shield 2.0 40 caliber, S&W M&P Shield 45 Caliber, S&W M&P380 Shield EZ

Taurus PT111 Millennium G2 (fits G2C), Taurus PT140 Millennium G2, Taurus PT709 Slim, Taurus PT740 Slim

Sig P938, Sig P238, Sig P320 Compact/Carry 9mm, Sig P229r Railed 9mm

Kimber Micro 9, Kimber Micro

1911 - 5 inch


Walther PPS, Walther PPS M2, Walther PPQ 4 inch, Walther PPQ M2 4 inch, Walther PPQ M2 4.2 inch


CZ - PO7

What has improved from previous Alien Gear Holsters?

The all-new ShapeShift Modular Holster System boasts enhanced flexibility, retention and concealment. Let's take a closer look at the specific improvements of the ShapeShift:

IWB Holster
The ShapeShift IWB Holster offers enhanced comfort and flexibility with an all-new perforated neoprene and a flexible spring steel backer. The new holster is also designed with toolless adjustable holster clips, so you will never need to deal with loose hardware again! We have also eliminated any metal hardware from touching your body.

OWB Paddle Holster
The all-new ShapeShift OWB Paddle Holster is now capable of 360 degree cant rotation and includes a removable thumb release. As a bonus, the ShapeShift allows you to transfer your holster from your waist to virtually any surface.

OWB Slide Holster
With its slimmed down design and upgraded neoprene backer, the new OWB Slide Holster will conform to your side in seconds. This holster offers enhanced comfort and concealability.

Appendix IWB
You asked and we listened! With our new Appendix option, you can carry safely and comfortably in the appendix position. Not interested in Appendix carry? This holster can also be worn anywhere around the waistband.

Shift Shell: Carry All Your Favorite Guns

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Holster More Guns

No gun owner has ever said the phrase "too many guns." Luckily, your stockpile is covered with the ShapeShift holster. Purchase a new shell, if available, for different model handguns to carry with the ShapeShift system. They're engineered with injection-molded polymer to precisely match the make and model of specific handguns, and they're interchangeable with the holster backers or components for a seamless system of open or concealed carry.
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Gun Replication Technology

Using cutting edge gun replication technology, the Shift Shell captures every detail of your handgun, right down to the texture, providing you with the best fitting holster out there.
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Slim Profile

Split your Shift Shell in half to conceal in the slimmest way possible! This half shell configuration offers best-in-class concealment, while trimming down every bit of unnecessary holster material.
Order an extra Shift Shell to go with your new modular holster system. An additional Shift Shell gives you the option to carry more than one handgun with the ShapeShift Core Carry Pack. The Shift Shell pack includes a complete Shift Shell, trigger guard, rotating adapter and parts compatible with the entire modular holster system.
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Life is unpredictable. With its modular design, this revolutionary gun holster shifts effortlessly into more than 11 unique carry modes to face whatever life throws at you.
The Core Carry Pack allows you to carry in four distinct ways. Each carry position boasts cutting-edge features ensuring superior comfort and performance.
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More Open and Concealed Carry Holsters to Come!

The ShapeShift is part of an entire system of carry possibilities. Begin with the Core Carry Pack, which includes four carry positions, then progress to future expansion packs like the shoulder, ankle, MOLLE and more! These additional ShapeShift expansion packs will become available in the near future.