S&W M&P Shield 9mm ShapeShift OWB Paddle Holster

An OWB paddle holster is typically defined by its simplicity. But why can't a paddle holster simplify the entirety of open and concealed carry?

The ShapeShift M&P Shield 9mm OWB paddle holster is defined by its innovative modularity, a seamless system built to transition between carry styles like the OWB paddle to appendix IWB at the drop of a hat without any tools.

Consider this: that paddle clip can be removed within moments with just your hands and replaced by a classic IWB holster backer. That's a reality with this adaptable everyday carry holster system.

The ShapeShift OWB paddle holster's cant may be adjusted by pressing a single button, lifting it from the paddle clip, twisting it to the preferred angle and reattached to the beltline.

The adjustable retention unit may be tuned tighter or looser with one of the Shift Shell's twist locks. An active retention thumb release, which is included, may be installed to make it a Level 2 holster.

Pair the ShapeShift OWB paddle holster with the holster mount, which can be installed on compatible surfaces to make off-the-body storage a safe and reliable reality.

The Shift Shell is the core unit that may be transitioned between the different carry systems, but the Shift Shell may be swapped out for other fitted models. This means multiple handguns can be carried in multiple holsters, which are all part an interconnected system.

The ShapeShift prioritizes a wide spectrum of gun owners' preferences, carry styles and firearms. You might say it's not even a one-size-fits-all holster; it's a multiple-sizes-that-fit-everything-imaginable holster.

The ShapeShift OWB paddle holster is made in America and backed by a free Forever Warranty and 30-day test drive. Give it a shot for a month, and if it doesn't fit your needs, then we'll buy it back with no questions asked.

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4.65 / 5 (Based on 1 Reviews)

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Nice holster, thumb retention is poor quality Review by Mike P
My wife got me the holster for Christmas and I tested it out for a day. I got it for the S&M M&P Shield in 9mm. I made several practice draws with it throughout the day to test it.

My first impression in wearing the holster was that it was comfortable. I wanted this for it's ability to shift from one kind of holster to the other. I wear OWB while working plain clothes office assignments, and when I'm off duty I often carry appendix. This holster would be a good option for me to use the same holster for both. I only have the OWB option right now, so this review only pertains to that setup.

My first impression in wearing the holster was that it was comfortable. The holster holds the gun far enough away from the body to easily get a solid grip on the gun to make your draw. The connection between the holster body and the attachment that holds it to the body is secure for its intended purpose.

I have serious doubts about its ability to remain attached during a struggle if someone were trying to take the gun from you. It's not a doubt about the quality of the holster, just the physics of how small the attachment point is.

That said, I look at things from the perspective if what is probable, not what is possible. It is not very probable you will ever encounter this situation, but it does happen, which is why manufacturers make holsters with these features.

The one glaring issue I have with this holster is the thumb release. The quality of the release is EXTREMELY poor in my opinion. If I could, I would upload pictures to show it.

The impact area for where to place your thumb is plenty large to provide a solid area to apply pressure and is comfortable on the thumb. The problem is with the length of the shaft and how flimsy it is.

The shaft is unsupported for about an inch until it enters the housing where the trigger guard release is located. The easy fix for this would be to extend the housing higher up the shaft because this would interfere with anything about the wearing or operation of the release.

When I was drawing the holster, it was too easy to bend the shaft of the release to the side. It did not take much of a bend to start binding the release up, preventing me from making a draw. In order to complete the draw, I had to release the pressure I was applying and start the press all over.

The more I worked with it, the less it happened, but I'm not willing to risk it. My reasoning is that you can practice all you want, but in the heat of a moment when you need to draw quickly, it could still bind. And from my perspective after working with it, that is probable, not just possible.

You can remove the thumb release and the adjustable passive security is enough to hold the weapon in place firmly. So I still like the holster and think it will work fine. The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is because of that poor quality of the thumb release design. If that were better, it would be 5 stars. (Posted on 1/1/2019)

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