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ShapeShift Starter Kit

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ShapeShift Modular Holster System


The ShapeShift Modular Holster System is patent pending.
Imagine buying one holster that can quickly and easily transform into a variety of carry positions. This is now a reality with the all-new ShapeShift Modular Holster System.

The ShapeShift Starter Kit is the foundation of the ShapeShift Modular Holster System, and includes everything you need to carry in four distinct ways. In just a few quick steps, quickly transform the ShapeShift into an IWB holster, appendix carry holster, OWB belt slide, and OWB paddle holster. The Starter Kit also includes a bonus Holster Mount, so you can attach your ShapeShift to a variety of surfaces in seconds.

This Modular Holster System went through two years of development, and each holster method is unsurpassed in comfort and concealability.

For those looking to carry concealed, the ShapeShift IWB Holster is comfortable and ultra-concealable. A stainless-steel core gives structural support to the holster, while a soft CoolVent neoprene base maintains essential comfort. The shell of the modular holster attaches to the base with a single mounting point, which eliminates printing and makes the holster bend against the body even better.

Appendix carry has never been safer and more well-designed than with the ShapeShift Appendix Carry Holster. This holster is an upgrade from other appendix carry options because of the single mounting feature that improves concealability, and a breathable neoprene backer that makes carrying AIWB natural. The holster shell fully covers the trigger guard and includes an optional thumb release.

The all-new ShapeShift OWB Paddle Holster is the next evolution of outside the waistband carry. With its customizable design, this modular holster can be equipped with adjustable active retention, passive retention, or both. An ergonomic thumb release, included in every Starter Kit, gives you the option to carry using active retention. The Adjustable Retention Unit allows you to customize your passive retention in seconds. To achieve the perfect draw angle, the ShapeShift OWB Paddle Holster is equipped with adjustable 360 degree cant and can be tilted in 12-degree increments.

For those looking for the handiness that comes with a belt slide holster, Alien Gear stepped it up with the ShapeShift OWB Slide Holster. One of the main complaints about other belt slide holsters is wobbliness when holstering or drawing the firearm that leads to unreliability. The ShapeShift OWB Slide is made of the same sturdy material as the ShapeShift OWB Paddle, so there will be no instability or wearing down, only consistency from the first draw to the last.

All holsters are made with the best and most durable materials, and Alien Gear Holsters backs this promise with a Forever Warranty and a 30-Day Test Drive. Made in America, unique to the planet.



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Love it, but Glock 17 product description needs update Review by Cuoz
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I just received my ShapeShift yesterday. Ordered for S&W Shield 9mm and Glock 17. Today is my first day wearing it in appendix carry mode. Overall it is everything Alien Gear claims it to be. It is comfortable to wear. Initially, it seems like a lot of parts for a holster, but once you have put it together and torn it down in each mode of carry, it really is pretty trivial to change it around.

I would have given it 5 stars, but the Glock 17 shell does not fit a Gen 1 gun. I suspect it would also not fit a Gen 2 gun. I believe the reason is that the Gen 3 and Gen 4 models have a rail in the front, which changes the geometry of the front compared to the Gen 1 (and I believe Gen 2). Inside the 2 halves of the shell, there are 2 'rails' molded into each half which probably supports the Gen 3/4 models quite nicely. Unfortunately, these 'rails' keep a Gen 1 gun from being able to be inserted into the holster shell. If you try to force it, it will actually bow the shell out nearly 1/4" (and wear the finish on your gun).

I was able to solve this design problem by using a Dremel tool to grind away the plastic rails on each side (around 1/8" on each side. After smoothing the inside of the shells with the Dremel, the Gen 1 Glock 17 fits perfectly. There is still plenty of plastic left as that area simply becomes the same thickness as the rest of the shell. I smoothed out the surface a bit more with polishing paper. The draw and insertion is flawless after this modification.

Like I said, I'm quite sure this fits Gen 3/4 no problem. Alien Gear should immediately update the description to specify that Gen 1 (and likely Gen 2) Glock 17 are not compatible. I'm not so sure others would be willing to take a grinder to their new holster. I liked this holster enough that I was willing to take the chance and really wanted to make it work!

It seems like it would be trivial to modify the design to remove that inner 'rail' from the mold and support the earlier guns. I guess nobody tested it before! I don't have a newer model to test, so it's not clear to me if a newer gun will have slop in the holster without the inner rail to slide on.

If you are looking to carry Gen 1 Glock 17 with this holster and are even a bit mechanically inclined, don't let this stop you. The mod is very easy and worth the effort.

I have one other suggestion for Alien Gear:
The bonus holster mount included in the kit is basically the same as the belt mount piece that you swap with the paddle for OWB. If you were to include 2 more each of the 8x32 weld nuts and 8x32 screws, you could easily use the mount to support both the paddle and the belt loop without having to perform any swaps. I don't really need the mount and would prefer to use it in this fashion. I will be looking into purchasing the 2 screws & nuts so I can have both setups without assembly.

This is really a fantastic system. I hope this post is helpful for somebody. (Posted on 12/12/2017)
Nothing comes close to this Review by Eridian
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I thought I had a perfect holster for OWB carry before. I was wrong.
Got my Starter Kit not so long ago, but man do I love it! The quality, the modularity, the options - it's all here, and changing styles with little to no effort, almost on the fly, is a definite big plus for me. Love the full shell config, mounting is easy and straightforward. Angle adjustment is great, works pretty much for any situation or condition.
The only minor complaint I have is that the retention locking button is a wee bit stiff, and kinda requires you to hit it at a right angle with some real force. Not a deal-breaker for me though, because this kit's features outweigh any minor downsides, especially the ones you can get used to with time.

I'm definitely getting add-ons for Drop Leg carry and other OWB options. Way to go, Aliengear! (Posted on 11/28/2017)
Best Holster System For Your Buck! Review by drucifer
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I received my ShapeShift Holster System about two or three weeks ago and I love it! I have been searching and searching for a good, reliable, quality holster that I can carry my new handgun in, and after trying multiple holsters, I decided to try the ShapeShift and it is a great value! You get FOUR holsters for a little more than $100 ($108 if you add the extra clips for the IWB). That is a great deal! Some holsters cost more than that and you only get ONE holster!

There are so many options available with the ShapeShift. I know I'll be investing in the expansions over time. I see there are currently two available (MOLLE carry and Drop Leg), and I know there are more to come! This is a great investment! I will never need another holster system again! I'll just be buying ShapeShift shells for my guns so I can keep using the system regardless what gun I'm carrying! (Posted on 11/28/2017)
Wow! Alien Gear Holsters has outdone themselves! Review by Andy
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This is my 6th purchase from this company. I could go on about how patriotic they are, but I have done that in previous reviews.

The bad first....these guys keep making stuff better that I want to spend my money on!!!

The shape shift starter kit might be the perfect holster system. With new carry methods coming to the system, this may be the last holster set you have to buy.

Great value and great warranty!

I can't wait to get the ankle holster! (Posted on 11/21/2017)
Great system Review by Dana
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I have had the shape shifter system now for several months and I am still very happy with it. Beside the great value and versatility of this system I can now say that it holds up well over time with daily carry, one of my main concerns. I am waiting for alien gear to add more shell selection so I can add some of my other pistols to this system. I highly recommend this system. (Posted on 11/20/2017)
Finally - holsters I can wear Review by Jim
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I recently purchased an IWB and an OWB from you.
Finally, holsters I can wear COMFORTABLY ALL DAY, every day.

Form and fit to my weapons are perfect. Form and fit to me, perfect. Workmanship- impeccable.

“ footprint “ - barely noticeable.

Your belt, perfectly suited to both setups; comfortable , and confident feeling and supports the weight of each weapon smartly and correctly.

I have 3 “ shells”” that I ordered for 3 different models/weapons - excellent form and fit; adjustable retention- the best. .

Absolutely outstanding, top shelf gear in every way.

Frankly, I wasn’t sure. Being a leather holster fan for decades, this is the first non-traditional type holsters I have ever bought.

I couldn’t be happier!! Thank you so much; totally satisfied, completely sold on Aliengear!! Well done!! Thank you.

Jim D. (Posted on 10/23/2017)
Shape Shift starter kit review Review by D
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Shape shift...holster is a all in one holster great value!!!! Best money ever spent...I can't wait for the ankle holster to come out...great job alien gear you have made me a customer for life..5 stars!!!! (Posted on 10/17/2017)
This IS my box full of holsters! :) Review by Daniel
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I bought the shape shifter for my Springfield XDs 3.3".
I already own the cloak tuck 3.0 and the paddle holster from the same line and this was not really to replace those, but for a subcompact the other backing was too big. Also the appendix rig looked like just the versatility I was looking for so I decided to take the plunge.
My advice; come on in, the water is warm!
This holster system satisfies all my needs as well as my inner nerd. I get to put stuff together like a kid, and the build quality is top notch. the injection molded shell is a perfect fit for the weapon and the adjustable retention allows for a full range from the gun literally sliding out of the holster to the point where you cannot draw and everything in between.
There is a bit of a learning curve with so many options, but I now have pre-staged my IWB, Appendix and paddle bases so that I can change them out in seconds. I do this often because I use the appendix to carry cross draw in the car on my commute and the IWB (the weekender) when I will be carrying all day. I tried out the OWB slide and it's nice, but I don't have occasion to open carry. (maybe in the winter when I can wear a coat). I personally don't have much use for the paddle, but I like the 360 cant adjustability. It does tend to stick out 1/4" farther than the normal paddle, but if you are open already I suppose that is reasonable.

The only drawbacks I have found - the OWB slide would be nicer with standard belt loops or even open clips, but given the existing configuration I can see that the options were limited. - the appendix rig can't really cant. you can adjust the shell wrt the base, but since the belt clip is anchored to the shell itself so angle wrt your belt doesn't change. This really isn't a problem because once you position it and tilt is to where you are comfortable is will stay put.
My summary comes from my discussions with gun owners and every one says they have a box full of holsters at home that they tried and didn't work. I have my alien gear holster and have not felt the need to try anything else. (Posted on 10/14/2017)
Only one problem Review by Adorable Deplorable
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I absolutely love the shape shift. Super comfortable, high quality. The only issue I have is with the mount. Of you prefer using the half shell configuration then it more or less renders the mount useless unless you want to assemble the full shell to use mount and disassemble when you are ready to carry it. It would be nice if they different mount design that would accommodate both full and half shell configurations
(Posted on 10/13/2017)
Awesome Idea! Review by HLee3
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Hands down the best holster and holster I've ever seen and used. I'm used an M&P SHield 9 and this works perfectly! (Posted on 10/11/2017)

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