Springfield XDs 3.3 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.

XDs 3.3 ShapeShift Modular Holster System

The ShapeShift Modular Holster System is patent pending.

Have you ever stared at the night sky, and wondered if somewhere out in space was a perfectly modular XDs 3.3 holster that would let earthlings that owned one carry any way they wished? No need to invest in a telescope. Alien Gear has just such a holster - the ShapeShift.

The ShapeShift is the culmination of more than two years of research and development in creating more than a holster, but in fact a modular carry system that allows for multiple configurations of a Springfield XDs subcompact holster, including multiple options for concealed carry and open carry.

The core of the ShapeShift is the shell system. With purchase of the base kit, you get one full Shift Shell and two half-length trigger guard attachments. The shells fit together without tools by means of a friction-locking rail system, which is further reinforced by the included twist locks. By assembling shells in a specific manner, and pairing with one of the two included backing pads if desired, you create the type of holster you want to carry your XDs subcompact in.

Prefer an XDs 3.3 IWB holster? There are two possible IWB configurations. One of the included backing pads is a traditional IWB backer, which you might notice is very similar in design to our Cloak Tuck 3.0. It has the same neoprene backpad, Alien Skin surface and adjustable belt clips. Attach a trigger guard shell to a full shell, and install on the backer - and you have an IWB holster.

If you prefer an XDs appendix carry holster, attach the same shell configuration to the smaller base and install the larger appendix carry clip.

You can attach the belt slide clip to create a high riding belt-slide Springfield XDs OWB holster. This holster configuration is perfect for OWB concealed carry, as it conceals easily under an untucked shirt or light outerwear.

However, if you would rather carry openly, you can also assemble both full-length shells and insert the paddle attachment - creating an Springfield XDs 3.3 paddle holster.

Retention? The ShapeShift has both adjustable passive and active retention devices. For passive retention, install one of the included trigger guard bars for light, medium or heavy passive retention. You may also install the included thumb-release or finger-release for active retention...or both. The ShapeShift can have both active and passive retention, whichever one may prefer.

The ShapeShift comes with Alien Gear's Iron Clad Guarantee, one of the most comprehensive warranty policies in the industry. The first component is a 30-day trial period. Take the holster for a test drive. Wear it and see if it's up to your satisfaction. If not, contact us before the end of the 30-day period and we'll buy it back.

Lastly, the ShapeShift comes with a lifetime warranty against any problems that may arise. If any issue should occur with the holster, regardless of how it happens, contact us. We will fix the holster or we will send you a new one - for as long as you own it.

The ShapeShift may be the last holster you ever need to buy.

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4.6 / 5 (Based on 4 Reviews)

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Amazing holster Review by Felipe
I have to say when I first saw this setup I was a little concerned about it. But after having it and using it everyday for the past 4-5 months I'm glad I bought it, especially with all the new expansions coming out. (Posted on 6/22/2018)
pretty good holster Review by Billy
the alien gear brand is a thing of beauty. The shape shift IWB holster is gorgeous and works as advertised. However, I spent a lot of money for the shapeshift kit and the appendix carry holster does not stay put and the clips in my opinion for the appendix holster are not as robust as the IWB holster clips. my appendix holster does not stay put when drawing weapon unless I make my belt uncomfortably tight. Solid product overall, I wish I would have spent my money a little more wiser and bought the holsters to try individually instead of being stuck with a product I cant use. still happy with what I can use. (Posted on 6/14/2018)
Awesome!! Review by John
I recently got my conceal carry permit and did a lot research on different holsters. I ultimately decided on the shapeshift starter kit because of the different options you get in one package!. I love that I can switch it up from appendix to IWB in a matter of seconds. For work, IWB works best for what I do. And working 10 hour shifts I can say that it hasn't cause any discomfort. When I'm out with my family I wear it appendix. And my wife doesn't even know I'm carrying! I do believe that this might be the only holster I buy. The different ways you can set it up to carry, to adjusting IWB exactly the way you want. And when you buy another gun all you need to purchase is a new shell! (Posted on 5/13/2018)
Excellent!! Review by Marc
What can you say, it does everything and more and is so comfortable. I will be buying the various shells as they become available for all my guns. Thank you Alien Gear for your customer service, fast shipping and innovative product. You guys are way ahead of the game!! (Posted on 10/30/2017)

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