S&W SD9 VE 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.

S&W SD9 VE ShapeShift Modular Holster System

The ShapeShift Modular Holster System is patent pending.

Why buy just one SD9 VE holster when you can get up to four for the price of one? Alien Gear has spent more than two years developing a whole new holster system that will change what you can expect from a SD9 holster. In fact, it isn't even a holster at all. It's a carry system that will allow you to carry your SD9VE how you want, when you want.

The core of the ShapeShift is the injection-molded shell, made from a nearly indestructible polymer. The ShapeShift Core Carry Pack for the S&W SD9 VE includes one full Shift Shell and two trigger guards. The proprietary toolless rails fit together and lock by means of the included twist lock, allowing you to put either the full shells together or a full shell and a half-shell to lock to one of the two supplied backers.

The two included backing pads are of a similar design to our award-winning Cloak Tuck 3.0 IWB holster, and feature the same neoprene backer, spring steel core and Alien Skin surface. There are three carry methods that can be employed with the backers, including two IWB options and one OWB method.

If you attach the shell to the smaller backing pad, you can attach the larger belt clip for use as an SD9 appendix holster. Enjoy a whole other world of comfort with this holster configuration, as few other appendix holsters will carry this comfortably.

For OWB concealed carry, attach the belt slide attachments with the smaller backer. This creates a high-ride hybrid SD9 OWB holster. For those who prefer to conceal with an OWB holster, this will be the easiest method to carry with the ShapeShift holster system. An untucked shirt or light outerwear will be all that's required to conceal in this manner.

For use as a traditional SD9 VE IWB holster, attach the larger backer to the outer shell and trigger guard shell. Each wing has our adjustable belt clips, allowing you to set ride height and grip cant to your satisfaction.

Those who prefer a more robust OWB holster can attach the two outer shells and attach the paddle attachment for an SD9 VE paddle holster.

Concerned about retention? It is completely customizable. We include three sizes of trigger guard retention brackets - light, medium and heavy - that provide passive retention. However, if you prefer or need more, we also include a finger-lock and thumb-release, which gives the wearer up to Level III retention.

No other holster company makes a holster system close to the same level of customizability or function.

Just like our other products, the ShapeShift SD9VE holster system comes with our 30-day "Test Drive" trial period, during which you can wear the holster and decide if it's really what the holster you wanted. If not, return for a refund prior to the lapsing of the trial period.

We also offer you a lifetime warranty on your ShapeShift holster. As long as you own it, we will fix any issue that arises with your ShapeShift holster, regardless if it's due to manufacturing defect or damage. (Given the material it's made from, that will be difficult to manage.) If we can't fix it, we will send you a new holster.

We have set out to change what you can expect from an SD9VE carry holster. You might never want to carry one any other way.

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Great Product Review by Bob
This Holster is awesome (Posted on 2/21/2019)
Fantastic Review by Bart
Ordered a shapeshifter holster for my S&W SD9. Took about a week to get so was very happy with that. Was easy to put together. Im a big guy at 350 lbs and this was very comfortable when using the cloak tuck. So long story short this is a great American made product. WILL BE A REPEAT CUSTOMER!!! (Posted on 4/3/2018)
Awesome Review by Joe
I received my holsters and they were even better than I thought they would be. I would highly recommend alien gear to anyone. You can wear them all day and really forget you even have them on. They are super comfortable, and super concealed. They are not only the best holster on the market, but also the best price. Thank you alien gear for making such a great product. Keep your n being awesome. (Posted on 3/31/2018)
Easily the best holster on the market Review by Michael
I ordered this holster for my S&W SD9VE from the recommendation of another customer in a store. I'm glad I listened. The quality is top notch. The pistol fits perfectly in the shell. The components are very well made and very durable. The neoprene on the backing pads is amazing. Soft, comfortable and stays cool.

There are tons of holsters on the market but none are nearly as good as the Aliengear Shapeshift. Do yourself a favor and get it, you won't regret the decision. (Posted on 3/29/2018)

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