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1911 - 5 inch ShapeShift Appendix Carry Holster

$51.88

1911 AIWB Holster


There are 1911 AIWB holster designs that can conceal well, but aren't that comfortable. There are some that are comfortable, but don't conceal too well. Some pretty much have to be worn as they come from the factory, and some can be adjusted by the wearer.

One of the most common failings with 1911 appendix holsters is comfort. Carrying a stout pistol like a Government frame requires a decent holster to hold it and where many appendix holster fall down is that the material doesn't feel comfortable once placed in the waistband and the belt tightened.

Alien Gear's ShapeShift 1911 appendix IWB holster has been designed to address that, from the ground up. Instead of a hard pancake holster, we employ the hybrid holster design to accentuate comfort while carrying.

The backer is comprised of multiple layers of material, designed to carry comfortably while still providing sufficient support for your pistol. The backlayer is closed-cell neoprene, which cushions you while wear it and repels sweat and other moisture to keep the holster dry. The middle layer is spring steel, which flexes while being worn to keep the gun secured but also to firmly anchor the holster to the wearer. The top layer is a durable textured fabric that helps hold the gun but won't mar the finish.

The ShapeShift retention bar can also be added to the holster, and you can dial in the precise retention setting you want. Set the draw to exactly how you want it, not how the holster design dictates.

The ShapeShift 1911 AIWB holster also comes with Alien Gear's Iron-Clad Guarantee. This includes a 30-day "Test Drive" trial period. Try out the holster. Wear it, conceal it, go about your business as normal. If it isn't to your liking, contact us before the end of the first month of ownership and we'll arrange a full refund.

We also extend a comprehensive lifetime warranty. So long as you own the holster, we will fix any issue or send you a new one.

It's a whole new form of 1911 appendix carry holster.


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NOTE: The ShapeShift Modular Holster System is designed to replicate and fit your specific firearm. The 1911 is available in multiple generations and variations. To ensure your 1911 fits this holster, please refer to the compatibility chart below.

Questions? Please contact customer service at:
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4.55 / 5 (Based on 88 Reviews)


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Fantastic Holster minus a few details Review by G
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This holster is Fantastic, it does what I need it to do. The only complaint i have is a small detail which is in my eyes an easy fix. Printing from the handle, I'm using the Taurus G2C and I still get a little printing from the handle. Most holster manufactures incorporate a stem on the belt clip that pushes the belt out and the weapon into the body, eliminating the printing you see from the handle. The reason why I believe this to be an easy fix is because the parts on this great device are interchangeable. Redesign the clip for the appendix holster and I'll be the first to buy it, That's a Guarantee! (Posted on 8/23/2020)
AMAZING Review by Jason
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Product met and exceeded expectations ! Would most definately recommend to anyone wanting a top quality product !! (Posted on 8/15/2020)
Excellent holster system Review by Nick
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The holster is excellent and has a lot of functionality with the modular shapeshift system. The only feature that I could say is an issue for me is the lack of an O clip for a solid mount to a belt. People have complained about bulk, however in my case with my fullsize M&P, it looks like I have a large belt buckle if at all noticeable. The lack of cant and height adjustment is a common complaint and I see where it could be an issue with others. It is a larger holster as it is modular- however I think that offers more comfort with the pad underneath versus a smaller appendix holster that barely covers the weapon. (Posted on 8/11/2020)
Great holster system!! Review by Amazon Customer
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Excellent holder and the modular functionality of the shapeshift platform is perfect. This is my first concealed holster, so I do not have much to compare to, but it did buy it for what it is and for the options and conversations -modularity. The pad is comfortable on the surface, but can push into waist or leg when working and doing a lot of movement depending on position. I feel that mo matter what position, there will be some dig or push of any holster. It just goes with it. The only thing I took away a star for is that they presently only offer a clip on the front. Maybe soon, they will put out an O clip option of a snap loop option to change it out. The clip is great for now, solid and easy to slip over pants/belt, but I do understand as they say that it will wear over time. When it comes available, it will be one of the first changes. I will be getting some of the other expansion packs for other carry options and review them as well. I am only testing presently and found that for my full size M&P 11:00 position offers the most comfort and least print with length of the grip and bulge from the clip and thickness of the complete unit. 1:00 position is a bit more comfortable but prints more. It isn't very noticeable, but it does print. I may consider a mag pouch as well and the other IWB pancake expansion pack to try to spread the bulge and make it print even less. It is a great holster for what it is though. Highly recommended. (Posted on 8/1/2020)
Holster Sig 938 awesome Review by Mark
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Unit is comfortable & easily adjusts to your needs. Hold s gun perfectly (Posted on 8/1/2020)
Too bulky Review by Bob
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I bought the kit, which was fine, but was looking for an AIWB holster and this one is WAY too big. I would not recommend it. (Posted on 7/16/2020)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Hello! Thank you for the review and feedback. We are sorry to hear about this not working for you, and we would love to make things right! With our Appendix Carry Holsters, they are meant to be worn with loose fitting shirts or sweaters, anything tighter can result in printing or it being bulky. It can also depend on the firearm you are carrying as well. Please reach out to us and we can find the right holster to fit your lifestyle!

(Posted on 8/24/2020)
A little pricey. Cheaper on site, but worth the money. Review by C. Austin
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My worry with this holster was that it wouldn't fit my XDm 45 Compact since the box says 9/40. But it fits! Have to play with the retention out of the box. It's comfortable and forgot I had it on a few times. It says appendix carry but with me being heavier set, that's a no go so I carry in 4 o'clock, 4:30 position which is great as well. (Posted on 7/6/2020)
Horrible holster, waste of money. Review by Justin
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I wish I didn't waste my money on this holster. It is bulky, uncomfortable, and does not conceal even in the slightest. My P365 prints like no tomorrow even with the flush fit magazine. Buy this holster if you want everyone to know you are "concealing". Save your money and head on over to a competitor. Incredibly comfortable and even with extended magazines, you can't tell I'm carrying. Alien gear probably won't publish this review but you have been warned! (Posted on 6/29/2020)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Hello! We apologize for the uncomfortable feeling and we do want to make this right! With our holsters, and many alike, they do require loose fitting shirts or sweaters. We do also recommend a good gun belt to make sure that the holster is kept up close to your body to keep the bulkiness or printing to a minimum. Please reach out to us and we can make this right for you!

(Posted on 8/24/2020)
Great deal and like 3 in 1 holster Review by Sylvia Kitterman
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Worked the gun and different setting. Movable and works many different ways. (Posted on 6/27/2020)
Comfortable fit Review by Travis F.
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This is now my edc holster and it’s much more comfortable than any of the others I have tried. (Posted on 6/13/2020)

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