1911 - 5 inch ShapeShift 4.0 IWB Holster

$55.88
Alien Gear's ShapeShift 1911 IWB holster is the pinnacle of holster evolution, as this holster model will allow you to comfortably conceal one of the most popular full-size pistols for this application. The slim nature of the 1911 pistol have made it one of the most popular fighting handguns for concealed carry, and this holster will let you do it.

It will also do so better than many other 1911 inside the waistband holsters on the market.

Common failing points of many other 1911 concealed carry holsters are a lack of comfort, adjustability, and the lack of adjustable retention. There's always that one detail left out, that one attribute that's shorted to get a product out there by other holster makers. We're here to change that.

First notice the backer. The back pad is neoprene, which cushions but also repels moisture - keeping the holster dry. In the middle is a core of spring steel, which helps anchor the holster to you when fastened to your waist and aids retention. The top surface is a textured fabric that helps hold the gun but won't touch the finish.

The belt clips are also adjustable for ride height and grip cant. You can set the holster to low, mid or high ride heights at your leisure, and adjust the cant angle to your preference as well. If you like the FBI cant, this holster will do it. It can also be set to a nearly straight drop if you'd rather have that.

With installation of the trigger guard retention bar, you can also set the passive retention level to precisely your desired setting. Get that perfect draw that other holsters just don't quite have, and carry with confidence.

The ShapeShift 1911 IWB holster also comes with Alien Gear's Iron-Clad Guarantee, one of the most comprehensive in the business.

You can return the holster for a refund if unsatisfied up to 30 days after getting it. We think you won't want to take it off.

We also cover the holster with a lifetime warranty. Any issue that arises will be fixed or the holster will be replaced as long as you have it.

Take this holster to your pistol. You may wonder why you carried with anything else.


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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:
(208) 215-2046 Monday - Friday 5am - 8pm PST, or Saturday - Sunday 9:30am - 6pm PST

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4.9 / 5 (Based on 130 Reviews)


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probably the best IWB holster I have ever had Review by Joe
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probably the best IWB holster I have ever had. Easy to use, good retention and comfortable. I have been using it for over a year and it has held up great. I would like to have had mental clips, but other then that , it's perfect for my needs.
(Posted on 10/3/2019)
Awsome Holster Review by Stan
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I purchased your Glock 36 Cloak Tuck 3.5 IWB. Made adjustments on thee Retention and Cant in about 10 minutes. This is the best Inside carry Holster I've ever owned. comfortable!!!! and easy draw. Sometimes I don't even no I've got it on. Already showed family and friends and some of them will be ordering soon. Great Thanks S.J. (Posted on 8/23/2019)
Excellent Review by sdharvey
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I got this holster about a month ago now and I have worn it every single day so far. I have not had any problems or discomforts out of the holster itself. I have come to find that any discomfort I do have though is from the size of the gun itself. I highly recommend getting this holster, My favorite thing about it is the retention. I never have to worry about it accidentally falling out. I also love that its tuck-able since I wear dress clothes almost every day. I did a lot of research prior to picking this and I am so glad that I did. I will be buying more shells for my other pistols as well.. (Posted on 8/7/2019)
Florida tested Florida Approved Review by Tactical Waffle
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I am relatively new to conceal carrying and love my full size sig P-320, but I live in Florida and thought that even with this holster I would be incapable of carrying it unless it was winter or as close to winter as Florida gets and under at least a hoodie or large coat. I was astonished to be so wrong. I have carried this in the Florida hot humid summer sweating my ass off and yet the sig stays dry the holster gets a little damp but dries quickly and is always super comfortable. I conceal at the 3:00 position with a foreword cant and I can bend over, sit down and drive with my beast of a gun concealed as ever. I decided to actually really push my limits with this holster and helped a close friend move today. Even with my firearm and holster I was still able to comfortable move boxes get in and out of truck beds (sometimes by jumping), move couches and was still comfortable and concealed without an undershirt and wearing nothing other than a pair of cargo shorts and a black sleeveless shirt. Alien Gear FTW
PS: I took a nap wearing it by accident it was a comfy nap 10/10 (Posted on 7/31/2019)
Great for every day use Review by Robert L
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I have worn this holster every day for a couple of years now. Still looks almost new after 365 day use. Very comfortable, you almost forget you're wearing it. Worth every penny. Wears well no matter what season. Doesn't print and no one knows it's there. Comfortable standing or sitting with great retention of firearm. (Posted on 7/12/2019)
A must have Review by Mike
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Bought my shapeshift 4.0 after a police officer highly recommended alien gear. I have been through a lot of different holsters for my full size .40 cal and I'm pretty demanding and alien gear by far is the best of the best I've ever had and used. Very versatile with its options and adjustability not to mention I forget I'm wearing it at times . I'm going to expand on my 4.0 system . I love it's made to fit my gun and the fact I can actually get it in left handed. No regrets. A must have for anyone (Posted on 7/2/2019)
Good quality and design BUT adds 4" to waist Review by Fatso
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This is honestly a really nice holster. The materials and design are great. I like that everything is modular and can switch things out and customize it. HAVING SAID THAT... This holster is basically useless to me. I wear a size 32 waist and have gained a little weight in the last year or so. I cant wear this holster with any of my current pants. So this isnt really a problem with the holsters design or construction but with me being a fatty. Just know that if you get this holster you will need to size up 4-6" inches on your waist for it to work. I had to get a size 38 to make it work. I dont feel like buying a whole new wardrobe so Ill probably try something a little smaller. Id honestly return it as its useless to me now but I dont have the box anymore and with shipping etc it doesnt seem worth it. Thats one of the risks I guess. (Posted on 6/29/2019)
Great holsters Review by MIke
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I bought my first one for my Glock 29. I have a medium frame at 5' 6" and I was amazed at how comfortable this holster is with that wide gun. I wore it everywhere for a week and barely noticed it. Make your adjustments and the weapon stays put! I bought one for my Glock 26 and plan to buy another for my Glock 43. Absolutely GREAT holsters. BTW, I rarely write reviews on anything...this one was very easy! (Posted on 6/12/2019)
Extremely comfortable Review by Dan R.
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This thing is great. Never thought I'd be able carry a full size 1911 so comfortably. And for only around $55. That's pretty mind blowing. A plain Kydex holster costs more than that. The combination of functionality, customization and value is unmatched, in my opinion. Highly recommended. (Posted on 6/11/2019)
Excellent Review by Gerard
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This holster is very comfortable to wear, excellent quality. Will definitely be purchasing more shells when time comes (Posted on 5/31/2019)

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