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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comfort Review by Mountainman
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After receiving my 4.0 IWB holster I was a bit disappointed, after reading and view some videos I became satisfied, I must say it is the most comfortable holster I have ever own, truth be told, I replace my fence and gate with the holster on me and never was I uncomfortable, at times I forget that I had it on me, glock 17, not a small gun (Posted on 11/4/2020)
Absolutely Fantastic! Review by Buddy
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I purchased this holster and needed it replaced because it cracked. Alien Gear replaced with no questions asked. I asked if I could change the color of the leather part to black (I originally ordered the natural color) and without hesitation, they did so. I HIGHLY recommend Alien Gear to anyone. (Posted on 10/31/2020)
Holster did not arrive with clips Review by Pedro
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Holster did not arrive with clips. (Posted on 10/26/2020)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Hello Pedro! Thank you so much for the feedback and we would love to make this right for you! If you haven't already, please reach out to our customer service department. We would love to send out replacement clips. We are terribly sorry for the missing clips!

(Posted on 11/2/2020)
Shapeshift 4.0 Review by Jerry
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Purchased the Shapeshift 4.0 for my M&P 40 and Ruger LCPII. First off, the quality of the holster is amazing. Being able to adjust the tension of the shell is awesome. You can really fine tune the tension for your draw and how your pants fit around it. It did take a few days to get it right but now I dont have to mess around with it. Its super comfortable and after a few days I dont even notice it there. I carry at the 5:00 position due to my portly size.

I will add that I started to carry my M&P fullsize with a standard belt and it was no good. kept pulling down my pants on that side. However, it is fine with the LCPII and a standard belt. Fast foward a week and I have an actual carry belt that doesnt sag. HUGE difference it makes. Pants dont sag anymore with the fullsize.

I absolutley love this holster and with the right belt, EDC is no problem with a fullsize. (Posted on 10/2/2020)
great holster Review by Richard
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I bought one for my S&W4006 and I love it. But I wish you still sold it I have a few friends with the same firearm that are looking for a quality holster but I don't see that model listed as an option anymore. (Posted on 9/30/2020)
extremely loose Review by Jeff
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the holster fits my hip nice. But it doesn't hold my gun tight...or even snug for that matter. It just sits in there extremely loose. I would not recommend the 4.0 to anyone that wants to actually carry their weapon. (Posted on 9/19/2020)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Hello Jeff, thank you so much for your feedback! We do apologize for the fitment of the gun here. We definitely recommend in this case to reach out to our customer service representatives. All our holsters offer the option to tighten the retention to your preferred tightness. Please feel free to reach out and we can get you taken care of!

(Posted on 9/24/2020)
Not For Me Review by Kirk
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I'm not a big man, 5'7" 160 lb. But there was no way I could make this holster work for me. I have a very good belt that supports my holster well but the whole rig with weapon tries to pull off my pants on that side no matter how tight I hook my belt. It's comfortable around the house as long as I'm sitting down but have to continually hitch up my pants and holster. I'm carrying a S&W 9mm semi. For the money I would trade it for a smaller holster in a heartbeat. But alas I am past my trial period and stuck with it. (Posted on 9/18/2020)
Best holster I have! Review by Eli
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I have a box with about 20 holsters for various guns and this is the one I actually use. This is the best holster I own for my S&W M&P. It's comfortable, great retention, smooth draw and reholster. And the price is great! Keep up the great work! (Posted on 9/12/2020)
Excellent! Review by Stephen
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Very impressed with this holster. Very comfortable and like the click it does to let you know my pistol is secured. (Posted on 8/25/2020)
Awesome Product Review by MATT
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Ordered this product about a month ago was informed that could be possible 4 to 6 weeks for shipping was not upset about that at all. When I finally did receive the product the product is Bar None above other holster companies because I have several other holsters, still getting used to it but definitely love the fact that it fits on me so perfectly so smug and nice my firearm fits in their beautifully don't have to worry about it ever fallen out or getting caught up or or misfiring or anything like that product Bar None the best on the market couldn't be happier (Posted on 8/21/2020)

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