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1911 - 5 inch ShapeShift Core Carry Pack

$99.88

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.

1911 Modular Holster Kit


The ShapeShift Modular Holster System is patent pending.
The beauty of the 1911 is that it's equally at home in concealment as it is with open carrying - but very few, if any, 1911 holster models are able to do the same. Not everyone wants to carry the exact same way all the time, which would typically require one to have multiple holsters in order to have the freedom of choice.

Until now.

The Alien Gear ShapeShift 1911 holster is a not just a holster - it's a complete carry system, designed to allow you to carry your firearm in any manner you wish. If you prefer 1911 concealed carry, you can do that. If open carry on occasion is your preference, it will do that too. If you want an ultra-durable holster with active retention for daily open carry, wear around the house or in the outdoors, it will also do that.

The core of the ShapeShift is the shell system. Our new injection-molded polymer shells, instead of merely bolting onto a backer, are equipped with an interlocking rail of our design, which lock together via a tool-less twist lock. Included with your base ShapeShift 1911 holster kit includes one full Shift Shell and two trigger guards.

For the ultimate in OWB holsters, put the two full shells together and install the paddle attachment for a 1911 paddle holster that can withstand more punishment than you can likely dish out. You can also equip this holster configuration with active retention devices for incredible security.

However, if IWB carry is more to your liking, attach a half-shell to a full shell and install them on the included inside-the-waistband backer for a traditional 1911 IWB hybrid holster. Just like our IWB holster, the belt clips are fully adjustable for ride height and cant. The backer itself is much like our Cloak Tuck 3.0, with the same neoprene backing pad and Alien Skin top surface.

This holster configuration is also compatible with our Cloak Dock IWB holster mount.

Prefer a 1911 appendix holster? Attach the shells to the smaller backer instead, and install the larger IWB belt clip.

You can also deploy the belt slide attachment with the smaller backer to assemble a high-ride belt slide 1911 belt slide holster. This will disappear under an untucked shirt or light outerwear, if you prefer OWB concealment.

Retention is also customizable with the ShapeShift, as you can opt for passive or active retention.

Just like our other products, the ShapeShift comes with our Iron-Clad Guarantee. This includes our 30-day "Test Drive" trial period, which lets you take the first month of ownership to determine if this is the holster system you wanted. If not, contact us before your first month is up and let us know. We'll buy the holster back.

We also offer a lifetime warranty on your ShapeShift 1911 holster. For as long as you own it, we will fix any issue that should arise, whether due to defect or damage. If we can't fix it, we will give you a brand new ShapeShift. That's Alien Gear's guarantee.

Once you try it, you might find any other holster to be universally disappointing.


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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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4.8 / 5 (Based on 381 Reviews)


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Fantastic and comfortable. Review by Marty
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So many options with the core carry pack. This company is the best and easiest to work with I have met in many years. Absolutely first class people and no hassle exchanges. Would recommend them to everyone. (Posted on 7/2/2020)
Core Carry Pack Review by Joey
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Just received the core pack today, couple of weeks ahead of schedule, Happy about that. Already I am loving this holster and the various configurations. Love the fact that I can release the pistol and the shift shell from the OWB Paddle configuration and put it away when I'm around the house. No bulky parts or holster hanging off my belt. When I'm ready to slap it back on, it's as easy as pushing a button, and wa-la, I'm packing again. Will write more later, but already loving this. Going to order one for my larger pistol next.
(Posted on 6/14/2020)
Great Product Review by Tyler
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I generally don't leave reviews on products, but I always consult them. I've had the ShapeShift Holster Pack for my 5" 1911 for about a year. I've reconfigured it a handful of times to meet whatever need I had at that moment. Little did I know how awesome this holster really was until my girlfriend bought me a different holster that was IWB and fully Kydex. Being it was a gift, I thanked her and tried it out. Needless to say, I didn't even make it out of the house before I was grabbing for my Alien Gear. The holster she gave me was about $50 even with a coupon code. For just $50 more, you get three more possible holster configurations, all equally as effective. With this Alien Gear holster, I am able to comfortably carry a full size 1911 and conceal it just as effectively. Granted, you definitely realize that the gun is there, but to be fair, it is a large gun to conceal. I have never once considered getting a smaller gun or a different holster due to how high quality this holster is. This was my first holster and I don't foresee looking for another one. (Posted on 6/7/2020)
Smart Setup Review by Phil
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This is a well engineered product that is very versatile. I purchased it for my Beretta 96 but unfortunately it doesn't fit my gun with the Elite (thick) slide. However, I liked the system so much I kept it anyway with the idea of getting a shell for another model gun I might acquire.. (Posted on 6/7/2020)
Best Holsters/ Customer Service Review by Austin
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I purchased this Core Carry Pack from a third party seller here in Guam and immediately noticed the quality of the products to be some of the best I've ever had. The holsters, Shells for the Firearms, and the neoprene leather IWB pad are some of the highest quality and extremely well designed holsters/ accessories ever made. Unfortunately, I also noticed a couple of the RH (Right Handed) clips for the Appendix carry were missing from the box. I contacted customer support right away and got on the instant messaging chat to state my issue. I was immediately greeted with a representative who was able to help me with my concern. After a few messages and information trading later, she informed me that I would be sent a couple of replacement clips as soon as possible. I just want to thank Alien Gear Representative Cassandra and the entire company for being so customer friendly and helpful when it comes to their products. I completely stand behind this company in full support and will definitely be ordering more holsters and accessories! (Posted on 6/5/2020)
Couldn't be happier Review by John 1791
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Easily the best holster/system I've ever owned. Prior military, and avid patriot, I pestered my group of friends, and consistently heard that Alien Gear made what I was looking for. Slides in easily, and remains tightly secured; comfortable to carry all day, and the quality craftsmanship that you'd expect from an American made product,
This is my EDC holster, and nothing on the market even comes close. I guarantee, disappointment will never materialize, especially with their well priced Core Pack. My core pack accidentally came with right handed clips for my appendix carry holster (i carry southpaw; they say i'm more creative than you), and their customer support was superb, getting the appropriate clips shipped out to me without hassle.

All jokes aside, these holsters are the sh*t.
Product 10/10
Customer Service 10/10
Price 10/10
Sex Appeal +3 (Posted on 6/3/2020)
Poor quality, no retention on P229 Review by Jake
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Its much less sturdy than I expected, and has almost no retention on my P229. The weapon can fall right out. After trying to work with AlienGear support we weren't able to get this working. (Posted on 5/31/2020)
Good product Review by Luis
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Good functionality and I like the product overall. I would recommend this to anyone. It is comfortable and easy to switch holster types. (Posted on 5/26/2020)
Worth every penny. Review by Charles
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Glock 45 gen 5 fits like a glove, holds it securely and comfortable in all the configurations.
Was recommended by a friend's son in the special forces. (Posted on 5/22/2020)
Great Service Review by Dave
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When the kit arrived, one piece was defective. I called customer service and it was replaced promptly at no charge. (Posted on 5/19/2020)

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