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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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Mixed feelings Review by Danniel
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Ordered my holster and that was very easy. What i have a problem with is it took 7 weeks to get shipped out and to my front door. Yet my buddy ordered his the same day I got mine delivered, yet it only took 2 weeks to get delivered. I really enjoyed the product but disappointed about the delivery time for my order. Idk if I'll be ordering anything else from here if shipping is going to take 5 plus weeks to ship for some orders yet other orders take less then 2 weeks. (Posted on 8/12/2020)
Great holster combo! Review by Matthew Trey Rahn
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So many options with this holster combo. My favorite is the appendix carry setup. You get lots of stuff for the money. It is comfortable to carry all day long as well. (Posted on 8/5/2020)
Excellent company and great product. But. Review by BajanSpear
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The product is innovative, well manufactured, the company is popular, and it looks both stylish and functional.In the OWB configuration it is fine, and the vehicle mount is neat too. I have no complaint, but it just did not work for me in the IWB mode with a model as small as the P365. My son loved his Alien Gear kit for a full size, however, I just could not find a comfortable fit personally. Good product, would probably try again sometime for a different size carry. (Posted on 8/4/2020)
Great holster package Review by C. Butcher III
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This is a very nice, very comfortable, holster package. It is easy to modify with the included attachments. (Posted on 8/2/2020)
awesome Review by LukiKai
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Great holsters, whoever came up with the design is a genius (Posted on 8/1/2020)
Bad holster Review by DOUGLAS
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I'm not happy with the owb holster weapon can not be reholsterd it bends to much and will not go back in. (Posted on 8/1/2020)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Hey Douglas, we do apologize to hear that your holster is bending as this definitely should not be the case. Please reach out to us and we will gladly work with you and make things right!

(Posted on 8/24/2020)
Lots of options in one package. Review by Tony
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High quality and versatile. (Posted on 7/30/2020)
Over all a good product Review by Don
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the product is of good quality, one of the things I don't like the modular part is a good idea however it is bigger in size then a typical hybrid holster. I do like that you get 4 configurations in 1 package the inside the wast band are extremely comfortable especially when its in direct contact with your skin. (Posted on 7/30/2020)
Best holster I've ever used! Review by Patrick
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Like most gun owners, I have several shoeboxes full of holsters that just don't work. Kydex, custom made leather, you name it. AlienGear just does it right. I'm currently carrying my Sig P365 SAS model 9mm in the paddle OWB configuration. I'm planning to carry appendix as well. I've got several other AlienGear holsters for my other carry guns. They are the best. (Posted on 7/29/2020)
Highly adjustable set up Review by jrt30004
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Received the core carry pack and couldn't be happier. Saw complaints about the retention system and and can only say those buyers purchased for the wrong gun or need to exchange due to possible defect on the holster they received.With the retention all the way tight I can have to pull on the gun to get it out. I backed it of to about half maybe three quarters.The system is highly configurable, lightweight and from what I can see made.Time will be the ultimate test, but I am very pleased. (Posted on 7/28/2020)

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