1911 - 5 inch ShapeShift OWB Slide Holster

$51.88
Arguably, there are few holster and gun combos as a 1911 in a 1911 belt slide OWB holster. So many leather holsters have been made and sold in this configuration that they are surely beyond counting. Why is that? They make carrying the 1911 easy, and they work.

Well, they work up to a point. There are a few things the traditional 1911 OWB holster falters at, however.

First, not all are supremely comfortable. Not all have adjustable retention and leather loses its tight retention after a few years - or you have to rely on a thumb break, which not everyone prefers to carry with. Alien Gear's ShapeShift 1911 OWB holster was designed to change what you could expect from such a holster.

First, enjoy the adjustable retention as the ShapeShift retention bar allows you to dial in your precise preferred retention force. Get the perfect draw.

You're also not likely to find a holster that carries as comfortably. The neoprene backer and spring steel core anchor the holster where it's secured on the belt line, but cushion the wearer rather than dig into the side.

You can also look forward to easy OWB concealment. Some wearers may find this holster conceals under an untucked shirt, and others might find an unbuttoned flannel or light outerwear is all that's needed to keep this holster deeply concealed. OWB concealment with a full-size pistol can be complicated, but is easy and incredibly comfortable with the ShapeShift.

Like our other holsters, the 1911 belt slide OWB hoslter comes with our Iron-Clad Guarantee, one of the most comprehensive guarantees in the industry.

Take the first month of ownership to wear the holster and evaluate it. If, for any reason, you aren't satisfied with it, you can return it for a refund during that time period. We don't think you'll want to take it off.

You can also rest easy with the knowledge that the ShapeShift comes with a lifetime warranty. Should an issue arise, no matter how it happens, we will fix the problem or we will send you a brand new holster as long as you own it.

Are you ready for the next stage of holster evolution?
Please Note: If you have a thumb release from a different ShapeShift offering, it will not work with the ShapeShift OWB Slide 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:
(208) 215-2046 Monday - Friday 5am - 8pm PST, or Saturday - Sunday 9:30am - 6pm PST

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4.75 / 5 (Based on 29 Reviews)


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All quality Review by Chris
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First holster that I've bought from alien gear holsters and I love it. Just a comfortable all day holster.
Ive also bought the 4.0 and love it.
Thanks AGH (Posted on 4/13/2019)
Super comfy fits close to the body! Review by Glock 19 tony
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Really well made holster, super comfy, almost forget its there. Friction hold is adjustable from really easy to get out, to strangle hold, death grip, nearly impossible to get out.

The only thing i would change on this; would be to attach some sort of push button trigger guard, so your weapon wont be able to be grabbed from behind, or fall out. (Posted on 3/4/2019)
Awesome Review by Jamjunkie
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I've had mine for over a year now and love it. I'm a weapons trainer and recommend these to my students. (Posted on 2/17/2019)
Some improvement needed Review by Tim W
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I really, really wanted to like this holster. I have the IWB, driver defense and hook/loop holsters with ShapeShift shells and all work spectacularly. This one, however, needs some improvement. Due to the way the belt loops both attach to the shell, the holster is completely too stiff and doesn't conform to my waist, like having a piece of wood belted to me. It works better in the 4-5 o'clock position, but it's fairly awkward at the 3 o'clock position. I guess if i were a little thicker in the middle then it would be better. Complaints aside, I still wear it since I've invested in the ShapeShift system. (Posted on 1/17/2019)
Best there is! Review by Luke
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Awesome holster, I currently have an iwb for my compact Glock 40 caliber that is quite uncomfortable. I purchased the Alien Gear shapeshift outside the waistband for my Colt 1911 45 caliber with a 5 inch barrel and it is a hundred times more comfortable then the inside the waistband holster for my glock. I will be buying more shells in the future from Alien Gear. The customer service is on point as well. (Posted on 1/11/2019)
Great Review by M.L.
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Great price, great lookin, works great, good videos to instruct on how to set and wear, lifetime warranty. 5 stars (Posted on 1/8/2019)
Size and Comfort Review by Bursting Bomb (Top)
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Awesome fit and comfort for my Glock 19. I replaced the stock magazine release with an extended one (Perfect for my hand) and was concerned that it might drag on the holster. No problem at all, still smooth in and out to present. This holster is so comfortable, you may find yourself wanting to touch it to be sure you have it on. For my needs, a 5 star grade was a no brainier. After six months, I feel that I have had and used this holster long enough to give and honest review. (Posted on 12/28/2018)
very good concealment Review by JJ
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i have 2 Alien IWBs and I recently bought the OWB slide for concealed carry during winter months wearing layers of clothing and heavy gloves. The IWB holsters are good but just too difficult for me to use in heavy winter clothing. The OWB Slide works quite well. Easy concealment under a jacket even with a full size handgun and much easier to deploy in heavy clothing and gloves. Works very well for me. (Posted on 12/4/2018)
feels great Review by Dean
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It feels great on your body with the soft padding and that is where it ends. The holster has adjusting screws that do nothing except for change the angle of the pad and not the angle of your gun. The holster belt loops are connected to the holster making it so you can not tilt the holster forward. This holster makes your gun stick out more so forget it being concealed under your shirt. (Posted on 10/27/2018)
One thing Review by Jay1975
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I really like this holster, but I just wish there was another belt loop option that would allow for a forward cant option for larger framed guns. As it is, this will be my winter holster, but I still will choose the Alien gear Shapeshift over any of my other holsters I have sitting in the closet now. (Posted on 8/14/2018)

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