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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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4.65 / 5 (Based on 37 Reviews)


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love this slide holster Review by frog
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worn it all day no digging no adjusting great holster over all !!!!!! (Posted on 5/15/2020)
Works for me... Review by Medic 78
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I purchased the Shapeshift OWB Slider Holster and the Shapeshift Shoulder Holster to see how they would work for me. I am a paraplegic and use a wheelchair for mobility. My fanny pack is what I had been using to carry my weapon but never felt comfortable not having my gun on my person. The Slide Holster is carried on my right hip at 3:30 position. All I need to do is lean to the left to unholster my Glock. I'm quite pleased at how comfortable it is. As to the Shoulder Holster, a review will be forthcoming after I break it in. An additional benefit to the Shapeshift system is that I was able to order different shells for the other Glocks I own. Thanks to the customer service people that I spoke with. They were most helpful. (Posted on 2/24/2020)
Could use some improvements Review by Dean
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With the retention bar on the shell and the shell only attached on one side, this allows the holster bend to my body and make it difficult to draw. I ended up removing the retention bar and that helped but not perfect. (Posted on 11/18/2019)
Comfort Review by Brando
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I have been carrying for a year now and this is the most comfortable holster I have used to date. As I add new pistols to my EDC collection, will be looking to expand on shells for the holster. Excellent........... (Posted on 10/23/2019)
Shape shift Review by Joey
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Great customer service. Holsters a made decent. When you place a order you will wait a long time to get your holster because shipping is very slow. (Posted on 9/5/2019)
Awesome Review by Darren
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perfect for both my SA 5in 1911 45acp and my SA 5in RO Elite Operator 10mm (Posted on 8/26/2019)
Not good for reholstering or drawing. Review by byron
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The this holster seems like it would be good but the problem is that the shell for the gun is only attached to one side of the flat material piece that fits up against your pants. Therefore, the material bends with your body and crushes up against the gun itself making it very hard to draw (because the gun retention is coming from your belt forcing the holster and gun up against the tacky material) and near impossible to reholster if you have any tension on your belt at all. This holster needs a completely supported shell so that retention can really be adjusted and make it usable. (Posted on 8/22/2019)
AWESOME Review by Halvey
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Perfect fit. Smooth transaction. (Posted on 8/8/2019)
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)

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