1911 - 5 inch ShapeShift OWB Paddle Holster

$49.88
There aren't too many models of 1911 paddle holster that don't compromise in some way. Believe it or not, making a better holster design is harder than one might think. Some paddle holsters have a great holster, but the paddle attachment is weak. Sometimes the attachment is uncomfortable.

A good number of 1911 paddle holsters lack adjustable retention or rely on a thumb break as the sole point of retention.

The thing is that many of these holster designs imply that because a person wants the on/off convenience of a paddle holster, a person should be willing to overlook some sort of flaw in the design. We don't think so. We think you shouldn't ever settle.

That's why we created the ShapeShift. We designed this holster from the ground up to address the common failings of popular holster designs.

First, we start with the molded shells. Instead of leather or brittle Kydex, the ShapeShift shells are molded from an ultra-durable polymer that is virtually indestructible under normal conditions. The paddle attachment is a locking spline attachment that won't release or shear off in any condition.

It's also adjustable for cant angle, so you may set it to your desired setting.

The ShapeShift 1911 paddle holster also gives you your choice of retention. Passive retention only is your preference? Install the passive retention bar in the ShapeShift, and set it to the exact preferred setting.

You can also install an active retention device for a 1911 retention holster if desired, and this holster is able to deliver Level II retention right out of the box.

You can also switch to a belt slide if so desired and enjoy the same benefits with a slide attachment.

The ShapeShift 1911 paddle holster also comes with Alien Gear's Iron-Clad Guarantee, which is one of the most comprehensive in the business.

Start with your 30-Day Test Drive. Wear the holster and see if it's up to your requirements. If not, you have until the end of the first month of ownership to contact us, and we'll buy the holster back. You probably won't want to take it off.

We also warranty the holster fully for life. Any issue that arises, no matter how it does, will be fixed or we send you a whole new holster. As long as you own it, period.

Are you ready for a more evolved way to carry?


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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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Best Holster Review by canongraphy
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I absolutely love my Alien Gear ShapeShift OWB holster.
I have a few different holsters from Alien Gear and they are all exceptional.
I love the build, feel, looks of them.
This Holster is even better with the thumb release.
Alien Gear is the ONlY brand holsters I will use.
Highly recommended!! (Posted on 1/4/2021)
So far so good Review by Michael
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Just received holster tonight. First, I was able to contact chat late in the evening since they are based in PST and I'm in eastern. Customer Service answered all my questions. So after loosening the retention, the holster was still very tight getting firearm in and out. I opened the shell up and noticed the catch that goes over the trigger guard when you press down the thumb release, was not fully depressing. I took some gun oil spray and sprayed the catch and the thumb release shaft. I put it back together and it working perfectly at this time. Hopefully that solved that issue. It came with the paddle and belt loop attachment. With the paddle on and because of the way it attaches, it does move right to left some what while walking. It's not real bad and if you are wearing body armor it will wiork fine. Otherwise use the belt attachment since that fits more flush . But with the belt attachment, you lose the quick release. So you have different opinions. (Posted on 11/10/2020)
Happy customer Review by boxman
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The holster is just awesome I love how you can mix and match "shapeshift" with different pieces. I was first upset about an order issue but now that its all done I'm really loving these holsters. I plan to buy more
. Thanks, Alien (Posted on 9/11/2020)
Not for me Review by Garett1169
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I love the design, but it sticks out way to far for me. I like to have an owb but close to me. this has almost 2" of space between my body and the actual holster. (Posted on 8/26/2020)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Hello Ken! Thank you so much for reaching out and we do apologize for this. With paddle holsters they do general cause alot of spacing between the holster and your body. For any one looking for a holster that stays snug up to your body we definitely recommend any type of holster with belt loops so you can keep the holster and firearm up close to your body. We hope this helps for your future purchases!

(Posted on 9/24/2020)
Great holster Review by Moe dawg
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After ordering a paddle holster I knew I wanting to get the Shape Shift Modular Holster system because it comes with everything. There team works hard at both delivering the holster and keeping tabs on when the holster should arrive I will definitely be buying more shells from these guys for my other guns thanks for the awesome holsters (Posted on 8/19/2020)
365 holster not so good Review by Shemp
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The holster arrived promptly and set up the way I ordered it.

I wore the holster for about a week on duty as a Police Officer. As I was standing, the holster suddenly was upside down. The top screw came out causing the holster to be top side down. I examined the holster and found the bottom screw to be loose too.

I understand that this can happen but I sent a "chat" to the company and they never responded. I even asked for additional screws since one was now missing.

I was able to find another screw to secure the holster for now, so based on the incident and the failure of the company to reach out to me, I would not recommend the product. (Posted on 7/30/2020)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Hello Dan! Thank you for the review and we do apologize for screw falling out. We recommend to apply a little bit of Blue Loctite to the threads of your screws to seal them in place. With walking, running, jumping, etc the screws can come out with a thread locker keeping it in place. Please reach out to our customer service if you can any additional questions!

(Posted on 8/24/2020)
Great Holster!!! Review by Tony
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This his hands down the best holster I've owned. Bravo to Alien Gear Holsters for making a comfortable and durable product! love it!!! (Posted on 9/21/2019)
Holster Review by Gj
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Fits perfect it works with the rest of my shape shift system (Posted on 5/17/2019)
Great shape shift holster Review by matthew
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Just got my shape shift holster, I have no problems with it at all very comfortable. One of the best holster I found and best website. (Posted on 3/1/2019)
Outstanding customer service Review by David F
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I received my holster and had to contact alien gear through chat to resolve a minor issue. I lost service during the chat on their website and immediately received a phone call from one of their reps. They acknowledged the minor issue and sent me a brand new replacement holster! And they even told me to keep the old one and not to worry about sending it back! I am very very impressed. I will be purchasing from them again in the future. Thank you again btw! (Posted on 2/14/2019)

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