1911 - 5 inch ShapeShift Shoulder Holster

$133.88

ShapeShift 1911 Shoulder Holster by Alien Gear Holsters


Alien Gear is pleased to bring you the next step in the evolution of the 1911 shoulder holster. The ShapeShift 1911 Shoulder Holster is designed for greater comfort, greater security in carry, and more customizability than you thought possible.


Even with a shoulder holster, 1911 pistols require ample support to carry comfortably. Ours is supported by durable straps. Belt hooks anchor the straps in place to keep the holster securely in place. The straps use the clover design, allowing the straps to move with the wearer, keeping the holster from shifting position with motion.


This 1911 leather shoulder holster is also designed to carry comfortably.


Many designs of shoulder holster for 1911 pistols are built to carry but not so much for comfort. The clover harness also ensures that the pistol stays in a comfortable position for carry, once you've adjusted it to a comfortable position. The straps are also adjustable to fit the holster perfectly for you.


The shoulder straps are padded for extra comfort with our CoolVent perforated neoprene, as is the holster and magazine carrier platforms. Besides providing cushioning, they also wick away moisture and breathe against the skin for incredible comfort.


The fitment is custom, as we dock a ShapeShift holster shell, the half-shell configuration. You get a full wrap of the trigger guard, with fully adjustable passive retention. However, we also include a removable thumb break should you prefer one. You'll also notice the magazine carrier platform, compatible with Alien Gear's Cloak Mag Carriers. Carry up to two spare magazines along with your pistol.


You won't find this degree of customizability with any other 1911 shoulder holster. The locking cam inserts allow the mag carrier base to be worn right- or left-handed, but the holster base must be ordered for the correct orientation.


Cant angle is also fully customizable. You can carry in the horizontal position or as a 1911 vertical shoulder holster.


The ShapeShift 1911 Shoulder Holster also comes with Alien Gear's Iron-Clad Guarantee, including a 30 Day Test Drive trial period and our Forever Warranty. You can return it within the first month for a full refund if unsatisfied, and enjoy the peace of mind knowing that we will repair any issue or replace the holster from thereafter.


This is an evolution of shoulder concealed carry. Get your test drive started and see how good it can be.




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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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Outstanding Holster! Review by El Lobo
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I got the Shapeshift Shoulder Holster as a Christmas gift and at first thought, "Wow, that's a lotta stuff to strap on!" But after I got it all adjusted and fit I found I actually had all my gear and no excessive bulk.. Access to my firearm was quick and efficient and comfort was amazing. I can even get in and our of a car with no hassle. This is a great system and I highly recommend it. (Posted on 1/4/2021)
Great set up Review by Sapman
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I have carried with this rig, running 92A1 Beretta for a while now, love the set up works great. (Posted on 12/25/2020)
Great holster and mag pouches, but the rig was too large for me. Review by NinoLeStad
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The holster is great, The gun is locked in well, but the thumb release is excellent. Easy draw. The retention settings on the mag pouches can be customized to be as tight or loose as you wish depending on the cant you choose. I love it, which is why I am bummed out that it is too large for me. I am 5' 6" tall and have a short torso. To get the straps to fit on my belt I have to adjust the rig to the smallest possible. When I do that the holster and pouches are right under my underarms and very uncomfortable and restricting of movement. If I lower that part so the holster and pouches ride in a comfortable location, the straps are too long and hang below my belt even at the shortest setting. Sorry, but am probably going to have to return the rig even though the holster and pouches are excellent. (Posted on 12/11/2020)
Superb Craftmanship Review by CJ
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I recently bought a ShapeShift shoulder harness. I am totally blown away by the quality and comfort of this rig. There are so many well thought out features, and custom adjustments. I waited a long time to get this and now I wish I had not waited. My old rig was 20+ years old and very uncomfortable. This rig feels like it was tailored for me. Best holster available. I am so proud to own this holster!! Thanks again Alien Gear! Hope you come out with apparel soon I want to buy a hat and shirt...just to show off!!! (Posted on 11/20/2020)
THE BEST ON THIS PLANET Review by Dr_G
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haven't been to any others so I can only attest that Alien Gear Holsters are the best no this planet. I have an OWB and a Shape Shift The construction fit and performance are superior in every way. There are no comparables for comfort and functionality! (Posted on 11/9/2020)
Well thought out system Review by Chuck
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The shoulder holster has nicely colored leather and the system is very well thought out. The variation in adjustment is almost limitless, between various strap length positions, to cant angle adjustments. It takes a lot of trial and error to get the fit just right, but once you get it custom fitted, the time it takes is worth it. I love the thumb release, and it may be my favorite feature. The retention is nice, and is adjustable on the shell side. The amount of available parts can be eye-opening, and you will have sore fingers from tinkering, but once you have everything down, you will feel like a modular master. It is so awesome to pull the shell of the holster and use it on an outside/inside ShapeShift waistband holster. Thanks for a great product that finally allows me to use a shoulder holster where my firearm is pointed safely downward, instead of horizontally at someone behind me (like at my passenger on my motorcycle). (Posted on 11/1/2020)
Good shoulder rig, can use some improvment Review by LugerMan.com
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Got a double sided shoulder rig for my Sig 320 45 full size. Left and right.

At first rig appeared bulky and uncomfortable.
Found a design problem with a retention strap been positioned on the inside of the holster.

Changes the lockup and gun position, not a good idea.

But holster works good without the retention.
If you need them, look elsewhere.

I think that needs work.

2nd day in holster started braking in and now feels good and secure.

Like new shoes it needs to be broken in and settle in.

I now find it comfortable and better fit than my competitor shoulder double rigs, for my other gun pairs.

Durability and longevity of it will have to be seen, so far so good. If it lasts a year it will be worth it. (Posted on 10/21/2020)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Hello Eugene! Thank you so much for the feedback and we do apologize for any confusion here and we take customer feedback very seriously. If you are having any problems with the thumb brake or the thumb release please reach out and we can help walk you through how to set these up comfortably! Thank you again and we hope to make things right for you!

(Posted on 10/26/2020)
The Best Shoulder Harness on the market Review by .10 mm
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I' been wearing this holster for about a month now and it only gets more comfortable. After adjusting the angle up on the pistol holder the release is sure and solid. Fit and concealability are top notch. I have recommended this holster to my friends! (Posted on 10/1/2020)
Wow, quality at fantastic price Review by Wally
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The innovation and thought that went into the Shape Shift systems is incredible. I have ordered over $400.00 in holster items for a variety of handguns recently and have been amazed at each one. I could not be happier. When I was active in law enforcement and undercover, I wore a Galco Miami Classic for years. It was nice, however, you got what you got - no real options for cant, angle of magazines, etc. The AE gear is incredibly adjustable. I'm amazed at the amount of thought you all had to put this together. And very pleased. I love the interchangeability of the parts and I can mix and match to meet needs of the day. Thank you Alien Gear, I'm a believer in the extra-terrestrial !!!! (Posted on 9/26/2020)
Meh Review by Chris
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Very comfortable holster. Well made and easy to adjust for custom fit. Horrible pistol release. If I were to ever need to draw the pistol in any semblance of a hurry, I would be dead. It almost takes two hands due to the catch not releasing correctly. I thought I had it figured out, but it still sucks. No matter how the thumb button is pressed, the hook doesn't fully retract and the pistol needs violently jerked. (Posted on 8/25/2020)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Hello Chris! Thank you so mcu for your feedback and we do apologize for the thumb release issue here. It sounds like the issue may be the retention unit itself. When using the thumb release the retention unit needs to be backed all the way out so the inner notch is not sticking out at all. We hope this helps! Please feel free to reach out if you have any additional questions!

(Posted on 9/24/2020)

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