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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Good, but needs one more thing for all day comfort. Review by Redsun.Ronin
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Been using shoulder holster for months now and it's a nicely build holster.. but coming from the perspective of a bigger guy; The side that holds the extra mags needs the same flap cover as the pistol side. Without the flap, the magazine digs in, on the underside of my arm. Had to remove the extra mags and use a owb holster for them. Overall Quality: Well built. But would either like to see a add-on flap that i can purchase for the mag side.. or I'll just have to modify the damn thing myself. (Posted on 6/16/2019)
High Quality, Excellent fit, Instructions Not So Good. Review by John
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The materials, workmanship, and quality of the ShapeShift shoulder holster I bought for my Glock 30 are first rate; It fits as it should, is comfortable, and is considerably more secure and stable than other rigs I've had over the years.
The instructions provided to set the system up, however, are rather poor. Illustrations are too small, the text confusing, insufficient, and hard to follow given the different ways to assemble depending upon retention choice.
If I'd change anything about the system, I'd make it possible to use both shell halves together, to more fully enclose the gun and stiffen the whole assembly. (Posted on 6/11/2019)
Overall Great Product!! Review by Artie
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First off I am going to state that this is an awesome product. I'd recommend it to anyone who is looking for a shoulder holster. I'm digging the brown leather. The neoprene areas are comfortable. Adjust-ability is simple, The stretchy areas on the straps at the shoulders and belt hooks make it comfortable to wear and does not make you feel constricted regarding everyday or exaggerated movements.

Only gripe I have is the thumb release. It does function as intended in releasing the firearm however, I feel like it can be improved on and operate more smoothly as it feels "sticky". (Posted on 4/30/2019)
Best shoulder holster on market Review by Chase
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Great for detective use. Very secure using the half shell and push button release. Great retention. Close to body. Soft leather that doesn't scratch easy. Only downside is takes a good hour to set up to your fit (Posted on 3/30/2019)
Sig Sauer 1911 CARRY DOES fit the shapeshift holsters!!! Review by Boskii
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i have been watching this particular holster for bout a year waiting for reviews to see what others had experienced. after a few reviews i decided to order mine shapeshift shoulder holster for self defense and conceal carry purposes. i own a Sig Sauer 1911 in a carry model (not full size). On the sight a sales person said they do not have a form fitted holster for Sig Sauers but the 5" full size 1911 case should work.... i decided to take a chance and trust my instincts and the rep. i received my holster in the mail and on the bag it said it would NOT fit my gun....i was disappointed but i did not give up. I decided to adjust the holster and put my Sig Sauer carry 1911 in and it fit perfect!!!! no button clip needed it fits tight and snug. i jumped, ran around and it stayed!!! i cut the back of the full length holster down to 4" to help better conceal my firearm and it still fit perfectly, It didn't affect my gun fitment at all. Alien gear has my definite approval. Hopefully they surprised themselves after reading this review!!! I would love to sponsor them any day and stand by their product for years to come.
Thank you Alien Gear! (Posted on 2/9/2019)
Top of the line,, Well worth Review by G
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I had plenty of holsters from most all the well known holsters company's durning my decades of LE.
Alien Gear is without doubt the best. Never had an issue, instruction are well written, the concealment is great and absolutely comfortable.
I have the 3.0 IWB, after wearing that for a year being that NO company had a decent shoulder holster for my S&W MP .45 Shield 3.3" bbl.
I pester the Alien Gear Customer Service in regards to when would they make a Shoulder Holster for my S&W MP .45 Shield.
WA LA!!!! little over a year later Alien Gear made the Shape Shift Modular Holster System Shoulder Holster, I have been wearing this holster daily for over 4 months now. OUTSTANDING!!!!
Fellow LE Brothers & Sisters No joke, their products are Good.
Good Luck all. Be safe! (Posted on 1/31/2019)
Decent product Review by Hotrod
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Having purchases the shoulder holster after reading the product information I was somewhat underwhelmed by it. As a motorcycle rider I would prefer using the passive release. I am a left handed shooter and I find the release, obviously set up for a right hand draw, very awkward/difficult to use. The rig also has a strap link to allow you to remove the mag holder allowing a lighter low profile. The link would greatly benefit with the addition of an elastic strap and belt hook like the mag carrier. As it is now with my body shape the holster slides slightly off balance and is not as comfortable. I am still within my 30 day test drive and have not decided if I will keep the rig or look for an alternative. I will say the quality of the leather and construction is very good. (Posted on 1/24/2019)
Nice, comfortable, buy just one issue Review by MNCowboy
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I love this system, I was using an urban carry rig that was more expensive and not as good. All that being said. I have 1 single issue with this. My issue is that I have a Hogue Laser grip on my 1911 that I can't use anymore because it will not fit into the holster and I don't want to void the warranty on the shell by cutting out a small piece so it can fit securely into the holster. (Posted on 1/18/2019)
Comfortable Review by Doc
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Once I customized the cant ,and working angle of everything. Adjusted to fit me,
Comfort level was very good , I carry a 1911,
5" full frame. Carrying anywhere on the waist is challenging. Especially in a vehicle. Thank you.
Especially your engineering department for designing a Swiss army knife of shoulder holsters. (Posted on 1/14/2019)
Take my money! Review by Shawn
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My daughter got the shape shift shoulder rig for me for Christmas. I am definitely not into shoulder rigs. I prefer hybrids above all. I still rock the first Tedder holster I bought years ago. This rig is top notch. I am not a fan of the thumb break but, retention is fine without it. I say take my money because this is the first shape shift product in our house. Now I am going to have to re think and re purchase. I am really likening the modular concept and can see me replacing the holsters for most of my daily carry needs. Another home run from Alien Gear. (Posted on 12/29/2018)

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