Glock - 26 ShapeShift Core Carry Pack


Please note: The ShapeShift Core Carry Pack, formerly known as the Starter Kit, has been renamed to better represent the four most popular “core” carry styles within our growing modular holster system.

Glock 26 ShapeShift Modular Holster System

The ShapeShift Modular Holster System is patent pending.

Alien Gear is proud to bring you the ultimate Glock 26 holster, the ShapeShift modular holster system. The ShapeShift isn't merely a holster; it's a complete carry system. The base Glock 26 holster package is actually four Glock 26 holsters in total, allowing you to carry your Glock 26 virtually any way you want - openly or as multiple configurations of a Glock 26 concealed carry holster.

More than two years of painstaking engineering and design went into the ShapeShift. The core of the ShapeShift holster system is the injection-molded shell, made from nearly indestructible polymer that will last for years, if not decades. The shell separates into two halves, one for the left side and one for the right side, giving you one full Shift Shell.

You decide how to wear your Glock 26 holster. The ShapeShift uses a toolless locking system using a proprietary locking rail, so all you need do is dock it with the backing and belt attachment system of your choice.

We include two backing pads for use as a Glock 26 IWB holster. There is a larger pad, which you may recognize as having the same construction as our Cloak Tuck 3.0, for wearing as a traditional winged IWB holster.

There is also a smaller pad for use as a Glock 26 appendix holster.

In either case, you merely need attach the quarter shell to one of the half shells, and dock with the IWB holster backer of your choice. If carrying in the appendix position, an appendix carry clip is included with your kit, which attaches to the top of the holster shell.

If OWB carry is to your preference, there are two different ways to use your ShapeShift kit as a Glock 26 OWB holster. Using the appendix backer and configuration, simply attach the two belt slide attachments for use as a hybrid OWB holster. This configuration is especially suited to those who prefer to concealed carry with an OWB holster, as you should be able to conceal your pistol and holster with as little as an untucked shirt.

However, for those that prefer to open carry daily or on occasion, assemble the holster using the two half-shells and lock them together. At this point, attach the paddle attachment, adjust the cant angle to your preference and wear as a Glock 26 paddle holster.

There are more features than you might be used to from other holsters. In addition to the multiple methods of carrying, there are more retention features than any other holster design offers. When used in either IWB configuration or as a belt-slide OWB, several retention guards can be installed, providing passive retention in loose, medium and high-retention settings.

If you prefer carrying with a retention holster, the paddle holster configuration can be equipped with a thumb release or finger release...or both, if you need maximum retention for carry.

Like our other award-winning products, we offer one of the most comprehensive guarantees in the business with the ShapeShift Glock 26 holster. First is our 30-day Test Drive, a trial period of 30 days after purchasing the holster where you can take time to wear it. If unsatisfied, you can return it within that time period for a refund.

We also warranty your Glock 26 holster for life. Any issue, whether due to defect or damage, will be fixed...or we will send you a whole new holster - for as long as you own it.

The ShapeShift is a new standard in what's possible from a holster.

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3.9 / 5 (Based on 3 Reviews)

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Good Not Great Review by Anthony
Not a ton of reviews here so I'll add my 2 cents. The company is great and responsive and I've carried their cloak tuck 3 for around two years now with no issues - other than the need to allen key the clips every now and again - so I didn't hesitate to return to Alien Gear for my next holster. The IWB included in the Shape Shift is probably the best "4 o'clock" holster I've ever used. It's super comfortable and conceals very well. It's strange at first as the half shell only attaches to one side of the backing but the adjustable retention feature still keeps it in place and while wearing it, it isn't going any where. That's where the positives end. The AIWB option is legitimately unusable. It looks bulky but the pictures don't do it justice - its huge! The paddle holster looks cool but who cares? This is basically one MAYBE two good options pretending to be a full on modular system that you'll use every day but it's not. Buy the IWB 4.0 and call it a day. If you carry AIWB - look elsewhere. (Posted on 2/13/2019)
WILL NOT FIT GLOCK 26 GEN 5 Review by Jose
I purchased this holster after chatting with someone online because they said it should work with my Glock 26 Gen 5. It doesn't quite fit so I'm having to send it back. It doesn't fit because of the ambidextrous slide release. That's really the only issue. Other than that, the holsters are very comfortable, but unfortunately will not work with the Glock 26 Gen 5. Breaks my heart that I have to send this back... But if this fits your gun I do highly recommend this product. Again it is very comfortable! (Posted on 3/25/2018)
Good but not great. Review by Jacob
I have just received my ShapeShift for my Glock 26. I am very impressed with the quality of most of it. The only issue i have is that the thumb release seems a little cheap. It takes some force to push it down but at the same time, the force needed causes it to bend and sometimes doesn't release the gun. This would get 5 stars for me if it didn't feel so cheap. (Posted on 1/21/2018)

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