Glock - 42 ShapeShift Core Carry Pack

$99.88

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 42 Modular Holster Kit


The ShapeShift Modular Holster System is patent pending.
Not everyone wants to only be able to carry their Glock 42 in a deep concealing Glock 42 holster, or just in a pocket holster. Some people want to conceal it at times and wear it proudly in the open at others, such as around the home or at the range.

Normally this means having to purchase multiple holsters, but what if you didn't have to? What if you could get a modular holster that allowed you to change configurations as you saw fit?

Welcome to the last holster you'll ever need - the Alien Gear ShapeShift. It isn't a holster; it's a complete carry system that will let you carry your Glock 42 however you want, whether it's a Glock 42 concealed carry holster or open carry holster - the ShapeShift does it all.

How is it able to do this? By the virtue of our modular shell system. We spend more than two years designing this holster, and devised an innovative retention shell system that allows for multiple configurations. The base Glock 42 ShapeShift kit comes with one full Shift Shell and two trigger guards. The shells fit together with a tooless locking system which includes locking frame rails and twist locks.

We also include two backers with a locking station. When a trigger guard shell is attached to a full-length shell, this configuration attaches to the locking station on the backer. Which backer you choose and the belt attachment determines the kind of holster you carry with.

For a traditional Glock 42 IWB holster, attach a full-length and half shell to the larger backer. This backer is very similar to our Cloak Tuck 3.0 holster, and has the same neoprene backpad, Alien Skin top and adjustable belt clips. Tuck into the waistband as you would any other IWB holster, and conceal in comfort.

If you prefer appendix carry, which so many people do, attach the same shell configuration to the smaller backer and install the appendix carry belt clip to create a Glock 42 appendix IWB holster. The smaller backer is made of the same materials as the larger backer and will carry in unparalleled comfort.

However, if you wish to carry outside the waistband, use the belt slide attachment in lieu of the appendix clip. This configuration is an easy-concealing, high-riding OWB holster that disappears under an untucked shirt or light outerwear; perfect for when you want to conceal without stuffing anything down the waistband.

Additionally, a full pancake-style shell can be created by assembling both full-length shells. This holster configuration can be attached to a paddle belt attachment for use as a Glock 42 paddle holster, or multiple other ways as well.

The ShapeShift comes with adjustable passive retention, or in the full wrap configuration, active retention as well with a thumb release, finger lock, or both.

Each ShapeShift holster comes with Alien Gear's comprehensive warranty, including a 30-day "Test Drive" trial period. During this time, you can return your holster for a full refund if unsatisfied with it.

We think you won't want to take it off.

Lastly, the ShapeShift is warrantied for life. As long as you have it, we will fix any issue - regardless if it's due to defect or damage - or we will send you a brand new holster. Period. We stand by our products, and we want you to be able to carry comfortably and confidently with an Alien Gear.

Are you ready to experience a whole new world of carry?


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Perfect for all around carry Review by Ryan
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All-in-one need for different carry conditions either inside or outside. (Posted on 1/16/2021)
day night sights Review by david
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Ordered the holsters, waited about a month. gun does not fit. if your kimber micro 9 has day night sights, the gun will not fit there holster and the website does not reflect that. (Posted on 1/16/2021)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Greetings, David! Our holster systems are specifically designed to work with the basic stock sights for the selected firearms. However, if you are within your 30-Day Test Drive, please contact our Customer Service team via live chat or over the phone at (208) 215-2046, for more information on our returns and exchanges!

(Posted on 1/18/2021)
10/10, will and have buy again. 1 issue... Review by Tony
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The ONLY issue I have, is that there is no adjustable carry height with the core carry pack, specifically for the paddle/belt loop attachments. I myself have monkey like long arms, and the carry height is a bit....too high (Posted on 1/14/2021)
Single use not big guy friendly Review by Rick
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I purchased this for my 1911 in hopes I could go from holster to vehicle mount, not the case it is one carry form and thats it. Also its not meant for a big guy, only can carry external but it sticks out so far its useless for concealed. Bad buy.. very rigid plastic doesn't form to hip at all. (Posted on 1/2/2021)
Not happy Review by disappointed
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Very disappointed with the comfort of the IWB/OWB holsters. To bulky, and very noticeable unless you're wearing a jacket. I tried every configuration supplied and all were uncomfortable and bulky. Every time I sat down or stood up I had to readjust the holster (IWB&OWB) just to find a spot that was less uncomfortable. I position the holsters in many different spots, but none worked or made me feel comfortable. I bought these for my SIG P365, which is a small carry gun. Direction were a little confusing and not up to date (color would help), but once I figured it out, still wasn't satisfied. I contacted customer support and was given a return slip to fill out, which I did and sent back for a refund. That cost me $20 to ship back; Alien should stand behind their product and send me a prepaid mailing label. (Posted on 12/28/2020)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Thank you so much for this review, we're very sorry to hear that our holsters didn't work for you. We have forwarded your feedback to our engineering team to review as well as our higher-ups. We hope that you are able to find a holster to suit your needs and that you will consider us for future concealed carry product needs.

(Posted on 12/30/2020)
Shape Shifter after 1 month Review by Chas
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I am very happy with my new holsters !! Quality and price are great, after one month the value is well worth the price. One product with 3 options, hope I don't wear it out before I pick a favorite position. (Posted on 12/23/2020)
Very comfortable and well made Review by Trucker Tim
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As a flatbed truck driver I do a lot of load securement, so I'm always lifting, bending, climbing, squatting and twisting. Very physical work! I'm also sitting in the driver's seat for hours at a time. I sometimes put in 12-14 hour days. I tried a bunch of different holsters I borrowed from my NRA training instructor but couldn't find anything I really liked. My buddy Brian (a longtime CCW holder whose advice re:firearms I always trust) showed me his Shapeshifter holster and told me to look at Aliengear. I ordered one and I've been wearing my IWB Shapeshifter with my Walther PPS M2 for a couple months now. It's so comfortable I hardly notice it. It has a very smooth draw, stays very secure, doesn't dig into my side and provides excellent concealment. I wore it for a whole day running errands with my wife and she couldn't tell I was carrying. I wore right out of the box without having to do any adjustments. Excellent holster, best I ever had! Highly recommend it. (Posted on 12/20/2020)
Best Thing I seen Review by Hillbilly
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I just been told that I would not be able to walk again... well being in a wheel chair causes a problem caring so when I seen the shapeshif core carry pack with four different way to carry I thought this is it..well made and easy to change to different modes of carry I should find one ...Thank You for you great product (Posted on 12/13/2020)
VERY SATISFIED Review by TIM
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RECIEVED SHAPESHIFT CORE CARRY PACK QUICKLY AFTER ORDERING AND AM VERY HAPPY. VERY HIGH QUALITY AND EASY TO CHANGE COMPONENTS AROUND. WHY BUY MORE THAN ONE CARRY HOLSTER WHEN THIS HAS THEM ALL IN ONE PACK ? (Posted on 12/10/2020)
Love this product Review by Jdouglas
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I now have four weapons that I use the shapeshifter for I have a 1911 that I use it and I have to Walters a p p q and a p p s and now I have it for my Smith & Wesson Shield 9 m m I have to say this is a great product I have had no problems with it and it fits perfectly against my body and I'm a big guy actually called customer support today to find out how to get more stuff for it and they talk me through how to find it on the web page excellent customer support and a great concept of a product if you want a holster this is the great thing to get and it's great for me because I'm left-handed it's hard to find left-handed holsters with this much versatility (Posted on 12/9/2020)

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