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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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Bad holster Review by DOUGLAS
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I'm not happy with the owb holster weapon can not be reholsterd it bends to much and will not go back in. (Posted on 8/1/2020)
Over all a good product Review by Don
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the product is of good quality, one of the things I don't like the modular part is a good idea however it is bigger in size then a typical hybrid holster. I do like that you get 4 configurations in 1 package the inside the wast band are extremely comfortable especially when its in direct contact with your skin. (Posted on 7/30/2020)
Owned Shape Shift just over a year and I have 4 warranty claims and am waiting on my fifth!!! Review by Tom
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Love the idea but this is poorly executed. I carry everyday, At first I really loved this holster but let me tell you if you actually train with your firearm this holster really isn't worth it. Even in just everyday use in normal carry, the little twist locks that hold your firearm shell in place and attach the trigger guard to the holster. Well don't count on them staying together because they won't! And by the time you notice that they are gone you have lost the trigger guard and the twist lock. Which effectively turns this holster into a $167 turd... I will say that Alien gear has been super kind in sending me replacements for free, but now with the Covid stuff going on their phone lines are shut off and I still haven't heard back from the email. Which leaves me with a holster that I can't use... As an NRA instructor I cannot recommend this holster... When I talked with the guys at the Alien Gear booth at the NRA show in Indianapolis they didn't really seem to take the advice I offered. Sad because this holster has lots of potential for someone that trains with multiple weapon platforms. Very disappointed! (Posted on 7/25/2020)
great holsters Review by Mikeb
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great company fast shipping love my shapeshifter holster. M&p 9 fit perfect (Posted on 7/22/2020)
great all a round Review by Dandoe
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This is my first Alien Holster, it is by far the most comfortable holster I have had. There are so many different configurations you can make. I love the wall mount option as well. The only issue that I have found is that you have to take the holster almost completely apart when using the IWB to use the wall mount. Which makes it difficult when using this in my truck. Only way to get around this is to buy a extra shell. Other than that, It's amazing! (Posted on 7/21/2020)
Extremely pleased Review by Joe
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I have had many holsters in the past, but after many years of daily wear, the Kydex was about to give up the ghost with nearly full-length cracks on both sides on the edge of complete failure. All I wanted was another of the same.

I didn't *think* I'd be interested in the "kid-sy* Alien gear stuff -- what someone referred to in this thread as a "transformer" design. But boy... on a lark... I gave Alien Gear's 4.0 IWB a try and... I'm sold. I love this thing.

I had worried all this plastic would make it hang out too much. But that's not the case at all. It stays close to my body, same as my other holsters. And they couldn't be taken down to be cleaned as the Alien Gear can -- easily, smartly. I immediately valued that, since if I'm not in bed, I'm wearing my EDC.

The retention adjustment needed to be loosened to my likely -- and I see someone in the thread obviously had a case of "user error," reporting that the shell didn't cover his trigger and he couldn't get it to click -- no matter how much he "tightened" it. I'm guessing he needed to back it off a little to push his gun further in? Incredibly easy to do. (What a tard.)

In short, seeing some of the negative responses here took me back at first. WTH? What *isn't* to like about this system? Anything that doesn't suit you can be easily adjusted to your exact preferences -- and without requiring any tools.

And they sent extra parts? I didn't get the 4-holster pack, but the IWB version came with a few extras that get me thinking about the OWB and paddle holster expansion kits. I might check into those.

I loved my original holster, and I would have been totally happy with just another one, if not for the forecast Covid-19 delay in shipping. (Alien Gear got this one to me incredibly fast despite it). And though I won't likely be replacing my other holsters any time soon (since I almost never wear them and they're still like brand new), I would likely buy Alien Gear 4.0 rigs for my S&W's, CZ, and Berettas if I ever decide to.

The shell material seems so much superior to Kydex, and so less hostile to the gun's finish. I'm predicting much longer durability. But then... Alien Gear warranties this thing for life, right? Guessing I won't really need to worry about that. But let's see. (I'll get back to you in 5-10 years on that.)

I'm a fan. I love this thing (been wearing it daily for a few weeks now.) Highly recommend!!! (Posted on 7/21/2020)
Versatile 4-in-1 Holster Review by Nick
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Honestly, at first I was a little skeptical and overwhelmed. So many different parts and adjustments but after playing with it for a while, I fell in love. This will be my second Shapeshift holster ordered and both have been great. The first was for me and the second, my girlfriend. When I received the second one, however, the retention screw only turned about one whole turn. I contacted the live chat and they advised to use a socket wrench and it turned with ease. So if you are having issues with retention screw not turning, try a socket wrench before returning. Sure, not meant to be used with a socket but you use other tools to adjust other aspects of the holster. I love how quickly you can change from IWB to OWB and have 4 complete options for a fairly decent price. For me, it is really comfortable. My gun has some sandpaper like features on the grip but I ordered a rubber grip to prevent any discomfort when carrying and I can carry for many hours without discomfort. You will not be disappointed. (Posted on 7/20/2020)
My Favorite Holster System Review by BillyBob61
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Bought my ShapeShift Core Package two years ago for my government 1911. It was so easy to carry that piece of steel around as it was truly comfortable IWB and OWB. Liked it so much I bough a shell for my Shield and the magazine clips as well for both firearms. I have used other brands, but the ShapeShfit system has been the most comfortable and versatile systems I have owned. I am a "believer", but only wish they had a shell for my S&W 5906 too! Great products, great versatility at a fair price. (Posted on 7/18/2020)
Great holster , poor belt clips Review by Shorty
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This is the best IWB holster that i have ever worn , I wear it even when wearing shorts , with no printing . I wear this holster system with my firearm every day , for yours at a time , complete comfort . However the belt clips leave a lot to be desired , one of mine has stretched out the the point of being almost unusable , for the money paid , I would think that this would be better addressed . Though I have the shape shift holster , I have never had a reason to go into any other carry option besides the IWB , because this holster is so comfortable . Everyone experience might be different but with my Ruger LC9S pro , this system is more than i expect .... once again , besides the belt clips ( which I think are cheesy) . (Posted on 7/12/2020)
Underwhelmed. Review by Aaron
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I recieved the shapeshifter holster as a gift from a friend and I was kind of excited to have a new holster for my 1911 para.
I tried each of the configurations and one after another left me disappointed and feeling like whoever designed it really likes transformers toys and doesn't carry a gun for a living.
I was so disappointed that I gave it back to my friend because it wasn't worth keeping even just to spare his feelings. (Posted on 7/9/2020)

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