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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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Good product only 1 issue Review by Tesh
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I am very pleased with my rig. I carry IWB it sits nicely at the 4-5 position i really never notice it when sitting. The only issue i have had is it slips down on my underwear so I end up wearing it inside my underwear on my skin to get the grip to keep it from sliding. I wish it had an option to add some kind of grip material to the rig to help with the grip. (Posted on 10/14/2020)
dissapointed Review by jesse
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i was really excited about receiving this product. unfortunately when i did i was extremely disappointed. i would say that this system seems to be fairly durable. however after using this system i encountered major issues drawing and holstering. i am using a full size p320 m17. and in the iwb configuration it is almost impossible to draw without bringing my pants with it. now i did try loosening the retention to the point the gun would fall out when tilted upside down, this did not help the problem seems to be with the grippy backing and the length of the barrel. also holstering is also an issue when you tighten the belt the trigger gaurd seems to get distorted and tends to rack the slide when trying to holster. (Posted on 10/7/2020)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Hello Jesse, Thank you so much for your feedback and we do apologize for the drawing and holstering issues here and we do want to make things right! With our IWB holsters the option with out the thumb release is called Passive retention. This type of retention relies on the retention from the adjustable retention unit and the retention from your belt. If you wear your belt tighter we recommend to loosen the retention unit to give it a good draw. Because these are passive retention holsters, this will cause the holster to be loose when you turn it upside down. We hope this helps!

(Posted on 10/9/2020)
Excellent product Review by Chris
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I have been using this product with my S&W M&P Shield 9 2.0 PC every day for several months now and I am very satisfied with it. Everything fits well and has stayed in good working order. Very little wear noted. I generally use the AIWB appendix in warm weather and will probably switch to the IWB or belt slide when we hit jacket weather.
I have since added a second shell for my 1911, which I generally use the OWB paddle for and have also ordered a drop-leg expansion to run with the same pistol.
Just a quick note on the 1911 shell - the belt slide half-shell option does not work on the Springfield Ronin 1911, as the safety pushes the pistol out from the holster base and this messes up the retention. It does fit perfectly in the full shell, so you gain the thumb release but you do loose the option to run that particular gun tighter to your body.
It's a little pricey, but works great and is well made, so overall a 5* from me. (Posted on 9/21/2020)
Works as advertised. Review by Ron
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Box came with everything that was advertised. Assembly was a little tricky, but I managed to figure it out. My biggest concern was that the Glock 17 holster wouldn't fit my Glock but there gun fits fine with no retention issues. (Posted on 9/18/2020)
Not available for my carry guns Review by tom
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Would love to try the ShapeShift Core Carry Pack. But NA for Bersa and Kahr. Seems like a limited applicability base. Ratings are random just to get the review submitted. (Posted on 9/12/2020)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Hello Tom, Thank you so much for your feedback and we do apologize not having your firearms in our Shapeshift series. Please keep your eye on us for the future as we do plan to carry more firearms in our Shapeshift series in the future! Thank you for your patience!

(Posted on 9/24/2020)
The best I have bought Review by Pickle
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I own a lot of holsters IWB, OWB and appendix The Alien Gear holster core carry pack is my favorite I carry daily everywhere the holsters are so comfortable you can forget you are carrying I especially like how easy it is to swap holsters and adjust to my preference without tools (Posted on 9/12/2020)
Very satified with my Shape Shift Holster Review by Flex
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It is such a versatile holster. The quality and the simplicity of it all is amazing! Although I have only had it for a very short time I am really liking it a bunch. Thank you Aliengear for a great product. I would recommend this unit to anyone out there. (Posted on 9/11/2020)
Great purchase. Review by Hoov
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Great quality and very comfortable. Awesome value for the price. (Posted on 9/9/2020)
Great product Review by BigBill67
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The core carry pack is a great bundle very versatile, the holster fits my Glock model 19 perfectly. The instructions are easy to follow to switch platforms that come in the core set. I am very happy with Alien Gear. (Posted on 9/1/2020)
Fantastic holster system Review by Daryl
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When I received the ShapeShift Core Carry Pack I never expected I would use all the different combinations.. My favorite is the IWB Cloak tuck, l wear this everyday possible. I like having the ability to switch it up with the appendix and the paddle holster. I have bought other ShapeShift shells so I can carry any of my guns by making a few quick changes.. This is the best holster I have ever purchased! It is very comfortable and durable, I never leave home with out it! Now I'm waiting for the ShapeShift shoulder holster to get here. (Posted on 8/30/2020)

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