Glock - 42 ShapeShift OWB Paddle Holster

$49.88
For range use, easy on/off carry or outdoor carry if the mood takes you, a Glock 42 paddle holster is kind of perfect. Only problem there is it isn't easy to find a paddle holster that's good for more than taking up space in the holster drawer.

Typical weak points are the paddle attachment and the holster itself. A lot of them are certainly sold as a Glock 42 paddle OWB, but are really just small pistol holsters that have a thumb break for the sole source of retention. Then you have paddle attachments that are floppy, uncomfortable, unadjustable and otherwise not confidence-inspiring.

Why go in for that sort of holster? You wouldn't want to, which is why Alien Gear has set out to change what you can expect from a paddle holster.

How about a Glock 42 OWB paddle holster that's molded precisely for this make and model of pistol, has customizable retention and attaches the belt securely and carries comfortably? That's what we can promise you.

How?

First, the ShapeShift full shell is injection-molded for the Glock 42, made from our proprietary polymer blend that's indestructible under normal conditions. The fit is perfect right out of the packaging.

You also get the benefit of not only adjustable retention, but customizable retention. You can use the Adjustable Retention Unit and dial in the passive retention of your choice, or install the thumb release for active retention. Or you can use both for a full level II Glock 42 retention holster.

You'll never need to worry about the paddle, as it wears comfortably and once docked with the ShiftShell, cannot come undone or break. You also can adjust the cant angle to your satisfaction.

Don't always want the paddle? That's okay. It also comes with a belt slide attachment if you want to change it up.

The ShapeShift Glock 42 paddle holster also comes with Alien Gear's Iron-Clad Guarantee, including the 30-Day Test Drive and a full and comprehensive lifetime warranty. We give you a month to return the holster for a refund if you don't like it and warranty it against any issue at all for life.

Why not shift to a better way to carry?


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4.6 / 5 (Based on 23 Reviews)


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So far so good Review by Michael
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Just received holster tonight. First, I was able to contact chat late in the evening since they are based in PST and I'm in eastern. Customer Service answered all my questions. So after loosening the retention, the holster was still very tight getting firearm in and out. I opened the shell up and noticed the catch that goes over the trigger guard when you press down the thumb release, was not fully depressing. I took some gun oil spray and sprayed the catch and the thumb release shaft. I put it back together and it working perfectly at this time. Hopefully that solved that issue. It came with the paddle and belt loop attachment. With the paddle on and because of the way it attaches, it does move right to left some what while walking. It's not real bad and if you are wearing body armor it will wiork fine. Otherwise use the belt attachment since that fits more flush . But with the belt attachment, you lose the quick release. So you have different opinions. (Posted on 11/10/2020)
Happy customer Review by boxman
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The holster is just awesome I love how you can mix and match "shapeshift" with different pieces. I was first upset about an order issue but now that its all done I'm really loving these holsters. I plan to buy more
. Thanks, Alien (Posted on 9/11/2020)
Not for me Review by Garett1169
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I love the design, but it sticks out way to far for me. I like to have an owb but close to me. this has almost 2" of space between my body and the actual holster. (Posted on 8/26/2020)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Hello Ken! Thank you so much for reaching out and we do apologize for this. With paddle holsters they do general cause alot of spacing between the holster and your body. For any one looking for a holster that stays snug up to your body we definitely recommend any type of holster with belt loops so you can keep the holster and firearm up close to your body. We hope this helps for your future purchases!

(Posted on 9/24/2020)
Great holster Review by Moe dawg
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After ordering a paddle holster I knew I wanting to get the Shape Shift Modular Holster system because it comes with everything. There team works hard at both delivering the holster and keeping tabs on when the holster should arrive I will definitely be buying more shells from these guys for my other guns thanks for the awesome holsters (Posted on 8/19/2020)
365 holster not so good Review by Shemp
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The holster arrived promptly and set up the way I ordered it.

I wore the holster for about a week on duty as a Police Officer. As I was standing, the holster suddenly was upside down. The top screw came out causing the holster to be top side down. I examined the holster and found the bottom screw to be loose too.

I understand that this can happen but I sent a "chat" to the company and they never responded. I even asked for additional screws since one was now missing.

I was able to find another screw to secure the holster for now, so based on the incident and the failure of the company to reach out to me, I would not recommend the product. (Posted on 7/30/2020)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Hello Dan! Thank you for the review and we do apologize for screw falling out. We recommend to apply a little bit of Blue Loctite to the threads of your screws to seal them in place. With walking, running, jumping, etc the screws can come out with a thread locker keeping it in place. Please reach out to our customer service if you can any additional questions!

(Posted on 8/24/2020)
Great Holster!!! Review by Tony
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This his hands down the best holster I've owned. Bravo to Alien Gear Holsters for making a comfortable and durable product! love it!!! (Posted on 9/21/2019)
Holster Review by Gj
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Fits perfect it works with the rest of my shape shift system (Posted on 5/17/2019)
Great shape shift holster Review by matthew
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Just got my shape shift holster, I have no problems with it at all very comfortable. One of the best holster I found and best website. (Posted on 3/1/2019)
Outstanding customer service Review by David F
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I received my holster and had to contact alien gear through chat to resolve a minor issue. I lost service during the chat on their website and immediately received a phone call from one of their reps. They acknowledged the minor issue and sent me a brand new replacement holster! And they even told me to keep the old one and not to worry about sending it back! I am very very impressed. I will be purchasing from them again in the future. Thank you again btw! (Posted on 2/14/2019)
Great products Review by KingFish
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These are genius! I have the shape shift paddle holster and a dash mount. At first, it was difficult to remove while pressing the release. CS suggested a dab of white grease. Boom! Now, I do like! (Posted on 2/3/2019)

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