Frequently Asked MOLLE Holster Questions

Q: What does MOLLE stand for?

A: Modular Lightweight Load-Carrying Equipment

Q: What products will my Alien Gear MOLLE Adaptor work with?

A: The Alien Gear MOLLE Adaptor will allow you to attach the following Alien Gear Holster products to standard MOLLE webbing:

  • ShapeShift Shift Shell in its full shell configuration with the rotating adaptor attached.
  • Cloak Mod OWB Holster
  • Double Mag Attachment (available with the Double Cloak Mag Carrier)

Q: How wide are the prongs on the various MOLLE holsters?

A: The two MOLLE prongs are 3.5” long X 1.125” wide and should fit any standard PALS webbing.

Q: Is the MOLLE Holster compatible with PALS or ALICE?

A: The MOLLE Holster will work with any standard PALS webbing. However, it is not compatible with the now antiquated ALICE clips.

Q: What is the reason for the 1.5” MOLLE Lock-Extended vs the .5” MOLLE Lock-Regular?

A: The MOLLE Lock—Extended is designed to do two things:

  • Accommodates irregular webbing
  • Can be used to finely-tune your ride height.

Note: Two different size MOLLE Locks are included with your MOLLE Adaptor to give you optimal choices and security depending on how you wish to employ your MOLLE Adaptor. From the battlefield to the backyard, the choice is yours!

Q: Where can I find PALS webbing? What is it used on?

A: The Pouch Attachment Ladder System or PALS is a grid of webbing invented and patented by United States Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center. It is used to attach smaller equipment onto load-bearing platforms, such as vests and backpacks.

Q: What are some of the benefits to the MOLLE Holster?

A: Some tactical equipment such as vests, battle belts and backpacks utilize PALS webbing intended for use with MOLLE attachments. Standard civilian tactical gear may not have sufficient compatibility with the PALS interface. The ShapeShift MOLLE Holster and MOLLE Adapter bridges the gap between civilian and military application.

Q: Is this backed by any type of warranty?

A: Like all of our ShapeShift Modular Holster System, the MOLLE Adaptor is covered by our Forever warranty and 30-Day Test Drive.

Q: What if I have more questions?

A: We have more answers! Feel free to contact us by phone at (208) 215-2046. We are available Monday – Friday from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday from 9:30 am to 6 pm PST. You can also email us at