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Ruger LC9 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.

Ruger LC9 ShapeShift Modular Holster System


The ShapeShift Modular Holster System is patent pending.

If you ever wished you could get more from a Ruger LC9 holster, Alien Gear's ShapeShift holster system will give you more function than you can get from any other holster design. This isn't a holster - it's an entire carry system, designed to allow you to carry your Ruger LC9 exactly how you wish to, even if you prefer to carry in multiple ways.

In fact, that's exactly what it's designed for.

The ShapeShift was painstakingly designed over two years to deliver more function than could be expected from any holster system. The core of the ShapeShift is the shell, which has evolved past the standard retention shell. Instead, we have devised a whole wrap-around shell, custom-molded to fit your Ruger LC9.

The ShapeShift LC9 holster can be used with the two half-shells, and worn with with paddle attachment, or mounted to one of the two backers included in your Core Carry Pack along with the included half shell. The shell system uses a toolless locking rail, which fits together and locks without needing any hex keys or other tools to assemble or disassemble.

This lets the ShapeShift take many forms. There are four basic configurations that are possible from your Core Carry Pack. This includes two outside the waistband configurations and two inside the waistband configurations. Simply attach the retention shell in the correct manner to the correct backer and carry as desired.

For use as a Ruger LC9 IWB holster, attach one shell to the half shell attachment. Then dock the shell to the backer of your choice. There is a larger IWB backer, which you may notice is similar to our Cloak Tuck 3.0, for traditional IWB carry, and a smaller backer - made with similar construction - which can be used for appendix carry. The belt clips can be adjusted for ride height and cant, just like our standard LC9 IWB holsters.

To use as a Ruger LC9 appendix holster, attach the included appendix carry belt clip and set the cant angle to your desired specifications.

You can also set the retention to your desired setting, by installing one of the three included retention risers. These clamp down on the trigger guard but won't lock it, just like our regular holster shells.

For OWB carry, there are two Ruger LC9 OWB holster configurations. Assemble the two half-shells together for a full-wrap high-tech pancake holster. Attach the desired belt attachment via the spline lock, such as the paddle for use as an LC9 paddle holster.

However, if you prefer an OWB LC9 concealed carry holster, you can attach the belt slide attachment on the small backer configuration. This mode of carry creates a high-ride hybrid belt slide holster that's easily concealed, even under an untucked shirt.

If you need additional retention, you can also equip your ShapeShift holster with a thumb release or a finger release...or both, for maximum retentive capability. Any LC9 concealed carry holster or open carry holster configuration from the ShapeShift can therefore be an LC9 retention holster as well.

The only way to get this kind of versatility in carry methods is to buy multiple holsters for your gun. However, the downside to doing so is that not every holster maker can give you the retention, fit and adjustability you want. The ShapeShift Ruger LC9 holster system can.

Along with this, the most advanced and modular holster available, comes one of the most comprehensive guarantees in the industry. To start, take 30 days after getting your holster to evaluate it and wear it. If it isn't to your satisfaction, return for a refund before the first 30 days is up.

You also get a lifetime warranty. As long as you own the holster, any issue, no matter what it is or what caused it, will be fixed or we will send you a new holster. We stand by our product.


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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)
been using the g2s holster with my g3c with very little modification to the trigger gaurd area and love it. Review by Kelly
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Been using the g2s appendix holster for my g3c and love it. The adjustable retention is perfect and the pad is comfortable to the skin. Highly recommend. My girl loves her leg holster for her g2c as well. (Posted on 8/19/2020)
Almost, but not quite there. Review by Mr.E
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For both the IWB holster and the appendix carry holsters, I would like for them to be able to ride lower than they do. You can adjust it down on the IWB, but not low enough & for appendix, there isn't any option at all. The only way I'm able to wear these comfortably, the way I want, is to put it on with a second belt, under my pants & that's ridiculous.

A cheap, easy fix would be to offer belt clips that are about 1.5 inches longer for the IWB holster.
For the appendix holster, make a clip that slides up & down at the belt loop part & then locks into place.

If I had that option to buy, I would be happy with this product. Without it, it just doesn't meet my needs. (Posted on 8/17/2020)

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