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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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I am liking this holster pack Review by Thud
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I almost never submit reviews, feedback or surveys. Everywhere you go from the grocery store, drug store, doctors and seemingly every time you buy anything online I get swamped with requests to do the above. I can say that I am beginning to warm-up to the ShapeShift Core Carry Pack. There are so many configurations and options it almost boggles the mind sorting and watching Alien Gear how to videos really helped. I am an IWB wearer and I find this configuration very comfortable; can't wait to try the other setups. I chatted with Alien Gear reps about getting a few extra weld nuts and button screws and they accommodated me. This is why I am happy to recommend Alien Gear. (Posted on 9/23/2019)
good holsters Review by Rick
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Comfortable to wear. Easy to switch around from one configuration to another. A little wider than some other holsters but this makes it easier to put the pistol back in the holster. (Posted on 9/13/2019)
just perfect Review by Darren
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no matter what you cant go wrong with anything you purchase from alien gear. 30 day test drive plus for- ever warranty (Posted on 9/9/2019)
Great rig for a good value Review by Todd
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I've always been a strong side hip carry guy, never even tried the other options such as appendix etc. This pack allowed to me try different options without having to buy a holster for 100$ and then find out I disliked XYZ mode of carry. It's sturdy, fits well and functions well. I did have a bit of a issue that my adjustable retention knob would not turn. So I simply took it off, saw that it was misaligned, fixed it and put it back on. Took me all of 3 minutes to do.

It comes in a nice box, packed well, with easy instructions. Yes there is some "assembly" required, but if that is a deal breaker then I'm lost as to how you even stripped down your carry weapon for maintenance.

It's a great deal, especially for those new to EDC. I've settled on my go to of strong side hip belt slide and it's comfy and retains my weapon well.

Just buy one already. (Posted on 9/1/2019)
All around good system. Review by Edd
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I have had the chance to check out this system and am very pleased with what I have found. The IWB is my favorite configuration, but for those days when I am working around the ranch and concealment isn't a concern the paddle system was extremely comfortable and practical, While I am not a big fan of appendix carry that holster was also very comfortable when placed in the right spot, it also allowed me to use the same position as the IWB when I needed less printing in lighter clothes. The only thing I didn't try was the slide belt, mainly because everything I wanted was covered by the other units. (Posted on 8/17/2019)
Guns that need to be added Review by Chris
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Alien Gear Holsters should one day make Shape Shift shells for an FN 509 and a Heckler & Koch USP9 compact for this set someday. (Posted on 7/30/2019)
great holsters, lefties pay attention Review by Anuran
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if you, like me, are left handed, and you want a holster to fit a gun configured for left handed use, the half shell design will give you absolutely no trouble and be an amazing holster. if, however you, like me, want a full shell holster, you may need to do some modification. the gun I'm currently carrying is a CZ P-07, with the mag release swapped for left handed operation, the first time I tried to holster the gun, it wouldn't engage the retention, when I finally got iy to engage, it dropped the magazine free because the right half of the shell does not have the relief cut that the left side does for the mag release. it would be amazing to see the holster modified with the following relief cuts placed on both sides: magazine release clearance, decocker/safety relief both sides. other than these two minor inconveniences, this holster is well constructed, durable, and will last me years. I couldn't be happier with the purchase. (Posted on 7/29/2019)
Excelent Review by Edgardo
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Uffff excellent combo. Love everything, the material, the feeling just amazing job and is made in the USA (Posted on 7/24/2019)
Great set up, IF you don't do external modifications to your pistol Review by TF
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PROS: This is a GREAT set , A LOT of options, GREAT value, GREAT quality.
GREAT CUST. service
EXCEPT their website chat help, initially my kit came with the long slide release (which is only for the 1911, according to the booklet), and I asked her to send the right part, she was RUDE and said if its in my kit then it was the right one, I told her the booklet that came with the kit said that the larger thumb lock was only for 1911 and that i just wanted the correct part, she then said it will fit dont worry about it, and kept saying i was wrong, she just kept insisting it was the right part and that i was wrong, and then just closed the chat window? so I called them and they were A LOT better on the phone.

CONS: you cannot have any external MODIFICATON on the pistol or it wont fit in the shells, (I.E. I had the Vickers Extended slide release on my G26 and it wouldnt fit in the shell because it stuck out too far.)
you cant have some larger sights because they wont fit in the small slit they have for the OEM sights, depending on pistol.
Sent me the wrong parts twice.
quicker holster wear from the material
the quick connect system is great but i can see the little connector pieces wearing out quickly becasue they are just plastic and needing to replace them
the shell is fit almost perfectly to the gun, but when you use both sides together there is some rattle, and you get a easier and smoother draw from kydex than from this polymer type plastic that they use since its so rigid.

CONCLUSION: GREAT Kit if you dont do any external modifications to your pistol or if you are just starting and want to easily see which was you want to carry your pistol, just buy the kit and you can try out all the different ways.
(Posted on 7/14/2019)
Very good system Review by Joseph
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I have been using this system for about 2 years now and it still feels like it did when I first got it. I really like the fact that I can switch up how I carry, depending on what I am going to be doing. The IWB is very comfortable to wear for a long period of time, I also like it when i can go from IWB to OWB within a few minutes. (Posted on 7/9/2019)

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