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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Shapeshift core carry pack Review by Jay
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I received the Shapeshift Core Carry pack and was immediately impressed. The pack included all the extras (mounting hardware even the drill bit etc). I had not expected the little extras. I was able to wear the gear all day at the range in rainy weather. The neoprene backing made the iwb comfortable. The gear held up great and was easy to use. The one negative for me was the retention lever. I used it, and at times it would flex under pressure and not release smoothly. The plastic seems a bit weak on the stem. I removed the retention lever and was happy with the result. Great product for the money. (Posted on 6/22/2019)
Quality Product & Even Better Customer Service Review by Aquaman
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I was excited to get my Core Carry Pack opened the box amazed by the quality of the product and extras I received for purchasing the Pack. But, I was busy with life and never put it together until a month or so later. When I tried to put my weapon into the holster the famous "Click" did not happen even with the tension screw at max. I immediately hopped onto the website and clicked the green help icon on the bottom right. Left a message and that morning had a response asking for some more information so they could determine what was wrong with the holster. I replied back with information had one more interaction and the next day had an email stating a part was being shipped out to me plus an email from the customer service rep with an update. Unbelieveable! Thank you for knowing how to treat someone. (Posted on 6/13/2019)
Still evaluating Review by John
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The idea of the shape shift is solid, multiple holsters and easy configuration. I am a little concerned about the twist locks and their durability. Not sure if you changed configs a lot if they would wear. I do like hearing that audible "click" knowing your weapon is secure. One thing that is not a determent to the holster is shipping. I feel it is expensive and never arrives when scheduled. Tracking is also a problem. Don't expect your item to arrive when stated. (Posted on 5/29/2019)
It's the BEST! Review by Mykoe9
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I've tried holsters from everywhere and everybody, this is IT! I will look no further. I forget about it being on my hip. It's so comfortable that I forget it's there. Then I think about it and I know it's there, but it's comfortably there. Nothing sticks you in the side (and I'm a fat boy), the retention is excellent and I know nobody will be able to just take it out of its holster. Yet when I go to get it, it comes right out for me. I love this holster and I wish I would have known about it much earlier. This has been so well though out I can't imagine another holster being better than this. Thank you Alien Gear. I'll be buying more stuff from you real soon. (Posted on 5/22/2019)
Absolutely Love this Product Review by Regis
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I bought the Alien Gear ShapeShift Core Carry Pack, and I bought it mainly for the IWB conceal holster for my Glock 19 but I absolutely love every item in this set. It not only met any and all expectations of comfortable holster that I could wear for concealed and duty (I work in Security) but you CANT beat the price for 4 holsters in ONE! Im loving it even more as I also bought a shell for my Taurus G2C 9mm and I already have 4 holsters that I can use with it! This set has also opened my eyes to Appendix carry. Never considered it until I tried it out with the Shapeshift set and found out how comfortable it is, especially with Alien Gear's holster. 5 Stars across the board. Would 1000% percent (yes 1000%!) recommend this to others, I already have. I will also will continue to be purchasing all my holster needs from them in the Future. Thanks for the great product! (Posted on 5/21/2019)
Comfortable Review by Brian
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I ordered the core pack for my Glock 42. At first I was sceptical about the IWB holster that came with it. Most of the IWB holsters I've purchased in the past were bulky,uncomfortable and dug into your back. With this one I don't even know it's there. Easily breaks down for another carry position. I also love the OWB belt slide position. I will definitely purchase more for my other guns. Highly recommend. (Posted on 5/18/2019)
great product Review by Ken
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I have lost track on the number of holsters I have purchased over the years. I was very hesitant too purchase another one (the shape shifter), but I am happy I did so. This is a high quality holster that works great and provides a number of different ways to carry which is great in MN where you have different cloths based on the time of years. I just purchased a shell for a smaller gun I am going to carry in the summer. I don't see myself buying any holster other then expansion packs for the shapeshifter. (Posted on 5/14/2019)
Great product but fell a bit short Review by Giovanni
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This pack is so close to being outstanding but sadly falls short in a couple areas. The button to release to draw is absolutely horrendous. I would never trust it for anything but target shooting, and even then would be frustrating.. Its bizarre they let this go on such a great product. Long flimsy plastic that will not function if not pressed STRAIGHT in. Also one of the main reasons I got this was so I could take my IWB gun out and slide it in the vehicle mount. What I didn't expect is that you need a secondary holster to do it as half the shell is mounted to the IWB. Which isn't a huge deal, but even though you only need an extra half they seem to only sell a complete second shell. The Core Pack is great, but fixing the horrid release button and including one extra half shell would make it a true "do it all pack." Other than those complaints 5/5 for the serious thought that went into this product and what is probably the most modular adaptable pice of firearms gear I have ever seen. (Posted on 5/12/2019)
Awsome Review by N/a
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Everything was great but did not get extra clips really wanted o clips (Posted on 5/9/2019)
Great Product/support Review by mitchell
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Bought my first Alien Gen 1 for my Sig ..... liked enough to try new Gen for my Glock.
Received today, spent some time reading about and trying options. Vert Happy with the product, the instructions and fit...... overall A++ for Alien concept, web site and customer support. (Posted on 5/6/2019)

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