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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Perfect for all around carry Review by Ryan
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All-in-one need for different carry conditions either inside or outside. (Posted on 1/16/2021)
day night sights Review by david
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Ordered the holsters, waited about a month. gun does not fit. if your kimber micro 9 has day night sights, the gun will not fit there holster and the website does not reflect that. (Posted on 1/16/2021)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Greetings, David! Our holster systems are specifically designed to work with the basic stock sights for the selected firearms. However, if you are within your 30-Day Test Drive, please contact our Customer Service team via live chat or over the phone at (208) 215-2046, for more information on our returns and exchanges!

(Posted on 1/18/2021)
10/10, will and have buy again. 1 issue... Review by Tony
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The ONLY issue I have, is that there is no adjustable carry height with the core carry pack, specifically for the paddle/belt loop attachments. I myself have monkey like long arms, and the carry height is a bit....too high (Posted on 1/14/2021)
Single use not big guy friendly Review by Rick
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I purchased this for my 1911 in hopes I could go from holster to vehicle mount, not the case it is one carry form and thats it. Also its not meant for a big guy, only can carry external but it sticks out so far its useless for concealed. Bad buy.. very rigid plastic doesn't form to hip at all. (Posted on 1/2/2021)
Not happy Review by disappointed
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Very disappointed with the comfort of the IWB/OWB holsters. To bulky, and very noticeable unless you're wearing a jacket. I tried every configuration supplied and all were uncomfortable and bulky. Every time I sat down or stood up I had to readjust the holster (IWB&OWB) just to find a spot that was less uncomfortable. I position the holsters in many different spots, but none worked or made me feel comfortable. I bought these for my SIG P365, which is a small carry gun. Direction were a little confusing and not up to date (color would help), but once I figured it out, still wasn't satisfied. I contacted customer support and was given a return slip to fill out, which I did and sent back for a refund. That cost me $20 to ship back; Alien should stand behind their product and send me a prepaid mailing label. (Posted on 12/28/2020)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Thank you so much for this review, we're very sorry to hear that our holsters didn't work for you. We have forwarded your feedback to our engineering team to review as well as our higher-ups. We hope that you are able to find a holster to suit your needs and that you will consider us for future concealed carry product needs.

(Posted on 12/30/2020)
Shape Shifter after 1 month Review by Chas
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I am very happy with my new holsters !! Quality and price are great, after one month the value is well worth the price. One product with 3 options, hope I don't wear it out before I pick a favorite position. (Posted on 12/23/2020)
Very comfortable and well made Review by Trucker Tim
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As a flatbed truck driver I do a lot of load securement, so I'm always lifting, bending, climbing, squatting and twisting. Very physical work! I'm also sitting in the driver's seat for hours at a time. I sometimes put in 12-14 hour days. I tried a bunch of different holsters I borrowed from my NRA training instructor but couldn't find anything I really liked. My buddy Brian (a longtime CCW holder whose advice re:firearms I always trust) showed me his Shapeshifter holster and told me to look at Aliengear. I ordered one and I've been wearing my IWB Shapeshifter with my Walther PPS M2 for a couple months now. It's so comfortable I hardly notice it. It has a very smooth draw, stays very secure, doesn't dig into my side and provides excellent concealment. I wore it for a whole day running errands with my wife and she couldn't tell I was carrying. I wore right out of the box without having to do any adjustments. Excellent holster, best I ever had! Highly recommend it. (Posted on 12/20/2020)
Best Thing I seen Review by Hillbilly
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I just been told that I would not be able to walk again... well being in a wheel chair causes a problem caring so when I seen the shapeshif core carry pack with four different way to carry I thought this is it..well made and easy to change to different modes of carry I should find one ...Thank You for you great product (Posted on 12/13/2020)
VERY SATISFIED Review by TIM
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RECIEVED SHAPESHIFT CORE CARRY PACK QUICKLY AFTER ORDERING AND AM VERY HAPPY. VERY HIGH QUALITY AND EASY TO CHANGE COMPONENTS AROUND. WHY BUY MORE THAN ONE CARRY HOLSTER WHEN THIS HAS THEM ALL IN ONE PACK ? (Posted on 12/10/2020)
Love this product Review by Jdouglas
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I now have four weapons that I use the shapeshifter for I have a 1911 that I use it and I have to Walters a p p q and a p p s and now I have it for my Smith & Wesson Shield 9 m m I have to say this is a great product I have had no problems with it and it fits perfectly against my body and I'm a big guy actually called customer support today to find out how to get more stuff for it and they talk me through how to find it on the web page excellent customer support and a great concept of a product if you want a holster this is the great thing to get and it's great for me because I'm left-handed it's hard to find left-handed holsters with this much versatility (Posted on 12/9/2020)

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