Ruger LC9s Pro ShapeShift Appendix Carry Holster

$51.88

Ruger LC9S Pro AIWB Holster


A reliable subcompact is a staple for everyday carry. If the gun owner chooses to appendix carry it, then the holster must be just as reliable and comfortable as the handgun it's made to hold. The ShapeShift Ruger LC9s Pro AIWB holster offers exactly that in a modular, adaptable, durable, concealable and comfortable system.

Let's start with comfort. This Ruger appendix holster has a backer with four researched and cohesive materials. A closed-cell, perforated neoprene layer rests against the body, cushioning the holster and wicking away moisture from that handgun. A layer of proprietary, flexible spring steel rests at the core of the holster and acts as the backbone, while a high drag textile encloses both it and a layer of ballistic nylon.

It rides high enough on the waistband and close enough to the body that it seems like an extension of the concealed carrier, molding and reacting to the body's movement without any noticeable printing.

The durable shell is made of injection-molded polymer to precisely fit a Ruger LC9s Pro, enclosing the trigger guard and slide. The shell is constructed with individual components made from that same injection-molded polymer.

The backer can be uninstalled without tools and replaced with any of the available ShapeShift holster options, allowing you to transition from appendix carry the moment you want a different carry system. You can also control the retention, and therefore how tight or loose the draw is, in this Ruger LC9s Pro AIWB holster with a custom, included retention bar.

Try it out for a month under our 30-Day Test Drive, and if it doesn't fit your needs we'll buy it back from you, no questions asked. The ShapeShift holster is also covered under Alien Gear's Forever Warranty — if there's ever an issue with the holster's parts or materials, we'll fix or replace it.


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4.5 / 5 (Based on 92 Reviews)


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Can we get better upgrades? Review by Happy with but it could be better
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I got the appendix carry for my g26 and g19. It works fine until you find out that it doesnt work with red dots. So in order to make it work, I only cut a bit from the top so the gun with the red dot would fit. I felt that it was a bit bulky still and then figured out that theres spacers that you can take out from where the kydex and the pad are screwed in. It looks more concealable now. However it wouldve been a bit better if the belt clip wasnt so wide. The clip can be slimmer and that would take off at least an eighth of an inch. And last but not least, If it would come with a wing like other kydex holsters out there provide to help with concealment, that would be great. Still a good product but it can definitely be better. I hope you guys create these accessories quickly (wing and slimmer belt clip) so I can upgrade. Thanks. (Posted on 2/19/2021)
This Was The Right Choice Review by Roy
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I bought the appendix carry holster for my SR9C back in August 2020. I had been considering switching my concealed carry position from the 3 to 4 o'clock position to appendix for a while. I read many reviews from other Alien Gear customers and all indications were that it was a good option to consider. It took a little while and some trial and error to get use to the new position, but it quickly became quite comfortable. I like it enough that I just ordered the ShapeShift Core Carry Pack for my 1911. I typically carry the 1911 and it is my preferred EDC. I feel confident that it will be as comfortable as the first one.
Fantastic quality, fantastic product... I have and will continue to recommend it to others looking for their first or replacement holster. (Posted on 2/11/2021)
Good holster for a small gun Review by Bob
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Almost perfect to carry my Walter PPS M2 (Posted on 2/11/2021)
Alien Gear ShapeShift Best Appendix Carry Holster!!! Review by LJ
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First, off I just want to say that I love the whole shapeshift idea, buy one holster, and use it for many different carry positions just brilliant! Secondly, I've owned many different holsters and have never been able to successfully pull off the appendix carry without it looking like I've got a gun in my waistband. That is until I purchased the Alien Gear ShapeShift Appendix Carry Holster. This holster is amazingly comfortable, very concealable, and will have you wanting to carry your firearm more. Which in my opinion is very important. Oh did I mention they also back up their holsters with a lifetime warranty? No, well they do and I will not buy any other holster than Alien Gear from here on out. Great job guys!! (Posted on 9/2/2020)
Fantastic Holster minus a few details Review by G
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This holster is Fantastic, it does what I need it to do. The only complaint i have is a small detail which is in my eyes an easy fix. Printing from the handle, I'm using the Taurus G2C and I still get a little printing from the handle. Most holster manufactures incorporate a stem on the belt clip that pushes the belt out and the weapon into the body, eliminating the printing you see from the handle. The reason why I believe this to be an easy fix is because the parts on this great device are interchangeable. Redesign the clip for the appendix holster and I'll be the first to buy it, That's a Guarantee! (Posted on 8/23/2020)
AMAZING Review by Jason
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Product met and exceeded expectations ! Would most definately recommend to anyone wanting a top quality product !! (Posted on 8/15/2020)
Excellent holster system Review by Nick
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The holster is excellent and has a lot of functionality with the modular shapeshift system. The only feature that I could say is an issue for me is the lack of an O clip for a solid mount to a belt. People have complained about bulk, however in my case with my fullsize M&P, it looks like I have a large belt buckle if at all noticeable. The lack of cant and height adjustment is a common complaint and I see where it could be an issue with others. It is a larger holster as it is modular- however I think that offers more comfort with the pad underneath versus a smaller appendix holster that barely covers the weapon. (Posted on 8/11/2020)
Great holster system!! Review by Amazon Customer
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Excellent holder and the modular functionality of the shapeshift platform is perfect. This is my first concealed holster, so I do not have much to compare to, but it did buy it for what it is and for the options and conversations -modularity. The pad is comfortable on the surface, but can push into waist or leg when working and doing a lot of movement depending on position. I feel that mo matter what position, there will be some dig or push of any holster. It just goes with it. The only thing I took away a star for is that they presently only offer a clip on the front. Maybe soon, they will put out an O clip option of a snap loop option to change it out. The clip is great for now, solid and easy to slip over pants/belt, but I do understand as they say that it will wear over time. When it comes available, it will be one of the first changes. I will be getting some of the other expansion packs for other carry options and review them as well. I am only testing presently and found that for my full size M&P 11:00 position offers the most comfort and least print with length of the grip and bulge from the clip and thickness of the complete unit. 1:00 position is a bit more comfortable but prints more. It isn't very noticeable, but it does print. I may consider a mag pouch as well and the other IWB pancake expansion pack to try to spread the bulge and make it print even less. It is a great holster for what it is though. Highly recommended. (Posted on 8/1/2020)
Holster Sig 938 awesome Review by Mark
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Unit is comfortable & easily adjusts to your needs. Hold s gun perfectly (Posted on 8/1/2020)
Too bulky Review by Bob
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I bought the kit, which was fine, but was looking for an AIWB holster and this one is WAY too big. I would not recommend it. (Posted on 7/16/2020)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Hello! Thank you for the review and feedback. We are sorry to hear about this not working for you, and we would love to make things right! With our Appendix Carry Holsters, they are meant to be worn with loose fitting shirts or sweaters, anything tighter can result in printing or it being bulky. It can also depend on the firearm you are carrying as well. Please reach out to us and we can find the right holster to fit your lifestyle!

(Posted on 8/24/2020)

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