Ruger SR40c 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.

ShapeShift Modular Holster System


The ShapeShift Modular Holster System is patent pending.
Quality compacts such as the Ruger SR40C are practically do-it-all handguns, but it's a pity that most SR40C holsters can't be the same way. Most of the time, you have to get one for IWB carry and one for OWB carry. You may even get a paddle holster for easy on/easy off applications when you're only going to be out for a little bit.

But what if you didn't have to get different holsters? What if just one holster was able to do it all?

That is exactly what Alien Gear had in mind when designing the ShapeShift. A truly modular holster system capable of multiple carry methods, without compromising fit or function in any way.

The secret to the ShapeShift is the shells and the locking rail system. The friction-locking rails allow the holster shells, both the full-length and half-length trigger guard shells, to be assembled in any configuration without tools. The twist-locking system ensures that any holster configuration cannot come apart unless the user means it to. Along with the shells come a series of backers and belt attachments, allowing the user to assemble any manner of SR40C holster they wish.

To switch between carry styles, you assemble the appropriate shell, backer and belt attachment combination.

First you may notice a traditional hybrid IWB holster backer with belt clips that are adjustable for ride height and cant. Attach a full-length shell and a trigger guard shell to this backer for a more traditional Ruger SR40C IWB holster, perfect for concealed carry. You might notice the backer is composed of the same materials as our Cloak Tuck 3.0, with all the same features.

If you prefer an SR40C appendix carry holster, you can attach the same shell configuration to the smaller backer and then install the larger IWB belt clip. This, the first Alien Gear appendix holster, will allow you to appendix carry in comfort like no other AIWB holster on the market.

However, if you prefer to conceal outside the waistband, attach the belt slide attachments instead of the appendix carry clip. This gives you a high-riding belt slide OWB holster. This configuration is perfect for OWB concealed carry, as it disappears under an untucked shirt or light outerwear.

For those occasions when you prefer to open carry, the two half-shells can be assembled for a full wrap and the paddle attachment installed for an ultra-durable paddle holster.

Adjustable passive retention can be installed on all configurations of the ShapeShift by means of installing one of three included retention bars, which create passive resistance. Or, if you prefer, active retention can be employed as well including a finger lock, thumb-release or both.

Along with the features, the ShapeShift Ruger SR40C holster comes with Alien Gear's Iron Clad Guarantee, including both a 30-day "Test Drive" trial period and lifetime warranty. If you are unsatisfied by the holster within the first 30 days of ownership, contact us and we will buy it back.

Our lifetime warranty is fully comprehensive. Should any issue arise with your holster, however it happens, we will fix it. If we can't, we will send you a brand new holster. Period.

You may never carry with any other holster ever again.


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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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