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S&W M&P Shield 40 caliber ShapeShift Appendix Carry Holster

$51.88

S&W M&P Shield 40 cal AIWB Holster


You're looking for an M&P Shield 40 AIWB holster for appendix carry but don't like the typical designs. Kydex pancakes, hybrid designs with thick leather backing and so on. They don't seem like they'd be too comfortable.

Believe it or not, that's what most companies selling a Shield 40 appendix holster are kind of counting on. What typically sells, you see, is the convenience of appendix carry. You just slip the holster in the waistband, cinch up the belt and go. Since the holster is small, why bother paying attention to the details?

But you don't have to settle for that. Alien Gear is out to set a new standard for carry, with the ShapeShift S&W M&P40 Shield appendix carry holster. We have designed this holster from the ground up to excel where other AIWB designs fall flat.

First, the shell. The ShapeShift retention shell fully wraps the trigger guard, ensuring the perfect fit and great retention right out of the box. The Adjustable Retention Unit allows you to dial in the passive retention to your exact specification as well, so you aren't stuck with the holster just as it comes. Since the shell is molded for precisely this make and model of firearm, you get a custom fit - just without the custom holster lead time or expense.

The shell can also be adjusted for cant angle.

Then there's the backer, as the ShapeShift employs the hybrid holster design. Due to the shell's unique design, we've been able to streamline the backer in terms of overall size, making it far easier to install and carry.

The materials are unlike those of any other Shield 40 appendix carry holster. The Cool Vent perforated neoprene backer lets the holster breathe and wicks sweat as you carry, keeping you comfortable even during the warmer months. The ballistic nylon and spring steel core give the holster a durable spine, and the Alien Skin textured surface helps hold the pistol without marring the surface.

On top of a great holster, you also get Alien Gear's Iron-Clad Guarantee, which consists of a 30-day "Test Drive" money-back trial period - during this time, you can return the holster for a full refund if unsatisfied - and a full, comprehensive lifetime warranty.

It's the next stage in evolution for concealed carry.


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4.25 / 5 (Based on 41 Reviews)


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Love the shapeshift system Review by Michael
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Just received my shapeshift appendix holster today.
I ordered the system years ago for my Glock 19 and have purchased shells for others guns. I hear some thoughts of it being bulky and I can see that point but for myself its perfect. I can conceal easily all my guns even in the summer. The convenience along with the comfort is perfect for my body type. Thanks for a great product. (Posted on 9/9/2019)
RIDES TOO HIGH Review by 22Nout
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I bought this because my current IWB holster has a metal belt clip that would keep eating my shirts. Saw the plastic belt clip and said, "this would work" I'll start by saying that this holster is of high quality. The way AG engineered this holster is next to perfection. My only complaint is that for my G26 it rides too high causing it not to be so concealed as I would want it to be. When I would sit, it would stick out so much that even my kids notice it when they never did before with my other generic IWB holster - but as mentioned, that generic one had a metal belt clip. I know this holster is advertised as an appendix holster but I moved the holster to the 3 o'clock position and it sits better there. However, now it's even more noticeable thus, not very concealable unless I'm wearing a shirt twice my size. I did 22 years as a cop and mostly as an undercover, I'm well versed in concealing a gun. If you're looking for conceal-ability, this is not the holster for you. Though, I will add, that my gun feels more secure in this holster then in my other generic IWB holster. (Posted on 8/15/2019)
The benchmark for A/IWB holsters Review by CAJ
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When I first started carrying concealed, I couldn't find an IWB holster that was comfortable at all, much less when I was just wearing a t-shirt. Alien Gear totally nailed it with regards to comfort. A+ (Posted on 1/9/2019)
Great Review by Martman
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Look forward to this holster and possibly more products for you guys. (Posted on 12/3/2018)
Great holster. Super fast shipping to European countries Review by Hugin
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Great holster. Received my products after only 5 days in a European country. Excellent follow up and service! (Posted on 11/29/2018)
Bulky and rides high Review by Richard
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I bought this holster for in the video it looked comfy and not too bulky. Upon arrival I put it on using different positions as recommended, but no matter what it rode to high so when I sat down I just get stabbed in the appendix (no pun intended). The holster is not very concealed either for its bulkier than it looks and I wanted it to be for a concealed weapon. I would not recommend this holster for anyone that is looking to conceal a weapon. (Posted on 11/6/2018)
Great long lasting product!!! Review by James83
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This holster is very durable and reliable, it is one of the most Advanced holsters ive ever come into contact with. It has a ton of customization for your everyday carry uses. Yeah the price is pretty up there compared to every other holster but you get what you pay for and a holster isn't something you want to cheap out on. (Posted on 10/26/2018)
Awesome product.... Review by jenn
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It is every thing you could dream of. Customer service is great and fast! Delivery was super fast! Will be using again!! (Posted on 9/19/2018)
Some good elements but overall displeased Review by Nate
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The biggest issue for me is the holster is way too bulky to conceal, it blatantly prints on clothes I normally have no issues with, It feels kind of cheap. Retention is phenomenal relative to the classic clamshell kydex against leather/fabric. But overall the whole modularity thing feels kind of gimicky because most will set it one way and leave it. (Posted on 9/15/2018)
sacrifice comfort for life Review by 2guns
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I like this holster for many reasons,one it covers the trigger.it has a piece on the back that separates steel from skin.one thing im not too happy with,is I like a full firing grip,everytime.and you need an accessory that will allow for straight drop,up and down a bit more capability.i have yet to find a company with such a system.one more eyelet and it would be golden.maybe you guys can experiment or know of such a system,but there is a review on holsters being comfortable.ive been carrying a gun for 29 yrs now,and iwb,appendix,you will sacrifice being totally comfortable,but not to the point of never wanting to carry.a gun is with me or two at all times,everyday,everywhere.PERIOD (Posted on 9/13/2018)

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