S&W M&P Shield 40 caliber ShapeShift OWB Paddle Holster

$49.88
Alien Gear didn't want to create just another M&P Shield 40 paddle holster when creating the ShapeShift holster system. You see, we know the kind of compromises that are built into many paddle holsters. You've probably felt a few yourself.

For instance, some paddle holsters don't have a great fit, because of a generic holster design. As a result, many rely on an active retention device because the holster doesn't actually retain the pistol well on its own. Others have a flimsy paddle, or one that doesn't attach securely.

The selling point for a lot of holster companies is the convenience of a paddle design. A Shield 40 paddle holster is easy-on, easy off; why make it rugged enough for daily use when that's not what a lot of people will use it for?

We don't think it has to be that way.

The ShapeShift M&P Shield 40 paddle holster is designed to excel in those areas. The holster itself is comprised of two ultra-durable polymer shells. Both are injection-molded for this specific make and model firearm and set together via our patent-applied-for locking rail and twist lock system. It fits perfectly right out of the box because it was literally made for this pistol, but without the custom holster lead time or expense.

Retention is totally customizable. You can rely on the holster itself, or install the Adjustable Retention Unit to set the exact passive retention of your choice. You can also choose to install a thumb-release active retention device...or both, for full Level II retention.

Worry no more about the paddle. The locking gate on the ShapeShift Shield 40 OWB holster locks securely in place, and the ultra-durable polymer we literally designed for the ShapeShift will not break, warp, fray or crack under normal conditions. You can also use it to set grip cant as well, fully adjustable prior to locking in place.

The holster can also be undocked from the paddle attachment and docked with the ShapeShift holster mount docking system on any compatible surface.

However, we know that you may not be convinced right away. That's why part of Alien Gear's Iron-Clad Guarantee is a 30-day trial period, during which you can return the holster for a full refund during the first 30 days of ownership.

You also get a lifetime comprehensive guarantee, so any issue with the holster will be fixed or the holster will be replaced so long as you own it.

If you're ready for the next stage in holster evolution, try the ShapeShift. You may find you don't want to carry without it...


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Best Holster Review by canongraphy
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I absolutely love my Alien Gear ShapeShift OWB holster.
I have a few different holsters from Alien Gear and they are all exceptional.
I love the build, feel, looks of them.
This Holster is even better with the thumb release.
Alien Gear is the ONlY brand holsters I will use.
Highly recommended!! (Posted on 1/4/2021)
So far so good Review by Michael
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Just received holster tonight. First, I was able to contact chat late in the evening since they are based in PST and I'm in eastern. Customer Service answered all my questions. So after loosening the retention, the holster was still very tight getting firearm in and out. I opened the shell up and noticed the catch that goes over the trigger guard when you press down the thumb release, was not fully depressing. I took some gun oil spray and sprayed the catch and the thumb release shaft. I put it back together and it working perfectly at this time. Hopefully that solved that issue. It came with the paddle and belt loop attachment. With the paddle on and because of the way it attaches, it does move right to left some what while walking. It's not real bad and if you are wearing body armor it will wiork fine. Otherwise use the belt attachment since that fits more flush . But with the belt attachment, you lose the quick release. So you have different opinions. (Posted on 11/10/2020)
Happy customer Review by boxman
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The holster is just awesome I love how you can mix and match "shapeshift" with different pieces. I was first upset about an order issue but now that its all done I'm really loving these holsters. I plan to buy more
. Thanks, Alien (Posted on 9/11/2020)
Not for me Review by Garett1169
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I love the design, but it sticks out way to far for me. I like to have an owb but close to me. this has almost 2" of space between my body and the actual holster. (Posted on 8/26/2020)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Hello Ken! Thank you so much for reaching out and we do apologize for this. With paddle holsters they do general cause alot of spacing between the holster and your body. For any one looking for a holster that stays snug up to your body we definitely recommend any type of holster with belt loops so you can keep the holster and firearm up close to your body. We hope this helps for your future purchases!

(Posted on 9/24/2020)
Great holster Review by Moe dawg
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After ordering a paddle holster I knew I wanting to get the Shape Shift Modular Holster system because it comes with everything. There team works hard at both delivering the holster and keeping tabs on when the holster should arrive I will definitely be buying more shells from these guys for my other guns thanks for the awesome holsters (Posted on 8/19/2020)
365 holster not so good Review by Shemp
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The holster arrived promptly and set up the way I ordered it.

I wore the holster for about a week on duty as a Police Officer. As I was standing, the holster suddenly was upside down. The top screw came out causing the holster to be top side down. I examined the holster and found the bottom screw to be loose too.

I understand that this can happen but I sent a "chat" to the company and they never responded. I even asked for additional screws since one was now missing.

I was able to find another screw to secure the holster for now, so based on the incident and the failure of the company to reach out to me, I would not recommend the product. (Posted on 7/30/2020)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Hello Dan! Thank you for the review and we do apologize for screw falling out. We recommend to apply a little bit of Blue Loctite to the threads of your screws to seal them in place. With walking, running, jumping, etc the screws can come out with a thread locker keeping it in place. Please reach out to our customer service if you can any additional questions!

(Posted on 8/24/2020)
Great Holster!!! Review by Tony
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This his hands down the best holster I've owned. Bravo to Alien Gear Holsters for making a comfortable and durable product! love it!!! (Posted on 9/21/2019)
Holster Review by Gj
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Fits perfect it works with the rest of my shape shift system (Posted on 5/17/2019)
Great shape shift holster Review by matthew
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Just got my shape shift holster, I have no problems with it at all very comfortable. One of the best holster I found and best website. (Posted on 3/1/2019)
Outstanding customer service Review by David F
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I received my holster and had to contact alien gear through chat to resolve a minor issue. I lost service during the chat on their website and immediately received a phone call from one of their reps. They acknowledged the minor issue and sent me a brand new replacement holster! And they even told me to keep the old one and not to worry about sending it back! I am very very impressed. I will be purchasing from them again in the future. Thank you again btw! (Posted on 2/14/2019)

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