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S&W M&P Shield 40 caliber 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.

Shield 40cal Modular Holster Kit


The ShapeShift Modular Holster System is patent pending.
Today, a holster maker that doesn't offer an S&W M&P Shield 40 cal holster is probably not long for this world. It is one of the most popular concealed carry pistols and for many good reasons. In many ways, it's a Goldilocks gun because it's small enough to easily conceal but large enough to be carried in other ways in case a person likes that.

After all, some people do like to carry OWB or open carry on occasion, which a pocket pistol isn't necessarily the best for.

But the typical Shield 40 cal holster only allows you to choose one way to carry. If you want flexibility in how you carry, you need to buy multiple holsters...unless you didn't have to.

Alien Gear's ShapeShift Shield 40 cal holster allows you exactly that flexibility.

The ShapeShift isn't a holster; it's a modular carry system that allows you to carry in any manner you see fit. It only requires shuffling a few components in a matter of seconds. If you like variety in how you carry your M&P Shield 40 cal, the ShapeShift delivers exactly that.

The secret is our shell system, which was developed over a two-year period. The base ShapeShift M&P Shield 40 cal holster kit includes one full Shift Shell and two trigger guards, along with two backing pads and multiple belt attachments. The shells fit together by means of interlocking rails and twist locks, which fasten without needing tools. Retention is also fully customizable, and you can set the passive or active retention to your desired setting in every M&P Shield 40 cal holster configuration.

You select the configuration you want, whether you want an open carry or Shield 40 cal concealed carry holster.

You can select one of two M&P Shield 40 cal IWB holster configurations, by attaching a half-shell and full-length shell to either of the two backing pads. For a traditional IWB carry, select the larger backer and attach the shells. This gives you the classic winged IWB hybrid holster format. You may even notice the backers are the same materials as our Cloak Tuck 3.0 holster, with a neoprene backer and Alien Skin surface. The belt clips are, just like the 3.0, adjustable for ride height and cant.

Or you can select the smaller backer and attach the larger IWB clip, which creates a Shield 40 cal appendix IWB holster. With Alien Gear's backing material, this will be one of the most comfortable appendix carry holster you're likely to experience.

However, some people like to concealed carry outside the waistband. If you prefer that kind of carry, attach the belt slide attachments to the small backer and you have a high-ride Shield 40 cal OWB holster. This high-riding hybrid OWB holster rides high and tight, hugging to the body and concealing easily under an untucked shirt or light outerwear.

You can also assemble both full-length shells for a full wraparound, and insert the paddle attachment for an ultra-durable Shield 40 cal paddle holster.

The ShapeShift also comes with Alien Gear's Iron-Clad Guarantee, including a 30-day "Test Drive" trial period. Take the first 30 days of owning the holster to test it out and see if it's the carry system for you. Contact us before that period is up if not, and we'll buy it back.

We also warranty the holster for life. Any issue that should arise, regardless of how it happens, will either be fixed or we will send you a whole new holster - as long as you have one.

You may find yourself wondering why you carried with anything else.


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4.8 / 5 (Based on 373 Reviews)


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Fantastic and comfortable. Review by Marty
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So many options with the core carry pack. This company is the best and easiest to work with I have met in many years. Absolutely first class people and no hassle exchanges. Would recommend them to everyone. (Posted on 7/2/2020)
Core Carry Pack Review by Joey
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Just received the core pack today, couple of weeks ahead of schedule, Happy about that. Already I am loving this holster and the various configurations. Love the fact that I can release the pistol and the shift shell from the OWB Paddle configuration and put it away when I'm around the house. No bulky parts or holster hanging off my belt. When I'm ready to slap it back on, it's as easy as pushing a button, and wa-la, I'm packing again. Will write more later, but already loving this. Going to order one for my larger pistol next.
(Posted on 6/14/2020)
Smart Setup Review by Phil
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This is a well engineered product that is very versatile. I purchased it for my Beretta 96 but unfortunately it doesn't fit my gun with the Elite (thick) slide. However, I liked the system so much I kept it anyway with the idea of getting a shell for another model gun I might acquire.. (Posted on 6/7/2020)
Best Holsters/ Customer Service Review by Austin
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I purchased this Core Carry Pack from a third party seller here in Guam and immediately noticed the quality of the products to be some of the best I've ever had. The holsters, Shells for the Firearms, and the neoprene leather IWB pad are some of the highest quality and extremely well designed holsters/ accessories ever made. Unfortunately, I also noticed a couple of the RH (Right Handed) clips for the Appendix carry were missing from the box. I contacted customer support right away and got on the instant messaging chat to state my issue. I was immediately greeted with a representative who was able to help me with my concern. After a few messages and information trading later, she informed me that I would be sent a couple of replacement clips as soon as possible. I just want to thank Alien Gear Representative Cassandra and the entire company for being so customer friendly and helpful when it comes to their products. I completely stand behind this company in full support and will definitely be ordering more holsters and accessories! (Posted on 6/5/2020)
Couldn't be happier Review by John 1791
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Easily the best holster/system I've ever owned. Prior military, and avid patriot, I pestered my group of friends, and consistently heard that Alien Gear made what I was looking for. Slides in easily, and remains tightly secured; comfortable to carry all day, and the quality craftsmanship that you'd expect from an American made product,
This is my EDC holster, and nothing on the market even comes close. I guarantee, disappointment will never materialize, especially with their well priced Core Pack. My core pack accidentally came with right handed clips for my appendix carry holster (i carry southpaw; they say i'm more creative than you), and their customer support was superb, getting the appropriate clips shipped out to me without hassle.

All jokes aside, these holsters are the sh*t.
Product 10/10
Customer Service 10/10
Price 10/10
Sex Appeal +3 (Posted on 6/3/2020)
Poor quality, no retention on P229 Review by Jake
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Its much less sturdy than I expected, and has almost no retention on my P229. The weapon can fall right out. After trying to work with AlienGear support we weren't able to get this working. (Posted on 5/31/2020)
Good product Review by Luis
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Good functionality and I like the product overall. I would recommend this to anyone. It is comfortable and easy to switch holster types. (Posted on 5/26/2020)
Worth every penny. Review by Charles
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Glock 45 gen 5 fits like a glove, holds it securely and comfortable in all the configurations.
Was recommended by a friend's son in the special forces. (Posted on 5/22/2020)
Great Service Review by Dave
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When the kit arrived, one piece was defective. I called customer service and it was replaced promptly at no charge. (Posted on 5/19/2020)
Amazing customer service and everything really Review by Avery
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Iv never looked forward to leaving a review till now this product is great and the company is even better fast responsive and the holster kit is just perfect the only thing I could recommend if they read these is maybe on the next gen is a soft material built into the inside of the shell where it wont wear anything off the slide besides that I love each configuration and its just a great deal Iv recommended it to everyone who has a pistol or wants to buy one and I'd recommend it to anyone who has come this far to read the comments and that's my review on the core carry pack (Posted on 5/18/2020)

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