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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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Excellent product Review by Chris
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I have been using this product with my S&W M&P Shield 9 2.0 PC every day for several months now and I am very satisfied with it. Everything fits well and has stayed in good working order. Very little wear noted. I generally use the AIWB appendix in warm weather and will probably switch to the IWB or belt slide when we hit jacket weather.
I have since added a second shell for my 1911, which I generally use the OWB paddle for and have also ordered a drop-leg expansion to run with the same pistol.
Just a quick note on the 1911 shell - the belt slide half-shell option does not work on the Springfield Ronin 1911, as the safety pushes the pistol out from the holster base and this messes up the retention. It does fit perfectly in the full shell, so you gain the thumb release but you do loose the option to run that particular gun tighter to your body.
It's a little pricey, but works great and is well made, so overall a 5* from me. (Posted on 9/21/2020)
Works as advertised. Review by Ron
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Box came with everything that was advertised. Assembly was a little tricky, but I managed to figure it out. My biggest concern was that the Glock 17 holster wouldn't fit my Glock but there gun fits fine with no retention issues. (Posted on 9/18/2020)
Not available for my carry guns Review by tom
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Would love to try the ShapeShift Core Carry Pack. But NA for Bersa and Kahr. Seems like a limited applicability base. Ratings are random just to get the review submitted. (Posted on 9/12/2020)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Hello Tom, Thank you so much for your feedback and we do apologize not having your firearms in our Shapeshift series. Please keep your eye on us for the future as we do plan to carry more firearms in our Shapeshift series in the future! Thank you for your patience!

(Posted on 9/24/2020)
The best I have bought Review by Pickle
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I own a lot of holsters IWB, OWB and appendix The Alien Gear holster core carry pack is my favorite I carry daily everywhere the holsters are so comfortable you can forget you are carrying I especially like how easy it is to swap holsters and adjust to my preference without tools (Posted on 9/12/2020)
Very satified with my Shape Shift Holster Review by Flex
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It is such a versatile holster. The quality and the simplicity of it all is amazing! Although I have only had it for a very short time I am really liking it a bunch. Thank you Aliengear for a great product. I would recommend this unit to anyone out there. (Posted on 9/11/2020)
Great purchase. Review by Hoov
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Great quality and very comfortable. Awesome value for the price. (Posted on 9/9/2020)
Great product Review by BigBill67
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The core carry pack is a great bundle very versatile, the holster fits my Glock model 19 perfectly. The instructions are easy to follow to switch platforms that come in the core set. I am very happy with Alien Gear. (Posted on 9/1/2020)
Fantastic holster system Review by Daryl
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When I received the ShapeShift Core Carry Pack I never expected I would use all the different combinations.. My favorite is the IWB Cloak tuck, l wear this everyday possible. I like having the ability to switch it up with the appendix and the paddle holster. I have bought other ShapeShift shells so I can carry any of my guns by making a few quick changes.. This is the best holster I have ever purchased! It is very comfortable and durable, I never leave home with out it! Now I'm waiting for the ShapeShift shoulder holster to get here. (Posted on 8/30/2020)
been using the g2s holster with my g3c with very little modification to the trigger gaurd area and love it. Review by Kelly
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Been using the g2s appendix holster for my g3c and love it. The adjustable retention is perfect and the pad is comfortable to the skin. Highly recommend. My girl loves her leg holster for her g2c as well. (Posted on 8/19/2020)
Almost, but not quite there. Review by Mr.E
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For both the IWB holster and the appendix carry holsters, I would like for them to be able to ride lower than they do. You can adjust it down on the IWB, but not low enough & for appendix, there isn't any option at all. The only way I'm able to wear these comfortably, the way I want, is to put it on with a second belt, under my pants & that's ridiculous.

A cheap, easy fix would be to offer belt clips that are about 1.5 inches longer for the IWB holster.
For the appendix holster, make a clip that slides up & down at the belt loop part & then locks into place.

If I had that option to buy, I would be happy with this product. Without it, it just doesn't meet my needs. (Posted on 8/17/2020)

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