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S&W M&P Shield 45 Caliber ShapeShift Drop Leg Holster

$67.88

Shield 45 Tactical Leg Holster


The best way to open carry is going to be with a Shield 45 drop leg holster. It makes the whole enterprise so much easier. No goiter on your waist. The weight of the pistol is far better borne by the leg, which is much stronger than your waist, and the gun happens to be in a very natural location. Access is easier in virtually any position.

Why doesn't everyone carry this why? A lot of it comes down to the available Shield 45 leg holster models out there. There are some custom units that work well but are so expensive that most people can't contemplate the purchase. Others are "universal" holsters that don't have great fitment, only worth with a thumb strap that hardly anyone wants, and aren't all that comfortable to wear.

We have a better way of doing things here at Alien Gear. Our Shield 45 tactical holster gives you a comfortable carry, with custom fitment and customizable retention. You won't have to worry about the custom shop prices, break-in or lead time.

Comfortable carry is a design priority for Alien Gear. Our leg platform is molded to fit comfortably against the leg, contoured for a great fit. The leg straps are elastic, which lets you pull them tight for security without worrying about cutting off circulation. You can carry securely without having to sacrifice comfort, which not every Shield 45 tactical leg holster can boast.

Security will never be an issue. The leg straps and belt loop fasten securely, never letting go. Once fastened, this holster stays put.

Fitment and retention are custom. The holster is custom-molded for the Shield 45, so no more universal pouches to worry about. You also get the benefit of customizable retention. The holster comes with both adjustable passive retention and a thumb release for active retention. Carry with one, the other or both, for Level II retention with your Shield 45 thigh holster.

Cant angle is adjustable, and there are additional docking splines to attach Alien Gear magazine carriers. Carry up to four additional magazines along with your pistol.

Along with these features, your Shield 45 drop leg holster also comes with our Iron-Clad Guarantee. This includes a 30 Day Test Drive trial period after purchase and a lifetime warranty on the holster and all parts and components.

You aren't going to find a Shield 45 Drop Leg Holster like ours with as many features, adjustability and certainly not for the same value. It's a total shift in what you can expect from a drop leg holster. Get your test drive started today!


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4.25 / 5 (Based on 10 Reviews)


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Great customer service Review by Travis
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This is the best customer service I have ever experienced. Called because I had just received my holster a couple weeks ago and the thumb release button seemed to not be functioning right. No questions asked they sent me another one that arrived the next day! Called around 4pm and the new holster was delivered next day free of charge. This company stands behind their warranty and product (Posted on 5/20/2020)
Great Return Policy Review by Swoby
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I bought this in a large but had to send it back because it was to big. a word of advice if your thigh is a 26" in diameter if it start with that size in a medium go with that size
you'll have plenty of width. Alien Gear send me the right size after I returned it. no questions ask. I love these guys. (Posted on 4/28/2020)
Comes loose all the time Review by Fox
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The straps do not stay tight. You sit down one strap becomes loose in the front holding the holster to your belt. Then you stand up and this allows the holster to drop. Once it's dropped the leg straps come loose. The straps only stay where you adjust them if under extreme tension. So much tension you will loose blood flow to your leg. I'm going to be returning this and looking for a unit that stays where I adjust it. Also slight down side with how far it sticks out from your hip. Needs to be a slimmer profile. (Posted on 3/26/2020)
Good and serviceable but some oversights Review by Mike
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Using with a Glock 32.

It fits well and is easily adjustable. I ordered a medium and was easily able to adjust everything to fit my leg. Especially a fan of the double thigh straps. Leg holsters are inherently unbalanced when the gun is holstered and the brands that only have on thigh strap are often impossible to secure in such a way as to eliminate wobble. Not a problem here.

The retention is excellent, standard trigger guard latch with a thumb button on the inside. The button itself is a bit cheap feeling and has a lot of flex in it, meaning that if your thumb is off to one side slightly when you press it, it will bend to the side instead of going straight down and releasing the gun. It doesn't feel as if it's going to break and training will solve the problem. Still, it is a silly problem to have and could easily be solved by having a slightly thicker linkage or adding a small bracket around it to keep it aligned. Also, holstering requires a bit more force than some other common brands of these holsters in order to lock it in. Again, training will solve this problem for each user but it would have been easy to solve by changing the shape of the latch or adding a small teflon strip to it, or any other number of tiny changes.

My largest complaint, by far, is the belt straps. On the plus side, it is a single strap from the center of the holster that then Y's out to 2 straps. However, the way you secure it to a belt is closed loops you have to feed your belt through.....come on. Other double velcro systems are much better. So much better that I cut the loops that came with this thing off and replaced them with other velcro loops. They're exactly the same dimensions and fit right in the buckles.

Finally, I have some small concerns about quality and durability. The plastic feels cheap and the retention mechanism creaks and squeaks like cheap plastic rubbing against cheap plastic. But nothing has broken yet and it is extremely comfortable and easy to use. (Posted on 1/14/2020)
Solid and attractive product Review by Kat
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The item is solid and the injection molding is very well done. The retention system is also well implemented. All and all i can recommend. (Posted on 10/15/2019)
Could not be happier Review by Michael Simi Valley
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Just received my Drop Leg Holster. I have a Glock 17 with an extended ported barrel and an extended Mag release so I knew I'd need to do a little Dremel work. Easy enough to remove the thumb lock and use just the adjustable trigger housing retaining system. The straps to adjust the leg and waist / holster height are easy to setup to my individual comfort. Being able to adjust the cant angle of the pistol (holster) was a big reason why I choose a Alien Gear Holster - works exactly as I expected. This thing is extremely comfortable, well made and a great design. (Posted on 5/28/2019)
No wiggle Review by John S.
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There is no more wiggle. Holster stays in one place. Firearm locks right in easy draw with thumb button. (Posted on 4/8/2019)
Thigh holster/backpack holster Review by Keenan
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Talk about super fast shipping!!! Ordered on Sunday had them on Wednesday!!! Fit my pistol like a glove. Locks in tight no worries. Awesome product. Very comfortable and easy to wear (Posted on 8/8/2018)
Shape shift drop leg holster Review by Kyle
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Looks great but performs poorly. The buttons are sticky and get hung up as well. My glock 19 is hard to draw no matter what the retention level is set to. Does not accommodate some after market parts either as in extended mag releases, suppressor height sights, threaded barrels. I knew it would not sport a glock with an rmr but with all the other things it does not accommodate I only have one of my 19s I can carry and thats my daily run of the mill glock that I dont want to carry on my thigh but am stuck with. (Posted on 7/8/2018)
Can you guys make 1 for the Taurus 24/7 Review by Will
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Alliengear make a holster for the Taurus 24/7 (Posted on 11/10/2017)

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