S&W M&P Shield 9mm ShapeShift 4.0 IWB Holster

$55.88
The ShapeShift Shield 9 IWB holster is the latest step in concealed carry holster evolution. The ShapeShift is designed to address every limitation of traditional IWB holster design, delivering a more comfortable carry and easier concealment than is possible with other holster designs. The fit and retention are as good as could possibly be made.

The ShapeShift Shield 9 holster IWB has a new backer, with a reduced footprint compared to other IWB designs, tucking easily inside the waistband and occupying less overall area.

The backer of this Shield 9mm concealed carry holster has also been improved, with our new Cool Vent perforated neoprene. The new backing layer breathes and wicks away moisture, keeping you cool and dry compared to other IWB holsters. It retains the spring steel core, which flexes as the holster is secured to the waistline, anchoring to your side but flexing to fit your shape - carrying and moving with you.

The new overlap stitching ensures no fraying will occur at the edges, and the new textured surface helps stick to your gun without interfering with the draw nor touching the finish.

The new ShapeShift Shield holster shell fully wraps the trigger guard, keeping the pistol safe. Combined with the Adjustable Retention Unit, which lets you dial in passive retention to your exact desired setting, you won't find a holster that fits or retains this perfectly. You also won't have to worry about the cracking that develop with brittle poor-quality Kydex - our new shells are injection-molded from a proprietary durable polymer that won't fray, crack or break under almost any condition.

The ShapeShift Shield 9 IWB holster can be had with your choice of belt clips, including standard clips, J-clips, C-clips or our new O-clip IWB belt loops. Ride height and cant are adjustable, and with our new locking cam belt clip attachment with the ShapeShift, this can be done without the use of tools.

The new ShapeShift Shield 9 IWB holster comes with Alien Gear's Iron Clad Guarantee, including a 30-day "Test Drive" trial period. During the first 30 days of ownership, you can return the holster for a full refund if unsatisfied. You also get a lifetime warranty, against any damage or defect.

Isn't it time that your carry evolved?


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Overall a pretty sweet holster! Review by Mark
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S&W M&P Shield 9mm ShapeShift 4.0 IWB Holster:
I like this holster a lot.
High quality, and it wears comfortably.
The only minor "issue" is the standard clips are freakin' tight!
I find it frustrating to put on, and take off.
But after a month of use, it seems to be loosening up a bit.
But, it ain't gonna fall off, and no one is going to take it off you either.
So, I can't really complain!
I'd definitely recommend this holster. (Posted on 12/22/2020)
comfort Review by Mountainman
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After receiving my 4.0 IWB holster I was a bit disappointed, after reading and view some videos I became satisfied, I must say it is the most comfortable holster I have ever own, truth be told, I replace my fence and gate with the holster on me and never was I uncomfortable, at times I forget that I had it on me, glock 17, not a small gun (Posted on 11/4/2020)
Absolutely Fantastic! Review by Buddy
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I purchased this holster and needed it replaced because it cracked. Alien Gear replaced with no questions asked. I asked if I could change the color of the leather part to black (I originally ordered the natural color) and without hesitation, they did so. I HIGHLY recommend Alien Gear to anyone. (Posted on 10/31/2020)
Holster did not arrive with clips Review by Pedro
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Holster did not arrive with clips. (Posted on 10/26/2020)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Hello Pedro! Thank you so much for the feedback and we would love to make this right for you! If you haven't already, please reach out to our customer service department. We would love to send out replacement clips. We are terribly sorry for the missing clips!

(Posted on 11/2/2020)
Shapeshift 4.0 Review by Jerry
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Purchased the Shapeshift 4.0 for my M&P 40 and Ruger LCPII. First off, the quality of the holster is amazing. Being able to adjust the tension of the shell is awesome. You can really fine tune the tension for your draw and how your pants fit around it. It did take a few days to get it right but now I dont have to mess around with it. Its super comfortable and after a few days I dont even notice it there. I carry at the 5:00 position due to my portly size.

I will add that I started to carry my M&P fullsize with a standard belt and it was no good. kept pulling down my pants on that side. However, it is fine with the LCPII and a standard belt. Fast foward a week and I have an actual carry belt that doesnt sag. HUGE difference it makes. Pants dont sag anymore with the fullsize.

I absolutley love this holster and with the right belt, EDC is no problem with a fullsize. (Posted on 10/2/2020)
great holster Review by Richard
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I bought one for my S&W4006 and I love it. But I wish you still sold it I have a few friends with the same firearm that are looking for a quality holster but I don't see that model listed as an option anymore. (Posted on 9/30/2020)
extremely loose Review by Jeff
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the holster fits my hip nice. But it doesn't hold my gun tight...or even snug for that matter. It just sits in there extremely loose. I would not recommend the 4.0 to anyone that wants to actually carry their weapon. (Posted on 9/19/2020)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Hello Jeff, thank you so much for your feedback! We do apologize for the fitment of the gun here. We definitely recommend in this case to reach out to our customer service representatives. All our holsters offer the option to tighten the retention to your preferred tightness. Please feel free to reach out and we can get you taken care of!

(Posted on 9/24/2020)
Not For Me Review by Kirk
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I'm not a big man, 5'7" 160 lb. But there was no way I could make this holster work for me. I have a very good belt that supports my holster well but the whole rig with weapon tries to pull off my pants on that side no matter how tight I hook my belt. It's comfortable around the house as long as I'm sitting down but have to continually hitch up my pants and holster. I'm carrying a S&W 9mm semi. For the money I would trade it for a smaller holster in a heartbeat. But alas I am past my trial period and stuck with it. (Posted on 9/18/2020)
Best holster I have! Review by Eli
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I have a box with about 20 holsters for various guns and this is the one I actually use. This is the best holster I own for my S&W M&P. It's comfortable, great retention, smooth draw and reholster. And the price is great! Keep up the great work! (Posted on 9/12/2020)
Excellent! Review by Stephen
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Very impressed with this holster. Very comfortable and like the click it does to let you know my pistol is secured. (Posted on 8/25/2020)

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