S&W M&P40 4.25 inch barrel 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.

S&W M&P40 ShapeShift Modular Holster System


The ShapeShift Modular Holster System is patent pending.

You don't have to invest in multiple holsters to be able to carry your S&W M&P40 however you want - you just need the right M&P40 holster. A versatile holster that allows for any type of carry the user wants. Sounds like a tall order, right?

Not really - but you'd be asking too much from other holster companies that are only interested in making holsters that are conventional. It's not their fault; it's just that they can't imagine making a Smith and Wesson M&P40 holster that takes effort to create.

Status quo is not good enough for Alien Gear and it shouldn't be good enough for you. That is exactly why we created the ShapeShift. It isn't a holster; it's an entire carry system, that allows you to carry exactly how you want, when you want. Carry as several iterations of an M&P40 concealed carry holster, or M&P40 open carry holster. It's designed to let you carry as you wish, with a few changes of components in a matter of seconds.

The ShapeShift starts with the holster shells. We created a new shell design, featuring interlocking rails and a tool-less twist lock system which allows assembly of either side of the Shift Shell, left or right half-shells, and the two trigger guards included in your ShapeShift base kit. From there, you choose how you want to carry. You can also install the amount of passive or active retention that you desire.

After an M&P40 appendix carry holster? Assemble one full shell and one half shell, and attach to the smaller included backing pad, then install the appendix carry belt clip. Install anywhere on the front of the waistband you wish.

If you prefer a more traditional Smith and Wesson M&P40 IWB holster, attach the same shell assembly to the larger backer. You may recognize it as being similar to our Cloak Tuck 3.0 holster, which it is descended from. It has the same neoprene backing pad and Alien Skin surface, as well as belt clips that are adjustable for ride height and cant. It's also compatible with the Cloak Dock IWB holster mount system.

If an M&P40 OWB holster is more to your liking, the base kit comes with two possible OWB configurations. If you prefer OWB concealment, follow the same steps to create the appendix carry configuration but install the belt slide attachment. This gives you a high-riding belt slide OWB holster, which conceals easier than you might think with minimal layering.

Should you prefer a much more robust design for open carry, assemble both full length shells and insert the paddle attachment to create an M&P40 paddle holster. This design gives you a full wraparound of our nearly-indestructible polymer, and can also be equipped with one or more active retention devices.

You also get our guarantee, Alien Gear's Iron-Clad Guarantee - one of the most comprehensive in the industry.
From the get-go, you get a 30-day "Test Drive" trial period. Take the first month of ownership to wear and evaluate your ShapeShift holster system. If you don't like it, if you aren't satisfied, contact us before the first 30 days have elapsed and we'll buy it back.

You also get a lifetime warranty. Whatever issue arises with your ShapeShift holster, regardless of how it happens, we will fix it or we will give you a brand new holster for as long as you own it.

We think once you try the ShapeShift, you won't be able to carry any other way...


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Shapeshift core carry pack Review by Jay
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I received the Shapeshift Core Carry pack and was immediately impressed. The pack included all the extras (mounting hardware even the drill bit etc). I had not expected the little extras. I was able to wear the gear all day at the range in rainy weather. The neoprene backing made the iwb comfortable. The gear held up great and was easy to use. The one negative for me was the retention lever. I used it, and at times it would flex under pressure and not release smoothly. The plastic seems a bit weak on the stem. I removed the retention lever and was happy with the result. Great product for the money. (Posted on 6/22/2019)
Quality Product & Even Better Customer Service Review by Aquaman
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I was excited to get my Core Carry Pack opened the box amazed by the quality of the product and extras I received for purchasing the Pack. But, I was busy with life and never put it together until a month or so later. When I tried to put my weapon into the holster the famous "Click" did not happen even with the tension screw at max. I immediately hopped onto the website and clicked the green help icon on the bottom right. Left a message and that morning had a response asking for some more information so they could determine what was wrong with the holster. I replied back with information had one more interaction and the next day had an email stating a part was being shipped out to me plus an email from the customer service rep with an update. Unbelieveable! Thank you for knowing how to treat someone. (Posted on 6/13/2019)
Still evaluating Review by John
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The idea of the shape shift is solid, multiple holsters and easy configuration. I am a little concerned about the twist locks and their durability. Not sure if you changed configs a lot if they would wear. I do like hearing that audible "click" knowing your weapon is secure. One thing that is not a determent to the holster is shipping. I feel it is expensive and never arrives when scheduled. Tracking is also a problem. Don't expect your item to arrive when stated. (Posted on 5/29/2019)
It's the BEST! Review by Mykoe9
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I've tried holsters from everywhere and everybody, this is IT! I will look no further. I forget about it being on my hip. It's so comfortable that I forget it's there. Then I think about it and I know it's there, but it's comfortably there. Nothing sticks you in the side (and I'm a fat boy), the retention is excellent and I know nobody will be able to just take it out of its holster. Yet when I go to get it, it comes right out for me. I love this holster and I wish I would have known about it much earlier. This has been so well though out I can't imagine another holster being better than this. Thank you Alien Gear. I'll be buying more stuff from you real soon. (Posted on 5/22/2019)
Absolutely Love this Product Review by Regis
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I bought the Alien Gear ShapeShift Core Carry Pack, and I bought it mainly for the IWB conceal holster for my Glock 19 but I absolutely love every item in this set. It not only met any and all expectations of comfortable holster that I could wear for concealed and duty (I work in Security) but you CANT beat the price for 4 holsters in ONE! Im loving it even more as I also bought a shell for my Taurus G2C 9mm and I already have 4 holsters that I can use with it! This set has also opened my eyes to Appendix carry. Never considered it until I tried it out with the Shapeshift set and found out how comfortable it is, especially with Alien Gear's holster. 5 Stars across the board. Would 1000% percent (yes 1000%!) recommend this to others, I already have. I will also will continue to be purchasing all my holster needs from them in the Future. Thanks for the great product! (Posted on 5/21/2019)
Comfortable Review by Brian
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I ordered the core pack for my Glock 42. At first I was sceptical about the IWB holster that came with it. Most of the IWB holsters I've purchased in the past were bulky,uncomfortable and dug into your back. With this one I don't even know it's there. Easily breaks down for another carry position. I also love the OWB belt slide position. I will definitely purchase more for my other guns. Highly recommend. (Posted on 5/18/2019)
great product Review by Ken
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I have lost track on the number of holsters I have purchased over the years. I was very hesitant too purchase another one (the shape shifter), but I am happy I did so. This is a high quality holster that works great and provides a number of different ways to carry which is great in MN where you have different cloths based on the time of years. I just purchased a shell for a smaller gun I am going to carry in the summer. I don't see myself buying any holster other then expansion packs for the shapeshifter. (Posted on 5/14/2019)
Great product but fell a bit short Review by Giovanni
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This pack is so close to being outstanding but sadly falls short in a couple areas. The button to release to draw is absolutely horrendous. I would never trust it for anything but target shooting, and even then would be frustrating.. Its bizarre they let this go on such a great product. Long flimsy plastic that will not function if not pressed STRAIGHT in. Also one of the main reasons I got this was so I could take my IWB gun out and slide it in the vehicle mount. What I didn't expect is that you need a secondary holster to do it as half the shell is mounted to the IWB. Which isn't a huge deal, but even though you only need an extra half they seem to only sell a complete second shell. The Core Pack is great, but fixing the horrid release button and including one extra half shell would make it a true "do it all pack." Other than those complaints 5/5 for the serious thought that went into this product and what is probably the most modular adaptable pice of firearms gear I have ever seen. (Posted on 5/12/2019)
Awsome Review by N/a
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Everything was great but did not get extra clips really wanted o clips (Posted on 5/9/2019)
Great Product/support Review by mitchell
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Bought my first Alien Gen 1 for my Sig ..... liked enough to try new Gen for my Glock.
Received today, spent some time reading about and trying options. Vert Happy with the product, the instructions and fit...... overall A++ for Alien concept, web site and customer support. (Posted on 5/6/2019)

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