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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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4.8 / 5 (Based on 370 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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