S&W M&P40c Compact 3.5 inch barrel ShapeShift Appendix Carry Holster

$51.88
A S&W M&P40C appendix carry holster should be the perfect way to carry. It's easy to put on, easier to conceal and keep your CCW close for when you might need it.

The problem of course is that most appendix carry holsters for this pistol - or indeed most pistols - just aren't that fun to carry. Once inserted into the waistband, it will sit just fine...until you try to bend forward. Like at all. Then you get kydex and your gun digging into you, which doesn't feel too good.

Also, the materials of many M&P40C appendix holsters aren't terribly comfortable to begin with. Hard plastic doesn't feel good against the skin. Neither does leather to a lot of people, which is also prone to hot spots.

Not all makers incorporate adjustable retention into their designs either.

We might suggest an alternative - the ShapeShift M&P40C appendix IWB holster. It's been designed with the limitations of many appendix carry holsters in mind, to give you a far more comfortable carry.

How?

The backer. Instead of a plastic pancake, our appendix carry holster uses a hybrid design with a comfortable backer that doesn't dig into you with sharp plastic edges or rub you raw with leather. The layer that goes against your skin is ventilated neoprene, which helps your skin breathe and wicks away moisture while providing a cushion.

We custom-mold the Shift Shell for the M&P40C, so the fit is perfect out of the packaging. Many find the shell itself is all the retention they need, but you can also dial in the passive retention to your preferred setting with the Adjustable Retention Unit.

You also can choose a larger or smaller belt clip, in case you like a holster belt clip with a smaller footprint.

But you don't have to completely take our word for it.

We give you a full month to return the holster for a full refund if it isn't to your liking. We think you'll never want to carry with anything else.

You can also rest easy about the warranty, as your M&P40C appendix carry holster comes fully warrantied for life.

Make a shift to a better carry.


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4.25 / 5 (Based on 41 Reviews)


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Love the shapeshift system Review by Michael
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Just received my shapeshift appendix holster today.
I ordered the system years ago for my Glock 19 and have purchased shells for others guns. I hear some thoughts of it being bulky and I can see that point but for myself its perfect. I can conceal easily all my guns even in the summer. The convenience along with the comfort is perfect for my body type. Thanks for a great product. (Posted on 9/9/2019)
RIDES TOO HIGH Review by 22Nout
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I bought this because my current IWB holster has a metal belt clip that would keep eating my shirts. Saw the plastic belt clip and said, "this would work" I'll start by saying that this holster is of high quality. The way AG engineered this holster is next to perfection. My only complaint is that for my G26 it rides too high causing it not to be so concealed as I would want it to be. When I would sit, it would stick out so much that even my kids notice it when they never did before with my other generic IWB holster - but as mentioned, that generic one had a metal belt clip. I know this holster is advertised as an appendix holster but I moved the holster to the 3 o'clock position and it sits better there. However, now it's even more noticeable thus, not very concealable unless I'm wearing a shirt twice my size. I did 22 years as a cop and mostly as an undercover, I'm well versed in concealing a gun. If you're looking for conceal-ability, this is not the holster for you. Though, I will add, that my gun feels more secure in this holster then in my other generic IWB holster. (Posted on 8/15/2019)
Quality material... Great hold, but bulky. Review by Robert
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For an appendix carry holster it is bulky. Restricts sitting and forward bending. I am 6'1", 195lbs, athletic build, wide'ish shoulders with 33" waist. I usually carry it to my side, slightly between side and mid-back. It is comfortable there, but still bulky. I have a coworker that carries a full-sized M&P appendix with less print in a slimmer holster. This one prints with a t-shirt. If wearing an overshirt (button up, sweater, jacket) you are golden... But it is sunny & summer here in California. I find myself carrying my ankle S&W revolver 99% of the tike, even though I would rather carry my 40C. I will probably just order the MOLLE and under desk attachment.... use the full shell for everyday usage of the Alien gear, and find another, slimmer, IWB/appendix carry holster for everyday carry. (Posted on 6/14/2019)
The benchmark for A/IWB holsters Review by CAJ
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When I first started carrying concealed, I couldn't find an IWB holster that was comfortable at all, much less when I was just wearing a t-shirt. Alien Gear totally nailed it with regards to comfort. A+ (Posted on 1/9/2019)
Great holster. Super fast shipping to European countries Review by Hugin
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Great holster. Received my products after only 5 days in a European country. Excellent follow up and service! (Posted on 11/29/2018)
Bulky and rides high Review by Richard
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I bought this holster for in the video it looked comfy and not too bulky. Upon arrival I put it on using different positions as recommended, but no matter what it rode to high so when I sat down I just get stabbed in the appendix (no pun intended). The holster is not very concealed either for its bulkier than it looks and I wanted it to be for a concealed weapon. I would not recommend this holster for anyone that is looking to conceal a weapon. (Posted on 11/6/2018)
Great long lasting product!!! Review by James83
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This holster is very durable and reliable, it is one of the most Advanced holsters ive ever come into contact with. It has a ton of customization for your everyday carry uses. Yeah the price is pretty up there compared to every other holster but you get what you pay for and a holster isn't something you want to cheap out on. (Posted on 10/26/2018)
Awesome product.... Review by jenn
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It is every thing you could dream of. Customer service is great and fast! Delivery was super fast! Will be using again!! (Posted on 9/19/2018)
Some good elements but overall displeased Review by Nate
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The biggest issue for me is the holster is way too bulky to conceal, it blatantly prints on clothes I normally have no issues with, It feels kind of cheap. Retention is phenomenal relative to the classic clamshell kydex against leather/fabric. But overall the whole modularity thing feels kind of gimicky because most will set it one way and leave it. (Posted on 9/15/2018)
sacrifice comfort for life Review by 2guns
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I like this holster for many reasons,one it covers the trigger.it has a piece on the back that separates steel from skin.one thing im not too happy with,is I like a full firing grip,everytime.and you need an accessory that will allow for straight drop,up and down a bit more capability.i have yet to find a company with such a system.one more eyelet and it would be golden.maybe you guys can experiment or know of such a system,but there is a review on holsters being comfortable.ive been carrying a gun for 29 yrs now,and iwb,appendix,you will sacrifice being totally comfortable,but not to the point of never wanting to carry.a gun is with me or two at all times,everyday,everywhere.PERIOD (Posted on 9/13/2018)

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