S&W M&P40c Compact 3.5 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&P40c ShapeShift Modular Holster Kit


The ShapeShift Modular Holster System is patent pending.

Some people like to have options with how they carry their M&P compact, but very few M&P40C holster models out there will give you many. Sure, there are a few that let you change OWB loops for IWB clips, but some people still want a bit more. Also, not all such holsters are designed to carry comfortably - after all, a huge amount of plastic strapped to your waist isn't the most comfortable thing in the world.

But it doesn't have to be that way. Given the versatility of the S&W M&P40C, it's well-suited for both concealed and open carry. It also works well in the appendix position. Unfortunately, very few S&W M&P40C holsters do too.

But this one does.

The ShapeShift M&P40C edition is not a holster. It's a concealed carry system, which is perfectly adapted to the carry lifestyle by offering numerous modes and configurations of carry including both open carry and also serving expertly as an M&P40C concealed carry holster.

The shell system of the ShapeShift - devised by Alien Gear - is what allows for the versatility of usage. Both full-length and half-length shells (both included in your base kit) can be interchanged, fitting together by means of a friction-locking rail and twist lock, which lock together without the use of tools. You can assemble two half-shells for a full wrap, or use a full shell and half shell with a backer and your choice of belt attachment.

For instance, the larger backer included in the kit can be fitted with a full shell and half shell to create a traditional hybrid M&P40C IWB holster, much like the kind you're used to seeing such as our award-winning Cloak Tuck 3.0. In fact, the backer is of the same construction, right down to the neoprene backpad and Alien Skin surface. The belt clips are also adjustable for ride height and cant.

However, you can attach that same shell configuration to the smaller shell for two possible carry modes. First, if you attach the larger IWB clip, is an M&P40C appendix holster, should you prefer the "grab and go" convenience and deep concealment of appendix carry.

You can also attach the belt slide attachments and create a high-riding hybrid M&P40C OWB holster. It rides high and tight to the body, all but disappearing under an untucked shirt or light outerwear.

Or, you can assemble the full-wrap shell configuration and deploy the paddle attachment for an ultra-durable M&P40C paddle holster.

Retention is fully adjustable, as you can elect for adjustable levels of passive retention or install the included active retention devices.

As with our other holsters, the ShapeShift comes with our Iron Clad Guarantee - including a 30-day "Test Drive" trial period and lifetime warranty. During the first 30 days of ownership, you can return the holster for a full refund if unsatisfied. We think you won't want to take it off.

Lastly, should any issue arise with your ShapeShift holster at any point during its lifetime, we will fix the problem or we will give you a brand new holster. Period.

You can launch yourself into a whole new world of carry possibilities...


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great product Review by chuck
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I received the shapeshift pack last week, I love the fact that it is so versatile. I prefer an OWB holster so I set that up. I wore the holster all weekend, I love the way it fits and the fact that it rides a little higher than other OWB I've tried. For me, the true test of a holster is "does my wife know I'm wearing it if I don't tell her" She had no idea I was carrying until I showed her the holster when we got home after being out all day.

The only adjustment I had to make for my own comfort was to wear an extra tee shirt do the holster did ride directly against my skin.... but that's just me YMMV All in all great product, great service. I'll order more from Aliengear! (Posted on 3/1/2021)
Excellent!! Review by Commander
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This was my second purchase with Alien Gear Holsters. I was very pleased with my shoulder holster and now again with the Core Carry Pack. The quality of craftmanship, and their customer service is beaten by none... (Posted on 2/25/2021)
Core Pack Review by Tom
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Ordered my pack got it in about a week. Awesome shipping time... Also bought this to have options for all situations opened the package and went through all configurations very easy to set up and use. Not too bulky on IWB Glock 19 is concealed well hardly prints at all. OWB is really nice mainly because all of the equipment is there to use already. This is a great option for all the carry situations you may have and is definitely more cost effective than purchasing 4 separate holsters. Oh and by the way padded backing is very comfortable I would say its a win win... (Posted on 2/23/2021)
Absolutely love the whole package Review by wege
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Several things that I love about Alien Gear Core Pack. I loved getting all options in one package as I was able to try many methods, not really knowing which I would like the most. It turns out that the one I liked the most was not what I initially thought I would like, all at a discount price. I also have various situations that allow for varied carry methods, and I kind of enjoy changing setups. I also bought expansion packs (ankle holster and belly band) and have enjoyed both of those methods as well. I had refrained from wearing sweatpants because I had no way to carry securely, but the belly band is outstanding! Ankle holster needs a pad/cushion to protect ankle bone though. I also love that they show all reviews, good or bad. Honorable! (Posted on 2/19/2021)
Excellent Product Review by Delcie
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After researching holsters I decided on the ShapeShift 4.0 carry pack for my Sig P365 and I am so glad I did. It was simple to understand and easily put together. The holster was very defined in the molding and attention to details were obvious. (Posted on 2/13/2021)
Great product I've loved it. Review by Jay
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Its a good start to modularity, I'm in need of more clips, mounts and shells. (Posted on 2/2/2021)
Perfect for all around carry Review by Ryan
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All-in-one need for different carry conditions either inside or outside. (Posted on 1/16/2021)
day night sights Review by david
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Ordered the holsters, waited about a month. gun does not fit. if your kimber micro 9 has day night sights, the gun will not fit there holster and the website does not reflect that. (Posted on 1/16/2021)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Greetings, David! Our holster systems are specifically designed to work with the basic stock sights for the selected firearms. However, if you are within your 30-Day Test Drive, please contact our Customer Service team via live chat or over the phone at (208) 215-2046, for more information on our returns and exchanges!

(Posted on 1/18/2021)
10/10, will and have buy again. 1 issue... Review by Tony
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The ONLY issue I have, is that there is no adjustable carry height with the core carry pack, specifically for the paddle/belt loop attachments. I myself have monkey like long arms, and the carry height is a bit....too high (Posted on 1/14/2021)
Single use not big guy friendly Review by Rick
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I purchased this for my 1911 in hopes I could go from holster to vehicle mount, not the case it is one carry form and thats it. Also its not meant for a big guy, only can carry external but it sticks out so far its useless for concealed. Bad buy.. very rigid plastic doesn't form to hip at all. (Posted on 1/2/2021)

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