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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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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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