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S&W M&P9 4.25 inch barrel ShapeShift 4.0 IWB Holster

$55.88
Plenty of S&W M&P9 IWB holsters are out there. No doubt about that. But how good are most of them to actually carry with? A lot of them leave a lot to be desired. Uncomfortable materials, strange fit and retention that you just have to live with because you can't adjust it. Then there's dealing with how a holster designed for a full-size firearm can get enormous, which isn't the most pleasant to wear.

Amazing how hard it can be to find a decent M&P9 IWB holster.

That's what Alien Gear set out to fix. When we created the ShapeShift line of holsters, we didn't want to just make a couple little things better on holster designs we already made. We wanted to make a better holster than we or anyone else previously had.

An M&P concealed carry holster that was comfortable to wear. That still let you adjust grip cant, ride height and retention. That also had less of a footprint inside the waistband. And that's exactly what we're offering.

How is it really different from other holsters?

First is the holster shell. The new ShapeShift shell attaches at one point, rather than at multiple points. It locks in place, so it can't come apart unless you take it apart. The trigger guard is also fully wrapped, offering more security than many other designs.

Since the shell itself can occupy less space, that means the backer can be reduced in size, losing about 25 percent of its surface area. That means an IWB holster for a full-size gun that takes up the space of one made for a compact.

The backer is a multi-layer design optimized for greater comfort. The backing is our Cool Vent perforated neoprene, which wicks away moisture and breathes, which is reinforced with a layer of spring steel. This gives the holster a firm but flexible spine, flexing to adhere to your shape but retaining enough rigidity to carry securely.

You can have your choice of belt clips, which can be adjusted for ride height and grip cant and without the need to track down an Allen wrench.

Sounds great, doesn't it? Sure, but what someone says about what they make and how you experience it are different things.

That's why our guarantee includes a 30-Day Test Drive after purchase. We give you the first month to wear the holster and see if you like it. Return for a full refund if not before the first 30 days is up.

We also warranty the holster for life.

Why not shift to a better carry?


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4.85 / 5 (Based on 284 Reviews)


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extremely loose Review by Jeff
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the holster fits my hip nice. But it doesn't hold my gun tight...or even snug for that matter. It just sits in there extremely loose. I would not recommend the 4.0 to anyone that wants to actually carry their weapon. (Posted on 9/19/2020)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Hello Jeff, thank you so much for your feedback! We do apologize for the fitment of the gun here. We definitely recommend in this case to reach out to our customer service representatives. All our holsters offer the option to tighten the retention to your preferred tightness. Please feel free to reach out and we can get you taken care of!

(Posted on 9/24/2020)
Not For Me Review by Kirk
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I'm not a big man, 5'7" 160 lb. But there was no way I could make this holster work for me. I have a very good belt that supports my holster well but the whole rig with weapon tries to pull off my pants on that side no matter how tight I hook my belt. It's comfortable around the house as long as I'm sitting down but have to continually hitch up my pants and holster. I'm carrying a S&W 9mm semi. For the money I would trade it for a smaller holster in a heartbeat. But alas I am past my trial period and stuck with it. (Posted on 9/18/2020)
Best holster I have! Review by Eli
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I have a box with about 20 holsters for various guns and this is the one I actually use. This is the best holster I own for my S&W M&P. It's comfortable, great retention, smooth draw and reholster. And the price is great! Keep up the great work! (Posted on 9/12/2020)
Excellent! Review by Stephen
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Very impressed with this holster. Very comfortable and like the click it does to let you know my pistol is secured. (Posted on 8/25/2020)
Awesome Product Review by MATT
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Ordered this product about a month ago was informed that could be possible 4 to 6 weeks for shipping was not upset about that at all. When I finally did receive the product the product is Bar None above other holster companies because I have several other holsters, still getting used to it but definitely love the fact that it fits on me so perfectly so smug and nice my firearm fits in their beautifully don't have to worry about it ever fallen out or getting caught up or or misfiring or anything like that product Bar None the best on the market couldn't be happier (Posted on 8/21/2020)
EXCELLENT Review by Jason
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Absolutely love this holster ! Once I figured out all the adjustments and found the one right for me , its like I dont even have it on !! I love how interchangeable the holster is and exspecially once I get another gun all I have to do is purchase a new shell and not have to get use to another holster. Would definately recommend this holster ! Thanks (Posted on 8/15/2020)
The best I have owned Review by Big L
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I have been using for 2yrs, 7day a week 12 to 14hrs a day. Zero complains. Looks and feels just like new. Well made. I can switch, to IWB, appendix, OWB. very quickly. I have Sprinfield XD, I got a Glock and just had to buy a shell I wanted. Great invention. Wish it was the first purchase for a holster, could have saved a lot of money. (Posted on 8/15/2020)
Not too bad After I finally got it!!!! Review by N/A
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IDK why some of the extra pieces I received were either in the pkg. or affixed to my shell but after talking to customer and viewing too many other holsters, I was able to figure out the parts. I finally got it on my person and it is very comfy. Have wore it all day today 8/11/2020. I understand being busy but not hiring extra help to keep your customers happy. Really going to have to need a new holster bad before I order another one from Aliengear. The shipping was not days or weeks but months. I did buy an all leather shoulder holster from another company and got it in a week as they had a returned one like I needed. I wanted on from AG but I damn sure was not waiting 2-3 months for delivery. All I can say is order at your own risk. And the men that work for AG that does the videos, yeah they are not that easy to put on, at least the first time!!
(Posted on 8/11/2020)
Phenomenal Holster. Review by I eats tool
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Phenomenal holster. Easy and quick to draw from. Best I've seen/used. The holster was marked a month for delivery (which was disappointing) but presently surprised when it arrived in half the time. No complaints and would order more. (Posted on 8/1/2020)
Great holster Review by Rob Maupin
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This is a great holster and very comfortable. It can be a pain getting it on though. I’m a bigger guy so I needed a holster that doesn’t bother me when I get up and down. This is that holster. But I have found the easiest way to put it on and put it on my pants first then put my pants on. It a big deal and it doesn’t move or ride up my back. It stays close to the body during a jog or activity. I would recommend this holster to anyone. (Posted on 7/29/2020)

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