S&W M&P9 4.25 inch barrel ShapeShift Appendix Carry Holster

$51.88

S&W M&P9 AIWB Holster


There are far more S&W M&P9 appendix carry holster models out there than there are appendix carry holsters you'd actually want to carry with. Hard plastic pancake holsters aren't very comfortable, and plenty of other holsters for this model don't retain it too well. There are also a number of appendix rigs that are clearly too large to be worn in the front of the waistband.

Just because a thing is made doesn't mean it's made well.

And this is why people end up with a holster drawer. Maybe you have an M&P9 appendix holster or two in there already.

We may have the last one you'll buy.

The ShapeShift M&P9 AIWB holster was designed from the ground up to excel where other holsters of this type fall short. Sharp plastic digging into you whenever you move...at all...won't happen any more. You can set the retention and the draw exactly how you want. The easy concealment of appendix carry unhampered by the uncomfortable nature of most appendix holsters.

Here's how:

We started with a compact backer, made with layers of complementary materials. The backing itself is perforated neoprene, which cushions the wearer but also wicks away moisture and breathes as you wear it. The core is a sheet of spring steel. When you put the holster on, it flexes to fit your shape, wearing more comfortably than almost any other M&P appendix IWB holster.

The holster shell also fully wraps the trigger guard, offering better protection and a better fit. You also get the benefit of adjustable passive retention, as the included Adjustable Retention Unit can be dialed in to your precise desired setting.

You also get your choice of large or small belt clip.

Sound to good to be true? Tell you what:

We'll give you the first 30 days of ownership to make up your mind. You can return the ShapeShift M&P9 appendix carry holster for a full refund during that time if you aren't satisfied.

The holster is also fully covered by our warranty for the lifetime of the holster. Any issue you experience will be fixed or we will send you a brand new holster.

It's time your carry evolved.


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4.5 / 5 (Based on 93 Reviews)


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Can we get better upgrades? Review by Happy with but it could be better
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I got the appendix carry for my g26 and g19. It works fine until you find out that it doesnt work with red dots. So in order to make it work, I only cut a bit from the top so the gun with the red dot would fit. I felt that it was a bit bulky still and then figured out that theres spacers that you can take out from where the kydex and the pad are screwed in. It looks more concealable now. However it wouldve been a bit better if the belt clip wasnt so wide. The clip can be slimmer and that would take off at least an eighth of an inch. And last but not least, If it would come with a wing like other kydex holsters out there provide to help with concealment, that would be great. Still a good product but it can definitely be better. I hope you guys create these accessories quickly (wing and slimmer belt clip) so I can upgrade. Thanks. (Posted on 2/19/2021)
This Was The Right Choice Review by Roy
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I bought the appendix carry holster for my SR9C back in August 2020. I had been considering switching my concealed carry position from the 3 to 4 o'clock position to appendix for a while. I read many reviews from other Alien Gear customers and all indications were that it was a good option to consider. It took a little while and some trial and error to get use to the new position, but it quickly became quite comfortable. I like it enough that I just ordered the ShapeShift Core Carry Pack for my 1911. I typically carry the 1911 and it is my preferred EDC. I feel confident that it will be as comfortable as the first one.
Fantastic quality, fantastic product... I have and will continue to recommend it to others looking for their first or replacement holster. (Posted on 2/11/2021)
Good holster for a small gun Review by Bob
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Almost perfect to carry my Walter PPS M2 (Posted on 2/11/2021)
Alien Gear ShapeShift Best Appendix Carry Holster!!! Review by LJ
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First, off I just want to say that I love the whole shapeshift idea, buy one holster, and use it for many different carry positions just brilliant! Secondly, I've owned many different holsters and have never been able to successfully pull off the appendix carry without it looking like I've got a gun in my waistband. That is until I purchased the Alien Gear ShapeShift Appendix Carry Holster. This holster is amazingly comfortable, very concealable, and will have you wanting to carry your firearm more. Which in my opinion is very important. Oh did I mention they also back up their holsters with a lifetime warranty? No, well they do and I will not buy any other holster than Alien Gear from here on out. Great job guys!! (Posted on 9/2/2020)
Fantastic Holster minus a few details Review by G
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This holster is Fantastic, it does what I need it to do. The only complaint i have is a small detail which is in my eyes an easy fix. Printing from the handle, I'm using the Taurus G2C and I still get a little printing from the handle. Most holster manufactures incorporate a stem on the belt clip that pushes the belt out and the weapon into the body, eliminating the printing you see from the handle. The reason why I believe this to be an easy fix is because the parts on this great device are interchangeable. Redesign the clip for the appendix holster and I'll be the first to buy it, That's a Guarantee! (Posted on 8/23/2020)
AMAZING Review by Jason
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Product met and exceeded expectations ! Would most definately recommend to anyone wanting a top quality product !! (Posted on 8/15/2020)
Excellent holster system Review by Nick
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The holster is excellent and has a lot of functionality with the modular shapeshift system. The only feature that I could say is an issue for me is the lack of an O clip for a solid mount to a belt. People have complained about bulk, however in my case with my fullsize M&P, it looks like I have a large belt buckle if at all noticeable. The lack of cant and height adjustment is a common complaint and I see where it could be an issue with others. It is a larger holster as it is modular- however I think that offers more comfort with the pad underneath versus a smaller appendix holster that barely covers the weapon. (Posted on 8/11/2020)
Great holster system!! Review by Amazon Customer
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Excellent holder and the modular functionality of the shapeshift platform is perfect. This is my first concealed holster, so I do not have much to compare to, but it did buy it for what it is and for the options and conversations -modularity. The pad is comfortable on the surface, but can push into waist or leg when working and doing a lot of movement depending on position. I feel that mo matter what position, there will be some dig or push of any holster. It just goes with it. The only thing I took away a star for is that they presently only offer a clip on the front. Maybe soon, they will put out an O clip option of a snap loop option to change it out. The clip is great for now, solid and easy to slip over pants/belt, but I do understand as they say that it will wear over time. When it comes available, it will be one of the first changes. I will be getting some of the other expansion packs for other carry options and review them as well. I am only testing presently and found that for my full size M&P 11:00 position offers the most comfort and least print with length of the grip and bulge from the clip and thickness of the complete unit. 1:00 position is a bit more comfortable but prints more. It isn't very noticeable, but it does print. I may consider a mag pouch as well and the other IWB pancake expansion pack to try to spread the bulge and make it print even less. It is a great holster for what it is though. Highly recommended. (Posted on 8/1/2020)
Holster Sig 938 awesome Review by Mark
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Unit is comfortable & easily adjusts to your needs. Hold s gun perfectly (Posted on 8/1/2020)
Too bulky Review by Bob
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I bought the kit, which was fine, but was looking for an AIWB holster and this one is WAY too big. I would not recommend it. (Posted on 7/16/2020)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Hello! Thank you for the review and feedback. We are sorry to hear about this not working for you, and we would love to make things right! With our Appendix Carry Holsters, they are meant to be worn with loose fitting shirts or sweaters, anything tighter can result in printing or it being bulky. It can also depend on the firearm you are carrying as well. Please reach out to us and we can find the right holster to fit your lifestyle!

(Posted on 8/24/2020)

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