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S&W M&P9 4.25 inch barrel ShapeShift Drop Leg Holster

$67.88

S&W M&P9 Drop Leg Holster


What does it take to make an S&W M&P9 drop leg holster that's actually worth carrying with? You will need a few details to be made right.

First it should have good retention. You really shouldn't get a universal holster unless you have no other choice. Good retention is necessary with an M&P9 leg holster, as you have to keep the pistol holstered while wearing it around the home, at the range, in the woods or wherever you happen to be carrying it.

It helps if an active retention device isn't sole source of said retention.

The fit and comfort of a S&W M&P9 drop thigh holster should make carrying comfortable. Straps shouldn't double as tourniquets, the thigh platform should fit comfortably against the thigh and once totally secured, should not come undone at all.

And we have just such an M&P9 thigh holster.

The Alien Gear M&P9 drop leg holster platform is molded to fit comfortably, giving you a stable platform that wears comfortably. The strapping is durable but also comfortable as the thigh straps are elastic and will hold securely without chafing.

The thigh rig docks with our ShapeShift OWB Holster, custom molded for your make and model of pistol. Never worry about an anonymous fit again, as many people find the holster retention itself to be adequate. However, passive retention can be dialed in to your preferred setting. If desired, you can add an active retention device if you wish as well.

You might also notice additional docking splines. These are compatible with our Cloak Mag Carriers. Carry up to four along with your pistol.

Comfortable, durable, good fitment and retention, and the ability to carry four extra magazines...not many S&W M&P9 drop leg holsters can offer you that.

And not many companies offer a guarantee like we do - the Alien Gear Iron Clad Guarantee, which also comes with this product, including the 30 Day Test Drive and a comprehensive lifetime warranty.

Looking to open carry with greater comfort and security. No need to check out a distant galaxy; you just need to find Alien Gear.


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4.25 / 5 (Based on 11 Reviews)


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Great customer service Review by Travis
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This is the best customer service I have ever experienced. Called because I had just received my holster a couple weeks ago and the thumb release button seemed to not be functioning right. No questions asked they sent me another one that arrived the next day! Called around 4pm and the new holster was delivered next day free of charge. This company stands behind their warranty and product (Posted on 5/20/2020)
Great Return Policy Review by Swoby
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I bought this in a large but had to send it back because it was to big. a word of advice if your thigh is a 26" in diameter if it start with that size in a medium go with that size
you'll have plenty of width. Alien Gear send me the right size after I returned it. no questions ask. I love these guys. (Posted on 4/28/2020)
Doesn't come with anything but the holsters. Review by andrew
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I was rather annoyed to find out that you'll have to go another $40(minimum) deeper into this holster if you want to carry extra magazines with you. (Posted on 3/28/2020)
Comes loose all the time Review by Fox
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The straps do not stay tight. You sit down one strap becomes loose in the front holding the holster to your belt. Then you stand up and this allows the holster to drop. Once it's dropped the leg straps come loose. The straps only stay where you adjust them if under extreme tension. So much tension you will loose blood flow to your leg. I'm going to be returning this and looking for a unit that stays where I adjust it. Also slight down side with how far it sticks out from your hip. Needs to be a slimmer profile. (Posted on 3/26/2020)
Good and serviceable but some oversights Review by Mike
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Using with a Glock 32.

It fits well and is easily adjustable. I ordered a medium and was easily able to adjust everything to fit my leg. Especially a fan of the double thigh straps. Leg holsters are inherently unbalanced when the gun is holstered and the brands that only have on thigh strap are often impossible to secure in such a way as to eliminate wobble. Not a problem here.

The retention is excellent, standard trigger guard latch with a thumb button on the inside. The button itself is a bit cheap feeling and has a lot of flex in it, meaning that if your thumb is off to one side slightly when you press it, it will bend to the side instead of going straight down and releasing the gun. It doesn't feel as if it's going to break and training will solve the problem. Still, it is a silly problem to have and could easily be solved by having a slightly thicker linkage or adding a small bracket around it to keep it aligned. Also, holstering requires a bit more force than some other common brands of these holsters in order to lock it in. Again, training will solve this problem for each user but it would have been easy to solve by changing the shape of the latch or adding a small teflon strip to it, or any other number of tiny changes.

My largest complaint, by far, is the belt straps. On the plus side, it is a single strap from the center of the holster that then Y's out to 2 straps. However, the way you secure it to a belt is closed loops you have to feed your belt through.....come on. Other double velcro systems are much better. So much better that I cut the loops that came with this thing off and replaced them with other velcro loops. They're exactly the same dimensions and fit right in the buckles.

Finally, I have some small concerns about quality and durability. The plastic feels cheap and the retention mechanism creaks and squeaks like cheap plastic rubbing against cheap plastic. But nothing has broken yet and it is extremely comfortable and easy to use. (Posted on 1/14/2020)
Solid and attractive product Review by Kat
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The item is solid and the injection molding is very well done. The retention system is also well implemented. All and all i can recommend. (Posted on 10/15/2019)
Could not be happier Review by Michael Simi Valley
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Just received my Drop Leg Holster. I have a Glock 17 with an extended ported barrel and an extended Mag release so I knew I'd need to do a little Dremel work. Easy enough to remove the thumb lock and use just the adjustable trigger housing retaining system. The straps to adjust the leg and waist / holster height are easy to setup to my individual comfort. Being able to adjust the cant angle of the pistol (holster) was a big reason why I choose a Alien Gear Holster - works exactly as I expected. This thing is extremely comfortable, well made and a great design. (Posted on 5/28/2019)
No wiggle Review by John S.
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There is no more wiggle. Holster stays in one place. Firearm locks right in easy draw with thumb button. (Posted on 4/8/2019)
Thigh holster/backpack holster Review by Keenan
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Talk about super fast shipping!!! Ordered on Sunday had them on Wednesday!!! Fit my pistol like a glove. Locks in tight no worries. Awesome product. Very comfortable and easy to wear (Posted on 8/8/2018)
Shape shift drop leg holster Review by Kyle
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Looks great but performs poorly. The buttons are sticky and get hung up as well. My glock 19 is hard to draw no matter what the retention level is set to. Does not accommodate some after market parts either as in extended mag releases, suppressor height sights, threaded barrels. I knew it would not sport a glock with an rmr but with all the other things it does not accommodate I only have one of my 19s I can carry and thats my daily run of the mill glock that I dont want to carry on my thigh but am stuck with. (Posted on 7/8/2018)

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