Secure Carry with the ShapeShift Core Pack for S&W M&P9c Compact
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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.
ShapeShift Modular Holster System
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&P9C 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&P9C, it's well-suited for both concealed and open carry. It also works well in the appendix position. Unfortunately, very few S&W M&P9C holsters do too.
But this one does.
The ShapeShift M&P9C 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&P9C 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&P9C 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&P9C appendix IWB 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&P9C 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&P9C 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...