Frequently Asked Shoulder Holster Questions

Q. What does the ShapeShift Shoulder holster cost?

A.The ShapeShift Shoulder Holster is available for $133.88, which includes two magazine buckets. If you already have a Shift Shell™, the ShapeShift Shoulder Holster is also available as an expansion pack. The expansion pack, which includes two magazine buckets, can be purchased for $99.88.

Additional platforms are available to add diversity to your carry: the gun platform with a Shift Shell is $49.88 and the gun platform without the Shift Shell is available for $27.88.


Q. What size is the ShapeShift Shoulder Holster available in?

A.This ShapeShift Shoulder Holster is a one-size-fits-most design. The material it is made from is light and durable; the upper and lower strap elastic adds flexibility to ensure a full range of motion.

You can adjust it to meet your personal comfort and carry needs. Where other shoulder holsters focus on chest and torso measurements to achieve a good fit, we have also focused on adjustability. The straps of the shoulder holster are mounted on a swivel plate, which will accommodate almost any chest measurement. The straps themselves will have adjustments to ensure proper fit. Additionally, the belt hooks are fully adjustable to ensure the holster rides closely to the body and remains stable.


Q. The ShapeShift Shoulder Holster is not available for my gun. What’s next?

A.We plan to keep adding firearms to our new ShapeShift Modular Holster System. Our intention is to eventually release new compatible firearms every week. If you subscribe to our newsletter on our website, we will keep you updated with all the newest products we offer. You can also check out what we have in the works on our ShapeShift Release Calendar


Q. When will I receive my ShapeShift Shoulder Holster?

A.The lead time for the Shoulder Holster can be found at the top of the Shoulder Holster page.

Please note these timeframes are an approximation and may change due to order volume.


Q. Can I track my ShapeShift Shoulder Holster order?

A.You sure can if you create an account prior to purchase! When your order is placed, you will receive a confirmation email with an estimated lead time to hand build your order, and you will also receive a second email with a USPS tracking number when the order is shipped.


Q. Is the ShapeShift Shoulder Holster and Expansions covered by a warranty?

A.You bet! Once you have registered your warranty on our website, you can rest assured knowing your ShapeShift is backed for life. If you purchased on our website, you are automatically registered based on the information you supplied to us at checkout. The ShapeShift Shoulder Holster is fully backed by a Forever Warranty and a 30-Day Test Drive. If you are not completely satisfied by your Shoulder Holster, send it back within 30 days for a hassle-free refund or exchange.


Q. Are the Shift Shells swappable and do they qualify for Alien Gears' shell swap program?

A.Any Shift Shell™ will work with the ShapeShift Shoulder Holster, so you can swap out your Shift Shell with any other Shift Shell you own. NOTE: Some adjustment may be required when “shifting” from one firearm to another for optimal comfort and concealability.

Our shell swap program only pertains to our hand-pressed Cloak Series shells. Due to the advanced nature of the Shift Shells, the ShapeShift Modular Holster System is not part of the shell swap program.


Q. Can I upgrade from my current Alien Gear Holster?

A.The ShapeShift marks a new age of concealed carry holsters, therefore we are not able to offer an upgrade from previous holster models. However, you can send in your holster for an exchange if you are still within the 30-Day Test Drive, and we will be happy to take care of you. Some additional costs may apply. If you have any questions about exchanges, please contact the Customer Service mothership at (208) 215-2046 or email us at


Q. What draw hand should I order the Shoulder Holster for?

A.This Shoulder Holster is designed to be worn with your firearm offside and drawn cross draw as is customary with most standard shoulder holsters. A right-handed shoulder holster should be worn under the left arm and a left-handed shoulder holster should be worn underneath the right arm so that the pistol can be drawn with the “strong” hand. The firearm should sit high under the arm.


Q. Is the ShapeShift Shoulder Holster sweat resistant?

A.Yes. The updated CoolVent™ neoprene helps to prevent perspiration from reaching your pistol and improves your shoulder holster’s breathability. NOTE: Moisture and other elements from your environment, such as weather conditions, may have more access to your pistol in this carry position if not worn under a weatherproof coat or jacket. Frequent and thorough cleaning of your firearm and holster is recommended regardless of carry position.


Q. Can I adjust the cant of my firearm with the ShapeShift Shoulder Holster?

A.Absolutely! The Shoulder Holster will have several ways to cant your firearm to your optimal draw. The Holster Platform has additional places for the platform connectors to add forward or reverse cants to the Shift Shell™. Additionally, the Shift Shell’s holster connector can be altered from the default neutral cant to forward or reverse.


Q. Can I dual carry with the ShapeShift Shoulder Holster?

A.Sure! Our offerings include several configurations, including options to carry two firearms or up to four Cloak Mag Carrier buckets. With interchangeable platforms, you will be able to customize to suit your carry preferences. The ShapeShift Shoulder Holster will have your choice of Shift Shell and two mag buckets. You also have the option of purchasing just the shoulder holster gun platform.

Q. What retention levels does the ShapeShift Shoulder offer?

A.This holster will have the option to carry from a Level I retention up to a Level III with the optional items included in the Shoulder Holster. This includes the Adjustable Retention Unit on the Shift Shell as the passive retention device, the optional thumb break with directional snap and\or the thumb release on the Shift Shell™.


Q. What will my ShapeShift Shoulder Holster come with?

A.The ShapeShift Shoulder Holster will come with the assembled shoulder straps, a complete Shift Shell, mag carrier platform and the strap link in case you do not wish to utilize the mag buckets. Additionally, you will receive a how-to guide and a spare parts pack.

The ShapeShift Shoulder Holster Expansion Pack will arrive with the above items, minus the Shift Shell itself.

We will also offer additional gun platforms for $49.88 that will include the Shift Shell, or just the platform without the Shift Shell for $27.88.


    Parts Pack:
  • (1) 8-32x1/8 binding screw and post
  • (1) twist lock
  • (1) 3/32" Hex Key
  • (1) 8-32x1/2 flathead screws
  • (1) narrow hex nut