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Springfield XD 4 inch barrel ShapeShift Appendix Carry Holster

$51.88
Note: Does not fit .45 acp variant of this firearm.

Springfield XD 4 inch AIWB Holster


Hard to find a comfortable XD appendix carry holster that's actually comfortable, isn't it? There are plenty of them out there, to be sure, but not many of them that carry comfortably. Kydex pancake holsters, no matter how compact or streamlined, put a lot of plastic parts directly between your waistline and your skin and that doesn't feel good.

You might also not be able to adjust the retention or cant on a Springfield XD appendix holster, which can stick you with the factory settings. That's great if it works, but it's a one-way ticket to the holster drawer if not.

However, Alien Gear has a different kind of Springfield XD appendix IWB holster for you. Ours is built for comfortable carry. We also don't ask you to accept the factory settings for cant, retention or even the appendix carry belt clip.

The beauty of the ShapeShift XD 4-Inch IWB Appendix Carry Holster is that it's completely adjustable to your desires. You can adjust the cant at the holster shell connector, and passive retention is adjustable via the Adjustable Retention Unit. You also have the choice of small or large belt clip; install whichever one you prefer.

This holster also doesn't require you to forego comfort in any way shape or form.

This holster uses a new appendix carry backer, using a similar design philosophy to other Alien Gear products. The backing layer is our new Cool Vent perforated neoprene, which wicks sweat and breathes against your skin.

The core of the backer is made of layers of woven ballistic nylon and spring steel. When wearing your XD appendix carry holster, the steel plate flexes to fit your shape but also helps anchor the holster to you. It sits against you firmly but comfortably, moving with you as you do.

You can also rest easy about your gun's finish. The top surface is a textured thermoelastomer that provides a high-friction surface, but the texturing ensures no harm comes to your pistol.

Not convinced? That's okay. That's why we give you a 30-day "Test Drive" after purchase. You can return the holster for a full refund during the first month of ownership if you aren't satisfied with your XD appendix holster.

However, when you are convinced - because we don't believe that it's an "if" - we fully warranty the holster for life. Any issue gets fixed or you get a new one as long as you own it.

Appendix carry has just evolved. Shift into a better carry.


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4.55 / 5 (Based on 89 Reviews)


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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)
A little pricey. Cheaper on site, but worth the money. Review by C. Austin
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My worry with this holster was that it wouldn't fit my XDm 45 Compact since the box says 9/40. But it fits! Have to play with the retention out of the box. It's comfortable and forgot I had it on a few times. It says appendix carry but with me being heavier set, that's a no go so I carry in 4 o'clock, 4:30 position which is great as well. (Posted on 7/6/2020)
Horrible holster, waste of money. Review by Justin
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I wish I didn't waste my money on this holster. It is bulky, uncomfortable, and does not conceal even in the slightest. My P365 prints like no tomorrow even with the flush fit magazine. Buy this holster if you want everyone to know you are "concealing". Save your money and head on over to a competitor. Incredibly comfortable and even with extended magazines, you can't tell I'm carrying. Alien gear probably won't publish this review but you have been warned! (Posted on 6/29/2020)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Hello! We apologize for the uncomfortable feeling and we do want to make this right! With our holsters, and many alike, they do require loose fitting shirts or sweaters. We do also recommend a good gun belt to make sure that the holster is kept up close to your body to keep the bulkiness or printing to a minimum. Please reach out to us and we can make this right for you!

(Posted on 8/24/2020)
Great deal and like 3 in 1 holster Review by Sylvia Kitterman
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Worked the gun and different setting. Movable and works many different ways. (Posted on 6/27/2020)
Comfortable fit Review by Travis F.
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This is now my edc holster and it’s much more comfortable than any of the others I have tried. (Posted on 6/13/2020)

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