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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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4.25 / 5 (Based on 41 Reviews)


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Love the shapeshift system Review by Michael
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Just received my shapeshift appendix holster today.
I ordered the system years ago for my Glock 19 and have purchased shells for others guns. I hear some thoughts of it being bulky and I can see that point but for myself its perfect. I can conceal easily all my guns even in the summer. The convenience along with the comfort is perfect for my body type. Thanks for a great product. (Posted on 9/9/2019)
RIDES TOO HIGH Review by 22Nout
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I bought this because my current IWB holster has a metal belt clip that would keep eating my shirts. Saw the plastic belt clip and said, "this would work" I'll start by saying that this holster is of high quality. The way AG engineered this holster is next to perfection. My only complaint is that for my G26 it rides too high causing it not to be so concealed as I would want it to be. When I would sit, it would stick out so much that even my kids notice it when they never did before with my other generic IWB holster - but as mentioned, that generic one had a metal belt clip. I know this holster is advertised as an appendix holster but I moved the holster to the 3 o'clock position and it sits better there. However, now it's even more noticeable thus, not very concealable unless I'm wearing a shirt twice my size. I did 22 years as a cop and mostly as an undercover, I'm well versed in concealing a gun. If you're looking for conceal-ability, this is not the holster for you. Though, I will add, that my gun feels more secure in this holster then in my other generic IWB holster. (Posted on 8/15/2019)
The benchmark for A/IWB holsters Review by CAJ
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When I first started carrying concealed, I couldn't find an IWB holster that was comfortable at all, much less when I was just wearing a t-shirt. Alien Gear totally nailed it with regards to comfort. A+ (Posted on 1/9/2019)
Great holster. Super fast shipping to European countries Review by Hugin
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Great holster. Received my products after only 5 days in a European country. Excellent follow up and service! (Posted on 11/29/2018)
Bulky and rides high Review by Richard
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I bought this holster for in the video it looked comfy and not too bulky. Upon arrival I put it on using different positions as recommended, but no matter what it rode to high so when I sat down I just get stabbed in the appendix (no pun intended). The holster is not very concealed either for its bulkier than it looks and I wanted it to be for a concealed weapon. I would not recommend this holster for anyone that is looking to conceal a weapon. (Posted on 11/6/2018)
Great long lasting product!!! Review by James83
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This holster is very durable and reliable, it is one of the most Advanced holsters ive ever come into contact with. It has a ton of customization for your everyday carry uses. Yeah the price is pretty up there compared to every other holster but you get what you pay for and a holster isn't something you want to cheap out on. (Posted on 10/26/2018)
Awesome product.... Review by jenn
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It is every thing you could dream of. Customer service is great and fast! Delivery was super fast! Will be using again!! (Posted on 9/19/2018)
Some good elements but overall displeased Review by Nate
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The biggest issue for me is the holster is way too bulky to conceal, it blatantly prints on clothes I normally have no issues with, It feels kind of cheap. Retention is phenomenal relative to the classic clamshell kydex against leather/fabric. But overall the whole modularity thing feels kind of gimicky because most will set it one way and leave it. (Posted on 9/15/2018)
sacrifice comfort for life Review by 2guns
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I like this holster for many reasons,one it covers the trigger.it has a piece on the back that separates steel from skin.one thing im not too happy with,is I like a full firing grip,everytime.and you need an accessory that will allow for straight drop,up and down a bit more capability.i have yet to find a company with such a system.one more eyelet and it would be golden.maybe you guys can experiment or know of such a system,but there is a review on holsters being comfortable.ive been carrying a gun for 29 yrs now,and iwb,appendix,you will sacrifice being totally comfortable,but not to the point of never wanting to carry.a gun is with me or two at all times,everyday,everywhere.PERIOD (Posted on 9/13/2018)
Not happy Review by Alex
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Holster is wasy too bulky and thick for aiwb. Not comfortable at all. (Posted on 8/29/2018)

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