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Springfield XD 4 inch barrel ShapeShift Core Carry Pack

$99.88

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

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.

XD 4 inch Modular Holster Kit


The ShapeShift Modular Holster System is patent pending.
The Springfield XD is one of the pistols that's capable of doing it all as it's large enough to be a service pistol but streamlined enough for use as a concealed carry gun - why not have a Springfield XD holster that can do the same?

It used to be that you needed a specific XD holster for a specific task, such as one for open carrying, one for normal IWB carry and one for appendix carry if so desired. But what if you didn't have to?

Alien Gear's ShapeShift isn't just a holster. It's a modular carry system that gives you multiple options, allowing you to carry exactly how you want to, when you want to. With the included components in the base kit, up to four primary configurations are available, including two XD IWB holster configurations and two OWB holsters for XD pistols.

The secret to the ShapeShift is the shell system. Included with your XD holster system are one full Shift Shell and two trigger guards. The shells fit together without needing tools, using our proprietary friction-locking rails and twist locks. Use the appropriate shells and holster backer to create the XD holster configuration of your choice.

If you want to use the ShapeShift as an XD IWB holster, there are two included IWB backers. Attach a trigger guard shell to one of the full length shells and select the backer of your choice.

One of the backers is a traditional winged IWB holster backer, with attached belt clips. You may recognize it as being nearly identical to our Cloak Tuck 3.0 holster, with the same steel core, neoprene backpad and Alien Skin top. Attach the full and half shell and carry as a normal IWB holster.

If you prefer appendix carry, attach the same shells to the included smaller backer, and install the larger appendix carry clip - and you can use the ShapeShift as a Springfield XD appendix carry holster.

However, if you prefer to conceal with an OWB holster, you may attach the belt slide clip to the ShapeShift on the smaller backer. This set-up allows the holster to be used as high-riding OWB belt slide, easily concealing under an untucked shirt or light outerwear.

You can also configure the ShapeShift for use as an XD paddle holster by assembling the two full-length shells and inserting the paddle attachment.

Holster retention is also customizable with the ShapeShift. For passive retention, there are three included retention bars that deploy on the trigger guard shells providing light, medium or heavy passive retention.
We have also built in active retention devices. The ShapeShift can deploy a thumb-release or finger-release trigger guard lock - or both. An optional thumb strap is also part of the ShapeShift, giving you up to Level 4 retention if desired.

The ShapeShift also comes with Alien Gear's Iron Clad Guarantee - including a 30-day "Test Drive" trial period. Take up to 30 days to wear the holster and decide whether it's the carry system you wished it could be. If not, contact us before the end of the trial period and we'll buy the holster back.

We also extend a lifetime warranty for the holster. Any issues that arise with your ShapeShift, whether due to defect or damage, we will fix it or we will give you a whole new holster. So long as you own it, we will do everything we can to keep it in working order or replace the holster outright.

Are you ready for a whole new way to carry?


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4.8 / 5 (Based on 373 Reviews)


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Fantastic and comfortable. Review by Marty
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So many options with the core carry pack. This company is the best and easiest to work with I have met in many years. Absolutely first class people and no hassle exchanges. Would recommend them to everyone. (Posted on 7/2/2020)
Core Carry Pack Review by Joey
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Just received the core pack today, couple of weeks ahead of schedule, Happy about that. Already I am loving this holster and the various configurations. Love the fact that I can release the pistol and the shift shell from the OWB Paddle configuration and put it away when I'm around the house. No bulky parts or holster hanging off my belt. When I'm ready to slap it back on, it's as easy as pushing a button, and wa-la, I'm packing again. Will write more later, but already loving this. Going to order one for my larger pistol next.
(Posted on 6/14/2020)
Smart Setup Review by Phil
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This is a well engineered product that is very versatile. I purchased it for my Beretta 96 but unfortunately it doesn't fit my gun with the Elite (thick) slide. However, I liked the system so much I kept it anyway with the idea of getting a shell for another model gun I might acquire.. (Posted on 6/7/2020)
Best Holsters/ Customer Service Review by Austin
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I purchased this Core Carry Pack from a third party seller here in Guam and immediately noticed the quality of the products to be some of the best I've ever had. The holsters, Shells for the Firearms, and the neoprene leather IWB pad are some of the highest quality and extremely well designed holsters/ accessories ever made. Unfortunately, I also noticed a couple of the RH (Right Handed) clips for the Appendix carry were missing from the box. I contacted customer support right away and got on the instant messaging chat to state my issue. I was immediately greeted with a representative who was able to help me with my concern. After a few messages and information trading later, she informed me that I would be sent a couple of replacement clips as soon as possible. I just want to thank Alien Gear Representative Cassandra and the entire company for being so customer friendly and helpful when it comes to their products. I completely stand behind this company in full support and will definitely be ordering more holsters and accessories! (Posted on 6/5/2020)
Couldn't be happier Review by John 1791
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Easily the best holster/system I've ever owned. Prior military, and avid patriot, I pestered my group of friends, and consistently heard that Alien Gear made what I was looking for. Slides in easily, and remains tightly secured; comfortable to carry all day, and the quality craftsmanship that you'd expect from an American made product,
This is my EDC holster, and nothing on the market even comes close. I guarantee, disappointment will never materialize, especially with their well priced Core Pack. My core pack accidentally came with right handed clips for my appendix carry holster (i carry southpaw; they say i'm more creative than you), and their customer support was superb, getting the appropriate clips shipped out to me without hassle.

All jokes aside, these holsters are the sh*t.
Product 10/10
Customer Service 10/10
Price 10/10
Sex Appeal +3 (Posted on 6/3/2020)
Poor quality, no retention on P229 Review by Jake
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Its much less sturdy than I expected, and has almost no retention on my P229. The weapon can fall right out. After trying to work with AlienGear support we weren't able to get this working. (Posted on 5/31/2020)
Good product Review by Luis
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Good functionality and I like the product overall. I would recommend this to anyone. It is comfortable and easy to switch holster types. (Posted on 5/26/2020)
Worth every penny. Review by Charles
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Glock 45 gen 5 fits like a glove, holds it securely and comfortable in all the configurations.
Was recommended by a friend's son in the special forces. (Posted on 5/22/2020)
Great Service Review by Dave
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When the kit arrived, one piece was defective. I called customer service and it was replaced promptly at no charge. (Posted on 5/19/2020)
Amazing customer service and everything really Review by Avery
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Iv never looked forward to leaving a review till now this product is great and the company is even better fast responsive and the holster kit is just perfect the only thing I could recommend if they read these is maybe on the next gen is a soft material built into the inside of the shell where it wont wear anything off the slide besides that I love each configuration and its just a great deal Iv recommended it to everyone who has a pistol or wants to buy one and I'd recommend it to anyone who has come this far to read the comments and that's my review on the core carry pack (Posted on 5/18/2020)

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