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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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Good product only 1 issue Review by Tesh
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I am very pleased with my rig. I carry IWB it sits nicely at the 4-5 position i really never notice it when sitting. The only issue i have had is it slips down on my underwear so I end up wearing it inside my underwear on my skin to get the grip to keep it from sliding. I wish it had an option to add some kind of grip material to the rig to help with the grip. (Posted on 10/14/2020)
dissapointed Review by jesse
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i was really excited about receiving this product. unfortunately when i did i was extremely disappointed. i would say that this system seems to be fairly durable. however after using this system i encountered major issues drawing and holstering. i am using a full size p320 m17. and in the iwb configuration it is almost impossible to draw without bringing my pants with it. now i did try loosening the retention to the point the gun would fall out when tilted upside down, this did not help the problem seems to be with the grippy backing and the length of the barrel. also holstering is also an issue when you tighten the belt the trigger gaurd seems to get distorted and tends to rack the slide when trying to holster. (Posted on 10/7/2020)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Hello Jesse, Thank you so much for your feedback and we do apologize for the drawing and holstering issues here and we do want to make things right! With our IWB holsters the option with out the thumb release is called Passive retention. This type of retention relies on the retention from the adjustable retention unit and the retention from your belt. If you wear your belt tighter we recommend to loosen the retention unit to give it a good draw. Because these are passive retention holsters, this will cause the holster to be loose when you turn it upside down. We hope this helps!

(Posted on 10/9/2020)
Excellent product Review by Chris
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I have been using this product with my S&W M&P Shield 9 2.0 PC every day for several months now and I am very satisfied with it. Everything fits well and has stayed in good working order. Very little wear noted. I generally use the AIWB appendix in warm weather and will probably switch to the IWB or belt slide when we hit jacket weather.
I have since added a second shell for my 1911, which I generally use the OWB paddle for and have also ordered a drop-leg expansion to run with the same pistol.
Just a quick note on the 1911 shell - the belt slide half-shell option does not work on the Springfield Ronin 1911, as the safety pushes the pistol out from the holster base and this messes up the retention. It does fit perfectly in the full shell, so you gain the thumb release but you do loose the option to run that particular gun tighter to your body.
It's a little pricey, but works great and is well made, so overall a 5* from me. (Posted on 9/21/2020)
Works as advertised. Review by Ron
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Box came with everything that was advertised. Assembly was a little tricky, but I managed to figure it out. My biggest concern was that the Glock 17 holster wouldn't fit my Glock but there gun fits fine with no retention issues. (Posted on 9/18/2020)
Not available for my carry guns Review by tom
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Would love to try the ShapeShift Core Carry Pack. But NA for Bersa and Kahr. Seems like a limited applicability base. Ratings are random just to get the review submitted. (Posted on 9/12/2020)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Hello Tom, Thank you so much for your feedback and we do apologize not having your firearms in our Shapeshift series. Please keep your eye on us for the future as we do plan to carry more firearms in our Shapeshift series in the future! Thank you for your patience!

(Posted on 9/24/2020)
The best I have bought Review by Pickle
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I own a lot of holsters IWB, OWB and appendix The Alien Gear holster core carry pack is my favorite I carry daily everywhere the holsters are so comfortable you can forget you are carrying I especially like how easy it is to swap holsters and adjust to my preference without tools (Posted on 9/12/2020)
Very satified with my Shape Shift Holster Review by Flex
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It is such a versatile holster. The quality and the simplicity of it all is amazing! Although I have only had it for a very short time I am really liking it a bunch. Thank you Aliengear for a great product. I would recommend this unit to anyone out there. (Posted on 9/11/2020)
Great purchase. Review by Hoov
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Great quality and very comfortable. Awesome value for the price. (Posted on 9/9/2020)
Great product Review by BigBill67
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The core carry pack is a great bundle very versatile, the holster fits my Glock model 19 perfectly. The instructions are easy to follow to switch platforms that come in the core set. I am very happy with Alien Gear. (Posted on 9/1/2020)
Fantastic holster system Review by Daryl
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When I received the ShapeShift Core Carry Pack I never expected I would use all the different combinations.. My favorite is the IWB Cloak tuck, l wear this everyday possible. I like having the ability to switch it up with the appendix and the paddle holster. I have bought other ShapeShift shells so I can carry any of my guns by making a few quick changes.. This is the best holster I have ever purchased! It is very comfortable and durable, I never leave home with out it! Now I'm waiting for the ShapeShift shoulder holster to get here. (Posted on 8/30/2020)

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