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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Single use not big guy friendly Review by Rick
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I purchased this for my 1911 in hopes I could go from holster to vehicle mount, not the case it is one carry form and thats it. Also its not meant for a big guy, only can carry external but it sticks out so far its useless for concealed. Bad buy.. very rigid plastic doesn't form to hip at all. (Posted on 1/2/2021)
Not happy Review by disappointed
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Very disappointed with the comfort of the IWB/OWB holsters. To bulky, and very noticeable unless you're wearing a jacket. I tried every configuration supplied and all were uncomfortable and bulky. Every time I sat down or stood up I had to readjust the holster (IWB&OWB) just to find a spot that was less uncomfortable. I position the holsters in many different spots, but none worked or made me feel comfortable. I bought these for my SIG P365, which is a small carry gun. Direction were a little confusing and not up to date (color would help), but once I figured it out, still wasn't satisfied. I contacted customer support and was given a return slip to fill out, which I did and sent back for a refund. That cost me $20 to ship back; Alien should stand behind their product and send me a prepaid mailing label. (Posted on 12/28/2020)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Thank you so much for this review, we're very sorry to hear that our holsters didn't work for you. We have forwarded your feedback to our engineering team to review as well as our higher-ups. We hope that you are able to find a holster to suit your needs and that you will consider us for future concealed carry product needs.

(Posted on 12/30/2020)
Shape Shifter after 1 month Review by Chas
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I am very happy with my new holsters !! Quality and price are great, after one month the value is well worth the price. One product with 3 options, hope I don't wear it out before I pick a favorite position. (Posted on 12/23/2020)
Very comfortable and well made Review by Trucker Tim
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As a flatbed truck driver I do a lot of load securement, so I'm always lifting, bending, climbing, squatting and twisting. Very physical work! I'm also sitting in the driver's seat for hours at a time. I sometimes put in 12-14 hour days. I tried a bunch of different holsters I borrowed from my NRA training instructor but couldn't find anything I really liked. My buddy Brian (a longtime CCW holder whose advice re:firearms I always trust) showed me his Shapeshifter holster and told me to look at Aliengear. I ordered one and I've been wearing my IWB Shapeshifter with my Walther PPS M2 for a couple months now. It's so comfortable I hardly notice it. It has a very smooth draw, stays very secure, doesn't dig into my side and provides excellent concealment. I wore it for a whole day running errands with my wife and she couldn't tell I was carrying. I wore right out of the box without having to do any adjustments. Excellent holster, best I ever had! Highly recommend it. (Posted on 12/20/2020)
Best Thing I seen Review by Hillbilly
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I just been told that I would not be able to walk again... well being in a wheel chair causes a problem caring so when I seen the shapeshif core carry pack with four different way to carry I thought this is it..well made and easy to change to different modes of carry I should find one ...Thank You for you great product (Posted on 12/13/2020)
VERY SATISFIED Review by TIM
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RECIEVED SHAPESHIFT CORE CARRY PACK QUICKLY AFTER ORDERING AND AM VERY HAPPY. VERY HIGH QUALITY AND EASY TO CHANGE COMPONENTS AROUND. WHY BUY MORE THAN ONE CARRY HOLSTER WHEN THIS HAS THEM ALL IN ONE PACK ? (Posted on 12/10/2020)
Love this product Review by Jdouglas
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I now have four weapons that I use the shapeshifter for I have a 1911 that I use it and I have to Walters a p p q and a p p s and now I have it for my Smith & Wesson Shield 9 m m I have to say this is a great product I have had no problems with it and it fits perfectly against my body and I'm a big guy actually called customer support today to find out how to get more stuff for it and they talk me through how to find it on the web page excellent customer support and a great concept of a product if you want a holster this is the great thing to get and it's great for me because I'm left-handed it's hard to find left-handed holsters with this much versatility (Posted on 12/9/2020)
Quick Draw! Review by Dylan
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My draw is so quick with this thing! Easy to put on, slender. Great product! (Posted on 12/8/2020)
Shapeshift Core Carry Pack for Glock 30s Review by Jeremy
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This is an absolutely fantastic holster, I have a Glock 30S, and the website lists as they don't have a compatible Core Carry Pack for that gun, I took a chance and ordered the one for the Glock 30SF as the frame of the 30S is, in fact, an SF frame and the gun fits in the holster perfectly like it was made for it. The slide doesn't wobble at all and the gun clicks right into it with correct tension and retention. If anyone is on the fence, buy this holster for your gun, you wont regret it.
I really hope Aliengear updates their website with this information for the 30S, as it is a great 45 double stack glock that works with their 30SF holster. (Posted on 12/4/2020)
best holster I have Review by Brandon
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This holster is the best for my glock 22 this weapon being so big this holster helps carry this weapon comfterable all day. (Posted on 11/30/2020)

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