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Springfield XD Mod.2 Subcompact 9mm/40cal 3 inch ShapeShift Core Carry Pack

$99.88

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 Mod 2 ShapeShift Modular Holster Kit


The ShapeShift Modular Holster System is patent pending.

In order to carry your XD Mod 2 in all the ways one might want to - open, concealed, in or out of the waistband - you'd have to have several Springfield XD Mod 2 holster models in your possession. If you wanted to use active retention at times and passive it others, you'd have to have multiple holsters for that as well.

What if you didn't have to?

What if you could get a XD Mod 2 holster with a modular design that allowed you to truly carry it in any fashion you wanted? With any type of retention you desired?

Alien Gear's ShapeShift is not just an XD Mod 2 concealed carry holster or open carry holster - it's a complete carry system. This holster system allows the user to carry their pistol in any manner they wish, with adjustable passive retention and active retention both available for use.

The core of the ShapeShift is the retention shell system. The ShapeShift Core Carry Pack includes one full Shift Shell and two trigger guards. The two half-Shift Shells can be combined to make a clamshell, or can be combined with the half-shell to completely wrap the trigger guard. From there, the choice is up to you to find the carry configuration you want. They fit together using toolless locking rails, combined with a twist lock.

Included with the shells are two backing pads - one small, one large.

The larger backing pad is for use as an XD Mod 2 IWB holster, which you may note is of nearly the same design as our Cloak Tuck 3.0. It has the same spring steel core, neoprene backer and Alien Skin top surface, as well as adjustable belt clips. Attach a full shell to a trigger guard half shell and attach to the backer, and you have an IWB holster.

If you prefer an XD Mod 2 appendix carry holster, attach the shells to the smaller backer. Use the locking gate on the outer shell to install the large IWB belt clip, similar to the larger clip on our Cloak Mag Carriers. Adjust to the cant angle of your preference, and you have an XD Mod 2 appendix carry holster.

The ShapeShift can also give you two options for an XD Mod 2 OWB holster as well.

If you assemble a full shell and a half shell, and attach to the smaller backer, there are two belt slide clips that come with the holster. Attach these and the ShapeShift becomes a high-ride hybrid XD Mod 2 belt slide holster, perfect for OWB concealed carry under lighter outerwear or an untucked shirt.

However, you can also attach both full shells to create a clamshell holster. This configuration is an ultra-durable holster design, which can incorporate one or more active retention devices. Included in the kit is a paddle attachment, giving you an XD Mod 2 paddle holster.

Retention is highly adjustable. Included in the kit are three retention bars that can be attached to the half-shell. Choose light, medium or heavy passive retention. Additionally, a thumb-release or finger-release - or both concurrently - can be attached to the full shells for the utmost in holster retention.

The ShapeShift is also backed by Alien Gear's Iron Clad Guarantee, which includes our 30-day Test Drive. Wear the holster for up to 30 days, and decide if it's the holster system you looked to the stars wishing you had. If not, contact us and we will arrange a refund.

We also extend a lifetime warranty on the ShapeShift. As long as you own the holster, we will fix any issue regardless if it's due to defect or damage, or we will send you a brand new holster. Forever.

Are you ready for a whole new universe of carry possibilities?


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I am liking this holster pack Review by Thud
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I almost never submit reviews, feedback or surveys. Everywhere you go from the grocery store, drug store, doctors and seemingly every time you buy anything online I get swamped with requests to do the above. I can say that I am beginning to warm-up to the ShapeShift Core Carry Pack. There are so many configurations and options it almost boggles the mind sorting and watching Alien Gear how to videos really helped. I am an IWB wearer and I find this configuration very comfortable; can't wait to try the other setups. I chatted with Alien Gear reps about getting a few extra weld nuts and button screws and they accommodated me. This is why I am happy to recommend Alien Gear. (Posted on 9/23/2019)
good holsters Review by Rick
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Comfortable to wear. Easy to switch around from one configuration to another. A little wider than some other holsters but this makes it easier to put the pistol back in the holster. (Posted on 9/13/2019)
just perfect Review by Darren
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no matter what you cant go wrong with anything you purchase from alien gear. 30 day test drive plus for- ever warranty (Posted on 9/9/2019)
Great rig for a good value Review by Todd
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I've always been a strong side hip carry guy, never even tried the other options such as appendix etc. This pack allowed to me try different options without having to buy a holster for 100$ and then find out I disliked XYZ mode of carry. It's sturdy, fits well and functions well. I did have a bit of a issue that my adjustable retention knob would not turn. So I simply took it off, saw that it was misaligned, fixed it and put it back on. Took me all of 3 minutes to do.

It comes in a nice box, packed well, with easy instructions. Yes there is some "assembly" required, but if that is a deal breaker then I'm lost as to how you even stripped down your carry weapon for maintenance.

It's a great deal, especially for those new to EDC. I've settled on my go to of strong side hip belt slide and it's comfy and retains my weapon well.

Just buy one already. (Posted on 9/1/2019)
All around good system. Review by Edd
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I have had the chance to check out this system and am very pleased with what I have found. The IWB is my favorite configuration, but for those days when I am working around the ranch and concealment isn't a concern the paddle system was extremely comfortable and practical, While I am not a big fan of appendix carry that holster was also very comfortable when placed in the right spot, it also allowed me to use the same position as the IWB when I needed less printing in lighter clothes. The only thing I didn't try was the slide belt, mainly because everything I wanted was covered by the other units. (Posted on 8/17/2019)
Guns that need to be added Review by Chris
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Alien Gear Holsters should one day make Shape Shift shells for an FN 509 and a Heckler & Koch USP9 compact for this set someday. (Posted on 7/30/2019)
great holsters, lefties pay attention Review by Anuran
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if you, like me, are left handed, and you want a holster to fit a gun configured for left handed use, the half shell design will give you absolutely no trouble and be an amazing holster. if, however you, like me, want a full shell holster, you may need to do some modification. the gun I'm currently carrying is a CZ P-07, with the mag release swapped for left handed operation, the first time I tried to holster the gun, it wouldn't engage the retention, when I finally got iy to engage, it dropped the magazine free because the right half of the shell does not have the relief cut that the left side does for the mag release. it would be amazing to see the holster modified with the following relief cuts placed on both sides: magazine release clearance, decocker/safety relief both sides. other than these two minor inconveniences, this holster is well constructed, durable, and will last me years. I couldn't be happier with the purchase. (Posted on 7/29/2019)
Excelent Review by Edgardo
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Uffff excellent combo. Love everything, the material, the feeling just amazing job and is made in the USA (Posted on 7/24/2019)
Great set up, IF you don't do external modifications to your pistol Review by TF
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PROS: This is a GREAT set , A LOT of options, GREAT value, GREAT quality.
GREAT CUST. service
EXCEPT their website chat help, initially my kit came with the long slide release (which is only for the 1911, according to the booklet), and I asked her to send the right part, she was RUDE and said if its in my kit then it was the right one, I told her the booklet that came with the kit said that the larger thumb lock was only for 1911 and that i just wanted the correct part, she then said it will fit dont worry about it, and kept saying i was wrong, she just kept insisting it was the right part and that i was wrong, and then just closed the chat window? so I called them and they were A LOT better on the phone.

CONS: you cannot have any external MODIFICATON on the pistol or it wont fit in the shells, (I.E. I had the Vickers Extended slide release on my G26 and it wouldnt fit in the shell because it stuck out too far.)
you cant have some larger sights because they wont fit in the small slit they have for the OEM sights, depending on pistol.
Sent me the wrong parts twice.
quicker holster wear from the material
the quick connect system is great but i can see the little connector pieces wearing out quickly becasue they are just plastic and needing to replace them
the shell is fit almost perfectly to the gun, but when you use both sides together there is some rattle, and you get a easier and smoother draw from kydex than from this polymer type plastic that they use since its so rigid.

CONCLUSION: GREAT Kit if you dont do any external modifications to your pistol or if you are just starting and want to easily see which was you want to carry your pistol, just buy the kit and you can try out all the different ways.
(Posted on 7/14/2019)
Very good system Review by Joseph
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I have been using this system for about 2 years now and it still feels like it did when I first got it. I really like the fact that I can switch up how I carry, depending on what I am going to be doing. The IWB is very comfortable to wear for a long period of time, I also like it when i can go from IWB to OWB within a few minutes. (Posted on 7/9/2019)

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