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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Perfect for all around carry Review by Ryan
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All-in-one need for different carry conditions either inside or outside. (Posted on 1/16/2021)
day night sights Review by david
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Ordered the holsters, waited about a month. gun does not fit. if your kimber micro 9 has day night sights, the gun will not fit there holster and the website does not reflect that. (Posted on 1/16/2021)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Greetings, David! Our holster systems are specifically designed to work with the basic stock sights for the selected firearms. However, if you are within your 30-Day Test Drive, please contact our Customer Service team via live chat or over the phone at (208) 215-2046, for more information on our returns and exchanges!

(Posted on 1/18/2021)
10/10, will and have buy again. 1 issue... Review by Tony
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The ONLY issue I have, is that there is no adjustable carry height with the core carry pack, specifically for the paddle/belt loop attachments. I myself have monkey like long arms, and the carry height is a bit....too high (Posted on 1/14/2021)
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)

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