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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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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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