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Springfield XDs 3.3 ShapeShift 4.0 IWB Holster

$55.88
Slim subcompacts like the Springfield XDs 3.3 are the easiest to carry, but it isn't easy to find the perfect XDs IWB holster to carry one with. A lot of holsters out there are enormous, promising comfort but only delivering bulk and awkwardness when you try to put them on.

Many others don't offer adjustable retention or even a good, secure fit. It really isn't easy to find a quality carry holster.

But why continue to settle for one that's "good enough?" You CAN have a Springfield XDs subcompact IWB concealed carry holster that's comfortable without being bulky, conceals easily and offers superior fit and retention without having to put up with the lead time, expense and pain of dealing with a custom holster shop.

You merely need to seek out the ShapeShift. We've designed this holster to address every failing of the common IWB hybrid holster. You will feel the difference.

Start with the shell. The secret to the ShapeShift is the shell design, which fully wraps the trigger guard. This has allowed us to slim down the backer in all dimensions without compromising fit, retention or comfort in any way. The shell can adjusted for cant, and retention is completely customizable with the Adjustable Retention Unit installed. Dial in the draw you want.

The holster backer has been streamlined, but has the features Alien Gear is known for. The backer is our improved Cool Vent neoprene, which is perforated to let your skin breathe and moisture-wicking for improved comfort. The ballistic nylon and spring steel core give the holster a firm but flexible spine and ensure a long service life. The improved Alien Skin surface helps hold the pistol but doesn't impact the finish at all.

The belt clips can also be adjusted for ride height and cant, and without the use of tools.

In short, it's the next stage of evolution of IWB holster design.

However, we understand that you may not be completely convinced. That's why part of Alien Gear's Iron-Clad Guarantee is a 30-day "Test Drive" trial period, during which you can return a holster for a full refund if unsatisfied.

Should you decide to keep your holster - and we think you won't want to take it off - you can rest easy knowing that we also give you a comprehensive lifetime warranty on the holster. So long as you own it, we will fix any issue or send you a brand new one.

Are you ready for a better way to carry?


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Best in Breed Holster Review by EDC Time
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I have many different holsters of this type. Some from well known companies and others from gun show vendors as well as many full leather holsters from the better mainstream companies. Alien Gear has done their R&D and have something I think will be hard to improve upon. The holster I used prior I needed to modify for this particular firearm (SR9c) to keep it from releasing the magazine when working on the ground. Also the leather backing shows its age but is still quite functional just has a few blemishes and bends. The ease at which the 4.0 can be adjusted, included accessories, fit and finish, and functionality makes it the new king of the hill and my first choice, Very comfortable for all day wear, good materials and components, attention to detail, shoot maybe there was some alien technology responsible for the design for all I know. After wearing daily for some time now for work and leisure I have not found anything to date to complain about. If you are thinking about one I say get it for IWB carry which is my primary use for the 4.0. (Posted on 6/12/2020)
Comfortable Concealed carry Review by Chuck
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The quality of this well thought product is excellent. My experience with a concealed carry full size pistol has always been an uncomfortable and unpleasant, for years and I had come to expect this. This holster has changed that experience, and made the concealed carry much more comfortable than other holsters. The surprising feel of the inner pad, which conforms to my "extra tire" waist size, as well as the hard protect-ant shell that offers a firm click push lock or a thumb release lock, has changed the way I will carry from now on. (Posted on 5/14/2020)
Nice holster, but not for me... Review by Rich
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So after a great deal of searching for "the most comfortable IWB holster" for my M&P .380 Shield EZ, I decided on the AG Shape Shifter 4.0. For me the $55 was a lot of money, but I figured if it was comfortable it would be worth it. I just got it the other day. I set it up for the way I like it and have worn it twice. I will be sending it back tomorrow. Don't get me wrong, it's beautifully made, and a quality holster. It is just not what I am looking for. It is slightly more comfortable than the all Kydex holder I was trying to replace it with, but it is WAY bulkier, and prints like crazy on me. To top it off, I have to have my pants open to get it on, and worse yet, I have to take my pants completely off to get it off. I am not saying it isn't a nice holster, it is, but it just isn't for me... (Posted on 4/26/2020)
Absolutely phenomenal holster, highly highly recommend Review by Benji
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I've had this holster for a little over four months now, and I have loved every second of it. It's extremely comfortable, light weight, and extremely durable. One of the things I love most about this holster is that you can adjust your guns retention on it. It does a great job at keeping your weapon in tact. I got in a 70 mph motorcycle wreck and had this holster on, and my gun didn't budge a bit after all the tumbling and rolling I went through. This is a very high quality holster, very comfortable (I don't even notice my Glock 19 most of the time, and have literally slept with it on wearing this holster), and worth every dollar. My only complaint is that alien gear doesn't make this holster in a TLR-7 cut out option. (Posted on 4/25/2020)
Shape shift holster Review by John
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Got my first shape shift holster for the P365 and I love it. I ordered the shape shift ankle holster as well for the P365 and a shape shift shell for my P938. They are quick and easy to swap. The holsters are comfortable and don't show under your clothes. You forget your're even wearing it after a while. I wear mine all day every day and it's never a problem. There is no other holster I'd ever buy again and I tried a few different brands before Alien Gear. (Posted on 3/22/2020)
Your best holster yet Review by DavilDogDad
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Started using your products years ago. The 4.0 is a huge step forward in the evolution of concealed carry holsters. It's comfortable, versatile, secure, and affordable. I am a customer for life. (Posted on 2/1/2020)
Not happy Review by J.R.
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I thought it was going to be awesome after all the reviews I read. But I guess I'll start at the top and work my way down. First, doesn't conceal well. No matter how I adjust hangers or the bolts to make cant more angled, it's obviously there. Its the weapon holding part that is very bulky. I watched the video but didnt let it sink in that the skinny guy had very loose shirt, and the overweight guy......well ......his big belly and waist will conceal anything. So no matter what I wear, its noticeable. And it even pushes my pants so far away from my skin that I look like my ass is deformed. Okay second, there's not enough material to keep the handle of my pistol from rubbing my side raw. It took 10 mins and then it got to hurting bad. Okay, third and last, it also isnt comfortable when I'm sitting in my vehicle. And anyone who has one of these know you aren't going to just easily adjust and move the holster around to where it isn't pushing into my back and side. Sooooooooo, it doesnt conceal well unless I'm wearing a parachute as a shirt( but even then you know its there), it doesnt protect your body from rub/hotspots from the actual weapon, and it isn't comfortable unless I'm standing up. This sucks! I thought this holster was going to be my baby of all my holsters, but I was wrong. I'm at a loss as to what to do. Ive adjusted all I can.
Alright, my reciew is even though it looks good, it doesnt do what it claims to do better than anyone else. I really tried to like this thing. (Posted on 1/22/2020)
Great product at a great price. Review by dmaahs
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Bought this as my first EDC holster. It was recommended to me, and I am not disappointed. The IWB holster is super comfortable and sturdy. I just ordered the OWB paddle expansion because I was so impressed! (Posted on 1/21/2020)
Excellent Product Review by Sam
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Bought this holster for my shield. Absolutely love it, It has been a great holster thus far. It holds up to its name of shape shift and molds to you wherever you may be carrying it. It doesn't move around like some Kydex holsters do. The adjustable angles and retention are also very nice and make it more comfortable.

(Posted on 1/6/2020)
Outstanding Product. Don't waste your money on any other holster. Review by Edsmule
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Bought my 1st Alien Gear holster (3.5) a year or so ago and have used it everyday, all day.. Didn't think there could be a more comfortable holster. Just upgraded to the 4.0 and am thrilled with the comfort and the other changes made, ie, smaller and adjustments can be made without tools. Everything you need to make adjustments is on board. All in all, still the best holster on the market with the best warranty, best quality, and at a reasonable price. The company stands behind there product 100%. (Posted on 12/25/2019)

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