Springfield XDs 3.3 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.

XDs 3.3 ShapeShift Modular Holster System


The ShapeShift Modular Holster System is patent pending.

Have you ever stared at the night sky, and wondered if somewhere out in space was a perfectly modular XDs 3.3 holster that would let earthlings that owned one carry any way they wished? No need to invest in a telescope. Alien Gear has just such a holster - the ShapeShift.

The ShapeShift is the culmination of more than two years of research and development in creating more than a holster, but in fact a modular carry system that allows for multiple configurations of a Springfield XDs subcompact holster, including multiple options for concealed carry and open carry.

The core of the ShapeShift is the shell system. With purchase of the base kit, you get one full Shift Shell and two half-length trigger guard attachments. The shells fit together without tools by means of a friction-locking rail system, which is further reinforced by the included twist locks. By assembling shells in a specific manner, and pairing with one of the two included backing pads if desired, you create the type of holster you want to carry your XDs subcompact in.

Prefer an XDs 3.3 IWB holster? There are two possible IWB configurations. One of the included backing pads is a traditional IWB backer, which you might notice is very similar in design to our Cloak Tuck 3.0. It has the same neoprene backpad, Alien Skin surface and adjustable belt clips. Attach a trigger guard shell to a full shell, and install on the backer - and you have an IWB holster.

If you prefer an XDs appendix carry holster, attach the same shell configuration to the smaller base and install the larger appendix carry clip.

You can attach the belt slide clip to create a high riding belt-slide Springfield XDs OWB holster. This holster configuration is perfect for OWB concealed carry, as it conceals easily under an untucked shirt or light outerwear.

However, if you would rather carry openly, you can also assemble both full-length shells and insert the paddle attachment - creating an Springfield XDs 3.3 paddle holster.

Retention? The ShapeShift has both adjustable passive and active retention devices. For passive retention, install one of the included trigger guard bars for light, medium or heavy passive retention. You may also install the included thumb-release or finger-release for active retention...or both. The ShapeShift can have both active and passive retention, whichever one may prefer.

The ShapeShift comes with Alien Gear's Iron Clad Guarantee, one of the most comprehensive warranty policies in the industry. The first component is a 30-day trial period. Take the holster for a test drive. Wear it and see if it's up to your satisfaction. If not, contact us before the end of the 30-day period and we'll buy it back.

Lastly, the ShapeShift comes with a lifetime warranty against any problems that may arise. If any issue should occur with the holster, regardless of how it happens, contact us. We will fix the holster or we will send you a new one - for as long as you own it.

The ShapeShift may be the last holster you ever need to buy.


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Shapeshift core carry pack Review by Jay
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I received the Shapeshift Core Carry pack and was immediately impressed. The pack included all the extras (mounting hardware even the drill bit etc). I had not expected the little extras. I was able to wear the gear all day at the range in rainy weather. The neoprene backing made the iwb comfortable. The gear held up great and was easy to use. The one negative for me was the retention lever. I used it, and at times it would flex under pressure and not release smoothly. The plastic seems a bit weak on the stem. I removed the retention lever and was happy with the result. Great product for the money. (Posted on 6/22/2019)
Quality Product & Even Better Customer Service Review by Aquaman
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I was excited to get my Core Carry Pack opened the box amazed by the quality of the product and extras I received for purchasing the Pack. But, I was busy with life and never put it together until a month or so later. When I tried to put my weapon into the holster the famous "Click" did not happen even with the tension screw at max. I immediately hopped onto the website and clicked the green help icon on the bottom right. Left a message and that morning had a response asking for some more information so they could determine what was wrong with the holster. I replied back with information had one more interaction and the next day had an email stating a part was being shipped out to me plus an email from the customer service rep with an update. Unbelieveable! Thank you for knowing how to treat someone. (Posted on 6/13/2019)
Still evaluating Review by John
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The idea of the shape shift is solid, multiple holsters and easy configuration. I am a little concerned about the twist locks and their durability. Not sure if you changed configs a lot if they would wear. I do like hearing that audible "click" knowing your weapon is secure. One thing that is not a determent to the holster is shipping. I feel it is expensive and never arrives when scheduled. Tracking is also a problem. Don't expect your item to arrive when stated. (Posted on 5/29/2019)
It's the BEST! Review by Mykoe9
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I've tried holsters from everywhere and everybody, this is IT! I will look no further. I forget about it being on my hip. It's so comfortable that I forget it's there. Then I think about it and I know it's there, but it's comfortably there. Nothing sticks you in the side (and I'm a fat boy), the retention is excellent and I know nobody will be able to just take it out of its holster. Yet when I go to get it, it comes right out for me. I love this holster and I wish I would have known about it much earlier. This has been so well though out I can't imagine another holster being better than this. Thank you Alien Gear. I'll be buying more stuff from you real soon. (Posted on 5/22/2019)
Absolutely Love this Product Review by Regis
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I bought the Alien Gear ShapeShift Core Carry Pack, and I bought it mainly for the IWB conceal holster for my Glock 19 but I absolutely love every item in this set. It not only met any and all expectations of comfortable holster that I could wear for concealed and duty (I work in Security) but you CANT beat the price for 4 holsters in ONE! Im loving it even more as I also bought a shell for my Taurus G2C 9mm and I already have 4 holsters that I can use with it! This set has also opened my eyes to Appendix carry. Never considered it until I tried it out with the Shapeshift set and found out how comfortable it is, especially with Alien Gear's holster. 5 Stars across the board. Would 1000% percent (yes 1000%!) recommend this to others, I already have. I will also will continue to be purchasing all my holster needs from them in the Future. Thanks for the great product! (Posted on 5/21/2019)
Comfortable Review by Brian
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I ordered the core pack for my Glock 42. At first I was sceptical about the IWB holster that came with it. Most of the IWB holsters I've purchased in the past were bulky,uncomfortable and dug into your back. With this one I don't even know it's there. Easily breaks down for another carry position. I also love the OWB belt slide position. I will definitely purchase more for my other guns. Highly recommend. (Posted on 5/18/2019)
great product Review by Ken
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I have lost track on the number of holsters I have purchased over the years. I was very hesitant too purchase another one (the shape shifter), but I am happy I did so. This is a high quality holster that works great and provides a number of different ways to carry which is great in MN where you have different cloths based on the time of years. I just purchased a shell for a smaller gun I am going to carry in the summer. I don't see myself buying any holster other then expansion packs for the shapeshifter. (Posted on 5/14/2019)
Great product but fell a bit short Review by Giovanni
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This pack is so close to being outstanding but sadly falls short in a couple areas. The button to release to draw is absolutely horrendous. I would never trust it for anything but target shooting, and even then would be frustrating.. Its bizarre they let this go on such a great product. Long flimsy plastic that will not function if not pressed STRAIGHT in. Also one of the main reasons I got this was so I could take my IWB gun out and slide it in the vehicle mount. What I didn't expect is that you need a secondary holster to do it as half the shell is mounted to the IWB. Which isn't a huge deal, but even though you only need an extra half they seem to only sell a complete second shell. The Core Pack is great, but fixing the horrid release button and including one extra half shell would make it a true "do it all pack." Other than those complaints 5/5 for the serious thought that went into this product and what is probably the most modular adaptable pice of firearms gear I have ever seen. (Posted on 5/12/2019)
Awsome Review by N/a
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Everything was great but did not get extra clips really wanted o clips (Posted on 5/9/2019)
Great Product/support Review by mitchell
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Bought my first Alien Gen 1 for my Sig ..... liked enough to try new Gen for my Glock.
Received today, spent some time reading about and trying options. Vert Happy with the product, the instructions and fit...... overall A++ for Alien concept, web site and customer support. (Posted on 5/6/2019)

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