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.


Read More

* Required Fields

$99.88
  • Reviews
  • Add Review

Customer Reviews

4.75 / 5 (Based on 542 Reviews)


Displaying reviews 1-10 (of 542)

Excellent Product Review by Delcie
Quality
Price
Value
After researching holsters I decided on the ShapeShift 4.0 carry pack for my Sig P365 and I am so glad I did. It was simple to understand and easily put together. The holster was very defined in the molding and attention to details were obvious. (Posted on 2/13/2021)
Great product I've loved it. Review by Jay
Quality
Price
Value
Its a good start to modularity, I'm in need of more clips, mounts and shells. (Posted on 2/2/2021)
Perfect for all around carry Review by Ryan
Quality
Price
Value
All-in-one need for different carry conditions either inside or outside. (Posted on 1/16/2021)
day night sights Review by david
Quality
Price
Value
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
Quality
Price
Value
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
Quality
Price
Value
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
Quality
Price
Value
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
Quality
Price
Value
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
Quality
Price
Value
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
Quality
Price
Value
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)

Displaying reviews 1-10 (of 542) | Back to top

Write Your Own Review

You're reviewing: Springfield XDs 3.3 ShapeShift Core Carry Pack

How do you rate this product? *

  1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars
Quality
Price
Value