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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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4.8 / 5 (Based on 377 Reviews)


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Fantastic and comfortable. Review by Marty
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So many options with the core carry pack. This company is the best and easiest to work with I have met in many years. Absolutely first class people and no hassle exchanges. Would recommend them to everyone. (Posted on 7/2/2020)
Core Carry Pack Review by Joey
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Just received the core pack today, couple of weeks ahead of schedule, Happy about that. Already I am loving this holster and the various configurations. Love the fact that I can release the pistol and the shift shell from the OWB Paddle configuration and put it away when I'm around the house. No bulky parts or holster hanging off my belt. When I'm ready to slap it back on, it's as easy as pushing a button, and wa-la, I'm packing again. Will write more later, but already loving this. Going to order one for my larger pistol next.
(Posted on 6/14/2020)
Smart Setup Review by Phil
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This is a well engineered product that is very versatile. I purchased it for my Beretta 96 but unfortunately it doesn't fit my gun with the Elite (thick) slide. However, I liked the system so much I kept it anyway with the idea of getting a shell for another model gun I might acquire.. (Posted on 6/7/2020)
Best Holsters/ Customer Service Review by Austin
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I purchased this Core Carry Pack from a third party seller here in Guam and immediately noticed the quality of the products to be some of the best I've ever had. The holsters, Shells for the Firearms, and the neoprene leather IWB pad are some of the highest quality and extremely well designed holsters/ accessories ever made. Unfortunately, I also noticed a couple of the RH (Right Handed) clips for the Appendix carry were missing from the box. I contacted customer support right away and got on the instant messaging chat to state my issue. I was immediately greeted with a representative who was able to help me with my concern. After a few messages and information trading later, she informed me that I would be sent a couple of replacement clips as soon as possible. I just want to thank Alien Gear Representative Cassandra and the entire company for being so customer friendly and helpful when it comes to their products. I completely stand behind this company in full support and will definitely be ordering more holsters and accessories! (Posted on 6/5/2020)
Couldn't be happier Review by John 1791
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Easily the best holster/system I've ever owned. Prior military, and avid patriot, I pestered my group of friends, and consistently heard that Alien Gear made what I was looking for. Slides in easily, and remains tightly secured; comfortable to carry all day, and the quality craftsmanship that you'd expect from an American made product,
This is my EDC holster, and nothing on the market even comes close. I guarantee, disappointment will never materialize, especially with their well priced Core Pack. My core pack accidentally came with right handed clips for my appendix carry holster (i carry southpaw; they say i'm more creative than you), and their customer support was superb, getting the appropriate clips shipped out to me without hassle.

All jokes aside, these holsters are the sh*t.
Product 10/10
Customer Service 10/10
Price 10/10
Sex Appeal +3 (Posted on 6/3/2020)
Poor quality, no retention on P229 Review by Jake
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Its much less sturdy than I expected, and has almost no retention on my P229. The weapon can fall right out. After trying to work with AlienGear support we weren't able to get this working. (Posted on 5/31/2020)
Good product Review by Luis
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Good functionality and I like the product overall. I would recommend this to anyone. It is comfortable and easy to switch holster types. (Posted on 5/26/2020)
Worth every penny. Review by Charles
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Glock 45 gen 5 fits like a glove, holds it securely and comfortable in all the configurations.
Was recommended by a friend's son in the special forces. (Posted on 5/22/2020)
Great Service Review by Dave
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When the kit arrived, one piece was defective. I called customer service and it was replaced promptly at no charge. (Posted on 5/19/2020)
Amazing customer service and everything really Review by Avery
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Iv never looked forward to leaving a review till now this product is great and the company is even better fast responsive and the holster kit is just perfect the only thing I could recommend if they read these is maybe on the next gen is a soft material built into the inside of the shell where it wont wear anything off the slide besides that I love each configuration and its just a great deal Iv recommended it to everyone who has a pistol or wants to buy one and I'd recommend it to anyone who has come this far to read the comments and that's my review on the core carry pack (Posted on 5/18/2020)

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