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S&W M&P Shield 45 Caliber ShapeShift Appendix Carry Holster

$51.88

Shield 45 Caliber AIWB Holster


If you're looking to carry in the appendix position, you'd better pick the right Shield 45 appendix carry holster. Many appendix carry holsters leave something to be desired in terms of fitment, retention but most importantly comfort. Hard leather doesn't always wear the best against the skin and rigid plastics aren't always a whole lot better either.

Alien Gear has a better breed of Shield 45 appendix holster for you. The ShapeShift appendix holster is designed to carry comfortably through years of faithful service, with a custom fit and adjustable retention. This will keep you from weighing the pros and cons every time you want to carry, and will give you confidence to carry every day.

Say goodbye to hotspots and sharp edges digging into you as you carry. This Shield 45 appendix IWB deploys a plush, comfortable holster base to ensure your comfort. The perforated neoprene backer breathes against the skin and wicks away moisture to keep you cooler and drier than other materials, while also providing a cushion.

You won't have to worry about the holster base going limp after break-in; layers of ballistic nylon and spring steel form a durable spine. The holster feels anchored in place once fastened, but also flexes to fit your shape perfectly. It carries like it was made to fit where you insert it in the waistband.

The holster shell of your Shield 45 AIWB holster is custom-molded, fitting the pistol perfectly without the break-in period of so many other custom holsters. This aids in retaining the pistol, and the innovative ShiftShell fully wraps the trigger guard for added security.

Retention is fully adjustable, giving you the ability to set the draw how you want it. Prefer a slick draw? A tight hold? Somewhere in between? Set it yourself via the Adjustable Retention Unit. It takes mere seconds, and requires no tools.

Worried this holster might not live up to the hype? We know you'll think it does, but just in case it doesn't we give you the first month of ownership to find out for yourself. The holster can be returned in the first 30 days of ownership if you aren't satisfied for a full refund. That 30 Day Test Drive is part of Alien Gear's Iron-Clad Guarantee on our holsters, along with a comprehensive warranty on the holster and all components for life.

This is how you shift to a better appendix carry. Get your test drive started today!


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4.25 / 5 (Based on 40 Reviews)


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Love the shapeshift system Review by Michael
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Just received my shapeshift appendix holster today.
I ordered the system years ago for my Glock 19 and have purchased shells for others guns. I hear some thoughts of it being bulky and I can see that point but for myself its perfect. I can conceal easily all my guns even in the summer. The convenience along with the comfort is perfect for my body type. Thanks for a great product. (Posted on 9/9/2019)
RIDES TOO HIGH Review by 22Nout
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I bought this because my current IWB holster has a metal belt clip that would keep eating my shirts. Saw the plastic belt clip and said, "this would work" I'll start by saying that this holster is of high quality. The way AG engineered this holster is next to perfection. My only complaint is that for my G26 it rides too high causing it not to be so concealed as I would want it to be. When I would sit, it would stick out so much that even my kids notice it when they never did before with my other generic IWB holster - but as mentioned, that generic one had a metal belt clip. I know this holster is advertised as an appendix holster but I moved the holster to the 3 o'clock position and it sits better there. However, now it's even more noticeable thus, not very concealable unless I'm wearing a shirt twice my size. I did 22 years as a cop and mostly as an undercover, I'm well versed in concealing a gun. If you're looking for conceal-ability, this is not the holster for you. Though, I will add, that my gun feels more secure in this holster then in my other generic IWB holster. (Posted on 8/15/2019)
The benchmark for A/IWB holsters Review by CAJ
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When I first started carrying concealed, I couldn't find an IWB holster that was comfortable at all, much less when I was just wearing a t-shirt. Alien Gear totally nailed it with regards to comfort. A+ (Posted on 1/9/2019)
Great holster. Super fast shipping to European countries Review by Hugin
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Great holster. Received my products after only 5 days in a European country. Excellent follow up and service! (Posted on 11/29/2018)
Bulky and rides high Review by Richard
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I bought this holster for in the video it looked comfy and not too bulky. Upon arrival I put it on using different positions as recommended, but no matter what it rode to high so when I sat down I just get stabbed in the appendix (no pun intended). The holster is not very concealed either for its bulkier than it looks and I wanted it to be for a concealed weapon. I would not recommend this holster for anyone that is looking to conceal a weapon. (Posted on 11/6/2018)
Great long lasting product!!! Review by James83
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This holster is very durable and reliable, it is one of the most Advanced holsters ive ever come into contact with. It has a ton of customization for your everyday carry uses. Yeah the price is pretty up there compared to every other holster but you get what you pay for and a holster isn't something you want to cheap out on. (Posted on 10/26/2018)
Awesome product.... Review by jenn
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It is every thing you could dream of. Customer service is great and fast! Delivery was super fast! Will be using again!! (Posted on 9/19/2018)
Some good elements but overall displeased Review by Nate
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The biggest issue for me is the holster is way too bulky to conceal, it blatantly prints on clothes I normally have no issues with, It feels kind of cheap. Retention is phenomenal relative to the classic clamshell kydex against leather/fabric. But overall the whole modularity thing feels kind of gimicky because most will set it one way and leave it. (Posted on 9/15/2018)
sacrifice comfort for life Review by 2guns
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I like this holster for many reasons,one it covers the trigger.it has a piece on the back that separates steel from skin.one thing im not too happy with,is I like a full firing grip,everytime.and you need an accessory that will allow for straight drop,up and down a bit more capability.i have yet to find a company with such a system.one more eyelet and it would be golden.maybe you guys can experiment or know of such a system,but there is a review on holsters being comfortable.ive been carrying a gun for 29 yrs now,and iwb,appendix,you will sacrifice being totally comfortable,but not to the point of never wanting to carry.a gun is with me or two at all times,everyday,everywhere.PERIOD (Posted on 9/13/2018)
Not happy Review by Alex
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Holster is wasy too bulky and thick for aiwb. Not comfortable at all. (Posted on 8/29/2018)

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