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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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4.55 / 5 (Based on 89 Reviews)


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Alien Gear ShapeShift Best Appendix Carry Holster!!! Review by LJ
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First, off I just want to say that I love the whole shapeshift idea, buy one holster, and use it for many different carry positions just brilliant! Secondly, I've owned many different holsters and have never been able to successfully pull off the appendix carry without it looking like I've got a gun in my waistband. That is until I purchased the Alien Gear ShapeShift Appendix Carry Holster. This holster is amazingly comfortable, very concealable, and will have you wanting to carry your firearm more. Which in my opinion is very important. Oh did I mention they also back up their holsters with a lifetime warranty? No, well they do and I will not buy any other holster than Alien Gear from here on out. Great job guys!! (Posted on 9/2/2020)
Fantastic Holster minus a few details Review by G
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This holster is Fantastic, it does what I need it to do. The only complaint i have is a small detail which is in my eyes an easy fix. Printing from the handle, I'm using the Taurus G2C and I still get a little printing from the handle. Most holster manufactures incorporate a stem on the belt clip that pushes the belt out and the weapon into the body, eliminating the printing you see from the handle. The reason why I believe this to be an easy fix is because the parts on this great device are interchangeable. Redesign the clip for the appendix holster and I'll be the first to buy it, That's a Guarantee! (Posted on 8/23/2020)
AMAZING Review by Jason
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Product met and exceeded expectations ! Would most definately recommend to anyone wanting a top quality product !! (Posted on 8/15/2020)
Excellent holster system Review by Nick
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The holster is excellent and has a lot of functionality with the modular shapeshift system. The only feature that I could say is an issue for me is the lack of an O clip for a solid mount to a belt. People have complained about bulk, however in my case with my fullsize M&P, it looks like I have a large belt buckle if at all noticeable. The lack of cant and height adjustment is a common complaint and I see where it could be an issue with others. It is a larger holster as it is modular- however I think that offers more comfort with the pad underneath versus a smaller appendix holster that barely covers the weapon. (Posted on 8/11/2020)
Great holster system!! Review by Amazon Customer
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Excellent holder and the modular functionality of the shapeshift platform is perfect. This is my first concealed holster, so I do not have much to compare to, but it did buy it for what it is and for the options and conversations -modularity. The pad is comfortable on the surface, but can push into waist or leg when working and doing a lot of movement depending on position. I feel that mo matter what position, there will be some dig or push of any holster. It just goes with it. The only thing I took away a star for is that they presently only offer a clip on the front. Maybe soon, they will put out an O clip option of a snap loop option to change it out. The clip is great for now, solid and easy to slip over pants/belt, but I do understand as they say that it will wear over time. When it comes available, it will be one of the first changes. I will be getting some of the other expansion packs for other carry options and review them as well. I am only testing presently and found that for my full size M&P 11:00 position offers the most comfort and least print with length of the grip and bulge from the clip and thickness of the complete unit. 1:00 position is a bit more comfortable but prints more. It isn't very noticeable, but it does print. I may consider a mag pouch as well and the other IWB pancake expansion pack to try to spread the bulge and make it print even less. It is a great holster for what it is though. Highly recommended. (Posted on 8/1/2020)
Holster Sig 938 awesome Review by Mark
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Unit is comfortable & easily adjusts to your needs. Hold s gun perfectly (Posted on 8/1/2020)
Too bulky Review by Bob
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I bought the kit, which was fine, but was looking for an AIWB holster and this one is WAY too big. I would not recommend it. (Posted on 7/16/2020)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Hello! Thank you for the review and feedback. We are sorry to hear about this not working for you, and we would love to make things right! With our Appendix Carry Holsters, they are meant to be worn with loose fitting shirts or sweaters, anything tighter can result in printing or it being bulky. It can also depend on the firearm you are carrying as well. Please reach out to us and we can find the right holster to fit your lifestyle!

(Posted on 8/24/2020)
A little pricey. Cheaper on site, but worth the money. Review by C. Austin
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My worry with this holster was that it wouldn't fit my XDm 45 Compact since the box says 9/40. But it fits! Have to play with the retention out of the box. It's comfortable and forgot I had it on a few times. It says appendix carry but with me being heavier set, that's a no go so I carry in 4 o'clock, 4:30 position which is great as well. (Posted on 7/6/2020)
Horrible holster, waste of money. Review by Justin
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I wish I didn't waste my money on this holster. It is bulky, uncomfortable, and does not conceal even in the slightest. My P365 prints like no tomorrow even with the flush fit magazine. Buy this holster if you want everyone to know you are "concealing". Save your money and head on over to a competitor. Incredibly comfortable and even with extended magazines, you can't tell I'm carrying. Alien gear probably won't publish this review but you have been warned! (Posted on 6/29/2020)

Alien Gear Holsters responded:

Hello! We apologize for the uncomfortable feeling and we do want to make this right! With our holsters, and many alike, they do require loose fitting shirts or sweaters. We do also recommend a good gun belt to make sure that the holster is kept up close to your body to keep the bulkiness or printing to a minimum. Please reach out to us and we can make this right for you!

(Posted on 8/24/2020)
Great deal and like 3 in 1 holster Review by Sylvia Kitterman
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Worked the gun and different setting. Movable and works many different ways. (Posted on 6/27/2020)

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