S&W M&P Shield 45 Caliber ShapeShift Core Carry Pack


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.

Shield 45 Modular Holster Kit

Why shop for every individual type of Shield 45 holster, when you can get everything you need at once? Alien Gear can get you outfitted with virtually every type of carry holster you'll need for concealed carry and most open carry applications.

The ShapeShift Core Carry Pack includes one full Shift Shell and two trigger guards. The innovative design of the ShapeShift holster shell makes it easy to switch between them in moments, without the use of tools.

Carry with the Shield 45 concealed carry holster of your choice, then switch to open carry in moments and back again just as quickly, with no loss in fitment, retention or comfort.

For traditional concealed carry, the ShapeShift Core Carry Pack includes a traditional Shield 45 IWB holster. The comfortable backer keeps you carrying comfortably, with a ventilated neoprene backlayer that keeps you cool and dry. Your kit comes with several choices of belt clip, which can be adjusted to find the perfect ride height and grip cant.

If you prefer appendix carry or a smaller holster tucked in the waistband, there's also a Shield 45 appendix carry holster. The holster sits on a smaller backer, made from the same layers of materials as the IWB. You also get your choice of belt clip, with a small or large appendix carry clip to choose from.

For easy OWB concealment, the appendix carry clip can be exchanged for belt slide clips to create a high, tight belt slide Shield 45 OWB holster. This holster can be covered by a light layer and concealed easily whilst carrying outside the waistband.

For the ultimate in secure open carry, we also include a Shield 45 paddle holster OWB. This holster uses two full-length durable polymer shells, molded from the same type of polymer blend used to make the frames of many firearms just like the Shield 45. It can be worn with active retention, passive retention or both. The paddle attachment can also be switched to a belt slide if desired.

The Shield 45 holster kit also comes with Alien Gear's Iron-Clad Guarantee. This includes a 30 Day Test Drive trial period after purchase, giving you up to a month to wear these holsters and see if they meet your approval. Return for a refund during that time if not. We also fully warranty the ShapeShift kit and all components for life.

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Excellent Review by Brian
I waited several months after purchase of a S&W M&P 2.0 .45 Performance Center model for the release of a holster here that would support it. This delivered 100%. While the "2.0" is not expressly supported under this SKU, form-factor was it is generally identical. I was skeptical, however a chat support person suggested that while not clearly listed, it should be close enough, and if not brought up the 30-day purchase assurance. 30-day guarantee? I figured I'd bite.

The support tech was right, it fights perfectly. On top of that, I cannot express enough the choices provided in the starter kit. I bought for the paddle and IWB options, but found I actually prefer appendix to IWB. I had not ever tried appendix prior to this, and while the IWB holster is the best I've had for any of my firearms, I found a great appreciation for the appendix holsters size and position. Out of the box if you have not purchased this arrangement of gear it can be intimidating. Just watch the linked video they suggest, it explains it all. A twist here, swap there, and any configuration is done.

I cannot express enough how satisfied I am with this product. It provides every option I could want and each option is comfortable and well thought out. I am eyeballing the shop for my other handguns now. Strongly recommend. I look forward to seeing how it holds to extended wear. (Posted on 7/10/2018)
Awesome Review by James
Just got my shape shift in for the m&p shield 45 and I love it already great product and great company (Posted on 4/29/2018)

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