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S&W M&P Shield Performance Center 9mm/.40cal ShapeShift 4.0 IWB Holster

$55.88
There are so many M&P Shield 9/40 Performance Center IWB holsters out there to choose from. Why isn't there a better one, though? Almost all of them are retreads of the same old thing and what separates any one from the other?

Too many choices can sometimes be a bad thing if the choices are basically all the same.

Alien Gear has something new for you. A Performance Center Shield IWB holster where almost every aspect has been improved.

First, the backer. Many Shield IWB holsters suffer from having backers that are too big and too bulky to be truly comfortable. The ShapeShift's innovative shell design allows us to reduce the overall footprint of the backer without sacrificing comfort or durability. That way, you won't feel like you're wearing a football field inside the waistband.

The materials used in making the backer will ensure a better carry than many other IWB holsters. The layer sitting against the skin is our Cool Vent perforated neoprene, which is breathable and sweat-wicking for greater comfort. The core of the holster is layers of woven nylon and spring steel, which gives the holster a firm but flexible spine that feels incredibly secure but conforms to your shape well. The top layer is Alien Skin, a textured fabric that keeps holster wear from happening.

The ShapeShift M&P Shield 9/40 Performance Center waistband holster shell is unlike any other design on the market. We have redesigned our holster shells to fully wrap the trigger guard, giving it better retention and fit out of the box than any other holster.

Like our previous holster designs, retention is completely customizable. Install the Adjustable Retention Unit and dial in the exact passive retention that you wish to have with your ShapeShift holster.

What this adds up to is a slimmer holster than you may be used to carrying, that's also even more comfortable, is built to last and carries your pistol more securely and better than any other holster you may have ever found.

However, you also get Alien Gear's Iron-Clad Guarantee, including a 30-day Test Drive trial (during which you can return the holster for a full refund if unsatisfied during the first month of owning it) and a comprehensive lifetime warranty.

If you're looking for your daily carry to evolve...try out the ShapeShift. You may never carry with anything else...


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Best in Breed Holster Review by EDC Time
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I have many different holsters of this type. Some from well known companies and others from gun show vendors as well as many full leather holsters from the better mainstream companies. Alien Gear has done their R&D and have something I think will be hard to improve upon. The holster I used prior I needed to modify for this particular firearm (SR9c) to keep it from releasing the magazine when working on the ground. Also the leather backing shows its age but is still quite functional just has a few blemishes and bends. The ease at which the 4.0 can be adjusted, included accessories, fit and finish, and functionality makes it the new king of the hill and my first choice, Very comfortable for all day wear, good materials and components, attention to detail, shoot maybe there was some alien technology responsible for the design for all I know. After wearing daily for some time now for work and leisure I have not found anything to date to complain about. If you are thinking about one I say get it for IWB carry which is my primary use for the 4.0. (Posted on 6/12/2020)
Comfortable Concealed carry Review by Chuck
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The quality of this well thought product is excellent. My experience with a concealed carry full size pistol has always been an uncomfortable and unpleasant, for years and I had come to expect this. This holster has changed that experience, and made the concealed carry much more comfortable than other holsters. The surprising feel of the inner pad, which conforms to my "extra tire" waist size, as well as the hard protect-ant shell that offers a firm click push lock or a thumb release lock, has changed the way I will carry from now on. (Posted on 5/14/2020)
Nice holster, but not for me... Review by Rich
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So after a great deal of searching for "the most comfortable IWB holster" for my M&P .380 Shield EZ, I decided on the AG Shape Shifter 4.0. For me the $55 was a lot of money, but I figured if it was comfortable it would be worth it. I just got it the other day. I set it up for the way I like it and have worn it twice. I will be sending it back tomorrow. Don't get me wrong, it's beautifully made, and a quality holster. It is just not what I am looking for. It is slightly more comfortable than the all Kydex holder I was trying to replace it with, but it is WAY bulkier, and prints like crazy on me. To top it off, I have to have my pants open to get it on, and worse yet, I have to take my pants completely off to get it off. I am not saying it isn't a nice holster, it is, but it just isn't for me... (Posted on 4/26/2020)
Absolutely phenomenal holster, highly highly recommend Review by Benji
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I've had this holster for a little over four months now, and I have loved every second of it. It's extremely comfortable, light weight, and extremely durable. One of the things I love most about this holster is that you can adjust your guns retention on it. It does a great job at keeping your weapon in tact. I got in a 70 mph motorcycle wreck and had this holster on, and my gun didn't budge a bit after all the tumbling and rolling I went through. This is a very high quality holster, very comfortable (I don't even notice my Glock 19 most of the time, and have literally slept with it on wearing this holster), and worth every dollar. My only complaint is that alien gear doesn't make this holster in a TLR-7 cut out option. (Posted on 4/25/2020)
Azmazing product Amazing company Review by randy
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The fast customer service and amazing reputation is why i thought id buy a 4.0 holster. Im amazed with the feel and quality of the holster. This is the first holster ive bought where it doesn't feel like a holster. The only thing that could of been better is the shipping time. But due to the current state/ all of the people buying holsters they get a pass. 5 out of 5. (Posted on 4/15/2020)
Shape shift holster Review by John
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Got my first shape shift holster for the P365 and I love it. I ordered the shape shift ankle holster as well for the P365 and a shape shift shell for my P938. They are quick and easy to swap. The holsters are comfortable and don't show under your clothes. You forget your're even wearing it after a while. I wear mine all day every day and it's never a problem. There is no other holster I'd ever buy again and I tried a few different brands before Alien Gear. (Posted on 3/22/2020)
Your best holster yet Review by DavilDogDad
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Started using your products years ago. The 4.0 is a huge step forward in the evolution of concealed carry holsters. It's comfortable, versatile, secure, and affordable. I am a customer for life. (Posted on 2/1/2020)
Not happy Review by J.R.
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I thought it was going to be awesome after all the reviews I read. But I guess I'll start at the top and work my way down. First, doesn't conceal well. No matter how I adjust hangers or the bolts to make cant more angled, it's obviously there. Its the weapon holding part that is very bulky. I watched the video but didnt let it sink in that the skinny guy had very loose shirt, and the overweight guy......well ......his big belly and waist will conceal anything. So no matter what I wear, its noticeable. And it even pushes my pants so far away from my skin that I look like my ass is deformed. Okay second, there's not enough material to keep the handle of my pistol from rubbing my side raw. It took 10 mins and then it got to hurting bad. Okay, third and last, it also isnt comfortable when I'm sitting in my vehicle. And anyone who has one of these know you aren't going to just easily adjust and move the holster around to where it isn't pushing into my back and side. Sooooooooo, it doesnt conceal well unless I'm wearing a parachute as a shirt( but even then you know its there), it doesnt protect your body from rub/hotspots from the actual weapon, and it isn't comfortable unless I'm standing up. This sucks! I thought this holster was going to be my baby of all my holsters, but I was wrong. I'm at a loss as to what to do. Ive adjusted all I can.
Alright, my reciew is even though it looks good, it doesnt do what it claims to do better than anyone else. I really tried to like this thing. (Posted on 1/22/2020)
Great product at a great price. Review by dmaahs
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Bought this as my first EDC holster. It was recommended to me, and I am not disappointed. The IWB holster is super comfortable and sturdy. I just ordered the OWB paddle expansion because I was so impressed! (Posted on 1/21/2020)
Excellent Product Review by Sam
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Bought this holster for my shield. Absolutely love it, It has been a great holster thus far. It holds up to its name of shape shift and molds to you wherever you may be carrying it. It doesn't move around like some Kydex holsters do. The adjustable angles and retention are also very nice and make it more comfortable.

(Posted on 1/6/2020)

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