S&W SD9 VE 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.

S&W SD9 VE ShapeShift Modular Holster System


The ShapeShift Modular Holster System is patent pending.

Why buy just one SD9 VE holster when you can get up to four for the price of one? Alien Gear has spent more than two years developing a whole new holster system that will change what you can expect from a SD9 holster. In fact, it isn't even a holster at all. It's a carry system that will allow you to carry your SD9VE how you want, when you want.

The core of the ShapeShift is the injection-molded shell, made from a nearly indestructible polymer. The ShapeShift Core Carry Pack for the S&W SD9 VE includes one full Shift Shell and two trigger guards. The proprietary toolless rails fit together and lock by means of the included twist lock, allowing you to put either the full shells together or a full shell and a half-shell to lock to one of the two supplied backers.

The two included backing pads are of a similar design to our award-winning Cloak Tuck 3.0 IWB holster, and feature the same neoprene backer, spring steel core and Alien Skin surface. There are three carry methods that can be employed with the backers, including two IWB options and one OWB method.

If you attach the shell to the smaller backing pad, you can attach the larger belt clip for use as an SD9 appendix holster. Enjoy a whole other world of comfort with this holster configuration, as few other appendix holsters will carry this comfortably.

For OWB concealed carry, attach the belt slide attachments with the smaller backer. This creates a high-ride hybrid SD9 OWB holster. For those who prefer to conceal with an OWB holster, this will be the easiest method to carry with the ShapeShift holster system. An untucked shirt or light outerwear will be all that's required to conceal in this manner.

For use as a traditional SD9 VE IWB holster, attach the larger backer to the outer shell and trigger guard shell. Each wing has our adjustable belt clips, allowing you to set ride height and grip cant to your satisfaction.

Those who prefer a more robust OWB holster can attach the two outer shells and attach the paddle attachment for an SD9 VE paddle holster.

Concerned about retention? It is completely customizable. We include three sizes of trigger guard retention brackets - light, medium and heavy - that provide passive retention. However, if you prefer or need more, we also include a finger-lock and thumb-release, which gives the wearer up to Level III retention.

No other holster company makes a holster system close to the same level of customizability or function.

Just like our other products, the ShapeShift SD9VE holster system comes with our 30-day "Test Drive" trial period, during which you can wear the holster and decide if it's really what the holster you wanted. If not, return for a refund prior to the lapsing of the trial period.

We also offer you a lifetime warranty on your ShapeShift holster. As long as you own it, we will fix any issue that arises with your ShapeShift holster, regardless if it's due to manufacturing defect or damage. (Given the material it's made from, that will be difficult to manage.) If we can't fix it, we will send you a new holster.

We have set out to change what you can expect from an SD9VE carry holster. You might never want to carry one any other way.


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Shapeshift core carry pack Review by Jay
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I received the Shapeshift Core Carry pack and was immediately impressed. The pack included all the extras (mounting hardware even the drill bit etc). I had not expected the little extras. I was able to wear the gear all day at the range in rainy weather. The neoprene backing made the iwb comfortable. The gear held up great and was easy to use. The one negative for me was the retention lever. I used it, and at times it would flex under pressure and not release smoothly. The plastic seems a bit weak on the stem. I removed the retention lever and was happy with the result. Great product for the money. (Posted on 6/22/2019)
Quality Product & Even Better Customer Service Review by Aquaman
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I was excited to get my Core Carry Pack opened the box amazed by the quality of the product and extras I received for purchasing the Pack. But, I was busy with life and never put it together until a month or so later. When I tried to put my weapon into the holster the famous "Click" did not happen even with the tension screw at max. I immediately hopped onto the website and clicked the green help icon on the bottom right. Left a message and that morning had a response asking for some more information so they could determine what was wrong with the holster. I replied back with information had one more interaction and the next day had an email stating a part was being shipped out to me plus an email from the customer service rep with an update. Unbelieveable! Thank you for knowing how to treat someone. (Posted on 6/13/2019)
Still evaluating Review by John
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The idea of the shape shift is solid, multiple holsters and easy configuration. I am a little concerned about the twist locks and their durability. Not sure if you changed configs a lot if they would wear. I do like hearing that audible "click" knowing your weapon is secure. One thing that is not a determent to the holster is shipping. I feel it is expensive and never arrives when scheduled. Tracking is also a problem. Don't expect your item to arrive when stated. (Posted on 5/29/2019)
It's the BEST! Review by Mykoe9
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I've tried holsters from everywhere and everybody, this is IT! I will look no further. I forget about it being on my hip. It's so comfortable that I forget it's there. Then I think about it and I know it's there, but it's comfortably there. Nothing sticks you in the side (and I'm a fat boy), the retention is excellent and I know nobody will be able to just take it out of its holster. Yet when I go to get it, it comes right out for me. I love this holster and I wish I would have known about it much earlier. This has been so well though out I can't imagine another holster being better than this. Thank you Alien Gear. I'll be buying more stuff from you real soon. (Posted on 5/22/2019)
Absolutely Love this Product Review by Regis
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I bought the Alien Gear ShapeShift Core Carry Pack, and I bought it mainly for the IWB conceal holster for my Glock 19 but I absolutely love every item in this set. It not only met any and all expectations of comfortable holster that I could wear for concealed and duty (I work in Security) but you CANT beat the price for 4 holsters in ONE! Im loving it even more as I also bought a shell for my Taurus G2C 9mm and I already have 4 holsters that I can use with it! This set has also opened my eyes to Appendix carry. Never considered it until I tried it out with the Shapeshift set and found out how comfortable it is, especially with Alien Gear's holster. 5 Stars across the board. Would 1000% percent (yes 1000%!) recommend this to others, I already have. I will also will continue to be purchasing all my holster needs from them in the Future. Thanks for the great product! (Posted on 5/21/2019)
Comfortable Review by Brian
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I ordered the core pack for my Glock 42. At first I was sceptical about the IWB holster that came with it. Most of the IWB holsters I've purchased in the past were bulky,uncomfortable and dug into your back. With this one I don't even know it's there. Easily breaks down for another carry position. I also love the OWB belt slide position. I will definitely purchase more for my other guns. Highly recommend. (Posted on 5/18/2019)
great product Review by Ken
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I have lost track on the number of holsters I have purchased over the years. I was very hesitant too purchase another one (the shape shifter), but I am happy I did so. This is a high quality holster that works great and provides a number of different ways to carry which is great in MN where you have different cloths based on the time of years. I just purchased a shell for a smaller gun I am going to carry in the summer. I don't see myself buying any holster other then expansion packs for the shapeshifter. (Posted on 5/14/2019)
Great product but fell a bit short Review by Giovanni
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This pack is so close to being outstanding but sadly falls short in a couple areas. The button to release to draw is absolutely horrendous. I would never trust it for anything but target shooting, and even then would be frustrating.. Its bizarre they let this go on such a great product. Long flimsy plastic that will not function if not pressed STRAIGHT in. Also one of the main reasons I got this was so I could take my IWB gun out and slide it in the vehicle mount. What I didn't expect is that you need a secondary holster to do it as half the shell is mounted to the IWB. Which isn't a huge deal, but even though you only need an extra half they seem to only sell a complete second shell. The Core Pack is great, but fixing the horrid release button and including one extra half shell would make it a true "do it all pack." Other than those complaints 5/5 for the serious thought that went into this product and what is probably the most modular adaptable pice of firearms gear I have ever seen. (Posted on 5/12/2019)
Awsome Review by N/a
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Everything was great but did not get extra clips really wanted o clips (Posted on 5/9/2019)
Great Product/support Review by mitchell
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Bought my first Alien Gen 1 for my Sig ..... liked enough to try new Gen for my Glock.
Received today, spent some time reading about and trying options. Vert Happy with the product, the instructions and fit...... overall A++ for Alien concept, web site and customer support. (Posted on 5/6/2019)

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