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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.

ShapeShift Modular Holster System


The ShapeShift Modular Holster System is patent pending.
Imagine buying one holster that can quickly and easily transform into a variety of carry positions. This is now a reality with the all-new ShapeShift Modular Holster System.

The ShapeShift Core Carry Pack is the foundation of the ShapeShift Modular Holster System, and includes everything you need to carry in four distinct ways. In just a few quick steps, quickly transform the ShapeShift into an IWB holster, appendix carry holster, OWB belt slide, and OWB paddle holster. The Core Carry Pack also includes a bonus Holster Mount, so you can attach your ShapeShift to a variety of surfaces in seconds.

This Modular Holster System went through two years of development, and each holster method is unsurpassed in comfort and concealability.

For those looking to carry concealed, the ShapeShift IWB Holster is comfortable and ultra-concealable. A stainless-steel core gives structural support to the holster, while a soft CoolVent neoprene base maintains essential comfort. The shell of the modular holster attaches to the base with a single mounting point, which eliminates printing and makes the holster bend against the body even better.

Appendix carry has never been safer and more well-designed than with the ShapeShift Appendix Carry Holster. This holster is an upgrade from other appendix carry options because of the single mounting feature that improves concealability, and a breathable neoprene backer that makes carrying AIWB natural. The holster shell fully covers the trigger guard and includes an optional thumb release.

The all-new ShapeShift OWB Paddle Holster is the next evolution of outside the waistband carry. With its customizable design, this modular holster can be equipped with adjustable active retention, passive retention, or both. An ergonomic thumb release, included in every Core Carry Pack, gives you the option to carry using active retention. The Adjustable Retention Unit allows you to customize your passive retention in seconds. To achieve the perfect draw angle, the ShapeShift OWB Paddle Holster is equipped with adjustable 360 degree cant and can be tilted in 12-degree increments.

For those looking for the handiness that comes with a belt slide holster, Alien Gear stepped it up with the ShapeShift OWB Slide Holster. One of the main complaints about other belt slide holsters is wobbliness when holstering or drawing the firearm that leads to unreliability. The ShapeShift OWB Slide is made of the same sturdy material as the ShapeShift OWB Paddle, so there will be no instability or wearing down, only consistency from the first draw to the last.

All holsters are made with the best and most durable materials, and Alien Gear Holsters backs this promise with a Forever Warranty and a 30-Day Test Drive. Made in America, unique to the planet.



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After a year.... Review by Beechcraft
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I have had the shapeshift core since Christmas of 2017 and carry every day, at home or away. My firearm is always with me. The option to carry based on how I dress or what I am doing makes this starter kit great. I have added a few more shells and just ordered the shoulder holster. The quality is there and I can attest to the security of my firearm. Today I was just starting to hang up Christmas lights on my house today. I was on the ladder and I missed a rung and fell off. I was wearing the Owb Shapeshift paddle holster with my Shield. I hit the ground , my ankle bent ninety degrees and I rolled backwards. The impact of me hitting the ground and then rolling over my weapon was pretty hard. My gun stayed right in its holster and the holster had no damage. The only retention I had was passive, no thumb release. I was very surprised because my gun belt took some damage. Great product! I knew your holsters were good but that made me a permanent customer. (Posted on 11/24/2018)
I am very pleased with this product, it is everything you said Review by Bill
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I have had it for about ten months, I am very pleased with this product. It is everything you said it would be, I like the fact that it is four in one, whatever I need it to be it is and it only take seconds to go from one to the other. Thanks for doing what you said you were going to do, and making me think I got my money wroth. (Posted on 11/22/2018)
Absolutley amazing! Review by Matt
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Bought the shapeshift core pack back in June and absolutley love it! It's super comfortable and keeps printing to a bare minimum (if at all) . I just bought another pistol I plan on carrying and wasted money on other holsters only to eventually come back to alien gear! Trust me when I say these are some of the best holsters out there! I reccomend these holsters to anyone in the market for a comfortable, versatile, and well made holster! (Posted on 11/22/2018)
I love it Review by Dan
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comfortable-versatile-very cool (Posted on 11/17/2018)
Great product. Glad it was my first holster Review by James
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When I first got my concealed carry permit I ordered the shape-shift modular system as my first holster so I would have different options to see how I like to carry . I am glad it was the first one that I bought because it is very comfortable. I bought another firearm and wanted the shell for that one which Alien Gear does not make it this time so had to find somebody that did have it and I really don't like the way it sits or the retention of the firearm. They are the only ones that make the holster for that firearm with the laser that I have on it. So hopefully Alien Gear will come out with that shell configuration soon so I can switch between firearms and carry comfortably (Posted on 11/9/2018)
Great holster, but needs only one improvement to be PERFECT! Review by Craig
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Incredible holster! The comfort, ease of configuration, and durability are as advertised and definitely do not disappoint. I wear my holster all day while sitting, standing, walking, etc. and it is extremely comfortable! By far THE BEST holster I've ever owned and Alien Gear has gained a lifetime customer. However, for me, the only thing I wish Alien Gear would do is create a holster mount for the Appendix configuration. I know that there is already a Cloak Dock holster mount for the IWB configuration, but I carry Appendix most of the time and would love a way to go from carry to mount once I get in my car or in my office. I think this addition would make this holster system absolutely perfect! Keep up the great work Alien Gear! Love your products! (Posted on 11/4/2018)
Just received Review by Coastey
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Just got my shapeshift core pack and I love it. Read thru the written material last night and watched the videos online then spent some of the morning working thru the different holster configurations. This is the first time that I have been comfortable with appendix carry. Everything in the box was labeled very well and easy to find, best part no missing pieces. Will post another review later as I use the holster system. (Posted on 10/30/2018)
Love it Review by Airborne
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Very versatile (Posted on 10/20/2018)
Radical man! Review by The yeti
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Super happy with my purchase. So versatile, manipulative, advanced. The only thing I will say and I suppose you can take it negative however I do not see it as such. The rotating adapter, instead of having it removable (causing the weapon to protrude) attach the knobby bit to the outside of the half shell directly. Still allowing the use of the paddle and mount but reducing the overall girth when carrying OWB plus it would allow the use of the mount if carrying AIWB or IWB. overall. Outstanding. Got it to try out on my EDC. now I intend to use it with all my handguns. (Posted on 10/19/2018)
Just get the IWB 3.5 Review by Marshall
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I love the quality of Alien Gear holsters and their stellar warranty, I have purchased several IWBs and think they make the best IWB holsters on the market (referring to 3.5). But I think they fell short with the design of the appendix and OWB holsters. For those interested in comparisons, I purchased my "starter kit" aka "core carry pack" for a m&p shield and am a fit, slender guy.

IWB 4.0 - Very comfortable and secure, I use it all day long without discomfort and the draw is super smooth. The downside to the trigger guard retention is that it's the thickest part of the holster for single stack compact pistols, probably not the case for double stacks. For this reason, I would recommend just getting the IWB 3.5, I have one for another pistol and it is just as comfortable, less bulky, supports FAR more pistols, and has shells for lasers/lights if you ever decide to get one.

Appendix - Way, way too bulky to carry appendix, especially if you're slimmer. The padding is larger than the pistol which adds unnecessary extra footprint and thickness to the holster. A slim kydex option is much more comfortable, I also have one that I carry frequently, as reference.

OWB - The footprint on this is too wide to fit on my side. The edges protrude way too far so I would basically have to wear it at the 4 o'clock position to be comfortable. There are better OWB options out there, in my opinion.

Paddle Holster - Overall, it is a good design and very easy/quick to adjust. I do not like the optional thumb release, but that's personal preference. I also think there are better options out there. (Posted on 10/11/2018)

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