In a holster world of innovation, many companies try to make things greater by thinking outside of the box. Some succeed, but many fail. The holster market is incredibly flooded with a lot of the ‘same old’, and once in a while something magical comes into play.
Enter: Alien Gear Holster’s newest addition, the ShapeShift Modular Holster System
It’s truly unlike anything we’ve seen and if you’ve been following along with us on Facebook, we saw a live demonstration of the system at SHOT Show in January. Watch the video below:
SHOT Show 2017: A closer look at the new Alien Gear ShapeShift modular holster system
Posted by Concealed Nation on Thursday, January 19, 2017
Just the other day, our package arrived with their new Starter Kit. It’s been pretty amazing to say the least. While this isn’t the full review, which is coming soon, we’ll take a look at what the Starter Kit comes with. In the video at the top of this article, you’ll find a demonstration of just how simple everything is.
Let’s see exactly what Alien Gear has to say about their new system:
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 Starter Kit 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 Starter Kit 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 Starter Kit, 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..
A look at all the pieces below and one may be inclined to think it’s impossible to learn. With the system that they’ve put together, though, it’s a relative breeze once you understand what does what.
And really, it’s genius.
Quickly moving from one setup to the next is as simple as pushing a button, or simply moving a few pieces around. The combinations are incredible and for the price, I can’t say that I know of anything as versatile.
“Brandon, why isn’t this a review? Stop teasing us!”
We’re not there yet, because I have not put them to the test. Having just received everything, a review will be popping up in the next few weeks. Until then, I’ll be trying this new equipment out to report back. So far, it’s looking good.
Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a StealthGearUSA Revolution holster.