The ShapeShift Modular Holster System, however, involved more than two years of design and testing. This involved a LOT of prototypes (it did not look anything like what it does now when it started, we can assure you of that) and millions of dollars invested in creating it.
We set out to create a holster system that didn’t compromise a thing in any configuration you carried it in, be it the 4.0 IWB, the Belt Slide OWB or the Paddle Holster OWB. Toolless operation was a design priority as well.
To start with, the ShapeShift holster switches seamlessly between backing platforms, without the need for tools. This way, you don’t have to worry about dialing in the hardware once you switch the retention shell to another backing platform. Neither do you have to worry about the security of the connection with the ShapeShift’s locking tabs.
Comfort isn’t an issue when you carry inside the waistband. The ShapeShift’s two IWB holster configurations – the 4.0 IWB and Appendix Carry Holster – feature a plush, durable backer, padded with CoolVent Neoprene as a cushioning layer that wicks away sweat and moisture, with bound edges for a comfortable all-day carry.
When carrying OWB, our Paddle Holster has one of the most durable, secure paddle attachments on the market. The paddle is contoured for comfort and has a retention lip for a secure carry. This can be changed for the belt slide, giving you a durable belt channel for the utmost in secure carry. Or, you can also carry in the Belt Slide configuration and conceal OWB with minimal layering.
Our holsters all feature adjustable passive retention, and our Paddle Holster OWB also has an active retention device for further security. However, unlike other “modular” designs, it’s removable. You can carry with or without active or passive retention as you see fit. No other holster design allows that option.
We also have our Drop Leg Holster, Ankle Holster and Shoulder Holster platforms available as well. For secure mounting of the holster, the ShapeShift OWB configuration can be docked with multiple attachments such as our MOLLE and backpack strap adapters, the ShapeShift holster mount and our Driver Defense car holster. The holster rides securely due to Alien Gear Holsters’ docking spline design, staying put until you decide it’s time to undock the holster.
Other modular holster designs may involve some compromise. Ours has none. It’s a comfortable, secure carry from Alien Gear or nothing at all.
Source: Alien Gear Holsters