Alien Gear ShapeShift Core Carry Pack Review
I had my eyes on the Alien Gear ShapeShift Core Carry Pack for a while. It basically gives you four different carrying options for around $100. Otherwise on their own, each holster setup is an average of $50.
I already have several holsters for my primary carry firearms but only one for my Glock 43, and while I like it, I wanted more options. I ordered the pack from Reed's in Walker, MN. They were cheaper and had faster shipping than the actual Alien Gear website and also on Amazon. I tried buying it local first, but none of the 4 places I called carried the brand.
I got the pack in about 3 days and opened it up. It's definitely a read the directions kind of deal as the hardware interchanges depending on the carry style you want. I wanted to try the standard IWB or "In the waistband" carry, and got that setup. In this configuration it's comfortable, yet still bulkier than the IWB I was already using for my Glock 43. I gave it a couple of days and then actually defaulted back to my previous one. Hunting season is coming up though, so I think I'll give it another few days during that to see if I dig it more. I haven't used any of the other configurations yet either, but I did set them up and once you get the idea of how it all works, it's pretty easy and quick to change setups.
I've spent $100 on a lot less before but the reality after I had it all in front of me was I will probably only use two of the setups, but I guess the options are there. The materials seem solid and well built though, so if you think you'll use all the combinations at some point, it's a good deal in my opinion. I'm also fat, so maybe more combinations work better for skinny people.