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Holster Gear Review: Alien Gear Backpack and Molle ShapeShift Expansion Packs

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Alien Gear’s ShapeShift Holsters have become even more handy.

With their smartly-designed expansion packs, the ShapeShift Holsters keep adding new capabilities.

We got to take a close look at the Alien Gear Backpack and Molle ShapeShift Expansion Packs.

I have examined the Alien Gear ShapeShift Holster thoroughly in a previous review. Now I’m checking out the expansion packs, which allow for even more ways to carry your handgun.

The first pack we’ll look at is the Alien Gear ShapeShift Molle Expansion Pack. Below is what this holster expansion kit can do in Alien Gear’s own words.

I tried the Alien Gear ShapeShift Molle Expansion Kit for myself, with the test subject of a Glock 17 9mm pistol. Housed in a Glock 17 ShapeShift Shell, the holster clipped easily on to any Molle webbing, and locked into place.

This opens a world of possibilities like tactical vests, load bearing equipment, and backpacks. Now your handgun can be at the ready where you want it.

Another ShapeShift Expansion Pack I tested is the Backpack Pack. With an ingenious clip design, the mount actually attaches to your backpack strap in seconds.

Once again, the Glock 17 Pistol and ShapeShift Shell became were tested with this mount. I couldn’t help but think this mount puts the pistol right where you need it if you’re a backcountry hiker or hunter.

I dropped the hint that it would be nice to have even larger ShapeShift Shells available, for bigger guns like the Glock 20 in 10mm, or even the Smith & Wesson Model 329 .44 Magnum. You know, for the real big threats of the deep woods. Here’s hoping those will be available in the future.

After I removed and attached both the Alien Gear Backpack and Molle ShapeShift Expansion Packs a few times, I found them to be well made and really well thought out.

They’re made here in the states with plenty of American pride, and these great Expansion Packs do exactly what they were made to do.

Head on over to the Alien Gear website and see for yourself.

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Holster Gear Review: Alien Gear Backpack and Molle ShapeShift Expansion Packs