What do you normally look for in an XDs paddle holster? Good fit, retention, and a secure attachment. These things add up to a holster that holds the pistol well - which you need it to when carrying OWB - and that you can depend on to stay attached at all times.
Finding one with those attributes though...that's easier said than done. A lot of people have a few paddle holsters in the holster drawer that didn't wind up passing muster.
But your search for a dependable paddle holster may well be over. The Alien Gear ShapeShift Springfield XDs OWB paddle holster was created to conquer every limitation of the typical paddle holster.
Never give in to an anonymous "one-size-fits-all" holster again. The ShapeShift is precisely molded for your make and model firearm, and fits every nook and cranny because it was made to. You also won't have to rely on an active retention device to keep it holstered either.
But you can, though. The ShapeShift can be equipped with our Adjustable Retention Unit for adjustable passive retention, or a thumb-release for active retention...or both, for full Level II retention.
You never need worry about a flimsy paddle again. The paddle attachment on the ShapeShift XDS paddle holster docks with the holster via the locking gate and spline attachment, which also allows you to adjust the holster for cant angle. Once locked in place, the paddle cannot come out of the locking gate...nor can it be sheared off under normal circumstances.
And trust us...we tried. Alien Gear Holsters has spent more than two years developing the ShapeShift, filing for more than 30 patents in the process. No other holster has been designed to be this durable.
It's also compatible with the ShapeShift holster dock, which you can attach to any surface you see fit. Undock the holster from the belt attachment and dock anywhere you have a holster mount.
Worried you might not like it? Alien Gear Holsters give you up to a month to figure it out. Take the first month of ownership to wear and evaluate the holster. If, during that time, you decide it isn't to your satisfaction, you can return it for a full refund.
That's part of their Iron-Clad Guarantee, which also includes a full lifetime warranty on the holster.
Other paddle holsters are a lesser lifeform. Are you ready for your carry system to evolve? Try the ShapeShift.