How to Install the Reduced Size Buckle

Here’s how (and why!) to install and use the Reduced Size Buckle on your PHLster Enigma or Enigma Express. Full assembly instructions, written and video.

What Holsters are Compatible with the Light Bearing Express?

Bottom line up front: Our Floodlight holsters are the only holsters compatible with the Light Bearing Enigma Express. We know that this can be a bit confusing, because the Enigma OS models can be used with any compatible holster, but the Enigma Express models are designed around the specific holster they come with. For the Light […]

Enigma Express vs Enigma OS – Light Bearing

There are a few major differences between the Enigma OS – Light Bearing, and the new Enigma Express Light Bearing.  Whether or not you decide to upgrade is a personal decision, and depends on your needs. Generally speaking, if you’re happy with your current setup, there’s no need to upgrade. If you’re looking to solve a specific comfort challenge, read on to see if the new updates will make a difference for you.

Floodlight2 Instructions

Start by watching the Quick Start video. Adjust your shock cord, then your retention screws. Because the Floodlight2 is a “universal” fit holster that accommodates a variety of guns, it requires a specific reholstering technique for best results. DO NOT attempt to reholster by fishing the muzzle of your gun into the top of the holster.

Sport Belt Instructions

To install the optional Enigma Sport Belt accessory, first choose your Enigma model.  (Make sure to choose the correct model, because the instructions for attaching the sport belt are DIFFERENT for the Enigma Express and Enigma OS.) Once you choose your model, scroll down to the “accessories” section to watch the sport belt instruction video. […]

PHLster Concealment Class – View Ahead Assignment

Welcome! This page has view-ahead material for the PHLster concealment classes. Please watch this video playlist before class. Getting familiar with these concepts and principles will help us use our class time more efficiently, and allow us to spend more time on hands-on application, as well as in-depth discussion and questions. This playlist contains videos […]

Written Instructions – Light Bearing Enigma LH

These instructions are for the Light Bearing PHLster Enigma, left handed assembly. If you are right handed, click here. If you’d prefer video instructions instead, please click here. SAFETY WARNING: Make sure your holster is compatible. Do not modify, drill, sand, or cut your Enigma faceplate in ANY way. Thoroughly read the Enigma safety page and […]

Do you need extra holster length?*

*If you’re carrying a longer-muzzled gun or a revolver, adding extra holster length may not be necessary for you, but for short semiautomatic guns, it’s often helpful.

Guns with short muzzles can be top-heavy and difficult to conceal comfortably. To solve this, some holsters have extra length added to the muzzle end. Like the keel on a boat, the extra muzzle length helps balance the holster, making it more comfortable and easier to conceal. This is especially true if you have a bit of a belly, which tends to push the grip out more and make the muzzle dig in.

Note that while extra muzzle length reduces grip printing, it can increase muzzle printing, which can be a concern with lower carry positions and tight fitting pants such as leggings or yoga pants. 

Learn more about the Keel Principle here.