Appendix Carry Comfort

How do you sit, bend, squat, and go through a full range of motion while carrying your gun in the appendix position (on the front of the body, usually between about 10 and 2:00)?  How do you prevent the gun from poking you? How can it possibly be comfortable to strap a gun to your […]

What’s Up With the Enigma Leg Leash?

Your leg leash should go around the top of your thigh, about as snug as a pair of briefs would be.  You want it snug enough to stay in place, but not so tight it’s uncomfortable.  For most body types, the leg leash should be high in the front, and lay in the buttock crease […]

Enigma Leg Leash Adjustment – Beyond the Basics

A more in-depth look at leg leash adjustment. This addresses a couple of questions we’ve had lately, and will help with some of the common initial adjustment issues if you’re new to the Enigma platform. Please note, this is for the original leg leash buckle. If you have the updated leg leash, please click here […]

Enigma – Care and Maintenance

General Care and Maintenance Do not expose your Enigma or holster shell to high heat. Protect your Enigma faceplate from abrasion. While the Enigma faceplate is flexible, do not allow it to flex more than 90 degrees, and do not allow it to crease or fold. Regularly inspect your Enigma, holster, and hardware.  Make sure […]

Installing Adjustable Retention Holsters on the Enigma – Tips and Tricks

Installing Adjustable Retention Holsters on the Enigma Tips & Tricks Fixed retention holsters are easier to install on the Enigma faceplate.  Adjustable retention holsters can still be used, but they require some modifications.  Adjustable retention holsters are tricky because the Enigma mounts through the wing mounting holes of your holster. These are usually the same […]

Why are the &#^#% Belt Attachment Screws So Hard to Install?!?!

We know they are tricky!  See the blog post for tips on how to get them tight.   After over two years of extensive testing and prototyping, nearly everything about the Enigma is a deliberate choice.  The belt attachment screws are no exception.  The reason they’re hard to tighten is because they come with pre-applied nylon […]

Enigma Assembly – Tips and Tricks

How to tighten the belt screws on the Engima OS, or loosen a stuck screw. The belt screws have pre-applied thread locker called Nylock, which helps keep them from loosening accidentally during wear. It also makes them hard to tighten or loosen, so here’s how to do it.

Standard Enigma vs Light Bearing Enigma – What’s the Difference?

There are three Enigma models: The Enigma Express, the standard Enigma, and the Light Bearing Enigma.  Each model attaches to the holster shell differently, and they are not interchangeable.  Which one do you need? Does your gun have a light or laser attached in front of the trigger guard? NO: my gun does not have […]

Enigma Wait List and Inventory

Like everyone in the gun industry, we’re struggling to keep up with unprecedented demand.  We are grateful that you want our gear!  Truly.  As a small business, we’re scaling up as fast as possible to meet the demand, and we’re glad we have the opportunity to reach more people than ever before.  The best way […]

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.