Concealment Sweet Spot Guide

There are three key components to appendix carry concealment, and they all work together to produce the desired result: getting enough grip tuck, grip rotation and finding your concealment sweet spot. To get good concealment and reduce printing, it’s important to start with finding your concealment sweet spot. This article is part of our Basic […]

How to go to the Bathroom with your Gun | PHLster Enigma

Going to the restroom is simple and safe with the Enigma and in this video we show you why! If you’re wearing underwear that are high waisted enough for your Enigma belt to be resting over them: In this case you’ll want to start by unbuckling your leg leash Then bring your enigma up higher on […]

All of PHLster’s available resources in one place!

All relevant LBE videos in one place LBE holster fit guide and brand recommendations Full Light Bearing Enigma assembly video and full written instructions here Enigma Safety-MUST READ Video: How do I use it? Written resource: How do I use it?  Video: What do I need for assembly? Written resource: What do I need for assembly?  Video: […]

What holster(s) are compatible with the Enigma Express?

Bottom line up front: Our Skeleton holster is the only holster compatible with the Enigma Express. You can switch the holster on your Express with another PHLster Skeleton holster. We know that this can be a bit confusing, because both the Enigma OS models can be used with any compatible holster, but the Express can […]

What is a wedge? Do I need a wedge?

What is a wedge? A wedge acts as a fulcrum that rests between your body and your holster, and is usually secured with velcro. The wedge acts as a pivoting point, much like the base of a teeter totter. A wedge can be made out of a number of different materials such as kydex or […]

Enigma Express: What does it come with?

The Enigma Express comes to you fully assembled with one of our Skeleton Holsters. Below is everything that will come with your Express order.

Enigma Express: How do I use it?

How to get started with the Enigma Express. Learn how to wear it and what adjustments are possible, plus some tips and tricks to help you get everything dialed in.

Enigma Express: Why is it made like this?

The Enigma Express is unlike either of our other Enigmas because it comes entirely assembled WITH a holster. Holster Our Skeleton Holster was designed with the Enigma in mind. It has no clip blocking, and is ultra low profile. This is also a fixed retention holster, which allows us to firmly secure the holster to […]

Enigma Express: What is it?

The Enigma is a chassis system that is worn separate from your pants, and goes with any type of clothing. The Enigma Express comes fully assembled with one of our Skeleton holsters, and is available only for the specific guns listed on its product page. (Note: If your gun is not on the fit list, […]

Standard Enigma: What do I need for assembly?

Since the Standard Enigma does not come preassembled you will need 2 tools to go through your customization and set up process: a screwdriver and a set of pliers. If you have vice grip pliers, these would be preferable, but a simple set of pliers should do the trick. We also recommend that our customers […]

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.