Concealment Challenges | PHLster

Follow along with the class presentation, or refer back to this page as a memory aid and resource. While this page is public, it’s not really designed for standalone teaching, so if you’d like to share this information with your friends and students who aren’t at class…

S&W M&P Shield Compatibility Guide | PHLster Holsters

Different versions do not fit the same! This guide will help you choose the correct size holster to fit your M&P Shield. Also covers the differences between the M&P 2.0, M&P Shield, Shield Plus, and Shield EZ.

What Sight is On My Gun?

Iron sights, red dots, lasers, and grip lasers. Here’s how to tell what kind of sight is on your gun, and how it could affect your holster fit.

Tiny Guns and the Enigma

Here’s what you need to know to use a tiny gun with the PHLster Enigma. Includes Sig P238, Ruger LCP and LCPII, Kimber Micro, S&W Bodyguard, and other similar size firearms.

Sport Belt Sizing Tips | PHLster Enigma

How to pick the right size Sport Belt for your PHLster Enigma. Should you size up or down? Should you use your waist or pants size? Learn how to choose the correct size on the first try.

How to use your PHLster E-giftcard

How to use your PHLster Giftcard If you’ve received a PHLster giftcard and don’t know how to apply it to your next order, you’ve come to the right place. The first thing you’ll need to do is login to your account. If you are already logged in, you’ll see “My Account” instead.  Once logged in, you […]

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 […]

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.

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.