Enigma Express: How do I use it?

Once you put the Enigma on, with the faceplate facing out, you will want to make sure the belt fits you comfortably. If the tri glide is sitting on your hip bones, simply adjust the belt and move the tri glide to a more comfortable spot.

Next you will want to determine what ride height and gun placement is best for you. You can do this by using the Poke and Check method.

The goal with placement is to find the balance between comfort, mobility, and concealment. Everyone’s body has natural peaks and valleys. Try to avoid putting your gun on a peak, and instead focus on putting it in a valley. Check out these resources for more information on finding YOUR concealment sweet spot:


Once you find your concealment “sweet spot” you may still have some small comfort and concealment tweaks to make, don’t worry, this is normal! If you need more or less grip tuck switch out your concealment wing inserts.



Click here for help with swapping EMOD inserts.



If you need more slide tuck consider adding a wedge, to the muzzle end of your holster, between your body and the holster, as shown in the video above. 



Check out this guide for wedge use to learn more.






For more help with concealment mechanics and troubleshooting your concealment process check out our “Basics of Concealment Mechanics” graphics and videos.

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.