Light Bearing Enigma: How do I use it?

The LBE comes to you in pieces so that you can customize your perfect fit. Once you have attached Enigma’s faceplate to the face of your holster using the four screw attachments, you can start trying 2 of the 8 adjustment holes.

We encourage new Enigma users to start with R2 and L2. From there you will want to make your custom adjustments.

Next, you will want to determine what ride height and gun placement is best for you. You can do this by moving your unloaded gun in its holster around on your stomach. 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 our blog post on Concealment Mechanics to learn more about finding your concealment sweet spot.

Next, you will want to use the poke and check method to help determine whether or not you need If you need to make further faceplate adjustments. If you discover that you need the top of your gun to tuck more, you’ll want to use the top row of holes. If you need more grip tuck, use a larger wing insert and/or use the holes closest to the grip of your gun. For right handed users, this will be R2 or R4, for left handed users, L2 or L4.  

Helpful Links:

How to Find your Concealment Sweet Spot

Enigma Safety – MUST READ

Poke and Check Method

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.