PHLster Enigma Express – Diagram

Here are the parts of the PHLster Enigma Express. The Express comes assembled, with a holster shell included.

We refer to the “grip” or “slide” side of the gun when discussing printing. For example, if the grip of your gun is printing, changing your eMod wing insert may help tuck it in more. If the slide side of your gun is printing, adding a wedge might help.

PHLster Enigma Express parts.

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.