PHLster Enigma

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Includes:
46 inch adjustable belt
Fidlock Magnetic Quick Release Buckle
Mounting and Attachment Hardware
Holster Faceplate
Leg Leash

Enigma fits NON-light bearing holsters with a ModWing, Darkwing, Raven wing, and similar AIWB concealment claw/wing attachments which have the standard 5/8ths hole spacing.
Not for use with light-bearing holsters, “sidecar” holsters with attached magazine carriers, or holsters which do not have the above-mentioned specific concealment wing attachments.

(27 customer reviews)

Pro Series Holster Models

City Special Revolver Holster

PHLster Skeleton Holster

Reduced Sized Buckle kit

The Reduced Sized Buckle kit is an Enigma optimization for users with a sub 30 inch waist, or for those who want to reduce the span of the buckle in order to accommodate additional gear items. This steel slider buckle eliminates the quick-connect feature of the Fidlock Magnetic Buckle in favor of a 3 inch reduction in buckle span.
Use the original screw, finish washer, neoprene spacer, and post, included in the Enigma hardware kit, to attach the Reduced Sized Buckle to the Enigma faceplate.

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Description

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Includes:
46 inch adjustable belt
Fidlock Magnetic Quick Release Buckle
Mounting and Attachment Hardware
Holster Faceplate
Leg Leash

Enigma fits NON-light bearing holsters with a ModWing, Darkwing, Raven wing, and similar AIWB concealment claw/wing attachments which have the standard 5/8ths hole spacing.

Not for use with light-bearing holsters, “sidecar” holsters with attached magazine carriers, or holsters which do not have the above-mentioned specific concealment wing attachments.

Click HERE for assembly and setup instructions.

Click HERE to experience Enigma and the unique capabilities it delivers.

Enigma is Patent Pending.

Additional information

Weight .35 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 4 × 2 in

Pro Series Holster Models

Weight N/A
Model

Sig P320, Glock 43/43x/48, Glock 26/19/17/34, Sig P365/XL, Walther PDP

City Special Revolver Holster

Weight 0.24 lbs
Dimensions 7 × 5.5 × 2 in
Model

J-Frame, LCR

PHLster Skeleton Holster

Weight 0.34 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 3.5 in
Select Model

Glock – 43/43X, Sig P365

Reduced Sized Buckle kit

Weight 0.125 lbs

27 reviews for PHLster Enigma

  1. tkeller (verified owner)

    First impressions are stellar – I’ll be doing a proper review writeup on my website soon (ktstrategic.com), but initial impressions are that this system is comfortable, extremely effective (even in sweatpants) and very adjustable.

    You’ll definitely need to watch the assembly and adjustment videos carefully, but once you understand how it works, it’s a very impressive system, and I believe it’ll really change how concealed carry is done going forward.

  2. jake (verified owner)

    Had the enigma for just over 2 weeks now.
    Fit and finish is phenomenal. Sooo many adjustment points make it easy to tailor to your specific shape and build.
    And can conceal pretty much any gun.
    I’ve carried my Glock 19, 43x and 48.
    With the 43x and 48 it’s like unlocking a cheat code. The gun disappears and you almost forget you’re wearing it!
    I actually napped on the couch the other day while wearing the enigma paired with phlster pro on my couch.
    All in all a great purchase and I will be buying another on the next release!

  3. George (verified owner)

    1. Viewing the PHLster video on setup is a prerequisite for assembly, at least it was for me. Took a lot of guesswork out of how the bits go together.

    2. “Game changer” sounds like hype. It is not hype. It’s really surprising how well getting the rig independent of the trouser/belt combination works for AIWB.

    3. One mag on an external looped or clipped carrier works fine with the Enigma belt. You can, however, run whatever you want on a regular gun belt over the Enigma rig, up to and including a complete OWB and double mag carrier, with no consequences (for my build- 34 waist, 44 chest, 6’ 185 lbs). I can run a VP9 with RMR in a PHLster Classic on the Enigma rig and a VP9 or P30 OWB at 3 o’clock with no consequences to comfort. Or a pair of VP9’s, or a pair of P30’s, one in the AIWB on the Enigma and one OWB at 3’oclock. The possibilities are endless. The key is that the gun belt is no longer such a big part of the AIWB fit equation, so AIWB comfort isn’t compromised for proper OWB tension when wearing two guns.

    4. I’m not sure the leash is actually needed in a configuration with a regular gun belt over trousers. Obviously it has its utility for sweatpants, etc.

    5. Dammit, I should have bought two when my order window opened up. Back on the list, so I can set one up for a different pistol.

  4. Bridic4691 (verified owner)

    This product is amazing! This has to be one of the best, most comfortable Setups I have worn. This rig takes some trial abs error to get it setup right for you. Be sure to follow the video instructions (YouTube) and you will have now issues. If you have any questions, check out the PHLster Concealment Workshop group, on Facebook.

  5. linden.a.tucker (verified owner)

    I’m a 5’9” woman who weights… let’s just say there’s more to love. I’m not obese, but my tummy has always been an issue with concealment in the past; I was wearing V Development Groups Meg belt with a Tenicor Velo 4 with an additional yoga block wedge added. I was able to conceal it under certain tops, but it was limited.

    I’ve been wearing the Enigma with my Glock 26 in the PHLster Pro for about 2 weeks now, and I absolutely love it. It hides under everything, and after one little adjustment, I barely notice it’s there. I have to wear an undershirt or bandeau bra between my skin and the belt, because the bottom edge of the Enigma faceplate eventually started causing some discomfort on my thigh when sitting, and the belt… well, I’m not sure I’ve worn a belt directly against my skin that was ever comfortable for long periods of time! But I’ve figured those things out, and now I’m able to conceal in pretty much every outfit I’ve tried, sitting, standing, walking. It definitely lives up to the hype! Just be sure you take the time to figure out your hole placement, and if you have any issues with printing, join the Facebook group for really great, quick feedback on what to tweak.

  6. SAWBONES (verified owner)

    As a left-handed user, I’ve found the ENIGMA, after only a two day period of experimentation and adjustment, to be stable, accessible, comfortable and eminently concealable.

    While it can be readily used with any sort of regular pants, it excels for CCW with beltless shorts or exercise pants, since it doesn’t depend upon the wearing of any sort of standard belt. All that’s required, as with any sort of AIWB concealment, is some type of short cover garment.

    Now that I’ve vetted this first example with carry of a Glock 26/19, I’ve put myself on the list for a second one.
    It’s a significant improvement over all the other existing methods of CCW in the AIWB position.

  7. Frank Xx (verified owner)

    Versatile yet simple to use, a bit of set up and experimenting is required as all body types, lifestyles, holsters and garment selections vary. Once that’s done you can wear a firearm with or with out pants. That opens all kinds of cover garments which truly conceals the firearm and any generalizations the public has for what those who carry wear and look like.
    Thank you Phlster team for amazing product as even more so for you constant engagement with past customers and helping them with their products. Soaks volumes. The take your money and check out FAQ type companies should be taking notice.

  8. gabrielmoreno0401 (verified owner)

    An excellent replacement for my old Franken-bellyband. For years, I was hoping something like this would come along. The materials are all hight quality and the instructions that were emailed to me were easy to understand and withing 10 minutes I had everything adjusted for my body and a solid rig.

    Concealment is the best I’ve seen yet and the quick attach/detach clip is impressive. I’ve been using the Enigma for over a week with a holster I made myself and it’s the easiest and most comfortable carry I’ve tried.

  9. alan-5760 (verified owner)

    A truly well-designed, well-constructed and innovative design that suits my active lifestyle. I can use this product while exercising, being active while tending to my very active family, and all without having to wear a belt. PHLSTER’s ability to think outside the box is exceeded only by their mastery of what works for concealment, and their constant efforts to better themselves. There is no perfect product, but this one could serve many, who truly care about about concealing their capabilities and their intentions. Bravo! Well done!

  10. Sam Elam (verified owner)

    I can finally carry in dress clothes. Magical.

  11. TIM.C.WILLIS (verified owner)

    Working from home and then hitting the gym used to require putting pants or shorts with a belt on just to get to leave the house. NOT ANYMORE. I have been in sweats and gym shorts pretty much everyday since I got it. Fantastic product that does more than just let you wear clothes without a belt. The ability to setup the gun for maximum consistency has done wonders for my draw time on my P365XL. Pairs well with the P365 Pro Holster. 5/5 stars absolutely recommend.

  12. zsn232 (verified owner)

    The Enigma is a game changer to concealed carry. I use a Phlster pro series for my P365. I wore the pro series on a belt before a received the enigma. I am able to achieve increased comfort because I can position the holster independent of my belt line and pants. Not only that, but I can wear this system with whatever clothes I choose, not limited to having to have a good gun belt on.
    I am able to get better concealment because I can choose the best mounting holes for ideal grip rotation. I have less printing than I did using a belt.
    If you are serious about EDC you need to try the Enigma.
    One tip I would add, is get a second holster so that if there is a day you want to carry on a belt you don’t need to take apart your set up (a perfect reason to get a Phlster or similar holster if you don’t have one!)

  13. lloyd.ashton.sullivan (verified owner)

    More concealable than anything else I’ve tried by a mile. The setup is a little long, but is totally worth it and not sure it could be much reduced without taking features away from the product.

  14. Mike Hyman (verified owner)

    What a game changer. I was already running a Pro Series holster for my M18 and finally got the Engima. I have worn this daily and love it. it is super comfortable. Takes a little to find your sweet spot on proper screw placement to fit your body. Once you find that sweet spot it is amazing. I am finally able to wear gym pants again when I go out and not always having to wear jeans and worry about a belt.
    Only downside I can say is now i really need to buy another one to fit my Glock holster so this way I dont have to take it apart each time I want to carry my glock.

  15. Rob (verified owner)

    This system is incredible. The Enigma took a little dialing-in over the first couple days, but as they say, “the juice is worth the squeeze.” I have worn my full size Glock with everything from lacrosse shorts to dress attire, including a tucked in shirt. I have a small child and even while carrying, I have no trouble or discomfort while chasing her around, bending over to pick her up, getting up and down off the floor and furniture. No matter what I do, it’s always right where it’s supposed to be.
    I almost gave it four stars only because I’ve been having trouble carrying it in a deep-concealment configuration. I tried getting that to work over a week +, and couldn’t get it right. I’m contributing more of this to my size, the holster I have attached to the Enigma, and the clothes I need to wear when carrying deep-concealment.
    Overall, this is an incredible product that I am enjoying immensely.

  16. abrianneharmon (verified owner)

    This device offers an incredible amount of confidence while carrying! The platform is extremely stable, and since it is independent of pants and belt, it is also extremely consistent. Solid, fuss-free draws every time! I have it paired with my Tulster OATH holster and P365, and it works like a dream. I highly recommend this product for the ladies! I am an Asian woman with a stereotypically small frame (5’3″ / 112-116 lbs), and I have been absolutely delighted with how good the concealment is (like really, SOOOO GOOOD), and how comfortable the Enigma is to wear. No bulges, no belts, no clips showing, nothing! It is truly the gun-loving woman’s best friend! I suppose really the only issue I have run into with it is the question of where to put my extra mag, but there are many work-arounds for that problem, and it ultimately does not affect my decision to carry in the PHLSTER Enigma DAILY!!!!

  17. jeffbowler (verified owner)

    Incredible! After waiting a few months for the Enigma to become available, I was not disappointed when it finally arrived. I set up the Enigma, using the online videos, for my Sig Sauer P229, one of the larger guns I carry. It took a few adjustments, and now I cannot imagine carrying a handgun concealed any other way. If you want to carry small or bigger guns, the Enigma is the way to go.

  18. scottstallkamp (verified owner)

    Awesome product, especially for those of us who may carry in a non permissible environment. Easy to set up and is very customizable. It makes carrying an all steel commander size gun a breeze.

  19. Nicholas McKean (verified owner)

    Incredible. Take a while to get setup. Once it is setup, for you, for your gun, for your holster, it’s magical. Amazing online support from the Community me the Company. Will NOT be my last Phlster product.

  20. lauraespath (verified owner)

    Absolutely incredible!! I am a women with an already fluffy tummy so the last thing I wanted was the added bulk of a belly band. There were previously no good carry options for women in the types of clothes I wear most Realistically I am not gonna wear traditional pants and a belt daily and so I was using things like a sticky holster previously. The sticky holster wasnt very secure and I was constantly worried about it flopping out. After finding out about Enigma I purchased one as quick as I could. I have only had it for a fed days and already can tell what a game changer it is for me. Today I wore leggings and a top all day and was able to carry comfortingly. My first full day with it I forgot I had it on half the time. It adds no bulk and is very easily concealed.
    *I was intimidated to set it up at first however watching the instructional videos made it very easy for me.

    TMI: Carrying as a women and going to the bathroom is such a pain!!! Now I can just leave it on and am not slowed down at all.

  21. forwardmybills (verified owner)

    Damn near perfect. Still the best gun accessory ever! The problem I have with it is the chassis is rigged and the clearance between it and the grip is small. This sometimes prevents a full grip. With a wedge and a wing, my pistol is invisible.

  22. gmcpcs (verified owner)

    Definitely worth the wait! This high demand item is sure to change the way you carry your firearm. The holster shell and belt system with the fidlock buckle is a really neat innovation. I had been wearing another product’s “deep concealment” pouch holster for a couple of years which really compromised my draw time for an “NPE”. (Non-permissive environment) After wearing the enigma setup a few times, I saw immediate improvements over draw time, and improved concealment. I use a Hellcat red dot in a Dara holster with a claw. I had been wearing strong side with this holster, and was pretty happy with that, but concealment at times was a factor. Now I am working on switching to appendix carry exclusively, except for competition. My table muscle still gets in the way sometimes though. A few items to note: Join the FB group to get timely information and testimonials on use! Seeing other people with similar shapes carry successfully helped me make the decision. This item will be a tinkerer’s dream. Almost immediately after I got mine set up, I was ready to start making adjustments and DIYed a sleeve for the belt. I think Lefty’s have a benefit with this item as the holster shell material is laser cut, and the melted cut edges face out in the left-hand draw. Another whiny thing I have due to my sensitive skin, is that the material that lies under the fidlock buckle is also laser cut, with rough edges that abrade my skin. That would be the one complaint; perhaps there is a reason that the buckle assembly material is different from the belt material? The belt material is much easier on the skin. Another thing: the dadgum leg leash/garter is difficult to adjust properly, even after checking out the videos and tying knots, etc. I blame that on my excess table muscle being in the way, as it is easy to see on the FB page that others can get it figured out. I just took the thing off, and the draw and retention features are fine enough for me. I don’t do the kind of retention for rolling on the floor grappling that the leg leash is there for, nor do I need the hold down factor for draw when wearing just the belt portion over shorts. Your mileage will definitely vary. I will probably change this at some point, as I have an idea to DIY another leg leash from watching the videos and FB page. One opinion that I have noticed is that this enigma concealment assembly seems to work fantastic with the ladies. It is great to see more exposure and function added to carrying a self defense firearm in a much needed demographic! Also, you will probably need another for your other firearm(s). How about a quick release system for detach/attaching other holsters?
    Overall, this is a very nice, well designed and researched, quality product! It does take some time to get set up for your personal use. Something I would definitely buy again!

  23. Christopher Scott (verified owner)

    I expected greatness with the Enigma and all the reviews and comments and pictures of people on the FB group. This is exactly what I needed. I have struggled with finding a good belt-based holster for the P365 that wouldn’t tip out the grip over the top of the belt constantly causing printing. The Enigma solves all that (with the v2 Skeleton holster). Perfect concealability. Near perfect comfort (I mean, I am wearing a personal protection device). Much, much more mobility than any belt holster. Squats? Sure! Heck, anything you want to do. Pick things up off the floor without issues, yep! I cannot recommend this enough. I did have to get the smaller buckle (waist size is 30 inches) for comfort as the fidlock hit just right on the hip bone, but I do miss the cool factor and ease of use with the fidlock. Don’t think about it, just buy it and preferably, get a v2 Skeleton holster or a Pro holster (depending on what you carry).

  24. jpeter4 (verified owner)

    I am really excited with the possibilities available to me with the addition of my new Enigma rig to allow me to broaden the clothing I can wear when I’m out.

    I’ve only worn it for a few days but can see already this is a game changer, and here’s why. With the Enigma platform I can truly wear some nice pants AND tuck in a dress shirt! Now I can dress up as if my wife and I are a couple and not have to wear an untucked shirt in order to conceal carry! The whole thing being independent of what I’m wearing and yet as secure and stable as anything I’ve ever used before is just fantastic!

    Two suggestions:
    1. Exploded view drawings of the parts and their orientation would really help. I watched parts of the assembly video probably 20 times trying to see which way the part was facing not being sure which side of the holster I was seeing, which way the wing was to face. I felt pretty stupid. I would say the views of what you were doing were too small and too fast. Especially on my phone at the counter where I was working. Making it worse is the fact that when I stop the video to look at a still of the configuration the software darkens the still so then you can’t make out the detail at all.

    2. You say the Enigma works best with a fixed retention holster and I can sure see why. But I searched online for hours and I couldn’t find anyone who offers a fixed retention holster for my Sig P-229 or P-239. In the end I had to order an adjustable retention holster with a wing, and it works although it was difficult to install. You know the industry well, could you supply some resources for who makes fixed retention holsters?

    Sorry to complain because I love the product and you guys have done an amazing job at breaking new ground in concealed carry!

  25. irishjimmymurphy (verified owner)

    Easy … simply love it. The toughest part is not having to choose a particular belt or even the fact that I don’t need one at all. It’s a mindf***

  26. weeedixon (verified owner)

    I received my Enigma and although I had watched the assembly video, some of the more subtle aspects didn’t get through. Simple enough, I re-watched the assembly video as well at the fitment video. I have worn the rig for two days solid while working. I’ve noticed a couple of things I need to tweek, but otherwise this set up is revolutionary. I’m a medium framed guy, about 5’9″ and only 170lbs. In the past I’ve struggled hiding my carry, except at the 5 o’clock; after a shoulder injury that was out of the question. Having to change your wardrobe is a huge tell, (for those in the know.) The Enigma enables me to wear virtually anything and, short of a bump pass, no one is the wiser. My P30SK LEM with Delta Point Pro and Comp thank you and I can’t recommend this enough!

  27. mattdougfrick (verified owner)

    This system is hands down my favorite way to conceal carry. I am a 6’3 ~230lb male and haven’t worn the traditional “gun belt” setup since receiving this chasis. The whole system moves with your body while keeping your firearm secure. I can not recommend this product enough. I have this paired with their revamped skeleton holster line and it performs exceptionally well!

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