Standard Enigma: What do I need for assembly?

Since the Standard Enigma does not come preassembled you will need 2 tools to go through your customization and set up process: a screwdriver and a set of pliers. If you have vice grip pliers, these would be preferable, but a simple set of pliers should do the trick.

Standard Enigma Assembly

We also recommend that our customers with adjustable retention holsters purchase a fixed retention kit along with their Standard Enigma order to ensure the best fit, and most stress free assembly process.

Fixed Retention Kit

Please be sure that you have a compatible holster with a Dark Wing, Raven Wing, or Mod Wing before you buy. You will also want to be sure that you have at least a quarter sized distance from the top of the wing to the bottom of your grip as shown in the video above. You can find our Standard Enigma holster fit guide HERE.

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.