Standard Enigma: Why is it made this way?

The materials, and design of the Enigma were carefully selected to create the most optimal performance.


The Enigma faceplate is made from Tegris, a thin and strong material that we have shaped to help conceal a gun with no extra bulk or weight. It can withstand repeated flexing without cracking, fraying, or breaking. The wing-shaped faceplate comes with 12 adjustment holes that let you control things like cant, grip tuck, and slide tuck. 

Tegris Faceplate


The Enigma comes with a simple nylon belt. The lack of stretch prevents your gun from bouncing, and the thin material keeps the system low profile. The fidlock buckle holds the enigma securely to your body, while allowing you to easily attach and detach your belt.

Nylon Belt

Leg Leash

It comes with a nylon leg leash that allows you to draw your firearm without the holster moving up as you draw. We tested the enigma in ground-fighting scenarios, and learned that the system needed something to keep it anchored in position during these activities. The leg leash is like a seatbelt, you don’t need it until the very moment that you do. When the leg leash is adjusted right it should be hardly noticeable.

Leg Leash Attachment

Helpful Resources

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.