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Tenicor Holsters and the Light Bearing Enigma

How to assemble a Tenicor holster with the Light Bearing PHLster Enigma. Note: Tenicor holsters can be used with the Light Bearing Enigma only. When you assemble the holster onto the faceplate, you will use some of the hardware that comes with the Tenicor holster, as described per model below. If your holster has the Tenicor Camming Bar, leave that in place. You will not remove it for Enigma assembly.

Using DCC Clips on the PHLster Enigma

Some users like to add a clip to their PHLster Enigma. Is this option right for you? What are the pros and cons? If you want to try it, what clips should you use?

All of PHLster’s available resources in one place!

All relevant LBE videos in one place LBE holster fit guide and brand recommendations Full Light Bearing Enigma assembly video and full written instructions here Enigma Safety-MUST READ Video: How do I use it? Written resource: How do I use it?  Video: What do I need for assembly? Written resource: What do I need for assembly?  Video: […]

PHLster Enigma Instructions

Choose your PHLster Enigma model to find instructions on how to assemble it and how to adjust it. You can also find helpful info about how to wear your Enigma, how to adjust the leg leash, how to get comfortable with it, tips and tricks for success, troubleshooting, and much more.

Enigma Safety -MUST READ

There are some important safety considerations when using your PHLster Enigma, Light Bearing Enigma, or Enigma Express. Please read this section thoroughly and contact us if you have any questions. Do not modify, drill, sand, or cut your Enigma faceplate in any way. Modification voids your warranty, weakens the materials, and can compromise the structure […]

Installing Adjustable Retention Holsters on the Enigma – Tips and Tricks

Installing Adjustable Retention Holsters on the Enigma Tips & Tricks Fixed retention holsters are easier to install on the Enigma faceplate.  Adjustable retention holsters can still be used, but they require some modifications.  Adjustable retention holsters are tricky because the Enigma mounts through the wing mounting holes of your holster. These are usually the same […]

Why are the &#^#% Belt Attachment Screws So Hard to Install?!?!

We know they are tricky!  See the blog post for tips on how to get them tight.   After over two years of extensive testing and prototyping, nearly everything about the Enigma is a deliberate choice.  The belt attachment screws are no exception.  The reason they’re hard to tighten is because they come with pre-applied nylon […]

Enigma Assembly – Tips and Tricks

The belt attachment screws are hard to tighten.  That’s because they have pre-applied nylon thread locker, which keeps them from working loose over time as you wear your Enigma.  To tighten the belt screws, first start by pre-threading them all the way into the screw posts, as shown in this video at 4:10.  For the […]

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.