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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.

7 Reasons NOT to Buy the PHLster Enigma

After seeing thousands of people work through the process of getting better concealment, I’ve got a pretty good radar for the factors that predict a struggle with the PHLster Enigma. Concealed carry is a highly personal, individual experience, and what works for one person won’t work for all.

What is a wedge? Do I need a wedge?

What is a wedge? A wedge acts as a fulcrum that rests between your body and your holster, and is usually secured with velcro. The wedge acts as a pivoting point, much like the base of a teeter totter. A wedge can be made out of a number of different materials such as kydex or […]

What’s Up With the Enigma Leg Leash?

The Enigma leg leash fastens around the upper thigh with a quick-release safety buckle.  The purpose of the leg leash is to hold the holster down when you draw.  Since the Enigma uses a kydex holster with retention, the leg leash is necessary to oppose that retention, keeping the holster in place and stable through […]

Enigma Leg Leash Adjustment – Beyond the Basics

A more in-depth look at leg leash adjustment. This addresses a couple of questions we’ve had lately, and will help with some of the common initial adjustment issues if you’re new to the Enigma platform. Please note, this is for the original leg leash buckle. If you have the updated leg leash, please click here […]

Leg Leash Buckle Popping Off? Here’s Why

The Enigma leg leash clasp has a break-free point. This is a safety feature in the context of very extreme grappling and gun-grabs. (Use your imagination about why.)  The leg leash provides a backup redundancy to the normal Enigma belt tension, since the pressure between the belt and the body can change if you’re in […]

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.