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Tenicor Holsters and the Light Bearing Enigma

This is an addendum to the Light Bearing Enigma instructions for installing Tenicor holsters. (Yes, Tenicor holsters are compatible with the Light Bearing Engima!) The instructions below are for attaching a Tenicor holster to the faceplate. All other instruction steps for the Light Bearing Enigma are unchanged.

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.

Tenicor Sagax Lux, Malus Sol, and Certum

Use the square screw post and the short screws included with the Tenicor holster to mount it to the Enigma faceplate. You will not be able to use the washers included with the Enigma because the Tenicor screws are too short.

The hardware stack order is:

  • Short Tenicor screw
  • Faceplate
  • Holster
  • Square Tenicor screw post

Do NOT try to force the PHLster screw posts into the Tenicor holster. Use only the square screw posts that come with the Tenicor.

Note that if you wish to fold over the leg leash tab as shown here, your screws may or may not be long enough. If you try it and your screw posts don’t reach, then you may need to purchase your own screws in a slightly longer length. (8-32)

Tenicor Velo

To assemble the Tenicor Velo with the Light Bearing Enigma, you will use the long Enigma screws and spacers on the grip side of the holster, beneath the trigger guard. Use the short Tenicor screws and square screw posts on the slide side of the holster. (Note that the Velo isn’t a perfect fit with the Enigma, but it’s pretty workable.)

The hardware stack order on the grip side is:

  • Long screws (Enigma)
  • Metal flat washers (Enigma)
  • Faceplate
  • Thick plastic spacers (Enigma)
  • Holster
    • Keep the rubber retention washers in their original place inside the holster
  • Tenicor screw posts
Grip side hardware stack.

The hardware stack on the slide side is:

  • Short Tenicor screw
  • Faceplate
  • Holster
  • Square Tenicor screw post

If you have questions, please contact customer support.

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.