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We’ve put together a handy guide to the basics of concealment mechanics! These concepts can be tricky to describe without visual aids, so save these and keep them ready to help teach your friends and colleagues about how to improve their experience of concealed carry.

Concealment Mechanics Video Series

Keel Principle

Learn about the Keel Principle in more detail. This is helpful to solve problems with short muzzled guns, and it’s also useful for folks with bigger bellies.


Learn more about how holster wedges can help improve comfort and concealment. 

Did you know?

You can get precise control over grip tuck and rotation by placing your wedge in just the right place on your holster.

Concealed Carry Comfort

Comfortable concealed carry starts with knowledge rather than gear. Watch this video to identify any comfort issues you might be having, and learn the basic skills for getting comfortable. After watching, you’ll be much better equipped to find solutions that work for your chosen holster, carry position, and body type.

Note that all the Concealment Mechanics principles work together, including the comfort principles. Don’t be afraid to change things up and experiment with your carry position, adjustments, and comfort mods until you find a solution that’s right for you.

Concealment Mechanics EBook

Want all this information in ebook format?  Download here.

Curious how people built like you are concealing? Join the PHLster community to get tips, tricks, and user experiences.

PHLster Concealment Workshop