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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 foam.

Placement plays a key role in how a wedge works, but as a general rule, if we place the wedge on one side of the holster, it’s going to change the concealment effect on the opposite end of the holster. Understanding this idea will help you as you work through wedge placement.

Do I need a wedge?

Some body types may not need a wedge to achieve their ideal level of concealment, but others will find that it plays a crucial role, both in concealment and comfort.

Here are a few concealment problems that might be solved by a properly shaped and placed holster wedge: Slide tipping away from body causing rear sight/optic printing, grip printing even with the presence of pressure and holster wing, and/or hot spot discomfort created by the muzzle end of the holster.

If you identify with any of the concealment problems above, then you might benefit from playing around with a few different kinds of wedges.

If you’re interesting in pursuing wedge use, and want a to try a DIY wedge build, try viewing this tutorial.

If you’re looking for a quicker, easier way, try our Modular Wedge Kit.

Keep in mind that a wedge may not be your only solution. We’d also encourage you to consider changing up your holster positioning within 10-2 (between your hip bones, on the front of your torso) to see what works best for you. For a more clear guide on this process you’ll want to visit our blog post about finding your concealment sweet spot!


  1. William Alex Olsen

    Why on God’s green earth don’t you have wedges for sale? So I’m looking for a total solution. I bought the express, fitted it, and need a wedge. Now, my enigma is literally sitting on my accordion case waiting until I have materials and time to do a DIY project. I don’t have the time. Please manufacture wedges and make them available as an option.

    1. Jonathan Hauptman

      We’re in production now on a wedge system like nothing else on the market. Sorry it took so long!

      1. Tyler Pfalzgraff

        As far a wedge material is concerned, have you considered the type of support gel used for insoles? I used some Dr Scholl’s herl-only supports for the wedge on my Keeper’s Concealment Keeper, and they work fantastically. Just some food for thought!

      2. Any updates on those wedges???

      3. I just bought your Skeleton holster. Best holster ever. BUT I wish you had your wedges available. I’d buy them right now. Instead I’ll be buying a wedge system from your competitor

  2. Aaron Davis

    Ha! Aaron Davis from Evolution Security Podcast. I came here looking for the wedge system I saw on facebook, must’ve been a prototype package. I hope it comes out soon because it was brilliant…..

    1. Jonathan Hauptman

      That’s in production and should be available in about a week or so. Thanks!

      1. Hi, will there be an official announcement when these are ready to go?

  3. Are the wedges released yet?

  4. Wondering about these wedges that y’all said would be coming soon. Excited for the details. Any updated timeline?

  5. Wedge needed! The evolution is waiting! What a great holster – I can’t believe I can finally wear shorts and conceal in 100 degree heat! But I need a wedge!

  6. Waiting with bated breath for any news about wedge kits!

  7. Wedge? Please?

  8. Brandon B

    Also waiting for y’all’s wedge to fix a small pressure point from my Enigma Express Hellcat Pro rig. Love it so far, just needs some small adjustment to make it next level.

    Dominus Vobiscum!

  9. When will wedges be available? Or where is a recommended place to purchase them?

  10. Robert Brooks

    Just got my Express today. I love it, but I also need a wedge. Please let me know when available.

  11. Just received my Express and man do I love it. Wedge please. Thank you!

  12. Alright, it’s gunna be October soon. Where is the wedge? Better be good!
    Love you xoxo, get me my wedge.

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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.