What To Do With the Extra Enigma Belt or Leg Leash Material

Once you’re 100% sure you’ve got your Enigma belt or leg leash fully adjusted the way you want it, you can trim the excess tail as needed (leave at least 6-8″ of extra belt) and sear it with a lighter to prevent fraying. Make sure to leave plenty of extra slack in case your weight fluctuates, in case you want to try the shorter reduced size belt buckle, or in case you want to wear your Enigma at a different ride height or position. For instructions on how to trim the leg leash, please watch this video.

Rather not cut your Enigma belt? Here are the top 5 user suggestions for what to do with the extra material.

  • Use a triglide to capture the extra belt material. These can be found by searching “1.5 inch triglide” on Strapworks, Amazon or similar
  • Use a hair tie as a keeper
  • Buy a purpose-built 1.5″ belt keeper on Amazon or similar
  • Use a piece of Velcro OneWrap as a keeper
  • If you’re using a Levo Designs Papoose, tuck the extra belt into the sleeve of the Papoose.

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.