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Which Enigma Model is Right for Me?

This quiz is designed to shorten your learning curve and give you a place to start your search. However, it’s not totally comprehensive, and shouldn’t be taken as gospel. Please thoroughly research before buying so you can choose the right product for your unique needs. 

For more information about the PHLster Enigma, check out the model comparison.


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.

Does your gun have a light or laser attached in front of the trigger guard?*

*This includes any light or laser mounted beneath the barrel or in front of the trigger guard, whether large or small. Click yes if your gun has a light or laser.

(Note: This does not include slide mounted red dot optics. Don’t click yes if you have a red dot optic. All Enigma models and all PHLster holsters are compatible with red dots.)

Does your gun have a threaded barrel, muzzle device, or any aftermarket parts or frame modifications that might affect holster fit?*

*Modifications or aftermarket parts can affect holster compatibility. That includes things like:

  • Aftermarket frames or rails
  • Modifications to the trigger guard
  • Stippling, texturing, or grip tape on certain areas of the frame, or near the trigger guard
  • Threaded barrels
  • Compensators

(Note: This does not include slide mounted red dot optics or most suppressor height sights. All Enigma models and all PHLster holsters are compatible with red dots and suppressor height sights.)