Review: PHLster Light Bearing Enigma Concealment Chassis

Full Disclosure: I consider the Hauptmans close personal friends of mine.

Sunday evening I was gifted a pre-production sample of PHLster‘s soon to be released Light Bearing Enigma concealment chassis, paired with a Dark Star Gear Rigel holster. For those that don’t know, the Rigel is a G34 length holster. The following day I drove 700+ miles over the course of 13 hours in the pictured setup carrying my Boresight Solutions LLC G45 with Trijicon RMR, Surefire x300, and 18 rounds of 124gr +P Gold Dot.

I can say with 100% certainty that this was the most physically comfortable I’ve been while carrying a full size handgun with WML, EVER. So much so that it’s completely changed my definition of “comfort” for that scenario. I don’t recall adjusting the gun once during the entire drive, nor do I recall adjusting it during the 2 times I stopped for gas. I simply placed the gun in the optimal physical position for me, and it stayed there without shifting, completely independent of my clothing, under what many commentators on the internet would have you believe are the most difficult conditions there are for physical comfort and AIWB carry.

The gun was concealed, accessible, and secure, the entire trip. The gun happened to be all of those things while I was wearing sweatpants. The gun would have also been all of those things in regular pants, gym shorts, dress pants, or even without pants at all (ok, maybe not the concealed part).

I cannot stress enough how much of a paradigm shift the Enigma family of products represents for concealed carriers of all shapes, sizes, and genders. If you’re thinking of this simply as a “niche” product, or a product that will primarily benefit individuals of one specific type, I would respectfully disagree with you.

With the caveat and understanding that there are no 100% solutions that will work for every single person in existence, I struggle to think of a product that I’ve ever run across in my career that I have been more excited by, or would give a higher recommendation to try out.

If we were using a 10 point scale, with 10 representing the highest possible favorable opinion of a product, this one goes to 11.

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