Recommended for appendix carry
The Declaration has been stripped down to the essentials, with the Phlster Enigma being the main reason for the redesign.
If you like to carry AIWB and like to tuck your shirt in, or perhaps you don’t wear clothes with traditional belt loops and need something that will work for literally every occasion, even when you’re not wearing pants… then you need the Phlster Enigma. It’s a chassis that’s designed to bolt up to holsters like the Declaration.
Not seeing your pistol model available? Check the Lexington model – that’s where most new options are being added.
Lead time should average 5-7 business days, but may get as high as between 1-2 weeks. This is an estimate, not a promise.
Note that it comes without a belt clip unless you specifically add one. You do not need the belt clip for use with the Enigma.
You can choose for it to be right handed, left handed, or ambidextrous. Ambidextrous means it will come with a mid height sweat guard both front and back.
For the “length of holster” option, consider that longer is, up to a point, better for appendix carry. Your belt is the fulcrum and you need as much or more length below the belt as there is above it. Most people can carry a full size pistol length holster with no trouble, and it’s a great choice, even if they have a subcompact pistol. All of the subcompact models get extended a little to allow for the belt clip attachment points, but even more than that is better. The one caveat to this is when paired with the Enigma. Check the FB page “PhlsterConcealment Workshop” for lots of discussion around this.
For a description of the sweat guard, watch the following video.
The Declaration, previously the Duolos and before that the Sidekick, is a simple holster design. It has less belt clip mounting points than traditionally because it was designed for optimal use with the Phlster Enigma. If you know you are buying a holster for the Enigma, the Declaration is a perfect fit providing you with the features and quality you need without the high price that normally comes with a custom made high quality holster.
The Declaration is named for the US Declaration of Independence commissioned by a vote in Congress on July 2nd, 1776, written by Thomas Jefferson, and voted on by Congress on July 4th, 1776.
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