New leather holster

New leather holster

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    New leather holster

    New leather holster very tight. No tension screw or anything has a thumb break
    whats an easy way to stretch out a bit
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    Put your gun in a ziplock bag and holster it. Leave it in for a few hours, then check it. If it needs more, do it overnight. If it needs more than that, you may have the wrong holster.

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    Block it as described above. But don't over do it.
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    I prefer wax paper, wax side out. Try this if the plastic bag fails. Or check the website of the holster mgfr.. Do not use an oil or leather softener; you'll end up with just a leather pouch.

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    +1 on all the recommendations stated above.

    BTW, what type of holster is it..?
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    Wet it a little to stretch it out before you stick the gun-in-bag inside.

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    You can also stuff the gun into a dress sock (not a thick cotton sock!) and shove it in the holster overnight.

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    All the above....yes though, what holster is it...pics?
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    Turk when cleaning your new holster to protect it only use KIWI nutural shoe wax on it, as this will not change the color or reuin the leather in any way just apply it with a clean lint free rag then buff it off & you can do the inside of the holster as well as it will not hurt the gun's finish at all, Do this every once in awhile & the holster will last longer than we will, I got this tip years ago from an o'le holster maker & it has served me well. on all of my holster's & leather belt's etc.

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    Yup, the plastic bag trick works very well, just don't get too carried away and I would say DO NOT wet it. Then just wear it.
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    I recommend you go easy and not over do it. There are some treatments specifically made to help things along without compromising the leather. Mitch Rosen offers ‘Leather-Lighting’ and Galco offers ‘Draw-EZ’. Who knows, maybe it's the same formula.

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    I used the wax paper trick on my G19 and one of my IWB holsters. I also did the same with a Gould Goodrich shoulder rig and the same weapon.

    24 hours later it worked like a champ!

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    Wear it a lot, with the gun (unless it's so stiff you can't draw it hardly)
    Body heat and movement will help to soften and let it form around you and your gun more easily.

    Also, with unloaded gun, draw and reholster it a lot, 10 times in a row daily for awhile; don't have to be wearing it, just use your hands. Smooths it out inside. Keep an eye on your gun finish though, especially if it's nickle.

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