New holster break in.

New holster break in.

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    New holster break in.

    I have a new leather holster that is really stiff. Any suggestions on how to speed up the break in process?
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    I believe I read somewhere about placing your gun in a plastic bag and inserting it into the holster.

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    Wrapping you gun in plastic, saran wrap, wax paper, etc. will stretch the holster to loosen it. To soften it I think any oils, saddle soap, etc. would cause the leather to lose its shape and you'll end up with a leather bag. To "break it in" I think just wearing it is the trick. JMHO, YMMV.

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    I have found wax paper works a bit better for expedited break in on really tight new holsters, but I would check with who you bought it from to see what they recommend.

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    Same way I used to do my baseball glove, sit on the couch with an UNLOADED weapon and repeatedly remove and reinsert the weapon. Kind of like chucking the ball into the glove for hours while watching TV ( I also do this with snap caps and trigger pulls to "polish" a new trigger....

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    Whatever the person who made it recommends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ttsail View Post
    I have found wax paper works a bit better for expedited break in on really tight new holsters, but I would check with who you bought it from to see what they recommend.
    That's exactly what I'd recommend. My personal preference is to wear and use it, but that's a gradual break-in.

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    Timmy, Most holster makers have a care page on their website, with their recommended method. Bags, wax paper, etc. Are all good methods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jarhead79 View Post
    Timmy, Most holster makers have a care page on their website, with their recommended method. Bags, wax paper, etc. Are all good methods.

    ATC?? I wonder if we ever worked together??? ;)
    Thanks Nate. I'm waiting on a new one from you too. :)

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    The wax paper or a plastic bag is very common, but definitely check with the maker.
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    I know, I was laying down the sarcasm.
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    I would just unload the gun and put it in the holster.... leave it in there for a few days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jarhead79 View Post
    I know, I was laying down the sarcasm.
    Sometimes I'm stupid. :)
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    OK good to go! Thanks guys!
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