Here is one which I assure you will not be too loose, and for which the maker will need to offer no excuses. High Performance Concealment Systems for the Professional
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How do you know a new leather 'custom' IWB holster is too loose? Need to know some iron clad rules so I can weed through any potential maker 'excuses.'
When you hold the holster upside down it should still retain the handgun.
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I'd have to disagree with sgb. Your waistband and gun belt will both add to the retention of the gun in the holster. A snug fit when the weapon is holstered and personal preference is key.
The gun should sound likes it "clicks' in when inserted. Most well molded holsters need to be broken in with practice draws until it comes out smoothly, yet still clicks in.
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I like a holster that will still retain the gun when held upside down and all of mine do. That's just briefly holding it upside down, not holding it in that position and trying to shake the gun loose. It sounds to me like you already have a holster that you aren't happy with. If that's the case, I would e-mail the manufacturer and see what they say. The response you get will determine what you need to do next. The holster makers that I deal with stand behind their work and do their best to make customers happy.
It's too loose when your gun falls out - or if you draw it with your gun.
I carry a 1911 in a tightly fit custom leather IWB holster and it will fall out everytime if I turn it upside down. The thing is, I don't stand on my head at any point during the day. If I did, my belt tension would hold it in place on my hip. You wear a leather rig long enough, remove and reholster enough, and the leather gives a bit. It ain't kydex.
The holster isn't coming out with the pistol when I draw because the metal clip is holding it onto my belt. A quality rig will have a clip or loops designed to keep it in place.
Get what you want. Get a belt that keeps it where you want it. Don't walk on your hands or spin on your head while carrying.
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