holsters and wax paper

holsters and wax paper

This is a discussion on holsters and wax paper within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; So mine came in the mail today, I read the directions and tested and It seems I need to do the wax paper thing there. ...

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    So mine came in the mail today, I read the directions and tested and It seems I need to do the wax paper thing there. The question is after doing this will it go back to being very tight again once I start wearing it for awhile? I normally wear my pants so tight that I feel I could mexican carry but I went with a holster and am thinking after I spend all this time doing the wax paper once I go to wear it, that it will just go back. yes/no?


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    It won't go back, atleast not in my experience. It can make the handgun come out of the holster much easier than you want it to if you don't watch what you are doing.

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    I use baggies rather than wax paper, no residue, same concept.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kapnketel View Post
    I use baggies rather than wax paper, no residue, same concept.
    Really? how many? I got baggies, I got plastic wrap. if this works the same it will save my a trip to the store.

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    I usually use a quart size or larger, due to the thickness & strength of the plastic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX9RCAM View Post
    I usually use a quart size or larger, due to the thickness & strength of the plastic.
    Sounds great I have gallon size bags. Can i get more specifics though? like how exactly are you wraping it up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 031131 View Post
    Sounds great I have gallon size bags. Can i get more specifics though? like how exactly are you wraping it up?
    Just put it inside & then "in & out"......that's what I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX9RCAM View Post
    Just put it inside & then "in & out"......that's what I do.
    oh so no fold over or anything like that? just one bag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 031131 View Post
    oh so no fold over or anything like that? just one bag?
    Others may have better suggestions, but that is how I did on the holsters that need it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 031131 View Post
    So mine came in the mail today, I read the directions and tested and It seems I need to do the wax paper thing there.
    You should only need to consider doing such things IF the holster is intolerably, unusably tight. Reality is, even the best-made leather goods stretch a bit over time. The last thing you want is for your firearm to get sloppy in that thing, failing to be held securely.

    I've used the baggie/paper trick a few times previously, but only for a handful of draws until it was clearly easier to draw. Only in a couple cases (of several dozen) has the holster ultimately ended up a bit too loose for my tastes. I'd prefer to avoid that, in future.

    As an alternative, you could simply holster your (unarmed) gun and practice a number of draws until it smooths out a bit.

    Caution, as some have suggested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX9RCAM View Post
    Others may have better suggestions, but that is how I did on the holsters that need it.
    thanks

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    I just wrapped the baggie around the gun, double thickness and left it in the holster overnight then drew it some. Just mess with it until it seems right. It depends on the holster of course.
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    Thanks everyone, I think I got the right fit. Though it is my first time so what do I know. I feel it is pretty easy going in and I shake the **** out of it upside down and it does not fall out so I guess that is what I'm looking for.

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    I like the wax paper thing better than baggies because the wax that rubs of on the holster is a good thing. It keeps it slick and protects the leather (if leather is indeed what you have). The baggie works just as well for stretching the leather but I have always preferred the wax.

    I leave it in the holster, wrapped for about 6-8 hours, try it, if it's still too tight, do it again and that's usually all I ever need to do.

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