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Breaking in new leather holsters?

This is a discussion on Breaking in new leather holsters? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; cphilip, You've had some good advise on this but I'd just like to add one little personal observation... The times I have had a tight ...

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    cphilip,

    You've had some good advise on this but I'd just like to add one little personal observation...

    The times I have had a tight holster, I have had the best results by NOT wetting them or treating the leather with anything. Once you get that gun snapped in, you can rest assured the leather will eventually relax to the new fit. If you wet it, you might find the snap actually too loose down the road!

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    Yep. Good point. So far no wet needed. Just being methodical and patient. Seems to be slowly getting there.

    The other important thing is that I am now confident, from Lou Alessi's description, that the insertion of this holster is by design. There is no wiggling like some retention systems. This one is designed to be straight up and down. And indeed responds to that method perfectly. Interesting design. Quite effective too. Since I got his description I have tested around with it. Works remarkably well as he says.

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    Louis Alessi.
    He is a fine man. One of the best folks ever.
    AND one of the best holster makers in the world.
    I just thought I would add that "pat on the back" for Lou since you seem to have your holster problem solved.

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    I've placed guns in a thin sock and inserted that into a holster to stretch it. I sometimes have found that a plastic bag may not provide the thickness needed to stretch the leather enough.
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    Thats an interesting thought. Will keep it in mind. Thats sort of the same logic I was using to switch to my thicker plastic bag too. Which is much thicker than most bags you can find laying around normaly. But I will keep that in mind for the next few days. might step up to it when I complete a couple days like this and if its still a tad too tight. Thanks

    Yea... another up for Lou. He takes time out from what must be a busy schedule to answer emails. I assume he is super busy from his state 20 week wait schedule. So this is an indication of his dedication to his customers no matter how they aquired one. I notice though that almost all our resident holster makers do the same. It seems a common theme from these folks. Must be a tradition. Bully to all of them.

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