New Holster Breakin

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    New Holster Breakin

    I have a new Gould and Goodrich strongside pancake holster, what is the best way to condition the inside of the holster for ease of draw and re-insertion.

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    honestly the best way is to wear it . In a couple of days you should be fine on the tightness .
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    slide the gun int with wax paper wrapped around it will help then as said draw draw draw

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    Do what Bud said; waxy side out...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck Repairs View Post
    honestly the best way is to wear it . In a couple of days you should be fine on the tightness .
    Go with this advice. Be careful with breaking in with wax paper or plastic or you will overdo it. I have the same holster for a G27 and it will break in with some drawing and wear.
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    you can also use a plastic bag!!! and in and out!!!!!!!!
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    I have just the OPPOSITE problem! My BRAND NEW Galco "Concealable" is maybe 2 months old, and it is broken in to what I would call "just right." However...it's only 2 months old! How loose is it gonna be say 1 year from now! How do you tighten one up?

    And no...it doesn't have any tension screws...

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    How about using saddle-soap to soften the inside?
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    Most of the guys that make the good holsters only recommend the plastic bag trick, no oils or anything else.

    We've had a couple threads on the subject, try the search function. Or wait around and probably sooner than later one of our (real) resident experts will be along.
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    Congrats on the new rig, sure looks nice. Do you carry that paper weight with you as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HRnTX View Post
    Congrats on the new rig, sure looks nice. Do you carry that paper weight with you as well?
    Nah, it was just for show the only other knife I have is an old Buck and everyone seems to like to show knives with their gun porn. My Army daughter actually gave me the brass-knuckle blade as a gift. It was something I'd of carried in Vietnam, but I figure it would get me into all kinds of trouble now.
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    It is definitely a "scary" looking piece! But I bet a very useful tool in certain situations.

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