Problem with Fist #20 IWB

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    Problem with Fist #20 IWB

    I have been carrying my Kahr P40 in a Fist #20 IWB holster. It is very comfortable with an easy draw/ reholster. Here is the problem; since I have been using this holster I noticed that I need to tighten the screws on the loops almost daily. About three weeks ago, the screw on the rear loop fell out and I could not find it. Fist sent me new screws rather quickly, but it happened again yesterday. Luckily I found the screw.

    Has anyone else that owns this holster experienced this?
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    I have a FIST #20 close cropped IWB for my CZ 2075. I switched to the snap-on loops for the holster, but still have the screw-on loops for my mag pouch. I've only had the rig for about 2 weeks now, so I don't have a ton of experience, but I have noticed the screws on the mag pouch do seem to be loose every time I put it back on my belt. I haven't had the screws actually fall out yet, though. I'll have to let you know when I have a little more time carrying with the rig.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NY27 View Post
    I have been carrying my Kahr P40 in a Fist #20 IWB holster. It is very comfortable with an easy draw/ reholster. Here is the problem; since I have been using this holster I noticed that I need to tighten the screws on the loops almost daily. About three weeks ago, the screw on the rear loop fell out and I could not find it. Fist sent me new screws rather quickly, but it happened again yesterday. Luckily I found the screw.

    Has anyone else that owns this holster experienced this?
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    It is not a huge deal, I was just wondering if any other Fist holster owners had experienced this?
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    They do make products simialr to locktite, but that doesn't sercure it perm. Check at Lowes or tthe Depot - they should be able to put you in the right direction.

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    If locktight doesn't work...call Fist and ask to speak to Jim, the owner. He will find a solution for you!

    All of my Fist IWB's have the metal clip...no problems...easy on and off!
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    Locktite comes in different grades, with some being impossible to release, and others providing lessor amounts of grip. Do a bit of research on the amount of torque resistance needed, and choose the appropriate locktite.

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    Locktite-blue

    I had issues w/FIST loops (notice I said HAD-I do not use my #20 anymore). I substituted my loops for snaps, but because the strap is trimmed close to the snap there is no leverage to open the snap quickly-thus defeating the snap feature

    I had to use snaps generously donated by Kevin from KD Holsters to make this thing work right. Now I use KD Dakota.
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    Thanks for the replys, everyone.
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    You could try using some little neoprene O rings under the screw heads. They should hopefully keep enough tension on the screws to prevent them from going loose.
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