I laundered two holsters!!!

I laundered two holsters!!!

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    I laundered two holsters!!!

    I was folding a pair of cargo pants and found two holsters. There was a neoprene pocket holster inside of an IWB leather holster. Some of the neoprene came off and stuck to the inside of the leather. The leather holster is a bit misshapen and still damp.

    What now???
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    Can you still fit your pistol in the leather holster? Forget the nylon one, it's history. If you can fit your pistol in the leather holster, I'd recommend putting your pistol in it and letting it air dry. I wouldn't use a hair dryer. Then tomorrow, you may want to get some saddle soap or some leather care product to use once it's dry. Air drying may take a couple days or more. It should be salvageable. I've never had this happen, just what I would do if it did. I'm sure some of our holster makers would have better suggestions.

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    put your gun in a plastic baggy so it won't rust then holster it and let the holster dry I'm not a holster maker so anybody that really knows what he's doing jump in lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by paramedic70002 View Post
    What now???
    Probably your best bet would be to buy a water pistol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by exactlymypoint View Post
    Probably your best bet would be to buy a water pistol.
    The comedy club called and I think I can get ya booked on friday night
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    Wrap your gun in plastic. Put the gun in and work in lightly any molding it had and then let it dry in front of a fan.

    Most likely it is toast but it is worth a try.
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    Wash the gun so it matches.
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    Burl nailed it. Wrap your gun up....oil it first and stuff it in the holster....mold it back to shape and let it sit in front of a fan for about a day. It might still work......but its doubtful. Good luck and god bless
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    Sorry to hear that paramedic70002.
    You've got a good chance that it works out, especially with suggestions from top holster makers!
    Hope it turns out well.
    Last edited by ofelas; August 19th, 2008 at 11:18 AM. Reason: typo

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    whats the "worst" thing that can happen...you get to buy a new holster!
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    ...if not...be prepared to meet Mr.10mm, .45, .40 or any one of their little brothers.

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    Get yourself a can of kiwi nutural shoe polish wax it is great for all types of leather & it does not change or darken the leather like mink oil does , just apply it with a piece of rag let dry and buff it with a lint free cloth an old tee shirt works best, i was told years ago from a great holster maker that the shoe wax should be the only thing that you will ever neen for fine leather holsters & belts, iv'e been using it for years now. hope this tip helps you guys out

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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    put your gun in a plastic baggy so it won't rust then holster it and let the holster dry I'm not a holster maker so anybody that really knows what he's doing jump in lol
    sounds like a great idea to me.
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    The 'village idiot' called...he's applying for a new job and wants to use use as a reference.

    Sorry......we all make mistakes. No harm intended, I just couldn't help myself.

    Get a new holster and move on...
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    Apply a light coat of oil to the gun, wrap it in wax paper, put it in the holster and let dry in front of a fan. If it was a molded holster, try to reshape it to the gun. If the leather is too dry to shape it, let it set in a bowl of clean water for 2 minutes and blot the leather dry with a towel, insert oiled, wrapped gun and mold the leather to shape. After it is dry, clean it with saddle soap and let it dry again. Wax it with Kiwi natural shoe polish. Worse case you have a new back up holster.

    One other thing...check all your pockets before doing the laundry
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    The leather holster was pretty tight before, still tight after, seems no worse for wear. It was new BTW. The other holster seems OK too except for the previously mentioned issue.

    Just let them dry out and they were fine. Lucky me, as they dried before I got all this good advice.
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