Break in a new holster?

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    Best bet is to follow the recommendations from the maker of the holster (check their website or call them, they probably list the procedure, trust me they have been asked this before!).

    To make a new holster work for me, here's what I do (some can probably guess my info's source ). First try (with an unloaded weapon) 20 to 100 presentations of the weapon (drawing). If this doesn't wear it in sufficiently, try "blocking' the holster. Insert the unloaded weapon into a plastic bag (my holster maker suggests the 4 mil plastic bag the holster is in when I open the box on delivery), and place it in the holster. The time needed will vary, from a few minutes to overnight.

    As to getting a holster wet? Only had a manuf. suggest that once, it was only for lengthening a strap on a thumb break holster for a S&W 59 (and they had me wet ONLY the thumb break strap). Wetting should NEVER be done unless it is suggested by the manufacturer. As to molding it to the weapon, that is the holster makers job.
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    I take a new holster and sit in front of the TV...draw and reholster several hundred times.
    Then I use a thin cloth strip (old T-shirt) and put strips along the barrel and holster over night.
    Repeat as necessary...
    Seems to work for me.
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    Try Leather Lightining from Mitch Rosen slicks it up nice without overdoing it.
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    When I got my High noon split decision for my M&P I thought they had sent me the wrong one because it looked WAY too small for the gun. I read the instructions and after working the seams with my fingers (had some minor blisters the next day) and then actually putting my gun in a sock and forcing it into the holster to sit overnight, it fits perfectly. It is tight enough that it wont fall out if I hold it upside down, but draws nicely.

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    Please don't wet good leather.

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