Welcome to the forum, Joesoph, from Arizona. Glad to have you aboard. I've used the gun in plastic bags (couple of grocery bags work fine) to "seat" a gun to it's holster a few times with success. Give it at least a couple of days, just stuck in deep. If the holster is made for the gun properly, it should fine tune it for a good fit.
A good custom made holster will fit your pistol like a glove.
I buy most from Tucker Gunleather and all have been great fitting.
One time I got one for a full size 1911 and try as I might it was just way too tight.
Worked it for about a week. Contacted Rob and he asked me to send it back and verified the gun type.
Got it back about a week later and it fit perfect.
Buy from a reputable maker like Tucker or Nelson and you will not have to bag anything or drown your holster.
Many leather holsters (including custom made ones) need to be broken in to provide a nice draw.
Years ago, Gary Brommeland told me to use waxed paper to break in the first (of many) holsters he made for me.
Wrap the gun in 2-3 layers of waxed paper, waxed side out, and stuff the wrapped gun into the holster. Leave it overnight, then check it, drawing and reholstering a few times before removing the waxed paper. If it doesn’t suit you yet; do it for another day or so, until the draw is perfect for you. So far; this is the best holster break-in method that I’ve run across.
Gary said DO NOT use holster oil on a leather holster, as over time the leather will get soft.
Got another thread going about leather holsters and one of the companies I'm looking at gives you an option for a standard / non-tuckable clip or a tuckable clip.
Are there any particular pros and cons to untuckable or tuckable clips (besides the fact you can tuck your shirt in)?
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I just got a hold of my m&p 2.0 compact 3.6", and it is everything I hoped it would be. I already have a Safariland drop leg rig with a GLS holster I figured would work for it but I discovered it just plain doesn't fit. The GLS was what I used with my CZ PCR for training courses and trips to the...
OK, so I've decided that there are times I need the extra deep concealment of a ankle holster for my j frame. Problem is I like to wear cowboy boots a lot. I've tried a cupple, but can't get my boot on very well with them. So I would like to hear from some of you guys that ankle carry with...
Thinking about buying my first leather holster.
What I'm wondering is does leather (both IWB or OWB) have retention like a kydex holster does? If you end up crouching down or upside down or whatever, is it likely that the gun is going to fall out of the holster?
Do you get that "click" or...
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