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New Holster "Break-in"
A new leather holster is generally tight when you first receive it. This is normal.
Leather is a natural material and has a certain amount of stretch to it. If the holster were not tight in the beginning, it would
not hold the firearm securely after being used for a while.
To break in a new holster properly, follow these steps:
Ascertain that the holster was made for the model of gun that you have.
Check to be sure the gun is "UNLOADED".
Gradually work the gun into the holster until it is seated completely. A slight twisting motion, back and forth, may make this
easier, but don't use excessive force.
Withdraw the gun and repeat the process several times.
Once the holster has been loosened a bit, mount it to your pistol belt as you will normally wear it.
Again, with an "UNLOADED" gun, draw the gun and reholster it several times.
This process, along with wearing the holster for a few days, will complete the break-in process. The holster will then hold
the gun securely, but still allow a good smooth draw when the gun is grasp firmly.
There are products made that claim to speed up the break-in process but they are usually "to much of a good thing".
They generally lubricate the inside of the holster to the point that good retention is sacrificed. As a general rule, I do not
recommend them unless the holster incorporates some form of thumb strap retention device.