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Holster adjustment?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by WillMunny, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. WillMunny

    WillMunny NE Portland Active Member

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    I have leather holster which is just a shade too large for a new pistol. Any great ideas to make it a bit more snug? :confused:
     
  2. Mandodoc

    Mandodoc Battle Ground, WA Member

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    Wrap your pistol in plastic wrap
    Wet the leather holster with water (wet but not soaking)
    Insert the pistol into the wet holster
    Form the pistol shape into the leather with your fingers
    Let the holster dry for a few hours and then remove the pistol
    Unwrap the pistol and be sure that it is dry
    Let the holster dry the rest of the way (it may take as long as a few days)
    Enjoy your tighter holster
     
  3. pokerace

    pokerace Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Yep that worked for me.
     
  4. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    When it is all formed be sure to use fluid film to condition the leather and protect it. Apply it, let it soak in. It will draken the leather so ne prepared for that.
     
  5. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    Wondering........just what is "fluid film" ?
     
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    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    i put it on a 40 y/o holster and it restored the suppleness of the leather. It darken it a few shades. but it was pretty.And will keep the leather good for a long time.
    If you get a 2 oz squeeze bottle with a flip nozzle and drop a marble or bearing in, you keep one in your range bag. The marble acts as the agitator. A can last a long time. shake as needed.
     
  9. WillMunny

    WillMunny NE Portland Active Member

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    It took til today for me to get up the nerve to stick my gun in a wet holster...even wrapped in plastic....
    I'll let you know how it works.
     
  10. bikejunkie

    bikejunkie Salem Well-Known Member

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    Ok, I'll go the opposite way with you guys- my brand new UBG holster for my Sig P238 HD is actually snug to the point if I try and draw my pistol from concealment it tried to bring the holster off my belt with it. What can I do to loosen it up?
     
  11. WillMunny

    WillMunny NE Portland Active Member

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    Galco makes something called Draw Ez. I've used it before to make a CW9 draw easier, and it worked well. A little goes a long way...I think I have more than half a bottle left. If you're ever in Portland you're more than welcome to it.
     
  12. Allfat

    Allfat Marion County Active Member

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    Wrap up your gun in a thin sock and put it in the holster for a couple of hours or overnight. It will loosen it up a bit and make it much easier to draw from. I had this problem with a revolver and a new Tagua leather pancake holster, and one night with the gun in the sock loosened it up so it draws like a dream.
     
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  13. EMP9596

    EMP9596 Two Trees West of Camas, WA. Active Member

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    Yep! It works and use it sparingly... Might take a few applications to get it right.
     
  14. bikejunkie

    bikejunkie Salem Well-Known Member

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    I only need a little...it's a very small gun...:D I'm trying the sock trick tonight! Thanks!
     
  15. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    The one big problem with the Sig P238 HD is that Sig changed the slide dimensions and all the dummy guns are the smaller size. A sock should do the job that's what I recommend to all my holster customers.
     
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  16. WillMunny

    WillMunny NE Portland Active Member

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    Well I tried the soak and shrink method with little success. It may have made the holster a bittighter but not enough to really hold the pistol. I ended up taking it in to a shoe repair shop today and had the cobbler run a few stitches in the appropriate spot. Now its perfect.
     
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