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new leather

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by wheretheheckami, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. wheretheheckami

    wheretheheckami Vernonia, OR Member

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    How does one break in a new leather holster? Got a leather pocket holster for n lcp.The gun has to be shoved in with some force and extracted the same way.
  2. CEF1959

    CEF1959 Willamette Valley, Oregon New Member

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    The stiffness is normal and a good thing, because it keeps the holster from being too loose after it's broken in. Assuming it's a standard leather holster, the most important thing is NOT to oil or water the holster in an attempt to shape or loosen it up, as that can cause it to lose its retentive quality. I've always put the gun in the holster for a couple days, snapped closed. It can be tough to get it seated all the way at first. But a couple days is usually sufficient to stretch it out. If not, another couple days should do the trick.
  3. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Do nothing to it. It may take a few days, but it will break in. It's not like a baseball glove.
  4. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    Put the gun in a plastic sandwich bag and put in the holster for a couple of hours.

    Which brand did you end up with?