How to Break a Leather Holster.

How to Break In your New Leather Holster. (or and old one)

When you receive your new holster from me, please take a moment to check how well your firearm fits in it. All my leather holsters are crafted with high-quality leather and gun molds, so there should be no fitment issue. However, I understand that some people prefer their holster to have a looser fit. If you are one of them and want your holster to have less retention, then keep reading.

There are a couple of important things to consider regarding your holster:

1. Leather is a natural material, which means it may behave somewhat unpredictably. However, one thing we do know is that as you use your holster over time, it will gradually become less tight, so keep this in mind to avoid going too far in your adjustments.

2. If you take good care of your holster and use it correctly, it will last you a lifetime.

    Things you will need

    1. Your gun for your new Holster
    2. Plastic bag or grocery bag
    3. Screwdriver, if your holster is equipped with a retention screw.
    4. Time

    Things you will NOT need for this process.

    1. Any special sprays or liquids. If some company tries to sell you special “break in” liquid…RUN…It is Not needed!

    Not What?

    1. First, put your firearm into a plastic Ziploc bag.
    2. Next, insert the bagged gun into your leather holster. This may require some effort, but don't worry, the holster and gun can handle it. Just remember to unload your weapon before starting this process.
    3. The amount of time you need to leave your gun in the holster depends on the resistance you are trying to eliminate. It's best to start with 1-2 hours and check before deciding on the next step. You can leave it for up to 24 hours without over-stretching the leather. The goal is to change the inside dimensions of the holster to accommodate the thickness of the bag you're using.

      Mechanical Fasteners:

      If your holster has any mechanical fasteners...screws etc please be sure to use loctite on the threads.  You holster is not shipped with loctite.

      Belt Loop Slots:

      It is normal for belt loops to shrink during the molding process, but they will loosen up and conform to your specific belt over time.