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4 years 38 weeks ago, 10:07 AM

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I reacently got a new formed holster for my PT1911AR. Besides just draw and holster, draw and holster..... Anyone know a trick to break it in faster? It fits very snug. To snug to actually use right now. If I had to draw, I would prob "barney Fife" it....

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 10:39 AM

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Not giving ya shit buddy, not the way i spell, typos are a nothing... you can edit if ya want..
OK..on the holster.. you didnt say what the material is...only that its formed.. if its leather..yep..
couple of things you can do.. first process is to wrap the piece in some cling wrap to keep any moisture away from the gun.. One of the tricks is to increase the size of the piece on a tight fit so really wrap that puppy up in cling wrap.. now that its protected, you have a couple of options.. Some people break in boots by soaking them getting them really wet and letting them dry on your feet..this works.. only did it one time years ago.. pretty uncomfortable at first, but it really works they will shrink fit to your feet.. same thing with a holster.. ive heard some talk of putting it in a "warm"..not hot Warm oven... i have no experiance with that, and would be concerned with the damage to the leather.. my advice would be to soak the leather in clear oil.. your basic gun lube, or 3 in 1.. really soak it.. then put the piece that you have really wraped up in shrink wrap in the leather and set aside for a couple of days.. i did this on a couple holsters and sure worked, plus your putting the piece back into leather that has almost an oil coating...I can honestly say that ive never had any problems with damaging the leather, and it seems to work....good luck...

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4 years 38 weeks ago, 10:43 AM

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Instructions said to spray WD-40 into the holster and keep drawing it in and out and cram it down in hard. I wouldn't soak it in water if it is dyed leather.
Leather is shaped by soaking in water. It will grow with age and use. Are you in Fast Draw Competitions?

4 years 37 weeks ago, 6:34 PM

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No, not in fast draw competitions, but this holster is REALLY tight... takes 2 hands to remove it... And greg AZ, not offended at all, actually laughed when I read it, I cut off the tip of my finger this morning, so my typing is severly affected.LOL! It is a Galco leather holster, so I will try the oil and shrink-wrap..... It sounds like a sound Idea. and the fact that you have done it helps.... And my holster instructions say "do not use oil". LOL!

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4 years 37 weeks ago, 8:15 PM

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Update....

Already started on holster... Srayed it with remoil, let soak and hit it again along with my pistol.... Working TONS better already. THANK YOU!!!!

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4 years 37 weeks ago, 7:51 PM

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got my flap holster with my new model super blackhawk back when they were 180 bucks new and i still have it like like new just darker i use 3 in 1 in light coats and do it at least 4 times and un like mink oil or the likes it wont over soften your holster and the 3 in 1 wont hurt your gun only thing i found is it makes the brass in the belt holder turn green some times

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