June 7, 2006, 12:24 PM
This may same like a stupid question but I was wondering if when some of you gentlemen put your guns into their holsters if you have trouble with the slide wanting to slide back? I find myself having to also put my thumb behind the slide whenever I am going to insert it into the holster.
June 7, 2006, 01:28 PM
No question is stupid.
If your holster is the correct model for your automatic and if it is broken in properly (depends on the brand/instructions) then it shouldn't do this.
I don't know what pistol or holster you have but if it is the correct model and of good quality and leather, here is a commonly used method for break-in:
Wrap your pistol in a plastic bag. I've used two of them sometimes.
Insert the pistol into your holster and push it down to place the pistol where it should reside.
Leave it in the holster for a few hours to overnight.
Remove and check the fit.
Repeat if necessary.
June 7, 2006, 07:46 PM
Naw, my thumb safety doubles as a slide lock and keeps the slide closed. You say you don't have a slide-locking thumb safety? Then you must have the wrong gun... :neener: ;)
June 8, 2006, 07:52 AM
lol. Not my Walther P99 .40 cal does not have a thumb safety
Gentlemen thank you very much for your help.