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Breaking in a Leather holster - the draw

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by Skribs, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    I just got a Bianchi with the retention strap for my M&P compact, and I must say it's the first leather holster I've gotten where the gun fits in the holster when I first get it. However, after playing with it for a bit yesterday (first day I got it), I notice that sometimes my draw is smooth, and other times the holster wants to come with the gun (strap is still there, but unbuckled in both cases). Is this a problem with breaking in the holster, or with the way I'm drawing?
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Maybe a little of both.

    Try giving it a light spritz of silicone spray and see if it helps.

  3. rayban

    rayban Well-Known Member

    Check to see that the front site isn't getting hung up on the bottom of the pouch....when you pull at just the right angle it won't....then the next time, if the angle of the pull is off, the gun will snag......just a thought...I've seen it happen.
  4. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    Figured it out. Has to do if I'm putting pressure on the holster, i.e. if I'm sitting down or if I'm leaning into it.
  5. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    Okay I figured it out. If I tug up, especially with a little forward motion, it gets stuck. If I sweep it back just a little bit, it draws smoother than my Benelli's barrel. Problem solved!
  6. Drail

    Drail Well-Known Member

    Oh! So you have one of those super duper top secret "retention" holsters.:cool:
  7. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    No I just didn't read the directions is probably it :p
  8. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    Actually this holster lets me wear it straight or canted forward, and when it's canted then the draw is smooth every time without any conscious effort on my part.

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