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Old 08-09-2012, 11:31 PM   #1
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Default Galco leather for sig p226

Just bought one and it's super tight. Just wondering a few good ways to break it in. Besides putting it in and taking it out. If leather oils, what kind and how often and how should it be applied? Thanks for any info


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Old 08-10-2012, 07:56 AM   #2
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I dont know if its the same as my revolver, but the Galco instructions said to put it in a ziplock baggy and then put it in the holster. Let it sit for i believe 20min while twisting and turning my revolver inside of the holster. Also had to pull on the retaining clasp with it also. Mine is an adjustable phoenix holster, (pretty sure of the model) and my Gp100 fits like a glove now. Hope this helps.


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Hm, sounds like it could work. I will give it a shot after work today. Thanks
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Galco, DeSantis and some other holster makers specifically say to NOT use any oils, softeners, saddle soap, etc on the leather ... it can relax the fit, making it too loose for proper retention.

The baggie method works OK, wearing it will also help to get the holster in form.

I had a new (not Galco) holster that was so tight I had to literally put a foot on each belt ear and pull to get it out (obviously "not ready for prime time").

After a couple days of working the gun in the holster (with and without a baggie), wearing it around the house, and just leaving the gun in the holster in the safe overnight loosened it up. Now it's just right; it's easy enough to draw but still has great retention.

I know it's hard to wait, but if you take the time to break it in right, you'll be much happier with it. That is one of the advantages of leather (over Kydex or similar); it forms to you and gets more comfortable over time.
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Great info. Apparently the girl at the lgs didn't know that. She was the one that suggested using oil.


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