To effectively break in your new holster, please ensure your firearm is unloaded and there are no rounds in the chamber before following these instructions. Here are a few techniques we recommend:
Initial Work: Insert your fingers into the bottom opening of the holster and apply pressure to gently pry it apart. Our holsters are designed to be sturdy, so don't hesitate to use some force. Spend about a minute working on the bottom, and then repeat the process at the top for approximately 20 seconds. If you notice any specific area where the gun gets stuck or hangs up inside the holster, push from the inside at that spot. Try inserting the firearm. If necessary, repeat this step a second time.
Plastic Bag Method: Take a plastic grocery bag and wrap it tightly around your unloaded firearm, paying extra attention to creating a thicker and bulkier wrap around the front sight and barrel. Fully insert the wrapped gun into the holster and leave it overnight. Keep in mind that removing the firearm from the holster may be a bit challenging after this step. However, once you unwrap the firearm and place it back in the holster, it should fit more comfortably. You can find a video demonstrating this method here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fa1yU45xRjE .
Wax Paper Method: Wrap your unloaded firearm in wax paper with the wax side facing outward (away from the gun). Gently rub the wrapped firearm on the inside of the holster. Deeply seat the wrapped firearm in the holster and leave it overnight. The next morning, draw the still-wrapped firearm from the holster a few times to allow the wax to coat the inside of the holster.
Following these steps should help with the breaking-in process, and over time, the holster should become more accommodating to your firearm. If you require any further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to us via our "Contact Us" page. Our customer support team will be more than happy to help you.