Holster stretch?

Discussion in 'Holsters' started by Alabama, Apr 24, 2005.

  1. Alabama

    Alabama New Member

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    Here's a stupid question: Is there a means or method that would stretch a used holster to fit the trusty M?
    I grabbed a Don Hume duty holster off e-bay for a dollar, got it in the mail and realized quickly it wouldn't work. I'm outa the house right now so I can't get the size, but it seems long enough and wide enough, though it's tighter than a (insert your own tight thing here). It's stiff leather, basketweave straight drop and I'd love to slap it on the web belt permenantly for range use, but without a stretch it'll be consigned to the girlfriend's AMC Backup if I can ever get her out to the range! What a shame, she's already well holstered (no comments, please!) :lol:
     
  2. FlaChef

    FlaChef Guest

    don't know about holsters.
    but leather in general soak it and insert what you want to form it to and let dry a few days.
    i've seen SCA guys do this w/ leather backings for armour.
     

  3. Alabama

    Alabama New Member

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    Thanx, chef, I'll give it a try...
     
  4. Matches

    Matches New Member

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    I dont know a lot about holsters, but I have seen posts on this problem before. What I believe others have said is to put a sock over your pistol and holster it overnight. Anyone else know about this?

    Matches
     
  5. Alabama

    Alabama New Member

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    Funny you should say, I was thinkin' plastic bag...
    Think a sock fleshes out the extra bit for a better fit and draw? I was thinking' more of keepin' the M safe and warm and dry...
     
  6. Alabama

    Alabama New Member

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    Btw, it's a H738 SH No. 5M
    Am I hopelessly mis-sized?
     
  7. Guest

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    Depending on how much you need to stretch it, you might consider something like a thin dish towel. Or a couple of pairs of gym socks -- enough that the form is maintained but you force the leather to expand a bit.

    Worth the try for a buck!

    Jim
     
  8. Flashpoint

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    Here's what I did, a bit unorthidox, but I did it none-the-less.

    I got a Don Hume jit holster for a sig 239 and coated in mink oil and baked it at 200 degrees for about 10minutes. While the holster was cooking I wrapped my gun in plastic wrap and when I pulled the holster out of the oven I stuffed the gun in it for about an hour.

    It worked.

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