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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:
 
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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.
 

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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?

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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...
 
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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?

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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
 

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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.

See...
 
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