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Old April 03, 2018, 13:20   #1
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Thumbs up Tightening up a leather holster

Have any of you fine gentlemen effectively shrunk a leather holster by wetting it and letting it dry? Should I wrap the pistol in plastic and insert it in the holster during this process? Should I just buy a new holster? This is for a Ruger lcr.~ss
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Old April 03, 2018, 13:32   #2
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I've soaked a few in hot water then let dry. After dry put your firearm in a ziplock bag and let it stay over night. If it's too tight insert your firearm into 2 ziplocks and let sit over night.
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Old April 03, 2018, 13:37   #3
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Old April 03, 2018, 15:17   #4
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Yes, cling film wrap pistol, wet holster, insert pistol, lay on the dash of the pickup for an hour.
It is AZ after all.
Been known to cook beans that way as well, put them out at noon, good eatin by sundown.
Natures own slow cooker.
Chevies work far better for this than Fords.

Do you have a retention screw adjustment?
They often have a rubber insert/grommet.
I've hit a couple of my old ones like this, the rubber insert/grommet on the bench sander, and then all was nice and tight when put back together.
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Yellowhand, so let me understand correctly, you wrap the beans, insert them in a wet holster, then put in the dashboard window for heating?~ss
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Yellowhand, so let me understand correctly, you wrap the beans, insert them in a wet holster, then put in the dashboard window for heating?~ss
I'd have to pull out the BIG gun holsterss for that, so just use a pot!
Not to be confused with using pot.
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Soaked in hot water then placed by woodstove overnight, worked perfectly. Thanks again.~ss
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Soaked in hot water then placed by woodstove overnight, worked perfectly. Thanks again.~ss
Did ya remember to put on a pot of beans when ya did the holster????
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If yall come up with a viable and successful methodology, I know a couple old gals (think MILF-ish) might be interested in the process.

Seriously, if a 1911, go with one of these (pictured below).
Maybe you can find a blue Elsie Are?
Otherwise, wrap that rascal prior to placement in the holster!

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If yall come up with a viable and successful methodology, I know a couple old gals (think MILF-ish) might be interested in the process.

Seriously, if a 1911, go with one of these (pictured below).
Maybe you can find a blue Elsie Are?
Otherwise, wrap that rascal prior to placement in the holster!

That looks very much like a suction cup dart gun from my youth


Which I still have
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If yall come up with a viable and successful methodology, I know a couple old gals (think MILF-ish) might be interested in the process.
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ROLF!
Damn, had to think on that one for a while, real slow today!!!!
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Alum powder works for the "old gals"!
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Alum powder works for the "old gals"!
From Wiki...

Really old!

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The production of potassium alum from alunite is archaeologically attested on the island Lesbos.[8] This site was abandoned in the 7th century but dates back at least to the 2nd century CE.
So, 500 years on Lesbos...

I hear it will keep your pickle firm and crisp.

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