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Holster & Ammo Magazine Break-In

LEATHER BREAK-IN/FIT

 MTR Custom Leather holsters/leather products are manufactured from only the premium materials and our technique molding is very accurate to specific firearms. When you receive your leather product from MTR it may appear to fit close-fitting at first, but this by design. MTR engineer our product to fit snug knowing that the leather filaments will relax and give to the proper fit with use.

 UNLOAD YOUR FIREARM before testing holster fit.

If the holster/magazine has tension screws: Since the tension components are not pre-set at the factory, you may need to adjust them in order to the holster your firearm or magazine the first time. We recommend that you check your tension screw adjustment before each use. There is no reason to completely remove the tension components. Do not use Loctite or any other form of Loctite on the tension components. Nevertheless, you can apply a single drop of clear nail polish to your tension screw threads, this may reduce loosening.

If the fit is too tight when holstering your firearm/magazine the first time, than don’t force it. If you do force the firearm/magazine into the leather, it may be very difficult to draw/remove. Instead, please follow these 6 simple steps to break in your new leather.

 

  1. Place the UNLOADED firearm or magazine in a plastic freezer bag, or 2-3 layers of clear plastic wrap. Do NOT cover the grip.
  2. Insert the bagged/wrapped firearm/magazine gradually into the leather, lightly twisting it side to side to minimize tearing of the bag/wrap.
  3. Once the firearm/magazine is completely seated in the leather, twist it about 1/16” in both directions 7-13 times.
  4. Allow the bagged/wrapped forearm/magazine to sit in the leather for about 16 minutes.
  5. Remove the firearm/magazine from the leather and remove the bag/wrap from the firearm/magazine.
  6. Insert the UNLOADED firearm or magazine into the leather, which should be snug but not loose. If it is still too tight, repeat the above steps until the leather is broken in to your satisfaction. Following and repeating the above instructions is the only way to an ideal break –in and long service life and proper fit that will last many years.

 

It is common for the inside of the leather to scratch from a single holstering, that’s known as etching. A smooth leather lined holster will be even more subject to this normal occurrence. After this initial etching, the holster will custom fit your firearm. When testing out MTR Custom Leather products for proper fitment, never place a loaded firearm in a holster without first testing. Should any MTR product become worn, loose, broken, defective or ill-fitting, or in your opinion is unsafe, cease use immediately

Following and repeating the above instructions is the only way to an ideal break –in and long service life and proper fit that will last many years.

 

It is common for the inside of the leather to scratch from a single holstering, that’s known as etching. A smooth leather lined holster will be even more subject to this normal occurrence. After this initial etching, the holster will custom fit your firearm.

 

When testing out MTR Custom Leather products for proper fitment, never place a loaded firearm in a holster without first testing.

 

Should any MTR product become worn, loose, broken, defective or ill-fitting, or in your opinion is unsafe, cease use immediately.

 



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