Breaking In Your Leather Holster For Concealed Carry In Billings, MT

Breaking in a Leather HolsterWith new advanced manufacturing techniques in Billings, MT leather holsters now form fit to very specific make and models of firearms unlike they ever have in the past.

The tolerances are so close due to the fibers shrinking during manufacturing it may actually be difficult to easily holster or remove the firearm from the holster the first time.

There is a technique to break the holster in that several leather holster manufacturers are recommending consumers in Billings, MT use, and the common terminology is "blocking".

Before you start this technique make sure that your firearm is completely unloaded, and if it is one that has a magazine make sure that the magazine has been removed and it too is unloaded.

There are several steps to take, all are quite easy to follow.

First place the unloaded firearm in a large plastic freezer bag, and if not available any generic plastic kitchen wrap will work, use either a single layer of the plastic freezer bag or two or three layers of the plastic wrap, wrap the firearm yet do not cover up the grip.

Next insert the bag/wrapped firearm slowly into the holster, and as you insert the firearm into the holster start carefully twisting it side to side to minimize any possible tearing of the plastic materials.

Once the firearm has been fully inserted into the holster twist it about 1/16 of an inch in both directions for at least a dozen times.

Once you have the firearm fully seated in the holster, leave it in the holster for about 30 minutes.

Next, remove the firearm from the holster and take it out of the plastic wrapping. The next thing you want to do is take the unloaded firearm and reinserted into the holster, at this point the fit should be quite snug but not loose. If the fit is still too tight just repeat the procedure again until the fit is exactly how you want it.

This is a link to a video produced by Galco Holsters that actually shows the procedure. Click Here

Holsters For Concealed Carry For Women and Men In Billings, MT

The single most important accessory that you need to purchase after your handgun is a holster. If you're going to be carrying your firearm concealed in Billings, MT you have a wide variety of options from which to choose from. Depending on your gender and or your body type it will have a major determining factor in the type of holster you may want to purchase.  Kydex Style Holster

Another thing to consider is the type of clothing that you'll be wearing, most of the time while carrying concealed. This may be dictated by your type of job, or the weather or temperature as these factors may determine the type of clothing that you'll be wearing and will have a direct impact on how you can carry a concealed weapon on your person in Billings, MT.

There is a very wide range of holster options available to you, there are those that are known as OWB or outside the waistband, There is the IWB or inside the waistband, There are ankle holsters, bra holsters, behind the back holsters, purse holsters, bellyband type holsters, even magnetic holsters, and then there are specialized pieces of clothing that have compartments or holsters built into them Specifically designed to hold the firearm.

One thing to keep in mind regardless of the type of holster that you are considering purchasing in Billings, MT is how well the holster will protect the handgun, keep it secure, and provide ready access to it.

When caring concealed there may very well be a trade-off between accessibility, security, and gun protection so you must carefully consider your individual needs.

Choosing the right balance between keeping the handgun concealed and accessibility is very important especially in the case of a defensive handgun holster where your failure to access the weapon quickly in an emergency or life-threatening situation could result in serious injury or death to the user!

When choosing a holster in Billings, MT it is strongly suggested that you be able to put the holster on with the particular handgun that you've chosen to see the comfort and fit that it has on your particular body type. Preferably if you have an OWB Type holster that it have a slight forward cant to its design so that it has a natural motion to the draw.

Kydex And Leather Holsters for Concealed Carry, In Billings, MT

Leather Style HolsterWith an IWB type holster the handgun will usually be placed slightly behind the hip area so that it will contour to the body and allows for ease of movement especially while sitting. In Billings, MT especially with IWC holsters it is important that you have one that is designed so that when the firearm is drawn that the holster will not collapse and will allow for effortless one hand re-holstering.

Leather Holsters for Concealed Carry In Billings, MT

Regardless of the type of holster purchased in in Billings, MT if it is to be worn on the body it is absolutely crucial that you choose one that is comfortable as possible to wear in Billings, MT.

Holsters depending on its application can be made of a variety of materials ranging from high-grade leather which is the most common and typically one of the most comfortable to varying types of synthetic materials, and also including some of the new high-end security style holsters which are made of either ballistic nylon or Kydex. 

To see our line of concealed carry holsters specific for women click HERE, for our complete line of premium quality leather holsters click HERE. All holster prices in our store includes shipping and tax!

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