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Sonoran_Tj
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Posted: 1/1/2012 12:15:49 PM
I bought a safariland 6378 for my Sig P229 SAS recently. I love how the paddle fits my hip and the mechanism for releasing the handgun. My only issue with the holster is its really tight still. I put my Sig in the holster and left it holstered for a couple days to stretch it a bit and it has helped. I still have trouble holstering the gun and getting the lock to engage. If I forcefully push the gun in it'll latch in but if I just place it in it will not latch. In Safariland's videos on their website their demo holsters look much looser. What adjustments can I make to fix this?
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Posted: 1/1/2012 12:43:19 PM
I love the ALS and ALS/SLS hosters, but they do neet a little break in, in my experience mostly to knock down seams and edges on the interior that catch on sharp edges of the gun.

A few minutes of drawing drills a day will have that holster smooth as can be. My G21 drops right in to my 6360, no downward pressure required.
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Posted: 1/1/2012 2:09:45 PM
You may also want to play with the tension adjustment screw, on the side of the holster. It may be cranked down tight.

And yeah, the ALS holsters need a short break in to smooth out the lining. They get better with age.
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Posted: 1/1/2012 9:50:07 PM
Originally Posted By ARJJ:
You may also want to play with the tension adjustment screw, on the side of the holster. It may be cranked down tight.

And yeah, the ALS holsters need a short break in to smooth out the lining. They get better with age.


I have that screw so loose that it rattles when the gun is out of the holster, but just a little tight when the gun is holstered. I practiced drawing and shooting at the range for about an hour today, it is getting looser. I think in the next week or two I'll have it as loose as I want it.
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Posted: 1/1/2012 10:13:11 PM
Originally Posted By Sonoran_Tj:
Originally Posted By ARJJ:
You may also want to play with the tension adjustment screw, on the side of the holster. It may be cranked down tight.

And yeah, the ALS holsters need a short break in to smooth out the lining. They get better with age.


I have that screw so loose that it rattles when the gun is out of the holster, but just a little tight when the gun is holstered. I practiced drawing and shooting at the range for about an hour today, it is getting looser. I think in the next week or two I'll have it as loose as I want it.


You can also stick your gun inside a thin sock or plastic bag and place it in the holster for a couple days.

Some folks have advocated spraying the inside of the holster (the suede lining) with silicone spray. I do the opposite: I use a silicone gun cloth to wipe my pistols down at least once a week. Over time, that silicone will transfer to the suede lining and make for a slick draw. YMMV, just a couple more thoughts.
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