I would absolutely not do this!
Originally Posted By christ0ph:
soak the leather in warm water for 15 minutes then as it is drying holster and unholster the weapon(be sure to soak it in oil thoroughly and clean it afterwards)
That would be remolding the holster not breaking it in. I suppose it would be okay to do that to an over oiled and under molder holster, such as those from Galco or the like, but this is one of the last things I would do to a nice holster.
The problem with the method listed above is that eventually all leather will stretch a bit, that’s why we call it breaking the holster in. The key with breaking in a holster is to get it to stretch only to the point where you can get withdraw the gun with relative ease but still have the right amount of retention. If one soaks the holster in water, essentially remolding it, once the leather stretches through the natural course of wearing the rig it may be too loose to offer proper retention of ones gun.
The best method to break in a holster is to place the unloaded
gun in a thin plastic bag (like the one the holster came in) or a thin sock then place it in the holster. Leave it there overnight and the holster should be adequately broken in. One can also supplement this by using Leather Lightning, Hide Glide, or a similar product in order to make the gun “break” out of the holster easier.
Of course there’s still always the tried and true method of just putting the holster on and wearing it, letting the natural course of things break the holster in to your body. And, depending on the style of holster and how closely it is molded to the gun, with some holsters (such as the Sparks S/S) this may actually be the best method.