Please follow the instructions below to maintain your new
leather holster. Doing so will extend the longevity of your
leather products and keep it functioning as it was designed.
1. Your new holster may be very tight when
you receive it. If so, wrap your unloaded firearm in
wax paper, Saran wrap, or plastic bags and insert it into the
holster. Remove it after a few seconds and check the fit. If it
still needs to be loosened, leave the wrapped firearm inserted
for longer, overnight if necessary. You can also add layers of
wrap, to speed the process. Another method is to simply use the
holster. Being leather, it will mold itself to your firearm over
time with use.
It may appear that the loops on your
regulator are too small. The loops are all made the same and
WILL fit over the belt. Leather shrinks when dried, and the
loops may require some stretching just as the holster may be tight
to your gun, same concept. If you cannot snap the loop over
the belt, remove the holster and belt from your body. Close
the loops and string the belt through one side only. Without
crushing your holster, wrench the belt a little to loosen and
stretch the loop. Repeat from the other side. If you
do this and still cannot snap it over, string it through the
holster on your body like a pancake holster and wear it around.
It will stretch through the course of a day. All regulators
are made the same and are fit checked over a UBG belt before
shipping, it will work.
2. If your holster doesnít seem to fit properly, contact UBG
Holsters or your holster maker for
further instructions. There is always a very slim chance
the wrong holster got shipped or that you ordered for the wrong
gun (yes, it happens). Instead of ruining the holster, email
a picture to verify the correctness of the order.
3. If you desire to shine your leather products, use only a paste
wax, such as Kiwi in the flat
cans. Buff to a shine. Never oil molded leather. It will soften
the leather and take away retention.
4. Always remove your firearm from your holster when you arenít
wearing it. The leather needs
to breathe and any moisture that may have collected needs to
5. ALWAYS remove your holster if your gun is not in it,
other than for shooting on the range or for very short periods.
Never sit on an empty holster. Never allow your holster to be flattened. The molding procedure
leaves the holster 3
dimensional and it needs to stay this way. If it becomes flattened
at any point, you can expect it to stay flattened.
6. If you need to remove your gun, for more than a brief moment,
remove your holster from your
body. Without your gun, your holster will be more apt to become
flattened and lose its rigidity. This is especially important if
you wear your belt cinched tight or anticipate sitting or bending
over without your gun in the holster.
7. If your holster becomes wet for any reason, remove it as soon
as possible. Ensure the holster
shape is maintained by pressing around your unloaded firearm.
Carefully remove your firearm and gently set your holster aside to
dry, under a fan, if possible (donít forget to dry and oil your
gun, rust is ugly).