Care and Maintenance

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 doesn’t 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 aren’t wearing it. The leather needs to breathe and any moisture that may have collected needs to evaporate.

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 (don’t forget to dry and oil your gun, rust is ugly).