When first using your holster it should be tight for good firearm retention after your break in period. Follow these instructions for proper break in of your holster:
Unload your weapon and holster it. If it is a little to tight for your liking let it set overnight in your new holster. If it still a little to tight un-holster and re-holster for a while with firearm unloaded while wearing it around the house for a little while to help break it in.
DO NOT OIL OR WET THE HOLSTER DOWN! If holster is still too tight, wrap your UNLOADED handgun in a gallon ziplock bag and shove it in the holster overnight. That should do it, if it doesn't contact me.
Keep in mind that once you stretch the leather you cant shrink it back. Overtime the leather will stretch a bit on its own with the natural break in process. The best way to break in high quality leather gear is to let it break in naturally with time.
Accelerated stretching may result in your firearm becoming too loose in your holster.
Dont rush it...you will be rewarded with good retention over the long life of your high quality leather holster.
General Leather Care
Store your new leather product in a cool dry place. High humidity can cause mildew, while dry heat and direct sunlight can cause drying and cracking. If your product becomes water soaked allow it to dry at room temperature and not with direct heat. After dry check the fit with your handgun unloaded! If fit is still to tight contact me for further instructions.
If your product should become dry or scratched, treat the exterior with a light coat of Kiwi natural/neutral paste wax.
Over time if you feel the need you can also treat the interior of your holster with spray silicone for leather to help protect against excess moisture.
It is recommend to un-holster your weapon while not wearing it. If you choose to leave your handgun or other product in the holster, check it daily for moisture, condensation, or corrosion.
Allow a new belt to break in gently on its own.
Do not fold, bend or tightly coil new belts as they can crack or wrinkle when the leather is new and stiff. Normal wear will break your belt in pretty quickly.
Belts can be polished if needed over time using natural/neutral KIWI paste wax.
Do not oil your belt to soften it. If your belt gets wet lay it out flat and let it dry naturally.
Do not lay it out in the sun.
A word about leather
Since leather is a natural product, some cosmetic blemishes or fluctuations in color is to be expected.
Every effort has been made to ensure that your item meets our rigid quality standards, however, if there is a problem, please let us know immediately so that we can make arrangements to try to correct it to your satisfaction.
By purchasing or using a Barber Leather Works product you agree to the following terms and conditions:
If there is any concern about the fit or function of purchased product DO NOT USE IT please contact us immediately.
Firearms are potentially dangerous and should only be handled by trained competent individuals. Please handle all firearms with care by following the firearm manufacturers recommended safe handling instructions.
You, the consumer, assume any and all risk associated with the inspection and use of all of our products.
Our holster products are intended for use ONLY with the specific model firearm for which they were originally made. Do not use any of our holster products in conjunction with any other firearm or accessory.
Barber Leather Works holster products are intended for use ONLY with stock firearms as configured by their original manufacturer. Do not use trigger shoes, trigger modifications, extended safeties, extended slide stops, taller than stock front sights or any other accessory and/or modified firearm with our holster products, under ANY circumstances.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the holster and trigger guard are clear of your fingers or any obstructions prior to holstering your handgun.
It is your responsibility to know the laws in your state and locality pertaining to the use of any of our products you purchase.
When first using your holster it may be tight. Be sure to try it first with an unloaded firearm. If its snug please refer to leather care and break in on our website for safe and proper break in instructions. If there is any doubt contact us for further instructions before using this product.
In the unlikely event that your item should fail unexpectedly, we assume no responsibility or liability other than the repair or replacement of our product at our discretion.
No holster is completely takeaway-proof or snatch-proof. It is your responsibility for the security of your firearm while it is on your person. It may also be necessary to place a hand on your firearm and or holster while running or engaging in other vigorous activities.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.
All Barber Leather Works holster products are warranted against defects in materials and workmanship.
Normal wear and tear
Failure to provide proper maintenance
Damage inflicted by small children or pets.
If you have a warranty request, please contact us. We will do our best to make sure you are happy with your purchase. However, We cannot fix problems that are beyond our control.