Holsters / Mag Carriers Break-In
Your holster(s) has been handmade to fit your gun, and thus will be a very snug fit at first. Don’t worry! That is how they are intended to fit.
You can break it in gradually by putting your UNLOADED gun in a large ziplock bag, then stuffing the gun / bag in the holster. Let it sit overnight and the leather will start to stretch just a bit. Do this as needed until you reach the desired retention.
Do NOT soak your leather in water, oils, etc… this is not needed and will likely only damage the leather.
Do NOT fold or drastically bend your leather. It’s not a baseball glove ;) Your holster will form to your body over time with use. This applies to belts as well. Your Hopp Custom Leather holster is built tough for everyday use and abuse… but new leather has a tendency to crack if mistreated.
For BELTS… the buckle and belt keeper are attached with “Chicago” screws. These allow you to change buckles if you so choose. It is important to add a drop of blue Loctite to the screw threads once you have settled on a buckle. This will keep the screws from coming loose and falling out.
Your leather comes sealed in an acrylic finish to resist moisture. There is very little maintenance required. If it does happen to get wet, apply a bit of Olive Oil before the leather dries. Neutral shoe polish can be used to restore the luster and shine of your leather. You can also apply a bit of neutral shoe polish in the belt slots to reduce squeaking. Other than that… just wear it!
As always…. If you have any questions at all… email or call any time… and thanks again for choosing Hopp Custom Leather!
Please note that leather is a natural product. At some point it was part of a living, breathing animal. Each hide has it own character and uniqueness. This may be evident in scars, range markings, small scratches, wrinkles, or variations of color. That is the great thing about a genuine product! You will not find this kind character in “synthetic” holsters, such as plastics or kydex. These trademarks are in no way to be considered flaws or defects. Just a reminder that you have a real, genuine, leather product of the highest quality.