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Hi Gang; So I bought a older all smooth leather inside and out holster. The 1911 go's in with a bit of a push  but it is sticky and tight to pull out. There was a coating or something to make old leather more slippery? What have you heard or use?
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I use KG 9 leather kote

 

http://www.brownells.com/gun-cleaning-chemicals/oils-lubricants/leather-protectants/leather-kote-prod17159.aspx?avs|Manufacturer_1=KG%20PRODUCTS

 

A little bit goes a long way, like dip the tip of your finger in and rub all over the inside of the holster.  Re-apply to the leather when the holster starts sticking.

JFN

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Tight holster will continue to be tight until you adjust it.  Lubes are a "coverup" of the problem. 

 

Wet holster down well, stick oiled pistol in a good freezer bag, shove it down deep into holster and place in a warm place to reshape the holster to your gun. 

 

Couple of days, custom fit to your piece, and you won't be having to lube the leather. 

 

Good luck, GJ

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  • 2 weeks later...

HI Gang; So the holster is a Realist |International 1145. I was reluctant to dip it due to the finish, but for the 5 bucks I paid what the heck. So now it is a lot better.

Got some old mag holders that are a bit loose, where did I leave that bucket of water!

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  • 3 years later...

Tight holster will continue to be tight until you adjust it.  Lubes are a "coverup" of the problem. 

 

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down well, stick oiled pistol in a good freezer bag, shove it down deep into holster and place in a warm place to reshape the holster to your gun. 

 

Couple of days, https://caltitle24.com/calgreen-checklist/ | https://caltitle24.com/california-title-24/ custom fit to your piece, and you won't be having to lube the leather. 

 

Good luck, GJ

 

Finally! I told my partner to try this solution and i faced some reluctance but he gave in and it worked. Now he has me to thank without knowing i got help from this post :-) Buying lube was such a waste

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