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Old January 22, 2013, 04:00 AM   #1
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My new XD .40sc Pics... Questions




In the above pic you can see my XD in the Don Hume... when this is on the belt, it is so tight I literally cant pull the gun out. Any suggestions here ?


I was wondering, looking at this barrel I'm curious if the space at the top of the barrel is normal ? I mean, between the top of the barrel and the slide, while there is no space at the bottom.

Anyway... just wanted to show it cuz the wife don't care. This is my first semi-auto pistol.

EDIT: wow, next time I'll make the pics smaller.

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Old January 22, 2013, 06:38 AM   #2
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Put 1 wrap of plastic wrap on the pistol and insert it into the pistol. Let sit overnight and that should take care of it. If still too tight put another wrap on the pistol and do the same thing. Ore use a very thin sock and do the same thing.
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Old January 22, 2013, 01:32 PM   #3
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I was wondering, looking at this barrel I'm curious if the space at the top of the barrel is normal ?
yep.

When the slide is retracted, the barrel points slightly upward. This accommodates that.
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Old January 22, 2013, 02:53 PM   #4
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foxytwo has the right idea, but there is another step you can take.

Before you insert the plastic-wrapped XD, you can get the holster mildly wet. Then it is more partial to stretching. But I don't know what Done Hume would say, maybe you should ask first.

And you can make it two layers of strong plastic if one doesn't stretch the holster enough. I've used the sturdy plastic freezer bags since they are strong enough for this activity.

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Old January 22, 2013, 03:57 PM   #5
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Well, when I bought the holster it was really stiff, so I got some baseball glove conditioner and applied it multiple times and worked the leather until the pistol slid in and out nicely. But when on the hip the belt puts such a bind on the gun, it wont come out. ( belt running through rear, or hip side, of holster ) But, I will try your trick....
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Old January 22, 2013, 09:05 PM   #6
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Had the same problem with a blackhawk holster. Just leave the gun in holster for a few days/nights. Should break in pretty quick.
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Old January 22, 2013, 09:36 PM   #7
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Nice looking piece! As far as the leather just use it all leather I have ever had loosened up
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