Holster Break-in

DO NOT APPLY OIL OF ANY KIND TO HOLSTER. THIS WILL VOID ANY WARRANTY.

Carefully unload your weapon and wrap it with two layers of wax paper (wax side out) and seat it fully into the holster. Let it set for about ten minutes.

Pull your weapon out and unwrap the wax paper and see if the gun goes in smoothly. Do not force your gun in! If it goes in smoothly practice a couple dozen draws and leave your weapon in over night. Your holster is then broken in.

If your weapon is still tight wrap it back with wax paper and leave it set for another 10-20 minutes and try again. It may require a third or fourth wrap of paper but be very cautious to not over do it. It is easy to stretch leather but to un-stretch it is nearly impossible. Be advised that a properly broken in holster should retain the weapon during vigorous physical activity, yet still release the firearm for a smooth draw.

Be advised that a properly broken in holster should retain the weapon during vigorous physical activity, yet still release the firearm for a smooth draw.

DO NOT APPLY OIL OF ANY KIND TO HOLSTER. THIS WILL VOID ANY WARRANTY.

Holster care and Maintenance

To remove light dirt, simply use a slightly damp (near dry) soft cloth to wipe down your holster. If dirt is severe (such as sweat build up on an IWB), then a small amount of saddle soap on a damp cloth works well. Be sure to wipe off the saddle soap residue with a damp cloth when finished.

We do not necessarily recommend moisturizing as it is not necessary to a holster that has been treated with Resolene. However if you feel the need the only products we recommend are Lexol conditioner or Propert’s Leather Balm. (Both of which can be found at western boot stores or shoe repair shops.) Do not use Lexol cleaner or Lexol Neatsfoot formula. Simply apply a small amount (a few drops at most) with a soft cloth and rub it in. Wipe off any excess and you’re finished. This should not be required very often – once or twice a year should be sufficient under conditions of normal use.

Never apply shoe polish or oil of any kind to any JT Holster product.