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    I recently purchased a Sig p220. I have a holster that is designed for this model gun however I have a continual issue of the gun getting stuck in the holster.

    The holster is as loose as its getting and unless I pull the gun straight up, which is rare under pressure, it gets caught.

    Any suggestions on how to fix this problem? Thanks

  • #2
    What brand and is the holster new? what kind of holster? The safariland ones we were using before had a tension screw on them which was adjustable. Also if break it in a little, if that doesn't help some silicon spray may be an option. (Range uses it)

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    • #3
      Its a Safariland 6285 which has the tac light. Its fairly new yes and the screw is practically off.....my buddy mentioned the silicone too, I was just curious if there were any other ideas.

      thanks

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      • #4
        Trying breaking it in a bit. I had one that was really tight with my 226, but it got better. Positive it is the right holster model? They make several for Sig with and without rails.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Utah View Post
          Its a Safariland 6285 which has the tac light.
          I have a similar model, the 6280, for my Glock 22. This is not a matter of breaking in the holster. You have to train with it until you develop the proper muscle memory. My agency requires 500 practice draws before we can carry a new holster on the street. That's a minimum, at least for me. The advantages of a tac light are worth the effort.

          Don't back the tension screw all the way off. That's what keeps the pistol in the holster when the strap is back and you go tail over teakettle.

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          • #6
            You can spray down the lining with silicon to help break in. The 6280 requires a straight draw out of the holster. If you cant the gun even slightly, it will get hung up.

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            • #7
              There is a cream out there called something like 'Holster Slik" or something like that. Brownell's carries or used to carry it. It comes in a small jar and you rub it on your gun and draw a few times and it embeds or coats the friction points in the holster. Hope this helps.

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              • #8
                I believe it's because of the lining in the holster. I had that model and had the same issues until I practiced a proper draw more often.

                Safariland seemed to have fix the issue on the new models because once I upgraded to the ALS holster I didn't have the same issue.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Shiloh View Post
                  I believe it's because of the lining in the holster. I had that model and had the same issues until I practiced a proper draw more often.

                  Safariland seemed to have fix the issue on the new models because once I upgraded to the ALS holster I didn't have the same issue.
                  No it was the way the 6280 was designed. The ALS holsters are looser because of the additional retention device.

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                  • #10
                    My 6280 worked perfectly right out of the packaging. There was no break-in period for mine. Perhaps yours has a flaw or it was made for a different pistol.

                    Mine is not one for a mounted light, but it does require a straight up draw.
                    Last edited by KenW.; 12-20-2009, 10:15 PM.
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                    • #11
                      Yeah well it was bugging me enough to go get a new one. Got a nice ALS model....smooth as butter. Thanks for all the input.

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