Adjusting Retention

Each holster is individually handmade and therefore personalized retention adjustment may be needed.

Please consider the following steps when adjusting retention. The most common retention problems occur from ejection port and trigger guard. Please note that it is more difficult to gain retention after loosening.

1.)    Remove all clips and hardware.

2.)    Clean the holster and unloaded weapon.

3.)    Holster and draw, feeling for origin of resistance.

4.)    Visually inspect ejection port on your weapon and inside the holster (if your weapon has a light rail, inspect also) for loose Kydex material.

5.)    After identifying area, use hair dryer or heat gun on low setting and slowly heat the problem area. When material becomes workable draw and re-holster your weapon several times. Reheat area as needed.


  • 1. Store Kydex away from heat. High heat can cause material to deform.
    2. If your products retention is to great you can use a hair dryer or heat gun on a low setting, targeted in desired area, to loosen retention.
    3. Regularly inspect your holster for any lint caused by wearing cotton clothing.


  • 1. Visually inspect the product for defects in materials or workmanship such as snaps, rivets, stitching, clips, retaining strap device, belt loops or holster welts for looseness, breakage or other damage.
    2. If your holster should become defective, worn, loose fitting, damaged, or ill-fitting, cease use immediately.
    3. If not satisfied with the workmanship or quality, you have 15 days from the date of purchase to return it


  • Treat all firearms as though they are loaded. Any firearm with a live cartridge in the chamber has the potential to accidentally discharge. It is your responsibility to use and practice extreme caution when carrying or handling any firearm.
  • Never rely on the holster retention device to compensate for activity that could cause the firearm to dislodge. Always be certain that the firearm is fully seated properly in its holster. During increased physical activity your firearm should be held in place by hand to avoid dislodging from the holster.
  • Always be sure the firearm is uncocked before placing it in the holster. Attempting to cock a firearm while in the holster or carrying a cocked firearm could result in an accidental discharge. Always point your firearm in a safe direction. During holstering or unholstering your handgun keep your finger out of the trigger guard and always place your thumb on the back of the slide or hammer to prevent movement during placement. Be certain it’s properly seated in the holster and that any retention device is properly used.
  • Your holster should only be used with the designated gun model it was designed for. Before using a holster first check it for fit with an unloaded firearm. Despite efforts to fit the latest model handguns, manufactures of handguns continually update their products, and even minor specification changes can compromise your safety with respect to how the gun fits. Crossfire Holsters L.L.C. will not be held responsible for such changes or other errors such as typographical or human. It is your responsibility to pay attention to detail with regard to your holster’s condition, including, but not limited to material, rivets, or other retaining devices, for fit and function. If, at any time, your holster becomes worn, loose, defective, or ill-fitting, stop use immediately.


  • The determination of the fitness or the suitability of any product for a specific use is the responsibility of the buyer. Your satisfaction is important. If not satisfied you have 15 days from the date of shipment is recieved to return it for a full refund excluding shipping cost. Please allow us to exchange your product for a replacement if the holster recieved is not exactly what was wanted before requesting a refund.