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    I have a brass line 20 snap on a leather holster that does snap as tight as I would like. Is there a way to make it more secure? Perhaps bending the wire spring in the female side of the snap?

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    If you attach a pic it may give us some more ideas of how to do it. You can always try wet forming the leather. Soak it in warm water for an hour, place the revolver in the hoster (wrap the revolver in plastic wrap or something similar to keep it from rusting) and put it in the holster and attach the snap. Then let the hoster dry in the sun or a very very low temp oven. This might help.
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    I'm sorry I should have been more clear. Holster retention is not a problem nor does the snap spin. It just takes little pressure to unsnap it. I would like to have the snap close and open with a little more resistance.

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    Snaps are cheap. Take it off and put a new one on.

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    Ah ok... well you should be able to just replace the snap. If you dont have the tools almost any saddleshop, leather shop, fabric repair shop, should be able to put a new one on for less than $5.

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    You can also take a pair of pliers and gently squeeze the top side of the snap until you get the fit you want.

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