1. After purchasing your KIRO holster, test with an UNLOADED handgun to insure proper fit, to break in the holster when necessary, and to become familiar with the holster’s safety features.
2. Always keep your finger off the trigger when drawing and holstering.
3. Never holster a cocked handgun. We do not recommend that pistols carried “cocked and locked” (round in chamber, hammer cocked, safety on) also known as Condition 1 carry, with any KIRO product.
4. When drawing and holstering a handgun, always control the muzzle. Be sure that the muzzle does not point at any portion of your body, especially your non-shooting hand.
5. Practicing “fast draw” or “quick draw” techniques without the guidance of a certified firearms instructor can result in an accidental or unintended discharge, which may result in death or serious physical injury.
6. Place your hand over your handgun during any strenuous physical activity such as running.
7. No holster can completely secure a weapon from unauthorized removal by an assailant or adversary or from falling out of the holster during various activities.
8. It is ultimately the user’s responsibility to use caution and to practice weapon retention practices and techniques.
9. In order to guard against accidental loss of the handgun, holsters must snugly fit the handgun. This may cause the slide to go out of battery when holstering with the result that the handgun may not fire when needed. It is advisable always place your thumb on the back of the slide to insure that the slide does not go out of battery while holstering.
1. Do not alter in any way, any safety device incorporated in any KIRO product to accommodate handguns or other equipment for which the KIRO product was not designed or intended.
2. Saddle soaps, oils or mitt and glove dressings should not use on KIRO holsters as they will shorten its useful life and increase the possibility of accidental loss of the handgun.
3. Do not expose the holster to extreme heat conditions.
4. Do not leave the holster in the trunk of any vehicle during extremely hot weather.
5. Do not rely on any holster being “snatch proof”. There is no such holster.
6. It is the user’s responsibility to maintain the holster properly and regularly, checking ejection port components for proper function.
7. You must check Pistol magazines for proper tension within the compartment of the case while fully loaded. Invert the magazine and with the feed lips downward, push the magazine into the compartment that forms the body of the case until it stops. Do this several times to assure proper and consistent fit. The removal should be smooth and the case should release the magazine freely and without drag.