yes this helps me all the time . And if it is really tight I still wrap the gun in a bag and sometimes two bags or more and soften the leather by heating it up with a hairdryer or by leaving it on the dashboard of my car in the sun . This will soften it up and then you stuff the gun wrapped in the baggies and leave it over night .Wrap your 1911 in a glad bag. Insert the tightly wrapped gun into the holster. Leave overnight.
Take it out the next day and viola! If it doesn't loosen it enough, try it again overnight.