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loctite44144 01-13-2013 01:57 AM

Leather holsters good thing or bad thing
 
I'm thinking about having a custom inside the waistband leather holster I have an M&P 9 with a Streamlight TRL 4 on it so I can't find the off the shelf holsters do the scratch or where the blueing funny and do thay fill

Olympus 01-13-2013 03:55 AM

I only use custom leather holsters.

texaswoodworker 01-13-2013 04:11 AM

Any carry piece WILL show wear eventually. That is pretty much unavoidable, and should not be a serious concern. I don't think leather will speed that up though. Leather WILL however conform to the gun, and to your body, and become more comfortable the more you wear it.

bigsilver45 01-13-2013 06:38 AM

Back in the seventies, I owned a safariland inverted clamshell shoulder holster. I carried an s&w mod 28. At present, I'd like to find something similar for a 4" colt anaconda. Any one have any suggestions?

Doc3402 01-13-2013 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by loctite44144 (Post 1091164)
I'm thinking about having a custom inside the waistband leather holster I have an M&P 9 with a Streamlight TRL 4 on it so I can't find the off the shelf holsters do the scratch or where the blueing funny and do thay fill

The acids used in leather tanning will accelerate wear and promote rust on a firearm stored for a period of time in a leather holster, especially a blued finish. On the flip side, if you take care of the weapon it's usually not an issue. Just don't store the weapon in leather.

I have always preferred the lined leather holsters over any other, and have yet to have any significant wear or rust issue.


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