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Old 01-29-2014, 10:11 AM   #1
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What style of holster causes the least amount of wear? All leather or all kydex or a hybrid leather/kydex. Opinions please.

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Just guessing I would think kydex would but just a guess--
Not a fan---Leather for me

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What style of holster causes the least amount of wear? All leather or all kydex or a hybrid leather/kydex. Opinions please.
You don't list it as an option, but a lined leather or lined Kydex holster would be best. I'm not sure if they even make lined Kydex, but it's something to look in to.
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Uncle Mike's fabric holsters definitely cause the least (if any) wear. Leather is probably next. Properly fit kydex is usually OK. Loose kydex and serpa holsters tend to be Pretty bad.

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Uncle Mike's fabric holsters definitely cause the least (if any) wear. Leather is probably next. Properly fit kydex is usually OK. Loose kydex and serpa holsters tend to be Pretty bad.

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I would worry more about getting a holster that fits your needs well from a quality company and not worry about the wear. They all wear with time. Holster wear on a handgun is not a turn off the gun guy. Just shows character and use.

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An EDC is going to wear. . It won't hurt a thing except resale value.

I second the 'right' holster over wear consideration. If you can find the holster you want and it has lining options that is fine. . . Go for silicone suede.

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Thanks for the replies guys. I think I'll try all leather this time.

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I have a hybrid iwb holster. Front is the molded kydex , back of the holster that touches my side is leather. I use this holster daily and my gun sees the most wear on the leather side. But it doesn't bother me 1 bit , I like the holster for how easy and quick it is to draw my weapon. I also have a leather pancake iwb holster for my g19 and absolutely hate it. Hugs the gun to tight , and defiantly is no were near as comfortable to me.

I'll put up with the holster wear any day for added comfort and quick access to my weapon.


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I have a hybrid iwb holster. Front is the molded kydex , back of the holster that touches my side is leather. I use this holster daily and my gun sees the most wear on the leather side. But it doesn't bother me 1 bit , I like the holster for how easy and quick it is to draw my weapon. I also have a leather pancake iwb holster for my g19 and absolutely hate it. Hugs the gun to tight , and defiantly is no were near as comfortable to me.

I'll put up with the holster wear any day for added comfort and quick access to my weapon.


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Obviously, use the one you like the best. I have a leather holster that took some breaking in. I wrapped the gun in wax paper and let it sit overnight a time or two. Wore it around the house until I was comfortable with it.

Honest holster marks on a gun, heck, that is character. "Embrace your wear marks." (Stole that from somewhere.)
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