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utf59 10-06-2011 03:18 PM

Kydex creaking
Earlier this year, I bought a Crossbreed Supertuck holster for my XD(M) 4.5. It's comfortable and well-made, but it creaks. Even after carrying with it for a while. I think the creaking comes from the holster rubbing against the belt/waist of my pants. I have an all-leather IWB holster for my Hi-Power that doesn't creak.

When I say "creak," I mean it's loud enough that people around me occasionally turn their heads to see what that noise is.

Does anybody else have this problem? Is it the kydex? Personally, I would have thought the leather holster would be more likely to creak, but not this one. I've used different belts, and I do change my pants regularly, so I've ruled those out.

Any ideas?

g17frantz 10-06-2011 05:59 PM

Not for sure about the "creak" you're talking about. I've carried w/a supertuck and g17 for awhile w/o any creaking. Call or email crossbreed bro, they will bend over backwards to help you out. I came home a couple of weeks ago and was toting around the Glock, got home, took my holster off and down the leg of my pants goes my clip. I was like wth?!!! I emailed crossbreed and simply just asked if they knew where I could buy a replacement screw and washer hardware to fix it, Marty replied back within hours and shipped me some new hardware to fix it and got it within 2 days of sending the email. (Granted I only live 3 hours away but still) I'm sure they can hook you up or give you some info on how to fix.
Good luck

g17frantz 10-08-2011 10:01 PM

Update? Get it figured out yet?

canebrake 10-08-2011 10:24 PM

Phil, when you call xbreed tell them that the guys on FTF are now recommending Theis Holsters instead of the supertuck because of the fit and finish and price!

Crossbreed has dropped in quality and increased in price similar to Kimber. Probably for the same reason.

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utf59 10-09-2011 07:01 PM


Originally Posted by g17frantz (Post 596735)
Update? Get it figured out yet?

I had felt like the noise was caused by rubbing of the kydex against either the fabric of my pants or the top of my belt. I'm going to wear it around tomorrow and give it another listen.

I had wondered if it was a problem common to kydex IWB holsters.

jim65809 10-09-2011 09:52 PM

I had some creaking with my holster from Theis. He recommends rubbing baby powder in the area that creaks. It works. Also heard one guy using DuPont dry telfon spray lubricant. I'll stick to baby powder.

AOK 10-10-2011 03:05 AM

I had the same issue a couple years ago when I switched to kydex. I ended up putting a piece of Velcro (the soft side) on the inside of the kydex loop that comes in contact with the belt. 99% of the creaking went away and on the occasion you hear the much quieter and isolated creak it's because you are intentionally listening for it. I've been doing it for two years now and it works great. I highly recommend it to anyone having a similar problem.

utf59 10-11-2011 02:36 PM

Thanks for the suggestions! I think I'll give the Velcro thing a try.

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