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Litzner 07-22-2009 11:09 PM

Hoster Materials
 
So I have new Kimber Royal II and I was wonder what holster material would be the best to reduce the wear on the gun. I was thinking leather but I wanted to get some input on what people think would be the best for a blued gun.

I want to try to keep it pretty :)

(I a typo in the title and I can't change it! "Holster")

matt g 07-23-2009 03:54 AM

Look into horsehide. High Noon Holsters builds awesome holsters and does horsehide lined holsters. You might also want to look into something like shark skin or stingray hide.

Gojubrian 07-23-2009 07:22 AM

Can we see pics of your kimber?? :)

matt g 07-23-2009 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Gojubrian (Post 132843)
Can we see pics of your kimber?? :)

You really want to see my piece again? :D

Litzner 07-27-2009 01:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gojubrian (Post 132843)
Can we see pics of your kimber?? :)

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/9789/1000395hn5.jpg

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/4448/1000394ha4.jpg

RL357Mag 07-27-2009 02:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Litzner (Post 132650)
So I have new Kimber Royal II and I was wonder what holster material would be the best to reduce the wear on the gun. I was thinking leather but I wanted to get some input on what people think would be the best for a blued gun.

I want to try to keep it pretty :)

(I a typo in the title and I can't change it! "Holster")


Nothing beats the beauty of a fine leather holster, but having kept a Ruger Old Army in a leather holster for 20 years, I can tell you the leather will eventually wear the bluing off in the places it is in contact with the leather. The cylinder on my Ruger has had the bluing worn off in two spots. I don't know if it will happen as readily with an automatic since the revolver cylinder provides a constant contact point, but leather does wear down bluing.

Hawg 07-27-2009 06:12 AM

9-10 oz. vegetable tanned leather. Stay away from the cheap chrome tanned leather.

OC357 07-27-2009 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by RL357Mag (Post 134842)
Nothing beats the beauty of a fine leather holster, but having kept a Ruger Old Army in a leather holster for 20 years, I can tell you the leather will eventually wear the bluing off in the places it is in contact with the leather. The cylinder on my Ruger has had the bluing worn off in two spots. I don't know if it will happen as readily with an automatic since the revolver cylinder provides a constant contact point, but leather does wear down bluing.

This is true. Same experience with my Python that has lived in a Bianchi for many years.

I have a nylon type holster for another revolver but I don't keep anything in it except when I use it.

I like the leather much better and it breaks in real nice but I think you can't help getting some light holster wear if you are using it. I have one that I just keep in the original box and it shows no signs of wear.

OC

rcrifle 08-02-2009 08:37 PM

I now use only Comp-Tac holsters.

Comp-Tac : Top-Quality Firearm Accessories

mr1911 08-05-2009 05:52 PM

Boy, I'll be no help here at all,....I've never bought a gun that I was concerned about keeping pretty, I like ugly plane looking working guns,...kind of the same deal with pickup trucks,....LOL:D


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