New holster on a blued gun

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by dallascj, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. dallascj

    dallascj New Member

    I have some holsters coming to me in the coming weeks and thought I saw some info on this site or another that talked about how to prep a new holster so that it won't wear the finish on a blued gun; in this case they are Taurus revolvers. I have already read about using gun wax to preserve the gun's finish, but wondered if someone could help me out with the holster. Do you spray it down inside with gun oil, does that take off the gun wax , etc? Thanks.
  2. Logan2302

    Logan2302 New Member

    Don't use oil on the holster. It'll soften it too much and cause it to loose it's 'shape'.

    My rule is if I want to protect the blue, use a case.

  3. HKSlinger

    HKSlinger Member

    Even a lined holster will ware on a gun, just takes a little longer. I'm not aware of any holster materiel that won't. Now, some guns have a harder finish. Like H&Ks and,to a lesser extent, glock. :D Besides, who wants to look like a rookie?;)
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2010
  4. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

    The quality of leather and proper fit really make a difference. Years ago I bought a used Model 19-4. The shop had a few boxes of holsters, big boxes of everything and anything. I asked if they would toss in a holster. No problem if I could find one for the 19. I found a really nice Bianchi that was stamped S&W 19. You should have seen the shop owners face. It is amazing! Not any wear on that pistol at all, after 15 years of use. I paid 175.00 for the pistol, the holster was marked $35.00. The best $35.00 I never spent! Every holster will wear bluing/finish, but some less than others.