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Indymann99
11-01-2011, 20:16
I just noticed that I have been CCW'ing my G26 for 10 years... so natural now I am used to sitting on the couch in sweats with my IWB G26... and my G26 shows ZERO holster wear .... +1 to Glock for the perfect CCW hardware.

Lior
11-02-2011, 03:37
Kudos to ya. Stay safe.

vafish
11-02-2011, 04:53
If you don't have any holster wear after ten years you aren't practicing your draw enough.

IndyGunFreak
11-02-2011, 05:09
If you don't have any holster wear after ten years you aren't practicing your draw enough.

:agree:

10yrs is a long time to carry with no holster wear. That gun must almost NEVER clear the holster.

Skadoosh
11-02-2011, 05:11
I've been carrying my g19 for one year and i can notice holster wear. it was new when i got it obviously.

hoosier#17
11-02-2011, 06:30
What has been you holster of choice for the last decade?

BailRecoveryAgent
11-02-2011, 07:32
I just noticed that I have been CCW'ing my G26 for 10 years... and my G26 shows ZERO holster wear ....

http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd28/ideasoforder/Skeptical-Cat.jpg

ithaca_deerslayer
11-02-2011, 09:17
I've had my Glock 26 for over 10 years. Zero holster wear, too. Heck just the other day I went to draw it from the holster to check the wear, but I couldn't find the gun under the dust bunnies :rofl:

More seriously, my 26 has an overall fine worn aged petina (kinda like antiques roadshow stuff), hard to notice wear in any one specific spot :)

Deaf Smith
11-02-2011, 09:26
I have a practice Glock 26 for all my drawing.. And a carry 26 that is shot only a little. So does my J .38 setup.

Yes well past 10 years as my CHL goes way back into the 3xxx number range!

I prefer my carry guns to stay tight and little wear as I'd sure hate for the extractor to fail, due to so many rounds fired, just when I need that gun badly.

Deaf

Patchman
11-02-2011, 09:33
If it's the old style flat finish, having no holster wear marks is quite an accomplishment. If the gun has the glossy finish, no visible holster wear marks is possible. But not sure when the glossy finish became available (in 2001?).

arushus
11-02-2011, 09:34
I just noticed that I have been CCW'ing my G26 for 10 years... so natural now I am used to sitting on the couch in sweats with my IWB G26... and my G26 shows ZERO holster wear .... +1 to Glock for the perfect CCW hardware.

What kind of holster do you use?

ithaca_deerslayer
11-02-2011, 10:16
I have a practice Glock 26 for all my drawing.. And a carry 26 that is shot only a little. So does my J .38 setup.

Yes well past 10 years as my CHL goes way back into the 3xxx number range!

I prefer my carry guns to stay tight and little wear as I'd sure hate for the extractor to fail, due to so many rounds fired, just when I need that gun badly.

Deaf

That's pure genius!

That same sort of concern is why I recently bought a 17 G4 for a range gun. I know, it's a different model than the 26. But I also wanted to take advantage of its longer grip and sight radius for target games.

Still, even if you have 2 identical 26 models, there has to be some sort of optimal number of shots taken to establish reliability, yet not over risk wear and potential breakage.

For example, if you shoot your beater 26 about 5,000 times with no malfunctions, and you shoot your carry 26 about 200 times with no malfunctions. Which gun is statistically more reliable for the next 10 shots?

Any body remember that Happy Days episode with Laverne and Shirley, where Laverne says to Richie, about his hankie, "is that for showing or for blowing?"

LongGoneDays
11-02-2011, 10:38
I'm almost done with year 3 on my G26. It is usually on my side, but with cooler weather it goes (holstered) into my sweat pants pocket. I even figured out that my shorts I wear with a draw string will hold them up for around the house activity.

The gun was 6 years old when I bought it, no holster wear at all. I've got a few shiny spots starting now, I'm sure a lot of it comes from never cleaning it or the holster, friction. It'll be ok.

OctoberRust
11-02-2011, 10:40
it's because glock's plastic/polymer slide doesn't have any finish to wear off of like other pistols.




Watch....Some dummy is about to quote me and try to gimme a "lesson" on glocks.

G19aps
11-02-2011, 11:38
I'm amazed that you guys are successfully carrying these guns with drawstring sweat pants. I have a hard enough time keeping my pants up with a gunbelt.

Skadoosh
11-02-2011, 17:38
I'm amazed that you guys are successfully carrying these guns with drawstring sweat pants. I have a hard enough time keeping my pants up with a gunbelt.
i made the mistake of carrying in basketball shorts one day :( to make a short story shorter..my G19 took a swan dive right into McD's parking lot.

LongGoneDays
11-02-2011, 18:15
My 26 isn't that hard at all to carry in sweat pants. Mind you these are rather large sweat pants so maybe the pockets are deeper? With my 26 in the holster the only thing you can see is the very tip of the bottom, where the hole would be if I didn't have it plugged.

A long shirt usually fixes that. I do not carry like this unless I'm going to the grocery store right up the road.

Deaf Smith
11-02-2011, 18:28
ithaca,

I've maybe shot my carry 26 1000 rounds. And at the end of each year I shoot all my carry ammo that is in the weapon and spare mag. Yep all that +P+ 127gr Winchester ammo. Then I get fresh ammo from my stock are reload a second set of mags.

Yes I change the mags once a year to (rotate them that is.)

Usually in the summer once a year I shoot a 100 rounds or so of Winchester white label FMJ ammo.

Here it is with my E2D and 'Viagra tactical pen'.

http://glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=216876&d=1307069150

Oh, and I also have a fake metal Glock 26. One of the type used to make holsters. That and my laser glock.

http://glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=217113&d=1308094459

Deaf

wrenrj1
11-02-2011, 18:32
The real question is; are you still wearing the same sweatpants!

ithaca_deerslayer
11-03-2011, 09:55
ithaca,

I've maybe shot my carry 26 1000 rounds.

Ought to be proof enough :)
You've got some good rotation schedules there.

jsnake
11-03-2011, 12:23
I'v carried a gen 3 19 for about 3 years in a Galco FLETCH and it shows modest holster wear. The wear is mostly shiny spots in the dull finish where there are seams in the leather.

G17gen3
11-06-2011, 16:29
I carry my G26 (gen3) daily. It is a gen3 produced while the gen4 was being rolled out. It has the kinda dull black/greyish finish. I got it last Feb and have put about 1200 rnds through it so far and don't have any holster wear except for the slide stop. I'm right handed and the slide stop rubs my back while holstered (I carry IWB at 4:30 position). No failures and conceals just fine.

Sheepdog Scout
11-07-2011, 05:33
Congrats. I wouldn't say that I shoot my carry gun a lot (Beretta 92) because I don't get to the range as often as I want. But it gets shot 150-200 times when I hit the range about once a month with target rounds. Though the first thing I do when I get to the firing line is yank it outta my holster and fire off the first three rounds of my carry ammo, when the gun is "ice" cold.

nathanours
11-07-2011, 09:07
I've carried my G19 for about a year and a half now. It is a Gen 3 with the shiny finish. It is carried in a Comptac MTac and has a little holster wear on the slide-stop and the corners on either side of the front sight. I have shot about 8000 rounds so far this year, and practice draw it from concealment about 10 times a night.

jpa
11-08-2011, 14:35
My G30 is 10 years old as well. It's not my EDC so it has very little wear but it does have quite a bit of holster wear along the slide releases and the slide stop from holstering/reholstering at the jail.

collim1
11-08-2011, 20:56
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd28/ideasoforder/Skeptical-Cat.jpg

I believe it. I carried a Glock 23 on duty for a couple of years. LE retention holsters are quite rough on a gun's finish, and I had lots of draws/reholsters and it had very little wear on just a few spots. Usually in the corners at the front of the slide and that is about it.