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Old 01-17-2011, 14:40   #1
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Best lined holster to prevent holster wear?

Any suggestions on a quality lined off-duty (or concealment) holster that won't eat the finish off of my Kimber like the Blackhawk does?
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Old 01-17-2011, 15:00   #2
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All holsters will wear finish on a firearm to a point.
I like leather over kydex/plastic/polymer
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Old 01-17-2011, 15:05   #3
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Leather FTW!!!
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Old 01-17-2011, 15:07   #4
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Go leather and don't sweat it. Holster wear is sexy on a 1911.
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Old 01-17-2011, 15:18   #5
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I'm not the best person to give advice for not getting wear on a pistol...but here goes.

Kydex isn't as bad for wear, it will wear the high spots quick but it's not too bad after. The problem with kydex is dirt in the holster, that's what is rough on the finish.

Leather - It will wear down more evenly, but at a slower rate.

From past Kimbers, I'll tell you their standard finish is not durable if put through any reasonable use. If you use it, it will show wear regardless of the holster material.


That said, do you have a price range? IWB or OWB?

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Old 01-17-2011, 15:24   #6
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Try leather-lined kydex. Check out Tucker Gunleather.
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Old 01-17-2011, 15:41   #7
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Try leather-lined kydex. Check out Tucker Gunleather.
The Tucker you are looking for is called "The Answer" The leather lining is a 15 dollar option. Worth it IMO. Like mine a lot. I was using an MTAC with my Kimber and the finish was wearing. It has slowed down since I started using The Answer. No holster will totally stop finish wear. If you carry, it will wear.
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Old 01-17-2011, 16:49   #8
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I think the OP is referring to OWB holster, and you actually want to look to Garrett Industries. Tucker is no longer stocking Garrett products and the Silent Thunder models are their line. You must go directly through them
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Old 01-17-2011, 16:52   #9
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Leather, the softer the better. But, you should expect wear on a CCW.
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What's wrong with a little holster wear.
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The OP didn't specify OWB or IWB. He just stated off duty/concealment. IMO IWB conceals better than OWB, which is why I suggested Tucker's The Answer IWB
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What's wrong with a little holster wear.
Absolutely nuthin'.
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Old 01-17-2011, 18:03   #13
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Try leather-lined kydex. Check out Tucker Gunleather.
I have the Tucker Answer and I'm very happy with it, they also have OWB holsters
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Old 01-17-2011, 19:33   #14
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I was looking for an Outside Waist Band holster. I don't care to carry the Kimber Inside Waist Band due to perspiration on the blue steel frame and slide. Holster wear is bad, but holster wear with rust is bad bad.

Thanks for your responses, I will check out your suggestions.
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The silent thunder is ok, but not great. I love holster wear. Adds character
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From the way everybody complains about the wear and the rust on their carry gun, you'd think they're dragging the gun from their ankle or something.

I carry a gun every freakin' day and my carry guns look better than my range guns. Probably because they just ride around in a holster all the time?
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What's wrong with a little holster wear.
What's wrong with you!? That's as bad as actually shooting our 1911s.
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What's wrong with a little holster wear.

I like my pistols better as they mature in all the right places from use. Only the heirlooms are wall art.
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Old 01-19-2011, 23:37   #19
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Possible Suggestion

Years ago I was talking to an old-timer about holster wear. He made fun of me for worrying about it. Then he launched into his "a gun is a tool" speech. You've all heard a version of it, I'm sure.

His suggestion was to immediately attach a rope to the trigger guard of a new pistol and drag it my pickup truck down the street and back, get the damage over with and forget about it.
(No, he wasn't serious, but he had a point. Some of us do worry too much.)

Fortunately, you have a lot of choices today: kydex, leather and leather-lined kydex. (We don't recommend suede lining.) We think a thin layer of smooth cowhide is the best leather liner if you're going to use one.

Our First Strike leather-lined kydex belt holster will soon be joined by other models and you can certainly give Garrett Industries a shout.
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Our First Strike leather-lined kydex belt holster will soon be joined by other models and you can certainly give Garrett Industries a shout.
Tnx R, I see a lined strike in my very near future. Nice work.
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