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Old 02-16-2013, 09:12 PM   #1
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I'm in the market for a new 24/7 conceal carry holster for my 23c. I've heard a lot about how leather and nylon holsters expedite the wear on the slide finish. Anyone else know anything, or heard anything? I currently carry in a blackhawk cqc holster. Be safe out there!!



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Old 02-16-2013, 10:30 PM   #2
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Leather has been shown to speed rusting of the slide and other critical parts because it retains moisture. I personally use a custom made Kydex holster from Defensive Concealment and have had almost no slide wear.



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I prefer kydex.

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Thats the one I use for my 17... I love it.

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I prefer a good quality leather holster. I have never had a problem
with rust or anything else. I have had Kydex to attract grit and
scratch the slide.

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I have found horse hide to be very moisture resistant and very gentle on a pistol's finish. I use High Noon Holsters exclusively and also use some of their lined cow hide. HN uses a propriatory synthetic lining that wicks away moisture and is also gentle on the finish. Bill

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If a holster is causing rust then it was probably made from the wrong type of leather. Only good, firm " vegetable" tanned leather vs. "chromed " tanned leather should be used. " chromed " hides are tanned with certain chemicals that will metal to rust.

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Someone had told me about putting a small amount of oil on a cleaning square, rubbing a very light layer on your slide where it runs while holstering and unholstering your pistol, letting it set for awhile, then buffing it off with a towel. Anyone heard of this? Pros and cons?

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If a holster is causing rust then it was probably made from the wrong type of leather. Only good, firm " vegetable" tanned leather vs. "chromed " tanned leather should be used. " chromed " hides are tanned with certain chemicals that will metal to rust.
sgtglock, I had Tandy Leather point me in that direction for holster leather.
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Garret holsters make kydex holsters but the insides have leather in them, I was looking at them myself..



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