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Everyone has their peculiarities about personal property and sometimes a manufacturer will continue to evolve a product until it causes personal annoyances to become obvious. I have used and carried Glocks since my first Gen 1 Model 17. I have used Safariland/Bianchi since their beginnings of mainstream use. Unless I was in a Federal Courthouse as a witness or post high jacking era flying, I am armed on my person. I have quite a number of long and sidearms with some being issued. Some are still in almost pristine conditions and others look like the life they have led rolling on pavement, vehicle crashes and just plain use. All that to say simply that you aren’t abnormal for getting PO’d that a holster marked your firearm. If it happens in the process of my duty hours, I accept that due to the unpredictable nature of law enforcement.

Safariland and Glock have made changes to finishes and materials over the decades. I have loved their Safari 7 polymer but in the last two years, the ALS locking system has changed and become abrasive. I have early 7k models that still leave no marks and other newer versions of the same models that will mark the current Gen 5 finishes in under 50 insertions and presentations. Safariland states it’s their same formula so it has to be Glock. Glock says their new finish is the best and toughest (even though we know bette). I had a new G17 MOS this year that was marked worse than yours before it made it to the range to qualifly. Carrying a Gen 3 G22 in the same holster and it hasn’t gotten a scratch in spite of safely carrying it for months with more than usual insertions and presentations deliberately.

In spite of the TLDR, more than politics and fashions have changed. Quality has a different meaning today than it did in 1978. We live in today though so no matter whether we agree or not, what happened to your new Glock is more accepted whether it’s the Glock finish or Safariland using a stronger but more abrasive ALS framework is irritating but is the new normal for such things. Don’t let it ruin your practice time nor enjoyment of your right to carry.
 
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