Creaking Leather

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    Creaking Leather

    I dearly love my Crossbreed holsters, but one of them is driving me nuts. Every move I make sounds like a creaking old ship in a 1940's pirate movie. I know there is a break in period, but this is ridiculous. A month now and no reduction in frequency or volume.

    Kydex riveted on tanned horsehide. Rough side to the body, smooth facing the pistol.

    Any thoughts on a leather treatment that will soften this up without harming the pistol?
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    Try loosening your belt one notch etc. Sometimes things are just too tight and that causes the squeaking.

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    Nope. Tried that. Still creaks and I look like the hunch-hip of Notre Dame.
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    Lots of suggestions in the link below. This topic has been discussed before.

    Crossbreed Supertuck is CREAKING!

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    Neatsfoot oil. Saddle soap to clean, neatsfoot oil to soften. No squeaking anymore. I've been using it for baseball gloves, holsters, etc. for 60 years and my father and grandfather before me.
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    I used Kiwi Leather Lotion on the horsehide (smooth side only). After a couple applications, silence!
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    Baby powder shut my Galco holster up
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    Ballistol

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    See those crosses on the clips? It's Divine Retribution... anything under your belt that might have committed sins lately?


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    Quote Originally Posted by _Hawkeye_ View Post
    Baby powder shut my Galco holster up
    yep

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    I use Brommeland Max-Con V iwb leather holsters, a modified iwb Shark-tac kydex, and an X-Concealment kydex iwb, and none of them have ever creaked at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    I use Brommeland Max-Con V iwb leather holsters, a modified iwb Shark-tac kydex, and an X-Concealment kydex iwb, and none of them have ever creaked at all.
    Well there ya go... instead of a free fix to your current problem you should go buy a new holster. /thread

    (sarcasm off)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmagnuss View Post
    Well there ya go... instead of a free fix to your current problem you should go buy a new holster. /thread

    (sarcasm off)
    Crossbreeds creak, while others don't. What else do you want me to say?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmagnuss View Post
    Well there ya go... instead of a free fix to your current problem you should go buy a new holster. /thread

    (sarcasm off)
    Well... I hate to say it, but if one product doesn't meet your needs why would an alternative choice not be a viable answer?
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    Kholster creaks too.
    So does Harwell.

    Maybe it's the climate he/we live in that effects it? I'm in SW Florida (hot and humid all year)... so maybe that has something to do with it...

    Or maybe they're just crappy holsters... but even so I'd rather put some baby powder on it for free than spend $100 on another holster that does exactly the same thing without the powder.

    PS... I re-read my post above and didn't mean to come off like such a butthead. My apologies.

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