Checkering and Torn Clothing; the real deal...

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    Checkering and Torn Clothing; the real deal...

    Guys I need some experienced input here. I LOVE 30 LPI front strap checkering. I drool over it. It's almost a fetish thing for me. I'm going to get an MK9 front strap done but I have one question for those of you who've carried a gun with this treatment.

    Does it really hurt your cloths and if so, how? I've always heard this about checkering but can't imagine how this would? I guess I can see how it might rub on my t shirt but on a cover garment?

    Anyway, if you have some first hand expeirience, I'd love to hear it. Maybe it's 20 LPI that does it? I've hear it's sharp and that's why a lot of guys go with 25? I wouldn't mind considering 25 if I could "feel" it first but I've held a lot of guns with 30 and just like the grip and how refined it feels.

    Any one tore up some cloths this way?

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    On the front strap it's not really an issue, from my experiences it's the back strap that can cause abrasions if checkered. I've carried a good number of 1911s with 30LPI and not had an issue due to the front strap being checkered.

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    Front strap should be covered by the holster,I have had problems with the thumb safety rubbing holes in my shirts on some 1911's
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    I've never heard of anyone having that problem...but if the gun is in a holster and the holster has a body protector...you're not going to have a problem. OMOYMV
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    I wouldn't worry too much about the front or backstrap, I would imagine that really aggressive grips are far more likely to tear up your clothes especially if you tuck. If you don't tuck, they might catch your shirt when it rides up and not let it back down.

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    thanks, you're all confirming what I've suspected. It's amazing how certain things become "accepted" or are just blindly "repeated" on the net. If I had a quarter for every time I've heard this, I'd be able to afford my next gun!
    Thanks guys

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    I carry a Thunder Ranch which has 30 lpi on the front strap with an arched MSH that is also 30 lpi, neither have ever hung-up on clothing.
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