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Leather holster...but what about bad weather?

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    Senior Member Array TheGreatGonzo's Avatar
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    Ask anybody who grew up on a ranch if they worried about the effects of rain and the elements on their leather saddle and tack. A little water won't hurt a well made leather holster. Now, if you are carrying a suede holster...
    "Skin that smokewagon!".

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    Get a Pure Kustoms holster from Rocky and don't worry about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    A Glock is no more impervious to the elements that any other decent brand of pistol out side of aesthetics. Please do not make that mistake, it can be a deadly one.
    Other than that, I would not worry about getting your holster wet, unless you plan on drying it in the microwave or something like that. I'm sure some of the holster makers will be better able to answer that question.
    What are you trying to say? I'm not going to try shooting under water

    Point I was making is it won't need as much maintenance as some other pistols would in a wet environment.

    Anyway that leather protector stuff looks like a good idea. Thanks for that, I'll try it.
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    I agree with Obenauf's Leather Care. This is the specific product item 'The Belt Man' recommends. I personally use 'Renaissance Wax' which is used by museums around the world. Damn, don't ya just love hobby...

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    I have ordered a High Noon "Slide Gaurd" Holster (company based in Florida).

    Their FaQ section is very informative:

    High Noon Holsters

    Their holsters are oiled and sealed and require no further protection. Many holster companies also state that "oiling" can cause the "molding" of your firearm into the leather to loosen!!!!

    If a leather product gets wet... you only want to "room temperature" air dry... a fan is fiine, but do not use a blow dryer or other kind of heat.... as this will warp the leather and/or dry it oout to fast and allow it to crack.

    If you get salt water on a holster or belt, wipe it off with a clean damp towel and then let it air-dry (only).

    Good luck,
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    I would follow the recommendation of the holster maker, as far as what care should be given and any products like oils or conditioners that might be applied. Most makers have oiled and sealed the leather during production, requiring nothing more than wiping off and allowing to air dry.

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    Do not use any of these leather preservites on any of you good leather holsters for they will change the color of the leather & make it too soft & will ruein it for good, Here is what to use on any good leather holster & this will waterproof it as well, Buy yourself a can of KIWI shoe wax in Nutural & apply it with a tee shirt rag, let it dry a nin or two then buff it off with another clean rag & your set to go, do this every now & then & your holsters will outlast you.

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