Holster Poll

Holster Poll

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  • Leather

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  • Kydex

    43 50.00%
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    Holster Poll

    What where's more on your firearms finish?
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    I only have leather holsters and notice some wear.
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    I voted "Leather," because I only have leather holsters.
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    Just my opinion but leather looks classier.

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    Just my observations with what I've used over the years but leather seems to wear larger areas of the finish over time. Kydex seems to wear faster but only at the contact points in the holster. The front and top edges of the slide and the sides of the triggerguard area.
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    Plastic.........But I wouldn't know because I do not put expensive guns in plastic. That's kind of like putting white wall tires on a Ferrari.

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    I am going out on a limb. I do not use leather as I find humidity makes it stick. There I said it. Please forgive me.

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    My guns are tools, tools get worn. Oh well. I have a Spartan - leather on one side, kydex on the other - at 90% of the worn areas, the leather side is worn only slightly less, but still worn so I don't think it's really an issue one way or the other. How's that for helpful?

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    While I despise rust, I really don't care about finish wear. My preference for top shelf leather holsters has nothing at all to do with how pretty a holster is, or how gently it may or may not treat a pretty finish. This pistol rides around with me all the time, in a Max Con V. The photo actually doesn't show the true extent of the holster wear that has been put on the Melonite QPQ finish -
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    Well, I voted leather. The good kydex holsters will actually contact your firearm's finish in only a few places compared to a molded leather holster that relies more on surface area for best retention. If you're going to draw and re-holster a lot with either holster, you probably won't be able to tell a difference. Less surface contact=kydex. Some may want to shoot down my theory.......and that's just fine by me. I have both leather and kydex holsters. Use them both a lot since I carry all of the time in all kinds of circumstances. Personally, I don't care what either type of holster does to my pistol(s) when I carry, because carrying is more important than worrying about a wear spot on my favorite pistol. Besides that, I keep mine well maintained. My carry pistols are not for show. They are a tool, and good tools get used, and they'll show some wear. If your tools are just in the toolbox to look good and impress others, then all you have is a toolbox full of tools that look like tools that haven't been used. Tools that don't get used actually forget what they're made for and freeze up when you need them the most. Look in your toolbox for the one with most wear.....that means it's been used and relied upon more than the others for good reasons.

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    I have both,but since there was no leather/Kydex combined I picked Kydex.Tucker Silent Thunder is my favorite.

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    I do not care much about the wear on any of my 'tools', but I do prefer leather for the comfort factor.
    Note: They both cause wear on a firearm.
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    I could careless about wear of my EDC's as they are polymer beasts! I don't have some concerns about my 1911 for the times I do shooting leagues and need a holster.
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    I voted plastic, plus I just like leather more.

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    Leather, Milt Sparks VM-2. I have 4 of them now for all my carry's.

    I also use one for my bed holster system

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