Hole in my pants!

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    Hole in my pants!

    Wonder if anyone else had this problem: I carry a 5" 1911 in a Crossbreed Super Tuck. This gun/holster is a great combination for me. I love everything about the setup except.....The muzzle of my Mil-Spec is wearing a hole in my pants. It can't be seen from the outside because my rear hip pocket covers it. If you look at the pants from the inside though, there is definitely a problem.

    I was wondering if anyone else noticed this, and how did you fix it?

    Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe a Milt Sparks VMII completely encloses the muzzle of the pistol. I am seriously considering one of these to try out. Pants are getting expensive.

    Ideas????
    If you can't get out of it, you gotta get into it.

    My job requires me to be armed as much of the time as possible. No, I am not an operator or LEO of any kind. I am a husband and father.

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    That was the main point of contention for me when it came down to choosing between buying the CBST and the Comp-Tac MTAC. The MTAC covers the entire muzzle, not to mention that the kydex shell can be removed and replaced with spare kydex shells available from Comp-Tac.

    As for a solution, patch a piece of thicker cloth into the pants for the sight to rub against, or buy new pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleipnir View Post
    As for a solution, patch a piece of thicker cloth into the pants for the sight to rub against, or buy new pants.
    Or rivet a piece of leather/cloth over the opening on the holster
    "In a world of compromise, some don't." -HK

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    Buy a good holster and forget about it for life!
    Treat me good, I'll treat you better. Treat me bad, I'll treat you worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    Buy a good holster and forget about it for life!
    Saying a crossbreed supertuck is not a quality holster? lol?

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    How 'bout one of those iron-on patches on the inside of your pants, or inside the pocket itself? The way I see it, gun wear & tear on clothing is one of the costs of carrying a firearm, right behind the cost of guns, ammo, range time, holsters, classes, flack from well-meaning-but-liberal friends and kin, etc.
    I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.

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    The result of under a month with a 5" 1911 in a Supertuck.



    I tried patching it, but the muzzle wore through the patches.

    Quote Originally Posted by sentioch View Post
    Or rivet a piece of leather/cloth over the opening on the holster
    This is exactly what I did. But it's just not the same. It's a stop-gap at best, and punching additional holes in the holster likely voids the warranty.

    I just gave up on it. Went back to a less-than-optimal all-leather IWB until I can scrounge up the funds for a UBG Striker

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    Try the MS VM11. You'll love it and no holes.
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    OWB? I think I'd be more concerned about muzzle damage than britches damage.
    I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.

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    Thanks everyone. My pants look like Xader's, except the hole is a bit lower and behind the pocket. I have switched to OWB for the time being. I carry OWB a lot in the cooler seasons anyway, so no big deal. I will need to find a solution before it gets much warmer though.

    Looking hard at the Comptac. May order one later tonight. Sleipnir...does the kydex wear on your pants?

    I found a VM2 on a website, but the 5" model was out of stock. I signed up for an email notice when it comes back in stock.

    Whatever I get to replace the CBST, it will have to be tuckable.
    If you can't get out of it, you gotta get into it.

    My job requires me to be armed as much of the time as possible. No, I am not an operator or LEO of any kind. I am a husband and father.

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    Nope, no holes in my pants from the kydex, though admittedly I am replacing that holster with a Side Guard Double Snap due to the fact that kydex wears my parkerized 1911 to bare finish in no time flat and the fact that I never tuck my shirt in anyways (though Erik also makes a version that can tuck as well).

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    I buy 5 pair of jeans at a time every year. Take the old to GoodWill, wear the new for a year.


    Get more than one pair of jeans.
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    Hmmm I guess there are benefits to having a smaller gun, no pants wear from my XD yet. However, the edges of my pockets wear out where my knife clips on. I've worn out jeans in the past by carrying keys and leaning against a counter every day. I swear! If it ain't one thing, it's another! Do they have a good selection at your goodwill? lol
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    Hmm, Never had that happen. Granted my EDC method is front pocket.

    Oddly , the last two pair of jeans I've had , came apart at the back right pocket, inside seem would come down and rip a whole right in the butt. I carry a pen/sharpie on the OUTSIDE edge clipped in on that side, and the outside edge of my other back pocket is where my streamlight rests.

    Of course, I get the fray from my Spyderco clip as well.


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    This made me wonder, and I just checked my last IWB for my Browning Hi-Power from Rhome (Desbiens Gun Leather); it completely covers the barrel, and I can recommend it highly. Of course, he is my best friend, but I wouldn't carry my life in anything but the best holster for the job. Take a look at his websight, and if you like it tell him I sent you. Actually don't tell him, he might charge you more!
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