Crossbreed Supertuck is CREAKING!

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    Crossbreed Supertuck is CREAKING!

    Hey guys,

    Received my Supertuck for XD40SC not too long ago. Great holster. Very comfortable whether tucked or untucked, and makes concealment easy. However, it is starting to CREAK. Not only does this drive me NUTS, it also alerts other people that I am wearing something leather (leather has a pretty distinctive creak/rub). They see my dress clothes (req'd by work) and wonder "*** is going on?" I even had a coworker ask me "What's up with all that creaking?".

    Anyone have any suggestions to reduce the creaking, besides wearing the holsters 24/7 for a few weeks? :?:

    Thanks!!!

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    Can you figure out what is creaking? Is it the leather itself, where the kydex meets the leather, where the clips are attached? Figuring that out will go a long way towards being able to help you with the problem.
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    Tried baby powder?

    Worked on my King Tuk.
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    Mine creaked anywhere the leather was being "pinched". I put baby powder between the belt clips and the leather behind it and on the belt where the belt clips ride and it goes away for a while.
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    Very common complaint. Mine isn't a CBST but a Kholster, same issue when it was new. I mink oiled mine a few times and the creaking went away.
    Never tried the baby powder trick.
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    I would think oil would be a more permanent solution, given its ability to penetrate the leather and stick around a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MP9NewMexico View Post
    Hey guys,

    Received my Supertuck for XD40SC not too long ago. Great holster. Very comfortable whether tucked or untucked, and makes concealment easy. However, it is starting to CREAK. Not only does this drive me NUTS, it also alerts other people that I am wearing something leather (leather has a pretty distinctive creak/rub). They see my dress clothes (req'd by work) and wonder "*** is going on?" I even had a coworker ask me "What's up with all that creaking?".

    Anyone have any suggestions to reduce the creaking, besides wearing the holsters 24/7 for a few weeks? :?:

    Thanks!!!
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    Just use caution as mink oil can "over-soften" leather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MP9NewMexico View Post
    Hey guys,

    Received my Supertuck for XD40SC not too long ago. Great holster. Very comfortable whether tucked or untucked, and makes concealment easy. However, it is starting to CREAK. Not only does this drive me NUTS, it also alerts other people that I am wearing something leather (leather has a pretty distinctive creak/rub). They see my dress clothes (req'd by work) and wonder "*** is going on?" I even had a coworker ask me "What's up with all that creaking?".

    Anyone have any suggestions to reduce the creaking, besides wearing the holsters 24/7 for a few weeks? :?:

    Thanks!!!
    Great concealment holsters don't creak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kerberos View Post
    Just use caution as mink oil can "over-soften" leather.
    Yea...and can make your mink too slick to catch also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kerberos View Post
    Just use caution as mink oil can "over-soften" leather.
    Works great on a baseball glove too! LOL
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    How old are you? are you sure it is the holster creaking?

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    My CBST creaked at first, but silenced itself after about 2 weeks of EDC. I still sometimes use the Remora I got from you when I bought your LC9, it's a good little holster, but nowhere near as comfortable as the CBST, even with a smaller gun in it. Give the CBST some time and the creaks will go away.

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    Lol at all the replies, and thanks for the suggestions.
    Remora makes a great product, but unfortunately they are not tuckable (at least not that i've found).
    I'll try the powder trick, and failing that, mink oil.

    Thanks, guys

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    Mark addressed this on XDT. (Your thread I think?)

    Creaking Crossbreed Supertuck -- Annoying and alerts others - XDTalk Forums - Your XD/XD(m) Information Source!

    ALL leather needs to be treated fttt. Sweat & oil form your body, heat & humidity levels all effect leather; ANY leather. I suggest the same thing Mark did; cowhide=mink oil:horsehide=neetsfoot oil
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