This is a discussion on Creaking Holster! within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Anybody have a remedy for "creaking holster?" Milt Sparks holster (PMK) for SP101 carried on a Wilderness Belt.
It's a great system, five months old. ...
Post By druryj
December 5th, 2012 01:10 AM
Anybody have a remedy for "creaking holster?" Milt Sparks holster (PMK) for SP101 carried on a Wilderness Belt.
It's a great system, five months old. I just need to figure out how to minimize the creaking especially when
mingling with the public. Any and all suggestions appreciated, thanks.
December 5th, 2012 05:35 AM
Use KIWI neutral shoe polish where leather rubs. No stain and last for a long time. The only long term cure I have found.
December 5th, 2012 05:42 AM
Try sprinkling baby powder inside the holster, particularly where the seams are sewn and inside the belt loops. Gently work the leather to get the powder down inside the edges/stitching and shake the excess off. Voila! No more creaking.
December 5th, 2012 03:32 PM
baby power for the inside and some leather conditioner for the outside.
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December 5th, 2012 03:42 PM
Galco makes a good holster dressing that works well for this as well as for the inside surfaces of a leather holster that may be a bit snug. Works great and made specifically for gunleather.
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December 5th, 2012 08:39 PM
Hey, thanks guys for the suggestions! I knew somebody would have solutions.
December 5th, 2012 10:36 PM
Leather on leather is going to creak.
Have you pinpointed the source (i.e. belt against holster, holster not stitched tightly so holster against holster; whaddawe talking about?
The best solution might be the Kiwi wax, and I avoid using baby powder around a pistol. The powder tends to get into places you would never imagine, and soak up lubricant. Want a greasy sluggish rail? Add powder, even just a little.
Mitch Rosen has a grand stuff called Leather Lightning. I strongly recommend it.
And, you just "might" give your holster a squirt of Armor all and rub that in with your fingers.
under no circumstances should you use neatsfoot oil. It softens the leather. I'm even careful with saddle soap.
And I know just a bit about holsters.
December 5th, 2012 10:49 PM
Obenauf's Heavy Duty Leather Preservative (LP) has been good for me. Doesn't soften or ruin like neetsfoot, but protects.
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