Creaking Holster!

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    Creaking Holster!

    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.

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    Use KIWI neutral shoe polish where leather rubs. No stain and last for a long time. The only long term cure I have found.

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    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.
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    baby power for the inside and some leather conditioner for the outside.
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    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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    Hey, thanks guys for the suggestions! I knew somebody would have solutions.
    Much appreciated!

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    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.

    D&D Gunleather

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    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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