Holster is eating my pants

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    Holster is eating my pants

    Hoping someone can help.

    I've carrying for a little over a year now. I usually carry a G19 in a Max Tuck IWB holster. The holster is very comfortable (the metal belt clips still are not my favorite for concealment reasons). I wear the holster at 3:30.

    The problem is that the heads of the Chicago screws are eating a hole in my pants from daily wear. For pants that fit more snugly, the end of the slide is wearing a hole there.

    My question is, will a tuck able holster such as one from High Noon for example still wear a hole since there is a visible flat head screw?.. I'm wondering if switching holsters would save pants, or should I just save the money for new pants?

    In my business we use a lot of Torx head screws. It seems to me that Torx head would have less of a sharp edge than a flat head. Any holster companies listening? Another thought would be to put some sort of cover over the screw heads? Anyone tried this, what did you use??

    Thanks, this forum is a great resource.

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    you mean the muzzle end of the slide is tearing up the fabric? get a holster that covers the front of the slide, that will also prevent the gun form being pushed up and out of the holster.

    the flat head screw on the tension adjustment shouldn't give you problems as it does not protrude enough. you can cover it with some mole skin if you're worried.
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    I'm not a holster expert, but maybe you can slap some moleskin over the damaging parts or something?

    EDIT: Hahaha I see technomonster also suggested moleskin since I loaded the thread. Nice.
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    What is moleskin? Where do I buy it?

    Techno, yes the muzzle end is wearing out pants that fit snugly. More concerned about the Chicago screw on the clip that is closer to 6:00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneSilverT View Post
    What is moleskin? Where do I buy it?

    Techno, yes the muzzle end is wearing out pants that fit snugly. More concerned about the Chicago screw on the clip that is closer to 6:00.
    Feet covering mostly Amazon.com: Dr. Scholl's Moleskin Plus 4 5/8-Inch X 3 3/8 Inch Padding, 3-Count Packages (Pack of 8): Health & Personal Care

    Also if all else failes get a remora etc holster there is no metal at all on thous . Just rubbery stuff

    And when I have used them they seem to work . I really can only use thous kind as my pant type and size just don't work yet with tradition iwb.. And yes I have tried a few nothing yet .

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    Try A dab of automotive goop on the screw head. Or above advice

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    all high noon holsters extend to the muzzle so you should be ok there. you can also put iron on patches inside the pants before they get messed up. which holster exactly? i have a holster from highnoon but it is OWB. many here have their holsters so they might chime in on solutions for your model.

    have you tried reversing the screw assembly? the other side is flatter but the holes in the leather may not fit the other way.
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    One problem is that the screw head is sitting proud . You can fix that by switching to a counter-sunk screw/washer arrangement but you will still have the wear from the uncovered muzzle. Take a close look at the Comp-Tac Minotaur holster to see what I mean.

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    Most Chicago screws are 8/32 thread if you want to switch fronts. Depending on the clip you might could turn the Chicago screw around too. But generally the back side is the oversized part. Or get flat T nuts for the back and an 8/32 by 3/8 screw. No way to cover screw heads. But if you think it's the edge look at getting finish washers to cover the edges.

    Or moleskin.
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    Moleskin sounds like a good option, if the screw's fitment truly cannot be corrected. It's designed to protect against rubbing on skin; it ought to "protect" that spot equally well by simply applying to the holster there (if it'll stick, which you'll just need to try). Worst case, you'll need to alter the adhesive.
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    Try placing small patches of duct tape over the screw heads.
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    Don't feed your holster after midnight and never get it wet ....,


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    I'm sure you have seen it but Remora now makes a tuck in holster. I CC with one of their holsters and it is really comfortable.

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    I might also try some cloth tape or they make a somewhat expensive tape for Leather Sofas that would help .
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    I had a similar problem as you only it wasn't the screws causing the issue, it was the rearmost clip. The clips have been replaced with pull-the-dot snap loops. Now there is no more issue.

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