Squeaky Holster - Solution? or Live with it?

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    Question Squeaky Holster - Solution? or Live with it?

    Well it was not 1wk ago I was raving about my new leather OWB CCW holster I'd picked up for Haugenhandgunleather, and how happy I was. - and STILL AM.
    WELL....after a good week of carrying.....now it seems I've picked up a VERY anoying & noticeable "squeak" when I walk.... AFTER I was finally able to pick up a Better/stonger Carhart belt to carry the rig.....yesterday.

    On the plus side it fits tighter on the hip.....on the down side...well it makes noise now???

    I have narrowed down the location of the noise......the retention screw soft plastic washer in between the 2 halfs of the holster itself. If I back-off the screw to a virtually usless retention...the noise stops...if I set the screw to provide secure retention for the XD.....squeek'n.
    I've searched/read/heard lots of opinions about applying/not applying protectant for the leather itself...but nothing about the plastic rubber washer or noise related "issues"
    I've worked with cars/trucks/bikes/boats etc....most of my entire life...and to STOP squeeks......ya apply a little "lube" the area making the noise.

    Can I?..... If so with what...so I don't "wreck" the leather......
    Replace with say a soft rubber washer?........
    OR......live with the noise.....cause let's face it......leather makes noise......

    I did fire off an email to the Haugen....but it's sunday....so I'll see if I hear anything tomorrow.

    Figured somebody migh have an idea who has more experience than I....when it comes to holsters.

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    A dab (a small dab) of baby powder on the washer and lock-tight (half-a-drop) on the screw...OMO

    I've never had a holster squeak that didn't quickly disappear...
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    rub the washer on a bar of soap and reinstall it. It will eventually break in anyway, and the soap will do no damage.

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    Buy squeaky shoes to cover up the squeaky holster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr surveyor View Post
    rub the washer on a bar of soap and reinstall it. It will eventually break in anyway, and the soap will do no damage.
    I was heading in that direction or the baby powder.......thanks for the suggestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Buy squeaky shoes to cover up the squeaky holster.
    I have a pair of those... I can't wear them!

    Most leather squeaks for a bit when new but the others gave ya good advise on curing your squeak. I am curious about it not sqeaking at the belt slots or loops. I've never had new leather that didn't squeak with a good fit to the belt.

    I think that's the most I've ever used the word squeak in my life.

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    I read somehwere that candle wax would do the job???
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    I use Sno-Seal to take care of the squeaks. Warm the leather with my wife's hair dryer and then rub the Sno-Seal in. Works very well.
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    So, what would you call "printing" that one can hear?
    Buy one of those little bicycle horns with the black rubber ball and metal horn. Then, evey step you take, squeeze the ball! It's just that simple!
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    Quote Originally Posted by taggart View Post
    So, what would you call "printing" that one can hear?
    Buy one of those little bicycle horns with the black rubber ball and metal horn. Then, evey step you take, squeeze the ball! It's just that simple!
    would a kazoo work?
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    Smile

    I can't believe you guys. He asked a valid question and you have to make a joke of it? Everyone knows the real solution. Buy a yappy little dog to take with you and everyone will be so annoyed they wont hear the squeek or even care if you still print a little.

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    I had the same problem. I applied 2 small pieces of mole skin to the squeaky areas. Problem solved. Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mxracr View Post
    I can't believe you guys. He asked a valid question and you have to make a joke of it? Everyone knows the real solution. Buy a yappy little dog to take with you and everyone will be so annoyed they wont hear the squeek or even care if you still print a little.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LeatherNeck1 View Post
    I had the same problem. I applied 2 small pieces of mole skin to the squeaky areas. Problem solved. Hope this helps.
    Mole skin?

    Sorry, ya lost me??

    Oh the soap idea didn't work for long..... So I'm searching for ideas, short of buying squeeky shoes or a yappy dog.

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    Mole skin is sticky on one side and fuzzy/velvety on the other side. Used to use it in the military to prevent blisters on our feet when crossing difficult terrain or long distances. Stick it on your feet over the problem area and presto, no blisters. There are many other things mole skin can be used for as well, and it would probably work for a squeaky holster as well since it's made to reduce friction. Should be able to find it at any drug store or Wally World in the area where shoe inserts, foot powder, and that kind of stuff is hiding. To use it just cut a piece to the size and shape you want, peel and stick between the two offending surfaces. Cheap, easy, and should work. Bees wax should work too. Good luck getting that squeak silenced.

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