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Leather or Kydex: which wears a finish faster?

This is a discussion on Leather or Kydex: which wears a finish faster? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by High Altitude The finish on top of the tenifer will scratch. The metal itself isn't scratching, just the finish. No different then ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by High Altitude View Post
    The finish on top of the tenifer will scratch. The metal itself isn't scratching, just the finish. No different then the finish fading away from wear etc....
    I can't seem to scratch my glocks no matter what I do, but my 1911 is bead blasted with brushed flats and scratched up good from Kydex.
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    My first kydex holster wore a 1/4" scratch on my gun in 3 days.

    My last kydex holster wore a 1/4" scratch on my gun in 3 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zundfolge View Post
    Biggest disadvantage with Kydex is not the wear on the gun but the wear on YOU. Plastic rubbing on skin (even over a t-shirt) is just not as comfy as leather.


    Stainless wears less than blued (or other coating over metal). Stainless is stainless all the way through. Blue, parkerizing, duracoat, etc are coatings.
    I may be in the minority but I disagree 100%. I hate leather. I hate the way it wears, the way it smells, the way the dye leaches out of it, the way it doesn't hold the gun as securely ( don't tell me it does, I have tried leather, good leather, it just doesn't measure up unless it has a strap) and the way it isn't as rigid as kydex so it doesn't feel as substantial to me.

    I like kydex. I have carried in kydex for many years now and so far, I have very little wear on the guns I carry. My Glock 23 has the most but, it has been carried the most.

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    My Comp-Tac, Blade-Tech and Fist kydex show a little wear on the corners and edges of the slide after a lot of use. My leather holsters wear more of the finish off and do it faster. I like and use both.

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    Please don't let this consideration color your choice of holster.

    I have 15 year old Brommeland(leather) holsters that still retain the weapon while holding the holster upside down giving it a shake.

    They are comfortable to wear all day, and conceal perfectly.

    I may be biased though, I kind of like the look of holster wear on a trusted gun.
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