Had a great idea...pics to prove it.

Had a great idea...pics to prove it.

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    Had a great idea...pics to prove it.

    I recently purchased a Crossbreed supertuck from another member here. I immediately realized that the kydex portion was going to eat the finish off my 1911 fairly quick so....

    I found this foam paper stuff, we actually my wife directed me to it, cut it out to fit and crammed it into the holster. This foam paper has it's own 'sticky stuff', isn't that awesome? So as said I cut it to fit, crammed it inside there and then slowly worked the paper off from the inside. Now the Kydex is completely lined with foam inside, and I left enough extra to fold over so it won't peel off inside.
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    If I gave a crap about what you think about my guns.....it was early this morning and I already flushed it!


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    Do you think the foam will hold grit and sweat?
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    I think the foam is going to do more damage than the kydex.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    I'm going to pretend for a moment that it won't, then I'm going to remember why my dad always said I was stooopid!
    If I gave a crap about what you think about my guns.....it was early this morning and I already flushed it!

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    Every holster wears the firearm. Kydex more then leather, but they all do it. It sotra goes with the territory of being carried around every day.

    Don't let the foam deteriorate to the point where it could get caught in the trigger guard. If it gets hot, damp, or wet, it might get sticky and gross.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jca1 View Post
    I'm going to pretend for a moment that it won't, then I'm going to remember why my dad always said I was stooopid!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jca1 View Post
    I'm going to pretend for a moment that it won't, then I'm going to remember why my dad always said I was stooopid!

    I have some Post-It notes just for such occasions... 2 checkboxes: "Brainstorm" and "Light Drizzle"...



    Seriously, let us know if it does indeed catch grit...
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    I wouldn't be concerned with grit as much as I would moisture. Once that foam starts to break down, and it will, it may gum up your pistol... at that point, who cares about the finish.
    "Just blame Sixto"

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    Well, the gum (adhesive) should be easy to remove with a gentle solvent... but some grains of sand, stuck in the same position, would dig some grooves into the finish rather than the "scuff" of holster wear, I would think...

    There is no holster kinder to a gun's finish than a SmartCarry... [/shameless unpaid plug]
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    Holster wear marks give guns character. I only say this because I don't have any "nice" guns that would cause me to worry about cosmetics.

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    I would think leather is more harsh then kydex....no?
    There is something about firing 4,200 thirty millimeter rounds/min that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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    I like the way the kydex holsters fit the guns (crossbreed, c-tac) but i dont own them for the purpose of I dont like the hard plastic composite against the gun. I prefer leather or at the very least a fabric holster.
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    I use IWB kydex cause it makes it easy for 1 handed reholstering without fiddling. Just sweep, push, click, done.
    There is something about firing 4,200 thirty millimeter rounds/min that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

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    holster wear is ok for me, I have a few older guns no doubt carried in WWII and by police officers or others and the wear is alright, I have others with pits and scuffs from past neglect, that not alright!

    Hope it works for you, let us know!

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