What type of screw do you prefer on holster hardware?

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    What type of screw do you prefer on holster hardware?

    Many of you have used screws on holsters before, either for belt clip attachment or retention adjustment. I'm wondering what type of screw head you prefer? Each has their pro's and con's. Look forward to hearing your feedback!
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    I really like the advantages of the hex key, minimal chance of stripping and you can really control how much force you use. But I'm also a bit fan of the Phillips because it is so wide spread.
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    Hex or Torx, both are great and the torx has even more load bearing surface area than hex so less chance of stripping out the head. For holster hardware the hex is great for me so far but I'd try the torx if it was more common in the "sex" screw market.
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    We're talking about an adjustment screw here, and with a little 'lock tight', I really can't see what difference it would make.OMOYMV
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    for machines i like hex and torx or even torx plus for high torque stuff but it's over kill for holsters. slotted Phillips are preferred for holsters because Philips drivers are so common and you dont need the exact size, slotted Philips offer the stability of Phillips to prevent the driver from slipping on the fastener while allowing the screw to be turned with everyday objects in a pinch.
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    I don't run retention screws on my holsters, so that isn't a consideration. I prefer slotted, simply because they don't require a sized set of tools to drive/loosen, and because they are harder to strip out than phillips heads, at least for me.
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    I would prefer slotted mainly as it's easier to improvise with standard screw heads. My experience with standard, Phillips and hex heads has never been with holsters just typical maintenance problems found in machinery and buildings. When repairing-replacing anything due to vandalism I prefer hex heads or even torx as being somewhat more exotic vandals and punks aren't inclined to carry sophisticated tools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    We're talking about an adjustment screw here, and with a little 'lock tight', I really can't see what difference it would make.OMOYMV
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    Phillips. Hands down. For a holster, anything else is just an annoyance.

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    If it has a retention screw (and most of my holsters don't) I would prefer that it be slotted. The less specialty tools I have to carry, the better. Nothing like having to adjust or repair something in the field and discovering that the one tool you need is back home on the workbench.
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    Always allen head or star . You can tighten a bit more with these fasteners . I work with all types and by far the better type.
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