View Full Version : Holster Wear

January 26, 2013, 07:11 PM
Any advice to avoid, or rather limit, holster wear (SafariLand Ret. 1)? For daily use in a holster and gets taken out and put back in often.

I know it becomes part of a carry gun's character, but a little character goes along way; i'd like to keep it minimal. On a SW M&P.


January 26, 2013, 07:18 PM
Maybe someone will post a solution, as I have never been able to prevent it in the 30+ years that I have been carrying a concealed weapon. Some rigs seem to be worse than others, but all of mine have done it.

January 26, 2013, 07:44 PM
How soon should I expect wear to set in?

Again, in the end, it's null. It is what it is.

Just curious.

January 26, 2013, 07:53 PM
Holster wear adds character. If you buy nice gear that fits well it will minimize the wear.

January 26, 2013, 11:04 PM

first buy top quality, second horsehide resists wears like iron, third polish you leather gear like you would a quality pair of shoes.

this Kramer horse hide belt scabbard is 17 years old with daily wear. still tight and comfortable

i just noticed you ment wear on the gun, not the holster, for that get a Glock.

January 27, 2013, 12:22 AM
i just noticed you ment wear on the gun, not the holster, for that get a Glock.


January 27, 2013, 06:43 AM
Stainless gun...

January 27, 2013, 07:36 AM
Stainless steel guns and a leather holster will be your best choices to minimize wear appearance. That said, there is no way to stop wear especially for a gun that holstered several times a day.

There is also no timelines when wear will appear, just know that it will but the more often you holster your firearm the quicker it will show up.