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Old January 8, 2007, 11:46 AM   #1
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fobus holsters

does any one except me notice that those plastic holsters distroy the finish of the gun?i like the ease of use but its murder on finishes.am i missing a step, like lining them or what?i also have leather for most of my guns,but i also use the fobus alot.thanks
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Old January 8, 2007, 11:49 AM   #2
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I haven't noticed any harm to weapon finish with Kydex... but then again I do carry Glocks! I haven't found anything that will hurt that finish.
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Old January 8, 2007, 11:54 AM   #3
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fobus

ok,i should have spec'ed,i carry a s&w 637 and a pt-145 and a colt1911,i gave the 1911 one away because it garped the finish up,the taurus and airweight are the ones i carry more often,thanks for the feedback
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Old January 8, 2007, 02:24 PM   #4
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Dirty holster, plastic picks up dirt and then works like sanding block on pistol. No surprises. A leather holster will do the same. I use a Fobus for my Bulgarian Pistolette Makarov with no issues.
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Old January 8, 2007, 09:19 PM   #5
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I also use a Fobus with my Bulgarian Makarov. No problem. Blueing still looks new.
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Old January 8, 2007, 10:20 PM   #6
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It isn't just plastic/polymer/sythetic holsters, leather can do a pretty good job, removing blueing from a pistol, then again what can one expect after several thousand presentations.

Try and keep your holster clean and this will help reduce the wear somewhat or select a finish that has a high wear resistance and figure a refinish into your budget somewhere down the line.

Wear is normal and to be expected, only safe queens stay pristine.
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Old January 9, 2007, 10:29 PM   #7
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I haven't noticed any harm to weapon finish with Kydex... but then again I do carry Glocks! I haven't found anything that will hurt that finish.
Fobus is not Kydex, in any way, shape, or form.
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Old January 11, 2007, 09:31 PM   #8
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Ok then... I haven't noticed any harm to finish with Kydex (Bladetech) or any of several Fobus holsters!
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Old January 11, 2007, 09:36 PM   #9
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Afobus came with my Sig Mosquito 22 and it is great, hadn't noticed any wear yet
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Old January 11, 2007, 09:58 PM   #10
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I have been packing a 1911 in the "Houston" holster, which is essentially a fobus woth a felt-like lining. I have noticed very little finish wear on the Parked Auto Ord (WWII Model). The gun gets stowed in this holster, inside the gun pocket of a Dillon Concealed Carry Tote, and where I go- it goes. So it's continually getting moved around.

Mu opinion of the Houston is very good, and I have used several fobus paddles for other autos with good results.

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Old January 11, 2007, 11:22 PM   #11
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IMO, Fobus is junk, at best. Even the Uncle Mikes, with comparable pricing, is a much better piece of gear. You can buy an injection molded BladeTech for well under 20 bucks, and have a better holster than either. For around 35-40, you can have a real Kydex rig made.
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