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Old Yesterday, 08:58 AM   #1
burbank_jung
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Are there some holsters less prone to rubbing the bluing off your handgun? I've always worried about this just in case I had to holster it.
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Old Yesterday, 10:39 AM   #2
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Velvet ???

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Are there some holsters less prone to rubbing the bluing off your handgun?
As you have rightfully noted, eventually they all will wear on the bluing. I have found that the those that are lined with some kind of velvet type material, similar to what they line presentation cases and silver wear, wear less....
Or you can carry a non-blued handgun, like plastic or SS.

Occasionally, I have to restitch or relace a "vintage" holster and the insides are in fairly rough shape.

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I buy holsters designed for that model and don't take it in and out of the holster too much. It is the drawing and reholstering that accelerates the loss in any holster. I've read that fabric lining attracts dust and grit which leads to faster wear than holsters leather-lined or reversed.
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As you have rightfully noted, eventually they all will wear on the bluing. I have found that the those that are lined with some kind of velvet type material, similar to what they line presentation cases and silver wear, wear less....
I agree with Pahoo. I've been using the Desantis lined thumb break holsters for the last couple of years and have experienced much less rub marks and bluing loss. I've been slowly replacing all of my belt holsters with them.
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