Holster Wear is a Good Thing

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(Bad grip with the left hand.)

All right. Holster wear. We get a lot of questions from people—and it's a question that is going to exist as long as there are new gun owners or gun owners who maybe don't have as much reason behind why they do what they do—but the question is why do handguns with all their fancy finishes and Cerakote and anodize and all this great stuff, why does it rub off when you use said item? And people ask us, "Why can't your holsters not produce any holster wear at all?"

Well, the problem with this concept, right, this concept is we will preserve the finish of the gun by nothing ever touching the gun itself. But the problem is when you are holstering a handgun into a holster, it has to touch on different sides of the gun, have points of contact with the gun to prevent the entire thing from wobbling around. And even if it was just a massive bucket you drop the gun in, the gun is still going to list to one side of that bucket. And then when you go to draw it, what's gonna happen? It's still gonna be rubbing on that side that it's on.

So if you look at our holster, or any holster from any company, you will see that the sides of the holster are touching the sides of the gun—on the bottom, on the top. And as you draw the gun thousands of times, because you're diligent in your training, what's gonna happen? Wear is gonna start showing up on the gun. I've got wear up here on the top. I've got some wear here in the front, because that's where, you know the nose of the pistol's indexing, you know, into the holster. Wear is just gonna happen. If you're concerned about the finish rubbing off on your gun, for one, you might have picked the, you know, the wrong profession of carrying a gun every day to be in. And maybe that gun just needs to live in the safe.

But it is impossible to make a holster that holds a handgun and isn't going to cause some amount of wear as you're using the pistol, because all the sides of the pistol or most of the sides of pistol are having to make contact with parts of the holster. And then people go, "Well with leather holsters, it's not as much". Well actually in some ways, leather holsters are worse because they attract oil and they attract debris and stuff actually sticks to the leather. So then when you go to reholster, now it's actually rubbing on, you know, a piece of metal or a spec of some sort of plastic that's inside there. Kydex at least doesn't really keep stuff stuck to it. So you're not gonna run into that with a Kydex holster like this.

So yeah, my carry gun, this is the gun that I've been carrying for years. It's got some wear from drawing, from training, from reps. It would have more wear if I actually trained with this all the time, but I have other pistols for that, that I'm using. But holster wear is something that you are never going to be able to escape. If you are diligently carrying a gun every day. You're practicing with that firearm. You're dry firing with it. You're coming out to the range. That is just going to be happening to the gun. And to be honest, if you have that on your gun, it means you're doing something right. So that's just how it is about holster wear.

But if you have any other questions, you can email us at [email protected]. The guys will talk to you, figure out what's going on, but holster wear, it's a good thing. Gun wear. It's a good thing.