Leather on plastic and plastic on blue


October 13, 2003, 01:51 AM
One thing that get's my goat everytime: seeing a nice blued 1911 with wood grips riding in a plastic Kydex holster or seeing a USP or Glock in a very nice leather Bianchi. Does anyone agree with me that the souless holsters should go with the soulless guns ?

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October 13, 2003, 02:35 AM
I can't fault someone for usin the thing that works for them.


October 13, 2003, 02:38 AM
I agree entirely. Use what works for you, but this is what works for me.

October 13, 2003, 02:57 AM
Yeah it really doesn't matter, but you are correct. I think art demands steel in leather and plastic in leather just looks wrong.

October 13, 2003, 05:11 PM
Put that pretty blue 1911 in a leather IWB holster that has become wet from sweat and wont dry out over night, day after day, and you'll see what happens, rusty gun, no matter how much you wipe it. Kydex is the greatest thing to come to the holster industry for real world gun carry, hands down. Face it, if you have a pretty gun that your worried about getting beat up, you dont want to carry it, in any holster. Now if its a BBQ gun thats just for show, by all means, blue, wood, and leather. Glocks are to ugly for the light of day. :)

October 13, 2003, 06:19 PM
Have toyed with plastic liner for leather holster.
Needs work but shows promise. Good retention, fast out n easy to clean inside. Lot of trouble to make tho.


Zach S
October 13, 2003, 06:28 PM
IMO, I dont mind seeing a Glock in a nice leather holster. At least there's something pretty to look at...

It doesnt bother me a bit, either way.

October 13, 2003, 07:53 PM
except "very nice" and "Bianchi" don't belong in the same sentence :neener:

October 13, 2003, 08:16 PM
My $.02 .....

I have a brown leather holster for my Glock. The black gun / black holster thing looks a tad "tactical" to me. The black Glock in the brown holster on a brown leather belt has charecter.


Standing Wolf
October 13, 2003, 09:09 PM
I don't worry about other people's guns; my own, however, don't ride in plastic.

October 13, 2003, 09:40 PM
One good or bad choice does not demand another....and I'll leave that as vague as possible.

October 13, 2003, 09:51 PM
If you don't care about your gun's looks, then why would it matter. Should a carry piece be a safe queen? I've got kydex, nylon, and soon I'll get a leather holster for my colt. I didn't buy it to worry about the way it looks, I just want to shoot it.

October 15, 2003, 07:01 AM
I bought the gun that fit me and my hand well, it just happened to be plastic. Plastic is not better or worse than steel or aluminum, it is instead just another material to make something out of.

That being said, when I go someday to buy a holster for it, I will purchase what is good for me and my gun, whatever that material may be.

While I do appreciate beauty in machinery and other things, I tend to be more of a practical person. If something fits you and works well, then what is wrong with it?

Johnny Guest
October 15, 2003, 04:21 PM
- - As always. :)

I can see natedog's point, as an aesthetic thing. Don't know I'd feel so strongly about it as to let it "get my goat." I have my own ideas of what looks "Right" and "Wrong," certainly.

I kinda cringe at seeing a deputy in nice slacks, starched shirt, good tie, shined boots, carrying a $600 pistol in an eleven-dollar nylon holster.

I have this personal thing - - If I'm wearing tan boots, tan belt, I just hate to wear my weaponry in a black holster and mag pouch. I have black leather, and tan/brown leather, and at least TRY to dress neatly.

I have a couple of plastic/Kydex holsters, and I have to admit, they sort of go "outside" the color coordination consideration, especially on the rare occasion when I wear a Glock or a stainless pistol.

I rubbed quite a bit of blue off a couple of spots on an old Commander, wearing it in a Fobus holster. When the old piece went into semi retirement, it was replaced by a newer one o' the same, which currently wears ivory stocks. I have decided to wear it in leather only.


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