Stainless Steel & holsters


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rikman
January 20, 2010, 11:28 PM
I know holsters can wear the blueing off a gun. But what about a stainless gun? Can holsters start to wear,scuff the metal, bead blasting? Depend on quality of holster??

Thanks
Rikman

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mp510
January 20, 2010, 11:34 PM
Yes, any holster will wear the finish on any pistol over time. I can see ever so slight holster wear on my Smith's stainless slide. One thing that I do to prevent wear from developing (among other things) is to put on/ take the gun off while holstered, instead of removing and reinserting it every time I decide to put it on. I know that storing a pistol in a holster can be problematic as well; but I take enough precautions to prevent damage to the pistol.

The Lone Haranguer
January 21, 2010, 06:35 AM
Stainless steel will be "burnished" at the points of holster contact.

Sam1911
January 21, 2010, 07:54 AM
As others said, sure. You'll get "polished" spots on matte-finish guns. You'll get dulled/scuffed spots on bright polished guns.

That's how you can tell a GOOD gun. If it has honest holster wear, its owner must trust it and carry it often. If a gun has a perfect finish it either isn't very reliable so the owner won't carry it, or hasn't proved itself to be yet 'cause it spends all its time on a shelf in the safe. But what good is that?

-Sam

danprkr
January 21, 2010, 07:55 AM
Stainless steel will be "burnished" at the points of holster contact.

So what? Good honest holster wear is a mark of use, and sign of the respect you have for a weapon that you feel good enough to carry it everyday. :) Seriously, of all the things that degrade the value of a gun in my opinion holster wear is WAY at the bottom.

wishin
January 21, 2010, 08:14 AM
That's how you can tell a GOOD gun. If it has honest holster wear, its owner must trust it and carry it often. If a gun has a perfect finish it either isn't very reliable so the owner won't carry it, or hasn't proved itself to be yet 'cause it spends all its time on a shelf in the safe. But what good is that?

My Colt Gold Cup is very thankful to my well-worn Hi Power while sitting on the sidelines!:neener:

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