Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by 4Freedom, Jun 9, 2009.
Thanks for any advice peopel can give me.
I like the High Noon Mr. Softy IWB holsters. They are soft and thin so they don't feel bulky and they are as easy on the finish as anything else out there.
I would check the holster for anything embedded in the leader, it should not have scratched the gun that easily. And you can try to use some amumiblack on the scratch. But frankly I would not worry about it.
It's not a big deal. If you really want the look of the gun to stay cherry, get an NP3 coating on your slide.
The SERPA holster I sometimes use has left two baldspots on my 1911.
I just touch up the spots every now and then and call it even.
I was in the consignment section of the gun store last Saturday and I saw a Glock 17 that had extreme holster wear. It only had about 35% of its Tenifer remaining. That Tenifer is about as tough as it gets and it still scratched down to the steal. I have to join in the chorus of advice that you have heard repeatedly on this thread. If you do not want it to wear, then don’t carry it. I just bought a Smith and Wesson 37-2 and it is so beautiful (and they don’t make them anymore) that I can’t bring myself to carry it. It's just a fact of life. Carry guns get scratched up; but it is honest wear.
If a little scratch on the slide has you upset that'll send you into orbit
Another thing to factor in when choosing a carry gun
dont carry/holster a gun you are worried about scratching. period. end.
I wonder what shooting it might do...
If I rub my gold ring across the slide of my glock or kimber with black oxide finish it will leave a scratch, but closer examination will reveal its actually gold from the ring that has rubbed off on the slide not a scratch. You may want to try clean ing the scratch by rubbing it with a cloth and some solvent. Especially if the S&W has a Melonite finish (very hard finish to scratch), it may be that some of the holster, or a ring you are wearing has rubbed off on the gun.
But if its a carry gun its gonna get lots of scratches and wear, its not like its a blued pre 29 five screw we are talking about.
It hurts for a minute, make up a good story of how you got it & call it a day.
Real guns have scratches.
The Glocks Tennifer coating is clear. The black oxide coating deos scratch off but not the tennifer. So its still good. You would have to gouge the steel to get through the tennifer. No harm in getting a gun refinished when the holster wear is extreme to the point of hilarity.
Melonite is nearly as good as tennifer. Only its black.
My Kimber Tactical Custom II looks like it's been thrown through a wood chipper. It's my carry gun.
If it makes you feel better, the M&P isn't known to be resistant to wear. My brother's started rusting almost immediately and he had to send it back to get rifinished.
scratch a gun would be something embedded in the inner surface, or the exposed snap of a thumbbreak.
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