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Which holster material generates the least wear?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by tiamat, Apr 10, 2013.

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  1. triage1998

    triage1998 Member

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    You correct. The dirt and other debris that get into the fibers of the interior of the holster are the problem. A lined holster helps in reducing the problem but there is no way to keep dirt and dust out of a holster.

    I don't mind wear on a holster it gives the pistol character.
     
  2. tiamat

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    That's why I excluded glock's in my original post - they are in a league of their own when it comes to the finish they put on their pistols. I dunno how they make it so durable.
     
  3. Taurus 617 CCW

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    They use a salt bath nitride coating (Melonite, Tennifer,etc) which penetrates the metal substrate and hardens the surface to approximately a 58 rockwell. Glock claims that you can sharpen your knife on their slide. I haven't cared to try it but if its that hard, I would believe it. Since the surface is so hard, I would guess that's why it is so wear resistant.
     
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