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Best Holster Material for DW?
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April 18, 2015 - 9:21 pm
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I’m an owner of my first DW.  4.25″ 1911 Guardian Bobtail.  Must say I LOVE IT! 

I was curious with everyones experience,  if there was a certain type of holster which kept the guns finish as best as possible.

Plastic, Leather, kydex?

 

Thanks for the help!

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really depends on how you wanna carry it.  I personally like the BlackHawk  Serpa Autolock. I wear mine OWB on a paddle for my 1911 class.  Serpa Concealment Holster comes with paddle and belt loop. sporter type holster you mount tp platform you like and set the cant to your feel.

I am a big dude…. you can buy kydex/leather mix for IWB. I here they are comfortable.

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Thanks! 

I actually bought that exact holster last weekend, along with a tagua leather owb yesterday. I’ll probably return one,just not sure which yet. I have a Savoy leather holster ordered but that will take approx 3mths.  So I needed something decent in the meantime. But I wanted minimal wear on my gun while waiting…

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I personally don’t think there is such a thing as a “no wear” holster.  My opinion is get the best holster fit you can (fit includes gun-to-holster as well as holster-to-you).  For all of my carry guns (carry meaning on my body) I have nylon and leather holsters (no kydex – yet), each for it’s own particular purpose  (e.g. on horseback, out hunting with the dogs, working on fence in snake country, CC, …).  And because my guns are “user” guns, I think the more wear on the gun the better because that means I’m “using” the gun morebig-grin.  Leather is my favorite, and a lined leather “glove” would seem to have the least wear.

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middlecalf said
I personally don’t think there is such a thing as a “no wear” holster.  My opinion is get the best holster fit you can (fit includes gun-to-holster as well as holster-to-you).    Leather is my favorite, and a lined leather “glove” would seem to have the least wear.

I agree, I like horse hide or Rino (very hard to get, it has to be from an old museum exhibit or private collection,) and the finish will wear after a couple years.  Then you get to send it off and try a new finish!

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