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Does your leather holster creak?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by MarkSBG, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Hey all,

    For many years I carried using bladetech Kydex holsters. I recently acquired a Milt Sparks VMII holster and love the thing. I have been using it for a few months now, but it creaks.

    It ins't THAT big of a deal, but it is kind of a give-away that I am carrying. (I might as well throw on some spurs to complete the experience. ;) )

    Anyhoo, does your leather holster creak and what (if anything) do you do about it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    If it fits a Glock 23, you just give it to me. I hate to see you so inconvenienced. :)
     
  3. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Just act like you broke wind everytime you hear the creak. :bluelaugh::bluelaugh: Nobody will question what the noise was.:bluelaugh:

    jj
     
  4. SWCR

    SWCR Sedro-Woolley, WA Member

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    Most of the time when a holster creaks it is caused by the belt rubbing and shifting in the belt loops. Usually a little talcum powder or paraffin on the belt loops will help stop the creak. The other thing that will help is additional use of the holster. As it gets broken in better the creaking should lessen.

    Eugene
     
  5. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Don't tell him that. He was about to give it to me. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  6. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I was THIS close! ;)

    I'll try the talc before I drop it in the garbage :laugh:
     
  7. isher

    isher Clallam County Member

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    I creak WAY worse than

    Any of my gunleather.

    Tiger Balm rocks.


    isher
     
  8. twoclones

    twoclones Tri-Cities, WA Well-Known Member

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    All of my leather holsters 'creak'. So does the leather holster for my rock pick and the leather case for my pocket transit. I deal with it by not caring ;)
     
  9. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I am experiencing the same thing. I have been breaking in two Milt Sparks holsters and both of them are still creaking a little. It will stop eventually. I wasn't sure my Axiom for my CBOB would ever break in, but I did what the guys at Milt Sparks said and just put it in the bag my holster came in, plus another holster bag and another freezer bag and jammed it as far down in the holster as I could get it. It still binds a little after multiple presentations of the pistol, but it should as it is an open top holster.

    My PMK for my SP101 was much easier to break in as all I need to do is clear the cylinder to free the revolver.

    Give it time! :winkkiss:
     
  10. Will

    Will Everett Active Member

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    How loud is the "creak"? You might be hypersenistive to a mild noise, I expect no one except you notices the "creak". It will fit you far better than the bladetec in time. In the short term a little wax on the rub points will help but it just a matter of time to break it in. The more you wear it the faster it breaks in.