How durable is the Steyr finish?

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by Gray_Wolf, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. Gray_Wolf

    Gray_Wolf New Member

    235
    0
    0
    My M9-A1 has been in a leather holster maybe 3 times and it has what can only to be finish wear (color of the finish is lighter) on the top and slide near the muzzle. :eek: :?

    The holster does fit a bit tight; the gun won’t fall out if you shake the holster upside down. I don’t have any other holsters so don’t know if that is too tight or not. But I doubt holsters should be loose.
     
  2. Syntax360

    Syntax360 Premium Member

    5,073
    13
    0
    Odd - maybe the holster is "too tight". Aren't there ways to break in leather holsters (like wrap gun in a sock or something)? I stick to kydex, so I'm afraid I won't be much help.

    I've reholstered my M9A1 an untold number of times (blade-tech uch) and there is zero wear to date.
     

  3. Wulf

    Wulf Premium Member

    1,664
    4
    0
    Hiya *Wolf :)

    Did ya try putin' a pencil eraser to it? 8-O

    Wulf
     
  4. Shooter

    Shooter Premium Member

    1,689
    7
    38
    It has the tennifer type finish, so the top coat is no big deal. think Glock, its that tuff.............. 8)
     
  5. Gray_Wolf

    Gray_Wolf New Member

    235
    0
    0
    no I haven't, what could it do?


    btw the worn finish loosk dry, like if the rest of the slide was wet/coated with oil...

    So is the holster should be that tight or is it normal?
     
  6. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Member

    348
    3
    18
    Holster wear? :lol: :lol:

    The stippling on the plastic is gone on my M40A1, and the front part of the slide is starting to shine. I bought it to use it, not look pretty.

    I love it.
     
  7. SELFDEFENSE

    SELFDEFENSE Premium Member

    3,817
    31
    48
    The corners of the front of mine shows silver lines of the underlying tennifer.
     
  8. EmesiS

    EmesiS Guest

    39
    0
    0
    I noticed when I was breaking my FIST #2 in with my M40 A1 there was a light leather 'dust' that accumulated on my slide; a good, lightly oiled, rubbing removed this residue and returned my slide to a NIB appearence. The leather 'dust' seemed to stick to the slide and during the break-in I also feared I was excessively waring my finish but the slight cleaning eased all my concerns. Also I would suggest wrapping your gun in plastic wrap or Saran Wrap before using it to break-in your new holster.
    Hope to Help and Happy Shooting
     
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Try a good rubdown with a silicone cloth. I’d bet that will end you’re concerns. Use the wool type cloths not the cheap'o coton fabric ones that make a bunch of lint and fuzz.