Question about kydex

Discussion in 'Holsters' started by WayneJessie, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. WayneJessie

    WayneJessie New Member

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    I've never owned a Kydex holster. My question is this. Is the hard Kydex material rougher on gun finishes than say leather or nylon? Does repeated holstering of a weapon in Kydex wear on the finish quicker than soft leather or nylon?
     
  2. tialloydragon

    tialloydragon New Member

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    Short answer: in my experience kydex and other thermoform holsters (Boltaron and Holstex are two others) do not wear any more than any other holster material. It is all in the way the holster is made.
     

  3. Syntax360

    Syntax360 Premium Member

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    General rule of thumb: kydex will wear faster, but only in select areas; leather will wear slower, but it will wear usually wear the finish of the entire slide. Kydex holsters are usually designed to grip around the trigger guard, so you usually just get small lines of finish wear towards the end of the slide where some of the weight of the gun rests during carry.