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Discussion in 'Kahr Club' started by raytor, Jan 12, 2010.


  1. raytor

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    I had a tough time finding a compact rear pocket holster for my P380 but got the dull one on the right only to find that the dye rubbed off on my clothes and everything it rested on. After trying several suggestions (Johnson's wax, Scotchguard, etc.) I tried Trewax high gloss floor wax (a hardware store item). It worked great and rubs off on nothing plus it looks 100% better - that's the same holster on the left.

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    Hope this helps others with the same problem.
     
  2. fastforty

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    I'll hafta try that. The IWB holster that I've been carrying my PM9 in for the last 5+ years looks brown, but it bleeds maroon on my whitie tighties when I sweat a lot.
    Thanx :)
     

  3. Jet Mech

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    I have the same holster for my PM9 and am not real happy with it. Did you put anything on the flat piece to keep it from coming out of your pocket when you want to draw the gun?
     
  4. raytor

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    I actually have 3 rear pocket holsters similar to this one and they all suffered from the same problem of on occasion the holster came out with the gun on drawing, potentially a rather awkward position to be in.

    All of these under $100 holsters tend to be very stiff and I think that's what makes them hang onto the gun. What I did for all of them was to first work in a lot of Neatsfoot oil and massage the leather until it became very soft. I softened the part wrapping the gun more than the back board. Then I roughened up the back side of the back board with some 150 grit paper. The holsters now stay put when I draw the gun. I did not apply the acrylic coat for a couple of months trying to figure out what to use so I don't know how long to wait before that step but the Neatsfoot oil tends to make the staining problem worse until you coat it so just be aware of that.

    After the acrylic coat the backside is not really all that rough but it still is enough to keep it in place. I also have a similar holster for a Sig P238 that has a little hook built into the holster to further help. See it here:
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