blued 1911 in a kydex holster?

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by pw0314, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. pw0314

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    would you put your new kimber blued ultra raptor in a kydex MTAC holster(your favorite holster)?
    would you worry signs of wear or scratches from your holster?
     
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    I wouldn't own a Kimber.

    Sorry, I just wanted to be the first to reply. I have this same issue with a custom/semi custom Nighthawk. I paid a lot of money for it and didn't want to get the finished marred. But then you have to think of why you bought the gun in first place. It is a tool to be used and the finish is to protect the tool. Holstering will wear on the finish. Some say worn guns look more attractive.
     
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    thanks for the response and a trip back to reality. if the finish wears enough, can ANY handgun be refinished to look like new? how much is something like that?
     
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    A standard blued finish shouldn't cost more than couple hundred for a top quality job. To be honest I wouldn't worry too much about it. IMHO holster wear marks are fine and will occur with time. Just take good care of your firearm, and if the finish ever really wears down and bothers you, it's easy to get it re-done. You could also get a new finish that's more durable against holster wear if it really bothers you.
     
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    Yes, a kydex will wear blue much faster, but in specific spots. Leather will buff the finish shiny, plastic scratches it there.
     
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    I would, but I'm strange.

    http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1089339
     
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    by the way, i dont believe kimber blues anything anymore...