Creaking Holster

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  1. ScottMn

    ScottMn

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    I have a 43 in a DeSantis holster. It's noisy. I know, no oil but I was thinking maybe a little carnuba wax? It's on a Kore nylon carry belt. Any suggestions? 43 holster.jpg
     
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    python357 Old Fart in training

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    Put a little baby/talcum powder on the back of the holster where it rubs against the belt and it should stop the creaking.
     
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    Holster makers usually recommend wearing the holster. It will eventually break in. Unfortunately, it takes very long. Both oil and powder work to help, just don't apply too much. You don't want to get the oil on your shirt or pants.
     
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    Silicone spray. Only on the holster. Not too much that it makes the gun slippery.
     
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    I like that holster. Mine is an Osprey for a G19. It makes a little noise, but nobody really cares.
     
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    This^^^^ is what I usually do.

    I have also had good results wrapping the pistol in wax paper and letting it sit in the holster for a day or two.

    It did not make sense to me, but it did work.
     
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    I never got rid of the squeaks and creaks for good. I moved to kydex.
     
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    Me too. Nylon/Kydex gun belts too. No creak.

    Wife used to make fun of me for squeaking so much.
     
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    Trademark tabula rasa

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    Wax paper is the way as mentioned above.
     
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    You are not alone in this question, thank you for putting it up for answers. I had the same problem with one of these too and it was definitely audible and while I love the holster, I never use it. I will await the answers here too.
     
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    cciman Mr. Spock

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    Neatsfoot oil, or mink oil, or saddle soap, or CLP

    Kydex doesn't stretch, impervious to moisture, and less wear on the finish.
     
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    Most good leathercrafters warn against neatsfood oil or any penetrating product. It makes the holster soft and mushy.
     
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    Glock Sport Combat Holster. Plastic. Adjustable. Light. Ambidextrous. About $15. Made by Glock. For Glocks. Unfortunately, not one yet for the G43. I have contacted Glock regarding this situation. As have others. So, hopefully. Someday soon. Good luck with your dilemma.
     
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    Unfortunately, they don't have any form of retention. That's a must for all but a few of my holsters.

    Not sure how wax paper on the gun would make a difference. The sound seems to be more around the belt area. Like I mentioned, oil is out but Ill give talcum powder a try and then wax paper then the maybe leathercote (silicone). The leathercote would be used in and around the slots and where the holster hits the belt.

    I do have a kydex light tuk for the 43. Nice holster but sometimes it's nice not to have something shoved down a guys pants.

    Thanks to all.
     
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    I have also contacted Glock in GA with the same request, emphasizing that one Sport/Combat holster would work for three guns, G43/43X/48. Hopefully they will make it available soon because I’m already using their OEM mag pouch for G42 and G43 for range practice. They also work like their guns - trouble free.
     
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