Stupid holster scratched up my brand new 1911

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  1. tua05737

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    Bought a springfield armory 1911 parkerized. Bought a leather holster cuz I was nervous a kedex or plastic would scratch it up. Somehow Galco though it was smart to leave a sharp exposed piece of metal where the safety strap is it scratched up the front left side of my slide. How do I get that fixed n how much does it run to touch it up?

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    that sucks, but you cant really expect a carry gun to stay in mint cosmetic condition. scratches, wear, minor dings happen to carry guns. ive accepted this.
     
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    There are pretty guns that stay pretty and them there are the users.

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    I agree.

    It sucks, but on a carry gun, I wouldn't worry much about it.
     
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    It's not like parkerizng is a fancy or expensive finish anyhow, I keep my Mil Spec. heavily oiled and it doesn't scratch so easily.
     
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    Heaven above!!! A gun gets scratched while being drawn from holster. The humanity of it all!!!
     
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    I wrap mine in an egyptian cotton underwear to avoid such scratches.
     
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    I had a Sig get scratched by a snap on a holster. A little cold blue took care of that. I honestly can't remember why I bought that holster. I usually use a IWB for my Sigs.
     
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    I'll buy that **** holster from you for $20..
     
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    can't help you with the scratch on the gun, but i can probably help with fixing the holster . . . PM sent.
     
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    It's not my daily carry gun. I understand scratches happen but it's within two days of owning the gun that's upsetting. I have glocks for daily carry that are scratched up n I could care less. But how can u compare a scratch on a glock to a S/A 1911? A scratch on my Nissan isn't as upsetting as a scratch on a Benz...


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    It sucks indeed, but scratches happen:embarassed:
     
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    Guns are tools, tools get used and when you use something it can get scratched. Get a piece of mole skin and glue it over the offending metal, that'll stop it from scratching the gun anymore. As far as the existing scratches go, those are just battle scars from use, get use to it and don't beat yourself up over it. :supergrin:
     
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    Go out and get more scratches, it will give your gun character.
    Next time get a good custom holster from one of the well known makers (Bulman, Del Fatti, etc.).

    Regards,
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    Got a picture of the scratches and the holster. You can see the metal snap that caused it.
     

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    i cover all my snaps (sockets or caps) and rivet heads if they are exposed on the inside of the holster . . . not everyone does that.
     
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    Not that is matters for the OP particular complaint but some Galco 1911 holsters with thumb straps are designed to be used with the hammer down. The OP's holster looks like one of them.

    MF

    Looking at the pics further, I have to think that something else besides the holster caused the scratches-like a rivet in jeans. Considering the cant of the holster, one would have to try to drag the slide over the snap. I just can't see the act of holstering and drawing the gun would cause the front of the slide to contact the snaps.
     
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