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Old 09-25-2004, 10:27 AM
Yo Han Yo Han is offline
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Any suggestions on holster modification?




Hello all!

Just purchased a Bianchi #2 for a fullsize 1911 online and recieved it today. Noticed that it does not have a protective covering over the backside of the metal snap... to where it would rub off the finish on the slide where it sits.

Was thinking about putting some expoxy over it? Are there better options to fix this issue?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-25-2004, 10:32 AM
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Glue a small thin piece of felt or suede over the offending snap component.

Epoxy will probably cause more problems than it will fix....................
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Old 09-25-2004, 11:39 AM
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Great suggestion Mark, thank you! Any kind of glue you guys would recommend for this? It's pretty tight where this is, so I'm thinking the glues gotta be pretty strong to keep it in there for the long haul.

Thanks again!
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Old 09-25-2004, 11:48 AM
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Yo Han- not to be trite, but have you contacted Bianchi about your problem? I'm thinking they need to know about potential problems with their holsters...I like Bianchi holsters, IIRC, they used to cover the backside of the snaps with leather or plastic. I guess lately they've changed up some of their production.
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Old 09-25-2004, 11:54 AM
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Yo Han- not to be trite, but have you contacted Bianchi about your problem? I'm thinking they need to know about potential problems with their holsters...I like Bianchi holsters, IIRC, they used to cover the backside of the snaps with leather or plastic. I guess lately they've changed up some of their production.
Definately a good point and I agree with you. Actually won this item on ebay and it was labeled "old stock". I have a more recent Bianchi holster for my G23C and the backing of the snap is covered by a synthetic material to protect the finish... was just assuming that this was just an older model before they addressed this?? Not positive tho... will look around to see if this is still made.

Will followup with Bianchi if they still do for future purchasers

Yo Han
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Old 09-25-2004, 03:10 PM
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Any "contact" glue should work fine, coat both the snap and the backside of the material to be used as a buffer. Let it dry until it won't stick to your dry finger then press them together and hold pressure on them for just a bit.
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Old 09-25-2004, 04:00 PM
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Thanks for your help Mark, will give it a shot!
Yo Han
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Old 09-28-2004, 01:07 AM
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Barge cement works great on leather also...
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Old 09-28-2004, 07:36 AM
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Thanks P7! Will give her a shot.

Thanks all for the advice!
Yo Han
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Old 09-28-2004, 08:03 AM
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Barge cement works great on leather also...
P7.. where can you find barge cement? Thanks!
Yo Han
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Old 09-28-2004, 08:07 AM
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Walmart?
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Old 09-28-2004, 12:45 PM
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Good deal, will drop by one and look around. Wasn't sure if this was some kind of speciality cement. Thanks again guys!
Yo Han
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Old 09-28-2004, 01:39 PM
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The fuzzy side of marine-grade Velcro works nicely and has a very robust adhesive. Comes in dots too.
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Old 09-28-2004, 01:45 PM
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Got options now Thanks Archer!
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Old 09-29-2004, 09:39 AM
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I like GORILLA GLUE. It bonds just about anything. Have to read the instructions. It's not like normal glue but gets activated by water.
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