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Old 02-25-2020, 08:48 AM
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Putting Moleskin Inside a Kydex Holster

Have you glued some moleskin to the inside or your Kydex holster to offer some slide protection? Does it work? Is it a waste of time?

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Old 02-25-2020, 08:56 AM
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Have you glued some moleskin to the inside or your Kydex holster to offer some slide protection?
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Does it work?
It may, but it will take up space, and your holster may not have enough adjustment available to allow for the extra material in the holster.

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Is it a waste of time?
I think it would be.

If you have to have a lined holster, and I have one, they are available from holster makers. I have a Garrett Silent Thunder, and it is an excellent holster.

https://www.giholsters.com

However, from the Milt Sparks "Questions" page...

https://www.miltsparks.com/questions.php
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The act of drawing your pistol from whatever container you choose to carry your weapon in creates friction at the points of contact. Eventually those points will begin to show signs of wear. For that reason, it would be unreasonable to expect that your personal sidearm will remain in pristine condition forever. It does not matter whether your holster is lined or un-lined, as a lined holster simply delays the inevitable. If you carry and use your gun, the finish on your gun will wear. We prefer to call it “character”. A pristine gun in a pristine holster is not a tool that is being used.
I kind of hope I shoot my 1911 enough that it will eventually look like Tiger McKee's

https://shootrite.wordpress.com/2010...modifications/
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Old 02-25-2020, 09:05 AM
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Including this thread, you have three ( https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=1010750 and https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=1010432 ) current holster threads running and they seem to point to some unique requirements.

What exactly are you looking for in a holster, and for what use?

One of your threads mentions a desire for a simple range holster, but some of the requirements and the original holster you selected don't seem to match up with your questions.

Are you looking for a holster to fulfill a specific need?
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Old 02-25-2020, 09:16 AM
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Including this thread, you have three ( https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=1010750 and https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=1010432 ) current holster threads running and they seem to point to some unique requirements.

What exactly are you looking for in a holster, and for what use?

One of your threads mentions a desire for a simple range holster, but some of the requirements and the original holster you selected don't seem to match up with your questions.

Are you looking for a holster to fulfill a specific need?
Good observation. I'm flailing a bit but to answer your question, I'm looking to get several holsters for different applications...I guess. I got the Black Scorpion and it's very nice. If I choose to dip my toe in the IDPA water, that holster is a no go. I ordered a Precision Holster that is IDPA legal. The current focus is to look into a thumb release holster based upon the desire of additional retention.
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Old 02-25-2020, 09:30 AM
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Perhaps the Black Scorpion and Precision Holsters are well known regionally or in the competition circles, but they aren't common here in the holster sub-forum.

In the kydex range holster area, popular options on the forum would be Comp-Tac ( https://comp-tac.com ), Blade-Tech ( https://blade-tech.com ), Garrett I previously mentioned and a few others.

Also, retention holsters are mostly used by LE, military, probably 3-gun competitors, and field use (camping/hiking/etc.) while most range holsters and concealed carriers get plenty of retention from open top holsters.

We have an "OWB Holster Pic Thread" sticky at the top of this sub-forum that can give you an idea of what the rest of the "folks" are using, which could narrow your search.

https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=204433
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Old 02-25-2020, 09:51 AM
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In addition to the added thickness, I do not think moleskin would stick tight enough or wear well enough for a holster liner.

My Kydex holsters only contact the gun(s) in small areas. This concentrates wear and puts stripes and patches on the gun with continued use.

I have used Safarilaminate holsters with suede lining. If you keep the suede clean, the wear is distributed over a wide area and a blue gun wears to a soft gray fading into blue where the holster does not contact. Not unattractive, what Sparks calls "character."

I do not have a smooth leather lined Garrett and have seen very few of them in use.
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Have you glued some moleskin to the inside or your Kydex holster to offer some slide protection? Does it work? Is it a waste of time?

Thx
Yes I have, first time about 10 years ago, and a few other holsters since. It works very well and does cut down a lot on scuffing and wear. I never had this problem, but if you get sand in the holster after doing the moleskin make sure you get it out.

Yes the moleskin stays in place for many many years. It will get dirty over time on the gun side though of course, but the dirt off the gun (no sand) doesn't hurt anything.

No, the moleskin width doesn't create a problem, it is not felt, much thinner.

Yes, I put it mostly where the slide rubs on both sides.
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I do not have a smooth leather lined Garrett and have seen very few of them in use.
Not surprised, I have one, it is a lovely, light holster, and the lining does work, but for competition the gun "sticks" too much even after being adjusted. Not end of world but when the timer is running you know how it is :-).
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