Finding that "perfect" concealed carry holster is almost a never ending quest for individuals who carry concealed. Most people go through a series of holsters in a trial and error process trying to find the perfect combination of comfort and concealment.

In most cases, handgun owners end up with the proverbial "box of holsters" that end up sitting around without being used.

Friday, December 18, 2009

How to Care for a Leather Holster

Taking care of a leather holster is really very simple, but it seems to be the most common reason that holsters go bad. Leather is an organic material and it does neet just a bit of care to make it last.

The easiest way to take care of a leather holster is to apply a nice coat of paste wax or neutral colored show polish to it at least twice a year. This provides the leather with just the right amount of moisture and coats it in a protective layer of wax. Once the wax turns a hazy color, simply buff it off with a clean cloth ot horsehair brush.

Be wary of leather cleaners and leather treaments as they contain chemicals designed to soften leather. This will ruin a good holster quicker than anything else. One or two coats of a "cleaner" and the holster will stop retaining it's form. Stay away from Mink oil, Neatsfoot oil, and saddle soap as they all contain a leather softening agent.

If you aren't sure about what to use, stick with good old fashion paste show wax. It works great and is very inexpensive.


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