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Old 04-02-2017, 05:52 AM
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Hi
I know this subject probably has been brought up a lot, but I have been searching and can't find any real good posts.
I just bought my first hand gun , a M&P 2.0.
Feels great can't wait to shoot it.
I bought a kydex osw holster and got it fit and feel comfortable.
Question I have is about kydex versus leather and wear on the handgun.
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I have been using a Kydex inside the waistband holster for my Colt Commander (04691) for about six years and it has not bothered it a bit. I do like a good leather holster much better but they do not appear to be as concealable. Also a good gun belt is a must and makes all the difference in the world.
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Why not get the best of both worlds? Leather lined Kydex.
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Thanks for the info , the kydex feels comfortable , I was just concerned for the finish.
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Leather lined kydex , I like that
I am going to check it out.
Thank you , sounds great
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I've used both. Kydex will wear the finish on the edges of the gun. In my experience leather will last longer. Both leather and kydex will hold a gun securely. I now only use leather. I don't find any difference in concealment, but I only carry IWB.

It's a matter of personal preference. But if leather lasts longer, looks better and doesn't wear a gun as much, why go with plastic?

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