Most of the way through day 1 of this pistol class, noticed this plethora of scratches. 

Only left side right here.  Appears to be from the bottom of the plastic release lever bar thing on my 6355 (Safariland, ALS) holster, just from looking down in there, but it hasn't done it before in the several years I have had this. And it's plastic. How is it scratching through the finish?

Not especially concerned about the cosmetic issue, but the mechanical one. It's suddenly contacting. Worry that it'll get worse, and lock things up, etc. But... nothing obvious to do down there to adjust/tighten that way. 

Am I missing something? Anyone else seen this and solved it? TD 2 is 11 hours away! 

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Joined: 19NOV2004   Location: Mission, Kansas

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Yea! Maybe my second question in a row on this weapon system where the answer is "meh, don't worry about it." 

The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

Joined: 19NOV2004   Location: Mission, Kansas

Are those marks actual wear to the gun's finish... or just residue from the holster? 

In any event, I'd look at them as "character" lines. Signs of a working gun that's been trained to... rather than having lived life as a safe queen. I've seen such on many of my guns, regardless of holster material or weapon finish. Muzzle wear acquired honestly.

Is the light a habitual accessory across previous use? Maybe it's torquing the gun a little to the left inside of the holster?  Did you make any recent adjustment to holster tension screw (tightening up)? Possibility of range grit having gotten inside of the holster and adhering to the holster body liner material (or inside of the ALS mechanism)?

I wouldn't worry about it.

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Is it really scratching the finish?

I bet it is plastic residue from the holster sticking to the slide.

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Home. Did the same all today, so much more scratchy. Definitely not a static behavior, as the arcs seem to indicate it's related to the insert and/or remove stroke when activating the lever.

Also, seems pretty scratchy vs a surface deposit. Now, I don't care what the gun looks like (if anything, I generally like wear) but out of curiousity I tried a few graffiti removers, as they remove /everything/. Did a bang up job cleaning it, but after all scrubbing and wiping and cleaning, lighter but still distinct silvery marks remain. I'd say IN, but not through the finish. Odd stuff. 

Anyway, super didn't seem to impact performance. Instructor even mentioned near end of today that he was surprised/pleased I had zero issues with the release during the draw stroke. We also measured (yeah, an AAR is forthcoming) before and after and I had notable improvement, so the holster is working fine. 

The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life. – Theodore Roosevelt

 

Joined: 19NOV2004   Location: Mission, Kansas

I had a BladeTech holster do that to a G22 years ago. Called them and they replaced it. 

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