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Author Topic: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!  (Read 1610 times)

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WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« on: April 16, 2018, 02:17:29 PM »
Pics of a friend's stainless Colt 1911 Series 80. Gun was cleaned, oiled and holster was completely dry, stored in a climate-controlled gun safe for a couple of weeks. Same exact thing happened to a stainless Ruger and a blued Smith & Wesson of mine. I am convinced that there is some chemical gassing off from the manufacture of these junk holsters that is attacking the firearm's finish, be it blued or stainless. These Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are absolute TRASH in my not so humble opinion; I advise anyone that owns one of these holsters to drop them off in the nearest trash receptacle if they value their sidearm!

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Re: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 02:23:52 PM »
I've got an Uncle Mikes holster I've used for probably 30 years, never had any issues, I love that holster. But I don't store it in a safe?  :dunno:
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Re: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 02:24:11 PM »
 Any other firearms "cleaned/oiled" at the same time, with the same stuff that were not holstered, that did not result the in the same?

 Just trying to help with process of elimination. ;)
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Re: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 02:26:47 PM »
PS - I know It's Stain-less and not stain-Proof and hahaha, funny, good times and all....Again this weapon was oiled and in a dehumidified environment. The holster was completely dry.

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Re: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2018, 02:28:56 PM »
Any other firearms "cleaned/oiled" at the same time, with the same stuff that were not holstered, that did not result the in the same?

 Just trying to help with process of elimination. ;)

All other firearms in the safe protected with either Eezox or MPro-7. No other sign of any rust or corrosion whatsoever.

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Re: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2018, 02:29:43 PM »
Rust doesn't happen without water.  :twocents:
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Re: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2018, 02:30:56 PM »
I've got two different pistols in them.  No issues.

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Re: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2018, 02:33:53 PM »
Rust doesn't happen without water.  :twocents:

Totally agree with ya and I'm not going to challenge the laws of science today  :chuckle: , but I'm convinced that there is some chemical or salt in the manufacturing process of these holsters that is speeding up the rust process (the holster was new).

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Re: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2018, 02:35:41 PM »
Rust doesn't happen without water.  :twocents:

Totally agree with ya and I'm not going to challenge the laws of science today  :chuckle: , but I'm convinced that there is some chemical or salt in the manufacturing process of these holsters that is speeding up the rust process (the holster was new).

Have you tried contacting the company?
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Re: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2018, 02:35:56 PM »
Rust doesn't happen without water.  :twocents:
Corrosion does,This looks like some kind of acid was introduced to the firearm.something mix in with your gun oil?I'm sure you didn't clean and oil all at same time did you?It appears to be very uniform also like it was rubbed on.
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Re: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2018, 02:39:12 PM »
dumb question,was firearm sand blasted or something?it looks to have a rough sanded finish.  :dunno:Dry as a bone.
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Re: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2018, 02:40:02 PM »
I've got an Uncle Mikes holster I've used for probably 30 years, never had any issues, I love that holster. But I don't store it in a safe?  :dunno:

I wonder if they were using different manufacturing techniques on your holsters back then? One thing I did notice in the case of my two pistols; both the holsters had extensive use of adhesives beneath the reinforced areas of the holster prior to being stitched-up. Could feel that these adhesives were still tacky...

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Re: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2018, 02:41:50 PM »
The adhesive was still tacky? Upon purchase? C'mon.  I would believe that cleaner or oil may have reacted and possibly made it tacky but I doubt any adhesive from manufacturing was not set and dry.

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Re: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2018, 02:43:03 PM »
Ive had a uncle mikes holster for about 10 years and never a issue,
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Re: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2018, 02:51:52 PM »
Moisture in the little leather wear strip seen in inside of holster would be my guess. Too much oil on exterior of gun maybe react with it?
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