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Author Topic: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!  (Read 2548 times)

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Re: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2018, 02:54:50 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.

Many different adhesives that I know of that purposely remain tacky after being affixed. Common finding if you've been sniffing glue as long as I have  :chuckle:

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Re: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« Reply #16 on: April 16, 2018, 02:59:47 PM »
Far out mannnnnn

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Re: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2018, 03:08:00 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...

They certainly could have changed something, I would call the company and start a dialog!  :dunno:
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Re: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2018, 03:08:38 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?

Think you might have something there, Mountainman. The gun has a matte stainless finish and was lightly oiled. Not enough to soak into the holster, but I DO believe that it has something to do with the "reinforcement strap" area, which is where my guns were affected as well.



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Re: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2018, 03:14:17 PM »
Had the exact same thing happen with my lc9 with a mikes holster. Pretty crappy to pull out your piece and find all that corrosion. Same deal stored in a dry heated environment. Iíve heard this story too many times before
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Re: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2018, 03:39:20 PM »
My SS SBH lives in its uncle makes holster. Never has it rusted. Been in that holster for years. Seen all kinds of weather
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Re: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2018, 03:47:13 PM »
Rust doesn't happen without water.  :twocents:

 :yeah: there was moisture, it was confined in a holster and rusted. Either it was the lube or the holster had moisture in it. I agree that uncle mikes holsters are raging pos's but not for the reasons in this thread.
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Re: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2018, 03:49:00 PM »
I suppose it could be something off-gassing but seems like a hearing hoof beats in Central Park and thinking zebra sort of territory.
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Re: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2018, 05:17:31 PM »
Never had an issue with my nylon mikes holster.

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Re: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2018, 05:37:24 PM »
I currently have 3 and no issues. One is a thigh holster that I drug thru the dirt, mud and grass while stalking and washed and dried it and no issues.
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Re: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2018, 05:42:14 PM »
I have, have had many of them. They're a solid serviceable option and I've never had an issue :dunno:. With all due respect I have a hard time believing there was no moisture
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Re: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2018, 06:02:56 PM »
Another happy Uncle Mikeís holster owner here. I have 3 currently and have never had a problem.

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Re: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2018, 06:24:12 PM »
Rust doesn't happen without water.  :twocents:

 :yeah: there was moisture, it was confined in a holster and rusted. Either it was the lube or the holster had moisture in it. I agree that uncle mikes holsters are raging pos's but not for the reasons in this thread.

 Moisture from the lube causing rust, thatís a new one to me! 

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Re: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2018, 06:34:22 PM »
Is your safe in a heated space or is it just the interior of the safe that is climate controlled?  Iíve never had an issue with any of mine and I have pistols stored in these holsters, some of them for many years.

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Re: WARNING: Uncle Mike's nylon holsters are TRASH!!!
« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2018, 06:37:16 PM »
Not sure which "lube" was used. Not all lubricants are really rust inhibitors. Some are less well made then others, can seperate and lose the rust inhibiting quality they are supposed to have. I'm not saying that it's not possible the holster is the problem, but I'm guessing most would agree what the odds are that the holster construction or materials are the problem. I've had to use different gun care products in different environments because they each have specific fail points. What do I know I suppose .

https://detectorbuy.com/TSI-321-28-4-oz-Bottle-321-28.htm

The stuff in the web address above is pretty good if you end up deciding to try a different product to whatever was used in this case.
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