As avid gun enthusiasts, we’re all familiar with the routine (and sometimes tedious) task of cleaning our firearms. But let’s pause for a moment and ask ourselves: When was the last time we paid attention to our holsters? Just as crucial as the weapon it carries, holster maintenance plays a vital role in concealed carry safety and reliability.
Why Holster Maintenance Matters
Imagine this scenario: You’re out in public, and suddenly, a screw or clip from your holster gives way. Not only is this a safety concern, but it also compromises your preparedness. Regular maintenance of your holster is essential to avoid such mishaps.
Universal Tips from PHLSTER Holsters
While the following tips are specifically from PHLSTER Holsters, known for their innovation, quality and durability, (I cannot recommend their holsters enough) these guidelines are universally applicable to all types of holsters:
- Regular Screw Checks: Periodically inspect your holster for loose screws and clips. Tightening and replacing these components can prevent unexpected failures.
- Check for Damaged Holster Material: Inspect your holster for any signs of creasing or cracking, especially around the trigger guard.
- Cleaning and Conditioning: Dust, lint, and moisture can accumulate in your holster, just like they do in your firearm. Give that holster a bath every once in a while! Regular cleaning of the holster will reduce dust and line as well as help protect your skin health.
Remember, a well-maintained holster is as important as a well-maintained firearm. By incorporating these simple yet effective tips into your routine, you ensure that your concealed carry experience is safe, comfortable, and reliable. Equip yourself with the knowledge to keep your gear in top-notch condition!