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I carry my Kimber in a Ballistic Nylon holster when in the woods. Been using the Ruger for CC. I've been keeping the Kimber in my backpack so I can just throw it in the truck when going out to check feeders or do other work. I left the backpack in the truck for a week and a half and when I finally pulled it out and took out the Kimber the top of the slide was rusted. Seems the Ballistic Nylon retains a lot of moister. I cleaned the pistol and pulled the slide off.

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Did a little polishing on the sides of the slide as well. I have a little sand blaster which is perfect for Gun work.

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So I did the top of the slide, Gripe safety, safety, and slid release.

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My current train of though is to have these pieces done in black Cerakote. New night sights will be added once the pieces are finished. More as I progress..................
 

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I like the nylon holsters too. Becuase they don't scratch the finish. I was not aware they can hold moisture. Good thing to know. Just checked my Taurus spectrum. I keep it in a pocket holster. It has some rust starting on top of the slide. I'll clean it up. And take it of the holster when im not carrying it. Thanks for the heads up. (y)
 

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Sorry you are going through that. Hope the refinish turns out good for you. I learned a long time back to never leave a gun in a holster for any prolonged periods. It is tempting to leave my EDC in the holster when I take it off in the evening…ready to go in the morning! But I remove it from the holster at night, and make sure to wipe the gun down good at least once a week too. I hate corrosion on a firearm :mad:
 

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Seems like a while back (long while) a nylon holster was the mark of a greenhorn, cheapo, uninformed, whatever. That was, and is wrong IMHO. Cheaper? Yes, mostly. But the quality ones can be durable, logically chosen, and well researched. They can also be a viable choice in rough or brushy terrain that might scratch and scar a pricey leather holster. As to holding moisture ... ask the expert leather workers also. I choose not to store a gun in a leather or Kydex holster anyway. YMMV

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My current train of though is to have these pieces done in black Cerakote. New night sights will be added once the pieces are finished. More as I progress..................
The reasons I use GunKote is that it’s a lot thinner than cerakote, won’t change the fitment of your parts. The second reason is cerakote is prone to chipping, GunKote won’t. It’s also a single part solution, no mixing. Spray it on and bake it. Durability is neck and neck.

Seriously, GunKote is hard to screw up. I dropped a slide with a wet coat on it the other day. Stuff is so thin that I rinsed it off in acetone, sanded the 2 corners or the slide that got blunted when it hit the concrete and painted over what didn’t rinse off. You can’t tell it ever happened.

If you need to hide imperfections in the gun, cerakote may be your best option.
 
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