American Rifleman - December 2013 - 38

SHOOTER'S TIP

Gun Leather Care

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or every dollar firearm enthusiasts spend on guns, a good
percentage more is spent
again on accessories. A portion of
these additional investments come
in the form of gun leather. Quality
steer- and horsehide with good
stitching and optional padding or
a stamped design can enhance the
look and personality of the firearm
for which is it intended. Leather
products come in myriad forms
such as holsters, slings, belts and
ammunition pouches; and just like
the guns they hold, support, carry
or compliment, they require certain
maintenance to keep them looking,
and functioning, their best.
There are many products available
for cleaning and conditioning leather,
especially within the shoe and saddlery industries; but for the purpose
of this tip I will be working with

Galco's holster care
kit (usgalco.com).
A $20 package, the
care kit is made specifically for gun
leather. It includes a 4-oz. bottle of
leather conditioner, a 1/2-oz. bottle
of Galco's Draw-EZ solution, as well
as three applicators/buffing pads-
basically everything a customer
would need.
Instructions are quite simple
and intuitive. For dirty, dry or worn
leather, simply apply a bit of the
cleaner/conditioner to the surface
with a clean cloth. Once dry, buff
the surface gently and, voila. For
holsters, the Draw-EZ can be used
on the interior to condition and
lubricate the leather that will actually contact the firearm. The supplied wire-handle applicator works
great for getting down into the
holster, and the Draw-EZ solution is

formulated not to damage any firearm parts or finishes. Whether using
a Galco's leather solutions or any
other product, make sure you read
the directions and warnings as some
solutions may not be appropriate
for certain types of leather-suede
or exotic leathers may have special
requirements, for example.
We clean and inspect our guns
after use or extended storage so
that they are ready to perform when
and where we need them. Doing the
same for holsters, belts and slings
will ensure our trusted firearms
travel safely, and in style, whether
on our hips, through the backwoods
or to the local shooting range.
-JOE KURTENBACH,
ASSOCIATE EDITOR

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