Crossbreed Supertuck Squeaking!

The Crossbreed Supertuck is a fine holster, and mine is my favorite holster for concealed carry. As I noted in my review of the holster though, the clips on the holster are rubbing against the leather causing a nasty squeak when I move about during the day. I’ve done some searches on the internet, and this appears to be a pretty common issue.

The first suggestion I found online was to rub body powder into the leather where the rubbing is happening, and this was supposed to eliminate the rubbing. I tried this, and in the beginning, it worked well, but needed to be re-applied every so often. After about a year of doing this though, it no longer works.

I posted up on my Facebook page asking for suggestions on how people are keeping their Crossbreed Supertuck from squeaking. The first suggestion was to treat the leather with a product with called “Lexol” which is a leather conditioner. I also fired an email off to Crossbreed asking for their suggestion, and they also suggested trying a leather conditioner.

I removed the clips tonight, and treated the entire piece of leather with the Lexol leather conditioner. I followed the instructions on the bottle and after about an hour I put the clips back on and took my dog for a walk, and the holster did still squeak, albeit not as much as before. I’m going to give it another treatment tomorrow, and I hope it will help.

The squeaking is coming from the front clip, where it rubs against the leather. If I were to tuck in my undershirt, I could eliminate the squeaking issue, however I’m not a tucker, as I feel it slows down my draw too much.

So, I’m asking you, my readers for suggestions on what I should try next to remedy the squeak. Throw them into the comments below, and I’ll try them.

 

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Editor/Head Honcho at Triangle Tactical. Lucas is a life long shooter and outdoorsman, avid concealed carrier and competitive shooter, and a lover of pork fat.

9 comments

  1. Although I have yet to try it, I pondered the idea of coating the clips with the liquid plastic stuff to see how well it would work.

  2. I’ve read that you can put a small piece of tape (electrical/duct tape/etc) on the leather behind the clip and/or on the clip itself to stop the squeaking.

  3. I have four SuperTucks, and have had the same issue with every one. The simple solution: Get some heavy-duty velcro adhesive tape or pads from HomeDepot. Cut a piece from the loop (soft) side the exact size as the back of the metal clip. Once you apply this, it will never need replacing, it will not affect the holster in any way, and it will never squeak again. Not sure why Crossbreed doesn’t ship them this way in the first place.

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