How badly will a bare(cheap) Kydex holster scratch a stainless finish if at all? Looking for a cheap holster for the range that has a little more comfort than an IWB. Does the Uncle Mikes or like brands work well with the 1911?
I have two Fobus kydex holsters, and they haven't affected the finish on any of my guns so far. However, I don't use them all the time, preferring my VM-II for concealed carry.
I did notice that the bead-blasted finish on my Kimber compact stainless picked up a slight smear of the black kydex material when I first got it. It came off when I cleaned the gun, and I've not seen it since.
Depends on the stainless finish. On most of the satin or beadblasted styles, it will polish shiny marks instead of scratching. Do yourself a favor and save the pennies for one of the great leather holsters made by members of our forum.