A year or two ago my Uncle Mikes holster for my Smith & Wesson model 19 357 Mag broke while I was wearing it in the woods. I heard something hit the ground and I turned to find my revolver and holster laying on the ground. I first thought that my belt had broken or had come unbuckled and the holster had fallen off....NOPE....the plastic belt slot on the back of the holster had broken I'm guessing from getting brittle with age. Thinking back I'm guessing it was 5 or 6 years old. Bought a leather replacement for it and all is good...so far. Tuesday I was carrying my Smith & Wesson model 15-3 38 Spl in a different Uncle Mikes canvas holster and the same thing happened. This one was only 3 years old. Sting me once...sting me twice....not gonna be a third time for this guy. Going strictly leather from now on.