The EG that I use for daily carry has plenty of finish wear. I use a leather IWB holster. I don't care what happens to the finish of that one because it's not there to look pretty. It's there as an emergency tool that I hopefully never have to use. The two more EG's in my safe are for looking pretty.Why would you want to ruin the finish of your Makarov by using one of these? If you buy one and don't use it, I guess that's OK.