Baby powder worked for me.
This is a discussion on Damn leather gun belt "squeak" within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I just got this sweet gun belt from The Beltman and I've been wearing it for about a month now. I love it but the ...
I just got this sweet gun belt from The Beltman and I've been wearing it for about a month now. I love it but the thing squeaks with every step I take. I looked up ways to suppress the noise but am looking for ideas from my fellow DCers using household items. Any help?? Thanks!!
Baby powder worked for me.
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Baby powder, and if you use a bunch, you'll smell all fresh. Just rub a little on the squeaky parts if you don't want the fresh smell.
Run it on the stitching an on the leather holster belt loops if you are using leather. I sprinkle it on generously, trace the seams with ,y finger to law sure the powder gets into them then wipe off the excess.
Or, perhaps, if really speaking of the holster/gun combination, could it be that this new belt is so much stiffer than your prior belt that it has contorted the holster sufficiently to cause the different pieces of the holster to start rubbing against one another despite the stitching? If this is true, then the solution should include investment in a better holster.
Data point: I've never had any belt squeak like that on its own. I've had a few holsters do so, and one low-end, badly-sewn holster tug at itself while strapped onto an uber-stiff Kramer belt. Other than a couple of new-holster blues where they squeaked until they broke in properly, I've never been able to trace it down to the belt doing the squeaking, and this is through a half dozen belts and a few dozen holsters over 20+ years.
Baby powder both belt and holster you will be fine and smell good also.
Used to use a real lite coat of vaseline on formal dress shoes ans some leather boots.Stops the squeak and also seals leather against moisture. What we used on our holsters is called Galco draw ez, it also stops the squeak and inside the holster makes sticky guns easy to draw out, a litlle goes a long way.
Interesting to hear the "baby powder" or "vaseline" solution. I don't have this problem with a gun belt but my horsehide IWB hybrid holster squeaks despite the leather conditioning I use. I'm gonna try that. Interesting post. Thanks.
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Isn't that why they make ear plugs?
Leather conditioner or mink oil. Be sure to get it inside the leather loop. Mink Oil will do the same thing as vaseline but it is better for the leather--not a petroleum product.
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Look into some of the other threads on this. There are several. Lots of tips that will help you. You need to fix the squeak.
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