I don't use metal clips.
This is a discussion on Gun metal/holster clipes eating through your clothes within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; In my shirt, my Shield sights made two nice little holes that exactly match the profile of the rear sight. This happened over the course ...
In my shirt, my Shield sights made two nice little holes that exactly match the profile of the rear sight. This happened over the course of this morning. Now I have to "melt" my rear Shield sight.
This is the second shirt I've ruined from carrying concealed. A clip on an IWB holster cut through another shirt - I've taken to cutting down the clip ends and applying duct tape to the clip ends.
How many of you have experienced similar problems, and what are your solutions?
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I don't use metal clips.
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Never had that heppen, i also use 1 billion different holsters depending on what i am wearing.
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I've lined a metal clip on one of my holsters with mole skin (weird, right) from CVS to protect my belt as the sharp steel clip would eat away at the belt's finish. I don't use that holster anymore, but the mole skin worked well as a temp solution.
I'm sure the same could be applied to the outside of the clip to protect your shirt. Maybe some black or brown sharpie to make it match your belt.
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To this point I have had no issues with the setup I have. A suggestion might be to use plastic clips rather than metal.
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ALL of my frequently worn t-shirts eventually develop little holes from my sights. Every spring I buy new t-shirts. It's just the nature of the beast I'm afraid.
Never had any problems from my MTAC in over a year of EDC with it. I like the plastic clips they use and the clips can be purchased in different colors.
My wife has the same problem. She carries in a belly band and the shield has very sharp sights especially on the inner edges. It has put small holes in many of her shirts. DON'T MELT THEM, they are actually metal sights. I used some emery cloth to work and sand off some of the sharp edges. It takes a bit of work. Otherwise if you are considering night sights at all, look at some with a softer edge. Big dots might be good as the rear sight has less sharp angles. If you decide to remove shield sights yourself do so e research there is a detent with spring under the rear sight that you need to handle carefully.
I have not had a problem with the metal clips from mine yet. But, I wear (finally) a 5.11 Nylon tactical belt and have not seen any wear pattern. I also use very baggy shirts.
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Same symptoms OP but no solution. If you carry IWB with clips, it's going to happen (especially at 10-2.) Comes with the territory.
Ironic that you posted this. I noticed a hole over where I carry yesterday and was wondering how that happened seeing how the shirt is almost brand new. I know am going to look and see if it could have been caused by the sight of my gun.
Wow! And here I thought the holes in my shirts were from my cats' claws! Now I have a whole new issue to wory about!!
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