The attack of the gun belt

This is a discussion on The attack of the gun belt within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Rugergirl, I went through the same ordeal with my watch. It had a lot to do with some long work days and sweat. Only happened ...

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    Rugergirl, I went through the same ordeal with my watch. It had a lot to do with some long work days and sweat. Only happened with base metals (I think nickel is a big offender). Got a better watch with stainless backing and no more problem. Gold plate may be a option if your michigan depressed budget will bear it. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevew View Post
    Leather covered buckle might help. You could get some leather lacing and half hitch it around the buckle to cover it up. I it doesn't work for you just remove leather and try something else. Buy a gold buckle.
    Might even be a place to carry some extra para cord if you don't want to use leather.....
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    Another non-metal gun belt is the 5.11 TDU Tactical. I have two, and I love them. Keeps the pants on and gun up. Looks little bulky depending on what you're wearing, but it does the job.

    Hope that helps!

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    Lacquer might work out fine as a barrier.

    Also...you might try a Stainless Steel belt buckle.

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    I was going to suggest the clear nail polish, but you already covered that one...

    As for plastic-buckled belts, I prefer the Wilderness version over others...I've got a couple of different models (e.g. Better BDU and a 5.11) and they just don't have the stiffness I want in a pistol belt.

    Meanwhile, I'd suggest trying some Aquaphor on your raw spot.

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    for what its worth and from someone who lives in a hot and humid area...two shirts actually make you more comfortable in the hot weather...took me a while to figure it out but i always wear a light tank under my t shirts now and the carry comfort and heat comfort is improved quite a bit...

    in your case i would look into non-metallic buckles though..there are many available and you should be able to find something you like...the no buckle belts could be a good option also...do a google search...there are more than everyone here will tell you about....

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    Replace the buckle . Check the internet for allergy resistant jewelry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugergirl View Post
    Any suggestion of how to prevent the skin contact with the buckle?
    Put a piece of tape over it.

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    Good belts let you swap buckles. Go find one of a metal that you're not reactive to -- or of plastic.

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    Wide belt with smaller section that buckles. Buckle sits on top of leather, isolating it from skin. I have had mine a long time and do not remember manufacturer marked with, K (with square around it) 58A-38.
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    Thanks, everyone, you've given me some good suggestions, and I plan to try a few of them.
    The leather wrap idea sounds interesting, and fashionable although nobody but me would know it's there, I'm never seen without an untucked top.
    I thought I might have outgrown the allergy, since this is the first time it's acted up in a year of wearing the same belt. It makes me wonder if there might be something hormone or food related that suddenly triggered the reaction?
    For now the undershirt is working great, I've got a lightweight cotton turtleneck on under my sweatshirt, since it's a blistering 17 degrees today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugergirl View Post
    Thanks, everyone, you've given me some good suggestions, and I plan to try a few of them.
    The leather wrap idea sounds interesting, and fashionable although nobody but me would know it's there, I'm never seen without an untucked top.
    I thought I might have outgrown the allergy, since this is the first time it's acted up in a year of wearing the same belt. It makes me wonder if there might be something hormone or food related that suddenly triggered the reaction?
    For now the undershirt is working great, I've got a lightweight cotton turtleneck on under my sweatshirt, since it's a blistering 17 degrees today.
    What is it, every 6 or 7 years people allergies can/do change?
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    You live in Michigan and can't get by with a cotton undershirt in the summer? You might want to get a "tuckable" IWB holster. That way, you can get by with just one shirt. I have one and it works pretty well (mine is a Tucker Answer). There are a number of good ones, both leather and kydex (or a combination of both) out there.
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