Do you have a bodyguard on your OWB holster?

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    Do you have a bodyguard on your OWB holster?

    Hi,

    What are your opinions of ordering a leather holster with or without a bodyguard/sweatshield for a 1911 OWB holster? I know for IWB it's a must for me. Thanks
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    On my personal OWB holsters I like an abbreviated slide guard/index pad. It doesn't completely cover the slide but it give me an easy reference for re-holstering, and helps keep my shirt out of the way.

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    I like one, helps keep the thumb safety in place, especially if you have an ambi safety. Keeps the shirt out of the way etc.

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    I have the sweat shield on all of my personal OWB/IWB holsters.. As stated above there are many advantages.
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    I make all my holsters with them,keeps things from chafing
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    That's the only way I buy them now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redrick View Post
    That's the only way I buy them now.

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    On my IWB's yes, but not on my OWB's
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    Lack of one on a OWB holster shouldn't be a problem if you OC with your shirt tucked. Personally, I prefer them.
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    I'm going to go with the I like them crowd, they go on all my holsters by default unless someone requests it without. Generally I find the tighter the OWB rides the more necessary it becomes, I've got a prototype that I could probably get by without it, but most of my designs I personally would run it on(same goes for most other makers as well). I think it's a matter of comfort, especially with something like a 1911 with a pointy backend, the other advantage at least on a boned leather holster with a 1911 is that it keeps the safety in position as well.

    So depends on body and what you prefer but I'm a fan of them:)

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    As my companies name implies, all of my holsters have "side guards" and is one reason I started making my own holsters.
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    I agree a side guard/sweat shield is a must for me and all the holsters I make, for comfort and ease of re-holstering!
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    Thanks for the replies. I should also point out that I have a fairly slim waistline (32"). Not sure if that would make a difference.
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    That's the only way I make them. It's a must if you carry 1911's, Hi Powers and Sigs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pure Kustom View Post
    That's the only way I make them. It's a must if you carry 1911's, Hi Powers and Sigs
    Why Sigs? There's no thumb safety (unless SA only). Do you recommend the shield on all OWBs? Thanks
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