Sweat guard on IWB - comments?

Sweat guard on IWB - comments?

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    Sweat guard on IWB - comments?

    I notice some holsters have these and others do not. Any comments on this. Should I be concerned about this when looking for a new holster? I plan to wear a T-shirt between me and the holster just FYI.


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    I carry for the most part stainless , and in any event well maintained pistols . So for me its a matter of personal preferance with the sole point held out that if i lived in the south , and carryed any carbon steel gun then a sweat guard would be manditory . as would a second identical holster so i could " dry out " one while i wore one .
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    Quote Originally Posted by beagler View Post
    I notice some holsters have these and others do not. Any comments on this. Should I be concerned about this when looking for a new holster? I plan to wear a T-shirt between me and the holster just FYI.
    Are you carrying a weapon with a manual safety? If so, then you really ought to get a holster that covers the safety, which a sweat guard generally does quite nicely. Otherwise, I'd say it's personal preference.

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    More comfortable in my opinion with the sweat guard and slide shield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sass20485 View Post
    More comfortable in my opinion with the sweat guard and slide shield.
    I agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sass20485 View Post
    More comfortable in my opinion with the sweat guard and slide shield.
    yep i agree

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    thanks for the input

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    I carry full size and commander 1911s so the sweat guard is a must. It keeps the thumb safety from digging into my side and also protects it from being released.

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    IWB: yes, very much so. I wear Sidearmor holsters and wifebeater (A-shirt) underneath. I like the sweatguard. Serves as a "shoe-horn" type device to help guide the muzzle in the holster during reholstering.

    OWB: not so much. I carried a 1911 in a Galco Concealable and didn't feel uncomfy at all.
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    I don't like them.
    I like a plain, clear, top like on the Sparks Summer Special.
    I don't wear a T-shirt beeween the gun and myself.

    When people wonder if they will find an IWB holster comfortable or not, there are several things that can affect that- like ride height, carry angle, belt loop placement, etc. The sweat shield is just one more, and you won't know until you try.
    It is easier to cut one off than to add one though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sass20485 View Post
    More comfortable in my opinion with the sweat guard and slide shield.
    I agree also!
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    my holsters all have it , so i can't comment on what is better but , i tried one without and the slide and safety dug (1911). even my holster on order has one . i also wear a t-shirt between me and it ,for the grips mostly , my outer shirts have suffered from the grips though .

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    In my opinion, they are more of a comfort thing. I can't stand to have any part of the weapon digging into my side. The only way I won't put one on a holster, is if there isn't any portion of the metal protruding from the top of the holster, such as is with my SP101. Or unless of course, the buyer requests to not have one.
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    I prefer a sweatguard/sideshield. I really like that my VM2 has one with a little bump that helps to prevent unwanted thumb safety disengagement, especially since I have an ambi thumb safety. I really like that the gun is not digging into my side as well. I also use mine as an aid to removing the gun. After grippong the gun I use my thumb to press against the top of the sweatguard/sideshield. It makes for a much smoother draw.
    Please try one with it before you buy one without it. If you dont like it, take it to a boot maker or leathercrafter and have it removed.

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    thanks for all the input

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