A leather holster in the summer

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    A leather holster in the summer

    Summer hit here in Portland with a vengeance. For the first time I carried without a t-shirt on, just a polo shirt. Well, the leather on my skin is not the most comfortable thing in the world.

    I was thinking of sacrificing one of my old t-shirts and cutting out a patch to put between the holster and my skin. Just wondering what others do in lieu of a t-shirt to protect their skin from the leather holster.
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    If I am not wearing an undershirt, I'm not wearing any shirt, regardless of weather.
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    A wife beater usually works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepHelmet View Post
    A wife beater usually works for me.
    This solves the FL heat problem. I always use leather IWB holsters...a 'wife beater' under any T-shirt keeps the leather away from the skin and eliminates the problem.

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    I've always hated that name for that shirt. I prefer to call it an A-shirt.

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    You could try one of the Under Armor types too. I got a generic knock off & it works well. It also wicks the sweat away from you.

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    Some form of undershirt is the best way. Another short term solution is baby powder yourself and the back of the holster.

    Hope this helps.
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    Leather? I choose plastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeepHelmet View Post
    A wife beater usually works for me.
    I never heard of it as a shirt. What is it?
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    Visualize a larger grumpy middle aged man with a beer, growly voice wearing a tank top style undershirt sitting on a recliner watching wrestling...

    Wait, that is a lot of my relatives.
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    Wear a tank top type undershirt under your Polo. Don't carry with leather next to skin. Will you feel too warm?? I don't. In any case if you are going to carry you'll just have to make the necessary dress adjustments.

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    Reasons why I like Garrity's Incognito Deluxe with the sude backing. no sweat and extremely comfortable.

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    I'm in the Portland, OR area also, and this 97 degrees is unusually hot for us. I had to go out yesterday and substituted a Star Firestar 9 mm and one spare magazine (on the belt) for my usual Combat Commander and two spares. I wore a colored t-shirt and covered the Firestar with an open short-sleeved casual shirt not tucked into my pants (no polo). While not my traditional "look", it worked fine - even for an old f**t like me. I certainly could have concealed the bigger Colt and two magazines with that clothing, but just didn't feel like tightening my belt enough to bear up under the added weight.

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    When it gets too hot for me to wear my Sig P-239 in my IWB holster using an undershirt, then I switch to my Kahr PM-9 in a pocket holster.
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    To exactly, beat me to the post I was thinking the same thing, New to CCW got my IWB holster from Bluegrass 2 days ago and starting wearing it with my Blue Glock 26 training gun in order to break in the hoslter. I can CC in Nassau County but cannot leagally in the NYC area and spend more time at work in the NYC area than home. Never wore a undershirt before i was having the same problems.Sticks to/rubs the skin. Somebody should make a 2 part tee shirt, the inside part can be slipped behind and the other would look like normal cover. Dibbs on the idea!!

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