sweat guard on leather IWB ?

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    sweat guard on leather IWB ?

    I searched and did not find the answer to my question. If it has been answered, please direct me please.

    IWB holster leather: doesn't the combination of sweat (salts) and the leather STAIN your stainless steel gun ?

    Is there a manufacturer who offers a sweat guard ?

    I'm a big boy so if the question is dumb, just say so.

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    Milt Sparks and Gary Brommeland are my two favorite IWB's, and both have guards.
    I've never had an issue on my stainless guns.
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    Thanks AZ Husker, I'll look them over.

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    HBE Specialty Leatherworks has sweat guards available. Check them out, think you'll like em. To bore everyone to death again here is a pic of Erics COM III and my BHP when I first bought the two. It gets more comfortable every carry and is the best IWB I have ever had the pleasure of packing a pistol in. Also absolutely love the 1977 BHP.

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    Most makers offer a sweat guard on their IWB models. For me it's more to protect the thumb safety from being switched off on a 1911 and to keep the gun from digging into the side.

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    I have sweat guards/body protectors on all my IWB holsters. Some holster styles come with it, others have it as an add on (usually around $7-8 more).
    I usually keep a T-shirt between the sidearm and my skin, but the extra leather is still a plus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Horsetrader View Post
    I searched and did not find the answer to my question. If it has been answered, please direct me please.

    IWB holster leather: doesn't the combination of sweat (salts) and the leather STAIN your stainless steel gun ?

    Is there a manufacturer who offers a sweat guard ?

    I'm a big boy so if the question is dumb, just say so.
    All of my holsters HBE, Bluegrass Holsters, Milt Sparks, K&D, Aker all have sweat guards and I have never had a stainless issue. Two things to remember all the holster makers I know of are using Vegi tanned leather and they are usually sealed with a quality clear sealer.

    Hopefully one of the holster makers can chime in and help clarify better.

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    As to the issue of staining....shouldn't be a problem. I've had the holsters stain my clothes, but never the firearm.

    Another thing, DON'T store your firearm in the holster!
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    Properly sealed with an acrylic finish leather holsters will not stain your clothes or your gun, most holster makers I am sure use a quality sealer to prevent this.
    If a sweat shield is sealed in such a way the sweat or will not soak in nor transfer through to the gun.

    some holsters are actually sealed twice with an acrylic process.

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    All of my holsters have Side Guards (Sweat Guards) I have never had a SS gun stain due to sweat and leather (any proper Veg tanned leather should not cause problems with guns).

    Check out my site for information.
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    Never had a staining problem, but the sweatguard for my SA Champ sure does wonders for my side. I use a Gould and Goodrich holster, btw.
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    Milt Sparks uses horse hide on the back side of their VMII holsters which even more resistant to moisture.

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    Thanks to all who shared info here. I ordered a IWB holster from Side Guard. Thanks again for helping me make an informed decision.

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    "Shirt guards" are a must, as far as I'm concerned. And as noted, practically everyone offers them.
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