Does anyone apply a backing on your IWB's?

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    Does anyone apply a backing on your IWB's?

    Ive used the thin moleskin before, but wanted some recommendations if any of you folks cover the backside of your holsters to make them more comfortable. Something a little thicker than the .03 or so thick moleskin. Maybe about .06 to 1/8" thick. Its too hot to wear a undershirt when the Tx heat cranks up. Anyway, just looking for suggestions.
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    Interesting question, but let me take a different tack.

    I lived in Texas for a couple years, and now reside in NC: another state known for hot, humid summers. When I was young, my daddy told me I'd be cooler with a t-shirt or a-shirt on under my outershirt as the undershirt absorbs and evaporates sweat. I've tried both options and now agree with dad.

    Personally, I perfer an undershirt on a hot day.

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    My holsters never touch the skin. Even with a loose T-shirt, I wear a wife-beater under the T-shirt...solves any sweat or comfort difficulties.
    Also, all my holster have sweat guards...extra length of leather to keep the gun from touching the T-shirt.
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    I always use an undershirt, preferrably one of my underarmor ones as they are comfortable and have great moisture-wicking properties. If those are in the hamper then a regular cotton undershirt still works great.
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    Just the mention of moleskin and holster has me thinking you are using a "plastic" holster.

    I too wear an undershirt, as I find it more comfortable. I have also found that plastic holsters irritate the heck out of me, as they have no give like a leather holster.

    I will use a plastic holster on my belt for Range Use, but for concealed carry it's cowhide or horsehide for this cat.

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    I have several of Mark Garrity's "Incognito Deluxe" IWB holsters which feature a standard suede backing making them extremely comfortable. I wore one for two months in Florida last summer and it did an excellent job absorbing any moisture/sweat and does not retain odors.

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    I have a comp tac Kydex holster that I glued some sheepskin to on the body side to make it more comfy,then I got some crossbreeds and the leather backing solves the problem
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    I have a Kholster holster and I put a nice soft, supple tanned deer hide on the back of the leather...super soft. Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I wear a wife-beater under the T-shirt...
    OK, I give... What the F is a "wife-beater"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RexNorthwood View Post
    OK, I give... What the F is a "wife-beater"?
    A sleeveless t-shirt, often packaged as an "A-shirt".
    http://eecue.com/img/images_pic-medi...ife_beater.jpg

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    You know this type of thread comes up every so often and I've never seen this mentioned.

    I have a Comp Tac CTAC, and I usually wear a nice soft pair of boxers with the comfort waistbands (not exposed elastic), so not much of the holster ever touches skin. Its a big difference over a pair of tighty whities.

    See if that helps.

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    Interesting. Im 35, but have never worn an undershirt except during winter. I just figured the 105F and 85% humidity would be made worse by another layer. I never thought of wearing one during the summer and considered its wicking uses. I will have to give it a try. I use leather holsters, but they start bothering me after hours of carrying unless I have a shirt between the holster and skin.
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    What kind of glue with the moleskin?
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    I glued a piece of felt to the back of my modified SuperTuck.

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    0.25 cents for the piece of felt.
    0.05 cents for the amount of spray-on adhesive used.



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    Another wife beater wearer here. Wally World has them cheap. I think you can get three packs for $8.

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