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I just got this sweet gun belt from The Beltman and I've been wearing it for about a month now. I love it but the thing squeaks with every step I take. I looked up ways to suppress the noise but am looking for ideas from my fellow DCers using household items. Any help?? Thanks!!
 

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Baby powder worked for me.
 

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Baby powder, and if you use a bunch, you'll smell all fresh. Just rub a little on the squeaky parts if you don't want the fresh smell.
 

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Run it on the stitching an on the leather holster belt loops if you are using leather. I sprinkle it on generously, trace the seams with ,y finger to law sure the powder gets into them then wipe off the excess.
 

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I just got this sweet gun belt ... but the thing squeaks with every step I take.
The belt itself squeaks? Or, your holster/belt combination squeaks? Seems hard to believe that a belt just wrapped around your waist is going to be rubbing against anything such that it would be noisy.

Or, perhaps, if really speaking of the holster/gun combination, could it be that this new belt is so much stiffer than your prior belt that it has contorted the holster sufficiently to cause the different pieces of the holster to start rubbing against one another despite the stitching? If this is true, then the solution should include investment in a better holster.

Data point: I've never had any belt squeak like that on its own. I've had a few holsters do so, and one low-end, badly-sewn holster tug at itself while strapped onto an uber-stiff Kramer belt. Other than a couple of new-holster blues where they squeaked until they broke in properly, I've never been able to trace it down to the belt doing the squeaking, and this is through a half dozen belts and a few dozen holsters over 20+ years.
 

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Used to use a real lite coat of vaseline on formal dress shoes ans some leather boots.Stops the squeak and also seals leather against moisture. What we used on our holsters is called Galco draw ez, it also stops the squeak and inside the holster makes sticky guns easy to draw out, a litlle goes a long way.
 

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Interesting to hear the "baby powder" or "vaseline" solution. I don't have this problem with a gun belt but my horsehide IWB hybrid holster squeaks despite the leather conditioning I use. I'm gonna try that. Interesting post. Thanks.
 

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The belt itself squeaks? Or, your holster/belt combination squeaks? Seems hard to believe that a belt just wrapped around your waist is going to be rubbing against anything such that it would be noisy.

Or, perhaps, if really speaking of the holster/gun combination, could it be that this new belt is so much stiffer than your prior belt that it has contorted the holster sufficiently to cause the different pieces of the holster to start rubbing against one another despite the stitching? If this is true, then the solution should include investment in a better holster.

Data point: I've never had any belt squeak like that on its own. I've had a few holsters do so, and one low-end, badly-sewn holster tug at itself while strapped onto an uber-stiff Kramer belt. Other than a couple of new-holster blues where they squeaked until they broke in properly, I've never been able to trace it down to the belt doing the squeaking, and this is through a half dozen belts and a few dozen holsters over 20+ years.
Sorry, should have elaborated. I know for certain that it is the belt and not my carry rig. So you loop the belt around and tighten it down and then loop it through the leather loop that comes on almost all leather belts. THAT is the part that squeaks. It's the leather to leather contact when the belt itself is looped through the the "loop" already on the belt.

I just reread everything... used the word loop a lot ha
 

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Isn't that why they make ear plugs? :blink:
 

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Sorry, should have elaborated. I know for certain that it is the belt and not my carry rig. So you loop the belt around and tighten it down and then loop it through the leather loop that comes on almost all leather belts. THAT is the part that squeaks. It's the leather to leather contact when the belt itself is looped through the the "loop" already on the belt.

I just reread everything... used the word loop a lot ha
It can make you loopy.
 
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Look into some of the other threads on this. There are several. Lots of tips that will help you. You need to fix the squeak.
 

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Or just mix the vaseline and baby powder....wait, wrong forum :image035:

Mine squeaked for a little bit but went away after a couple weeks. It's annoying though, I feel your pain.
 

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Leather conditioner or mink oil. Be sure to get it inside the leather loop. Mink Oil will do the same thing as vaseline but it is better for the leather--not a petroleum product.
Did you ever wonder how they get the oil from a mink? Inquiring minds ask these questions. :wink:
 

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Look into some of the other threads on this. There are several. Lots of tips that will help you. You need to fix the squeak.

Def its the belt, for me. Just picked up my custom made belt from a good leather shop. Sqeaks and makes noises like the dickens with each step. I took off the OWB holster to be sure. I'll go out and buy baby powder to try. Hesitant to put any petroleum products on it. Thanks for the tips.
 

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My Beltman belt makes a rubbing noise - it isn't a squeak, it just sounds like leather rubbing on leather - more like a working saddle sound than a mouse. It's the same place as the OP's, the leather loop by the buckle. I'll find some leather conditioner, put it on the inside of the leather loop and see if that helps.

Edited to add: I used a Q-Tip and put a little bit of the Lexol leather conditioner I use on bridles and some parts of the saddle, on the belt and between the belt and the leather belt loop. It quieted it right down. I'll see how long it lasts.

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