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Old 05-07-2017, 01:06 PM   #1
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Sweat guards

I'm getting ready to order a Milt Sparks 60TK. It's just been brought to my attention his holsters don't have sweat guards. How big a deal is that?
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Old 05-07-2017, 01:35 PM   #2
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Here in the South it is a BIG deal to me...

It is more comfortable to wear, it keeps my Tshirts free of oil and grease and prevents friction wear on inner clothing. It also keeps sweat off the gun...

I have not bought a holster without the guard in a lot of years.

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I'm getting ready to order a Milt Sparks 60TK. It's just been brought to my attention his holsters don't have sweat guards. How big a deal is that?
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Old 05-07-2017, 01:38 PM   #3
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In my opinion, it isn't a big deal at all. I have used a lot of different holsters over nearly 5 decades of my gun carrying days. Quite a number of them have not had sweat guards and have worked very well for carry and concealment. That said, I believe sweat guards do more to protect the user's skin than the pistol, and with that, wearing an undershirt is a good idea no matter what holster one is using.

I'll add here that having a good cleaning routine is also a must for any carry weapon. Regardless of the holster and exposure to body sweat, there is clothing lint, dust and hand grime to contend with.
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Old 05-07-2017, 02:48 PM   #4
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Anyone on the forum carry in a Privateer holster? They make an OWB holster called Highwayman that looks pretty impressive and has a sweat guard. Is Pravateer considered a pretty high quality holster?
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I live in So. Az. and would not consider purchasing a carry holster without a sweat guard. I sweat like a horse during the hot months, and the sweat guard keeps the corrosive sweat off of my handgun....whatever handgun I might be carrying that day. I don't wear an undershirt under my outer shirt during the summer months.


I was born and raised in central Okla., and I sure did my share of sweating when I lived there also.
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Old 05-07-2017, 04:56 PM   #6
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I sweat like a horse in the summer. I wear colored undershirts under an open shirt for concealing in the Summer, so my skin would never touch the firearm, but as much as I would like to own a Milt Sparks holster, (just for the bragging rights, I guess) I think I'd be better off with a sweat guard. Sure lots to consider when buying a holster.
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Chris, Privateer Leather holsters: https://www.privateerleather.com/

They have sweat guards. While I haven't used their products, I can say they appear to be top notch for quality.
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Old 05-07-2017, 06:37 PM   #8
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Yes, I mentioned Privateer in post #4. I'm torn between their Highwayman and Milt's 60TK. I like them both. Like the appearance of the TK and like the sweat guard of the Highwayman. Dang, I hate tough decisions.
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As you said, you sweat, you want a sweat guard ... problem solved.
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Old 05-07-2017, 09:07 PM   #10
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Sounds simple, doesn't it? I don't know. I keep looking at the pictures of those two holsters side by side and Mitt's sure is classy looking. I can't seem to find anyone who actually carries with a Privateer to obtain a review. Oh well, I need to do something soon..........as I'm wanting the holster before a trip I'm taking at the end of the Summer.
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