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Posted: 9/28/2005 11:54:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2005 12:04:36 AM EDT by ComputerGuy]
Recently, I have started carrying concealed. I have chosen a Kahr MK9, which is holstered in a Milt Sparks Summer Special II horsehide holster.

I keep finding my pistol covered with white specks at the end of the day. The edge of my holster, which receives the most skin contact, will also be covered with tiny white specks. I just dismissed this the first few times I saw them, wiping the pistol clean. The particles appear to look like salt.

Well a couple weeks have gone by and the salt-like particles keep reappearing in the same fashion.

Are these salt grains from my body's perspiration? If so, I must say I am amazed by the amount of salt my body gives off. I don't sweat often, and am generally not physically active during the day. So it's not like I'm drenched with sweat the entire day either.

Will an undershirt take care of this?

What say you?
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 12:00:40 AM EDT
that is why I like my Glocks my 1911 was being eaten by my sweat
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 12:37:10 AM EDT
Might be skin flakes or anti-perspirant specks falling from above. (I see the latter daily.) Dunno about salt, but I'd do a quick taste to check that.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 12:45:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By anon23bf:
Might be skin flakes or anti-perspirant specks falling from above. (I see the latter daily.) Dunno about salt, but I'd do a quick taste to check that.





Link Posted: 9/29/2005 6:43:47 AM EDT
Flakes!

Link Posted: 9/29/2005 6:45:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ComputerGuy:
The edge of my holster, which receives the most skin contact, will also be covered with tiny white specks.



Are you wearing an undershirt of some sort? I do.

If not, maybe that will help.

Link Posted: 9/29/2005 7:50:02 AM EDT
Serious question. Do you put baby powder in your underwear?
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:07:29 AM EDT
wear an undershirt. Not only will it sponge up your sweat, but it will make carrying a bit more comfortable.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:20:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Backstop:

Originally Posted By ComputerGuy:
The edge of my holster, which receives the most skin contact, will also be covered with tiny white specks.



Are you wearing an undershirt of some sort? I do.

If not, maybe that will help.




I don't see how you could not wear one. If I didn't my gun/magazine would start graphting itself to my skin by the end of the day.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:28:23 AM EDT
I liek the underarmor shirts for chafing and sweat protection for my gun. Light and effective.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 9:07:10 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Zakk_Wylde_470:

Originally Posted By Backstop:

Originally Posted By ComputerGuy:
The edge of my holster, which receives the most skin contact, will also be covered with tiny white specks.



Are you wearing an undershirt of some sort? I do.

If not, maybe that will help.




I don't see how you could not wear one. If I didn't my gun/magazine would start graphting itself to my skin by the end of the day.



I guess I will give one a try. My gun/holster combo is so incredibly comfortable I forget I'm wearing it half the time.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 9:27:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Rocky9_5:
I liek the underarmor shirts for chafing and sweat protection for my gun. Light and effective.



It's also slick so your cover garment moves out of the way. I find cotton t-shirts more comfortable in most cases. I wear underarmor when i'm doing strenuous activity or if i'm wearing a vest.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 6:27:43 PM EDT
using a stick deodorant?- i occasionally see this too, i attribute it to deodorant. and treat it as an omen that it's time to clean.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 11:53:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Thepilot:
using a stick deodorant?- i occasionally see this too, i attribute it to deodorant. and treat it as an omen that it's time to clean.



Yeah, I use a stick, but it never leaves any flakes. Also the particles don't smear like deodorant would.. they are exactly like little grains of salt.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 12:40:11 AM EDT
Your gun is shedding its baby skin.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 10:41:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Thepilot:
using a stick deodorant?- i occasionally see this too, i attribute it to deodorant. and treat it as an omen that it's time to clean.



I would almost garuntee that it is deoderant, it happens to me everyonce in a while. At first I was a little puzzeld to what it was but I soon figured it out
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 10:58:34 AM EDT
in that case, the T-shirt will fix that as well.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:12:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2005 9:12:22 PM EDT by BUCC_Guy]
Taste the specks.



Salty?



- BG
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 2:37:13 AM EDT
OK OK I will do a taste test tomorrow night. If it tastes how I think it's going to, at least I wont have to worry about getting a proper amount of salt on my french fries.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 3:38:17 AM EDT
Par for the course if you do not use polymer pistols - Just use a silicone gun cloth to wipe down your carry piece at the end of the day. This has kept my (non-polymer) duty weapon rust free for years.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 11:53:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ComputerGuy:
OK OK I will do a taste test tomorrow night. If it tastes how I think it's going to, at least I wont have to worry about getting a proper amount of salt on my french fries.


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