I would like to take some time and explain sweat-shields and their purpose. In the past few weeks I've had a lot of questions pertaining to sweat-shields. 

First off what is a sweat-shield? The sweat-shield on a holster is the side of the holster contacting your body. On IWB holsters this is direct constant contact. On a OWB it will contact on more tactical moves or positions. 

Full Sweat-Shield : Covers the rear sight, slide, and all side gun controls. Provides the most protection between the user and the firearm.

Reference below picture for a full sweat-shield.

Medium Sweat-Shield : The medium sweat-shield is a popular cut for our appendix carry holsters, or generally any setup where you wish to have some sort of sweat guard between the user and the firearm, but also have it not sit as high on the users body while the weapon is drawn out of the holster. 

Reference below picture for a medium sweat-shield. 

No Sweat-Shield : Like the medium sweat-shield, this option is popular for appendix carry holsters or any situation where a sweat-shield is not desirable. Unlike the mid guard, the no combat cut doesn't have any extra lip in the back to help aid in reholstering. The front and back of the holster essentially sit flush with eachother. The thumb notch will be completely exposed.

Reference below picture for no sweat-shield.

If you have any questions at all feel free to email us at info@bradfordtacticalholsters.com