Where do you holster guys buy kydex?

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    Where do you holster guys buy kydex?

    I have some ideas I want implement. Where do you who make holsters get the kydex and what thickness do you normally use?
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    I have bought all of mine off of Ebay. It's about 1/8" thick. I have just messed around with it, making a few holsters and such, as a hobby, and then too, I wanted to make an exact style that I could not find anywhere.

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    I don't use much kydex, but Springfield Leather has some in stock
    http://springfieldleather.com/store/search.asp
    Overland Gunleather
    http://overlandgunleather.com

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    The most I've ever bought, I just found local plastic suppliers and called around asking if they had any and would sell 1/2 sheets or scraps. Now that I live about 8 hours from the closest supplier, I've been ordering 'blemished' kydex from Knifekits.com

    As for thickness, it really depends on your application. I've been playing with .06 lately for some less durable ideas, but for sturdier things, I'd go with .09.

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    I get mine in bulk (4' by 8' sheets) from a local Kydex distributor. knifekits.com has decent prices on smaller pieces.

    I use a variety of thicknesses, depending on what I'm doing.

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    i have been getting all my stuff from these guys with free two day shipping:

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    Anyone know of a place cheaper to get it online when you factor in shipping?

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    I ususally buy my kydex from knifekits.com in 2 sq ft sheets. I do not usually have many big orders so I will usually buy 4 to 6 sq ft at a time. For the bodies of my holsters, I use .080 and for my belt loops I will usually use .125. Some people prefer to use a less thick loop and .080 gives you that rigidity as well as thinness.

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    This is a pretty old thread but, I'll leave it open in case any members have anything to add.

    I'm sure that some other forum member is looking for Kydex right now.

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    Old Faithful Holsters sells a kit to make your own holster if you want to start out that way.
    $25 gets you all the materials/hardware you'll need and they have an instructional video as well.

    Old Faithful Holsters

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    Good luck on your ideas. I don't buy Kydex. Hate the stuff.

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    Every time I read these kind of threads, it makes me want to try to make my own holster......sooner or later I'm going to have to give this a shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TN_Mike View Post
    Every time I read these kind of threads, it makes me want to try to make my own holster......sooner or later I'm going to have to give this a shot.
    It's a lot of fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSadPand View Post
    i have been getting all my stuff from these guys with free two day shipping:

    Welcome to Plastics 2000

    Anyone know of a place cheaper to get it online when you factor in shipping?
    Wow, they sell through Amazon for the shipping...I might need to pick up some sheets from them next time I run out. A little pricier than some others, but once shipping's calculated in, it gets closer...with my Prime membership, 2 day shipping can help if I get in a crunch!

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    It really is alot of fun.... anyone who is interested and has the patience can make a really good holster. The company that makes the Kaluban Cloak kydex holster has some links to websites for DIY projects.

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