For All You Holster Makers

For All You Holster Makers

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    For All You Holster Makers

    I own a pistol that I'm having a hard time finding a holster for at a decent price.
    This has mad me think I need to start looking into making my own but I have no idea where to start aside from needing some raw leather. lol
    So here are a few questions for ya.
    If you can think of anything else please feel free to fill me in.

    What tools would I need to work on making my own?
    How do I accomplish the stitching?
    How do I form the leather to match the lines of the gun? (Trigger Guard, Ejection Port, etc...)

    Thanks guys!!
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    What model gun do you have?

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    Medicman;

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttsail View Post
    what model gun do you have?
    cz 40b
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    I can't check for that model right now because I'm at work and the site is blocked, but you may want to check out HBE Leather as I know Eric does a lot of CZs so he may be able to make one for that. If I recall correctly, he got started making holsters because he was having trouble finding one for his CZ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadgerMan View Post
    I can't check for that model right now because I'm at work and the site is blocked, but you may want to check out HBE Leather as I know Eric does a lot of CZs so he may be able to make one for that. If I recall correctly, he got started making holsters because he was having trouble finding one for his CZ.
    He does not have it listed, but if anyone can do it he can.

    If you end up having to do it yourself I would be happy to help out with some pointers if needed.

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    We have most of our line available for the 40B, no problem.

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    Not to discourage anybody from attempting to try doing their own holster making and "home leather work" but, just to make one holster & it being the very first time working with leather...I would buy one made by High Noon.

    I honestly do not believe that it's possible to buy the minimum required leather working tools and a speedy stitcher and construct a carry rig as good as the pros can make one.

    A first attempt would be seriously inferior at the worst and passable at best and a daily carry rig really needs to be very high quality and with great long lasting retention.

    Now (on the other hand) if you are super interested in getting started working in leather and intend to make a long term hobby of it...then Go For It.


    Quote Originally Posted by High Noon View Post
    We have most of our line available for the 40B, no problem.

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    I can't even sew buttons on my shirt. I'll leave the leather work to the pros. They gotta eat too.
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    +1 QKShooter.

    I've made a few and they are okay, but the pros are worth the dollars spent IMO.
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    I'm pretty certain Eric can do the 40.

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    Making your own anything can be fun and satisfying. Check out leatherworker.net. Tons of info there. Good luck.
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    I would never discourage anyone from trying to meet their needs with the resources they have on hand. However, to be realistic about this exercise, you will need to invest far more in materials and tools for the purpose of making a holster than any holster maker would charge for a single product (or perhaps two). You will also spend many hours puzzling over patterns, how to apply the stitch-lines to properly fit the holster, then be faced with the difficulties of finishing your holster to a satisfactory degree.

    Most holster makers will readily tell you just how many "chew toys" they created before they had a finished product worthy of wearing, much less asking someone to pay for.

    If your need is for a single holster (or two, or three) I suggest that you shop a few holster makers to fill that need. If you feel strongly drawn to creating unique and functional products, then I suggest that you prepare yourself for a few years of study and practice.

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