Those look pretty nice.
This is a discussion on Three new ones. Opinions & Suggestions within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; This is three of my latest designs. Any suggestions for improvements or design opinions would be appreciated. All of the holsters are made of 8OZ ...
This is three of my latest designs. Any suggestions for improvements or design opinions would be appreciated. All of the holsters are made of 8OZ Hermann Oak.
The holsters for the SigP238 and the S&W Bodyguard380 are 15 degree butt forward cant and the width allows them to be worn as either a standard belt holster or between the belt and waistband.
The holster for the S&W 38 Bodyguard with laser is 10 degree butt rearward cant that allows it to be worn from 10 O'Clock crossdraw to about 3 O'Clock strong side.
Those look pretty nice.
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You want a suggestion? OK here's one ~~~> Start making holsters full time.
Super nice work.
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Thank You! Actually making holsters is my retirement business. I think I have a pretty good idea what makes a good holster but I've posted new designs here before and gotten some good input that caused me to make changes I hadn't thought of.
Looks like you are getting a real nice black...but, try this little trick on one holster anyway. Or try it first on a piece of scrap.
Dye the holster medium or deep brown first & let that brown pretty much dry in - and then dye it black.
It's an extra step & it takes a bit longer but, in my opinion it's worth the extra time. I do that on all of my black custom knife sheaths.
That's an old trick that I learned from a real old timer leather-pro that worked at Tandy Leather Company back when they had a store located on the Blvd Of The Allies...in Downtown PGH.
He did the most beautiful fully carved Western leather holsters & gun belts and he got really super beautiful & deep, rich, warm blacks on leather rather than the colder blue/black.
Doing the brown dye first knocks out the blue from the black and gives you a really extra rich looking black.
Something for you to try out just for the heckovit since (I know for a fact) that all leather workers love to experiment.
Very good job!
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Do you make any IWB or OWB holster for a Colt Officers Model?
Nice work. To really evaluate, can you show them worn (like a person wearing it)??
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They look like well made holsters, and I would consider buying something like that. They do look pretty simple though, you might consider adding something an adjustable tension screw or reinforced mouth. You could also add some more stitching around the loop holes.
I don't see anything original in the design which means there's tons of competition and what possible reason is there to go with you, as opposed to someone with a good reputation, if you are not offering any improvements?
The only possible reason would be if you offered yours at a much cheaper price. But I think you'd be better off trying to find some original design element so you can make a name for yourself other than "the guy who makes knock off holsters a little cheaper."
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Those look really nice and I'd be happy to try them out.
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As to original concepts. Virtually everything that can be done with leather to make a holster has been done by someone at sometime, somewhere. The only new ideas are slightly different uses of old ideas. Again by example any pancake design could be classed as a Roy Baker knock-off.
Once again thanks for offering your opinion.