Sources and tools for making my own holster

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    Sources and tools for making my own holster

    Does anyone have sources for leather, thread, tooling for making your own holsters?
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    If you have an idea of what you need, you can probably get most of it from tandy leather. This is a pretty good tut on making a leather holster:
    Holster Making Tutorial

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    Surf around on Leatherworker.net. Careful.. It's addictive!

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    Thanks. I'll check them out. I want an Aker Flatsider holster for my H&K P7-PSP but no one makes one similar for it, so I have to do it myself.
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    Check Ebay, the good antique tools are in abundance there and far outshine anything new from Tandy.

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    tubby45;

    There are several places to buy the tools, leather, dye, ect. Zack White, Springfield, Weavers. Google and you will find a ton.
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    Does anyone know of any good books for holster making : I am getting ready to inherit a good leather sewing machine.
    A hand gun is like a fire extinguisher , I wish to use neither, but have both on hand in case of need ; both are personal protection devices that serve the same purpose . ie safety of you and your family.

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    Google is loaded with holster making info. YouTube does, too.

    You may also consider contacting one of the many fine holster makers here on DC.

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    Type "How To Make Holsters" into the Ebay search block. Buy that one & this DVD from forum member Bruce Gibson:

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    Quote Originally Posted by redbeardsong View Post
    Surf around on Leatherworker.net. Careful.. It's addictive!
    Is it hard to make a holster?

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    Thank you QKShooter, that is exactly what I have been looking for . Of course the DVD is sold out , just my luck... I will keep checking back.
    A hand gun is like a fire extinguisher , I wish to use neither, but have both on hand in case of need ; both are personal protection devices that serve the same purpose . ie safety of you and your family.

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    Holster making is great fun and an awesome hobby! It is addictive! Depending on how much you get into it, it can get expensive. For example a good sewing machine can run $800- $4000+. Like anything else, machines save time and create a professional look. Hand stitching is always available but gets old quick if you are making more than a few. It takes practice. Ditto on the Leatherworker.net web site. Loads of experience there and great folks willing to share their expertise. The rest is trial and error. C'mon in, waters warm!

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    Ahhh...yes, but you can learn how to hand saddle stitch and buy everything you need to do that for a few bucks. Al Stohlman hand stitched every stitch on every saddle that he built and every leather item that he ever made and he was a MASTER leathercrafter.

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    The hardest part of making a holster for me is the belt slots,trying to get them perfect is a pain and they usually come out ok,but not as good as I would like.I
    just made this one after the wind was causing my shirt to rub holes in it on the thumb safety when riding my motorcycle,I'm a lefty and I just cut the leather to caver the thumb safety when holstered,no more holes in my shirts.LH Combat Commander 20 degree cant
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    Holster making is very addictive. I started to make holsters to find out the best way to carry for my own preferences. I will warn, however, that what seems like an innocent project can snowball into a $$$$$ eater. As I learned a little more, I wanted more. Now my wife and I both make holsters and belts. Leatherworker forum is a wealth of knowledge from the best people ever. Good luck if you decide to take this journey.

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