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    My 1st prototype ........

    Being around the house too much has lead me astray ...........
    It's my first ever attempt at making a holster, it's a little rough and I've already decided to make a couple of small changes to the pattern but I thought I'd see what y'all think......




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    That is sweet. I usually don't respond to handmade holster threads, because they usually suck. But that looks nice.

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    Damn good for the first attempt,I usually make mine with a 15-20 degree forward cant.
    One other thing I did on mine is I cut the outside leather high enough that it covered the ambi-safety,I ride a bike and the wind rubbing my shirt on the safety eventually started wearing holes in my shirts
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Damn good for the first attempt,
    +1 - Excellent effort. Looks really good.

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    Very nice work! If you hadn't said anything I'd have thought you made the purchase form a quality holster maker.
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    You certainly have some great leather skills. That is a great looking piece of leather work.
    Nice job!
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    Nice job!

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    Wow! way to go, my first attempt was not something I would post a picture of. VERY nice, looks like you have been at it for years.

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    If that's rough, I'd like to see your idea of polished and perfect.
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    A couple minor details that could help it look a little more polished. It looks like you drilled the holes before stitching, I'd suggest a smaller drill bit, or better yet, a diamond shaped punch. I'm sure you've probably already thought of this, but with a full sized 1911, you'll want it to ride a little higher for concealment. Just shift those wings down a tad and it should ride great.

    All in all a VERY good first attempt. Much better than my first holster.

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    Looks great, especially for your first attempt.
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    Thats great looking :D I would of honestly never thought gun enthusiast were into leather as much as I have seen some of you all get into it. Very cool
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    The first holster you ever made and it looks like that?! Very good job
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    Quote Originally Posted by gottabkiddin View Post
    Very nice work! If you hadn't said anything I'd have thought you made the purchase form a quality holster maker.
    +1

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    Outstanding for a first attempt. You may have a future in leather.
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