Made my first IWB, let me know what you think

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    Made my first IWB, let me know what you think

    With the Concealed Carry law going into effect in Wisconsin soon I found myself short on concealable holsters for the guns I would carry. While also being short on a job and money and not being able to afford much I figured I better start making my own. My fist one was a OWB cross draw for my J-frame. It came out OK, the stitching is off some around the trigger guard but is still totally usable for me. This is my second Holster and is for my S&W 5906. With it having a full size grip I figured to help conceal it I should give it a good deal of cant and also that I would position it around back as far as possible without having it cover my spine (about 5:00). It does ride and conceal good there, and the cant is not a problem. It also rides good and conceals perfectly at the 3:00 position...but I have to break my wrist quite a bit to draw from there so I don't know...

    There are a couple of things I will address when I make another one. The plan was to conceal the T-nuts between the layers but I lost track of my pattern line and took off too much material on the rear tab while sanding...I'll try to get them inside on the next one. The stitching along the dust cover should have followed it's angle...for some reason I made it a straight line. Since I do not have much (any) experience carrying concealed, maybe some of you guys that do and use this type of holster can tell me what else you think I should work on, fix, change?









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    Nice!!

    Looks like you're a southpaw? That would work well for my 4:30 righty draw.

    Slick work!
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    Very nice, indeed. CONGRATS..!

    Looks like a 35 degree cant..?
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    Thanks guys! I didn't measure the angle, I just kinda went as far as I could with it. I should get a protractor and measure it though. No I'm a righty..I'm curious what gave you the impression I'm not?

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    Looks pretty good for your second one!
    Not sure what you mean by "dust cover"?

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    The "dust cover" is the part of the frame that is forward of the trigger guard. A lot of the new "tactical" pistols are being made with rails there so you can mount lights or lasers.

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    Thats a good looking rig. Nice Job..

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    Very nice and a 3rd Gen to boot.!

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    I really like the looks of this rig. Nicely done!

    Good photography skills too!
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    Really nice
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    Nice!!! I want one, how much? But not with that much of a cant. LOL
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    Very clean lines and an elegant look for sure! Looks kinda futuristic.

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    Wow! Leather 'eye candy'...well done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by markush View Post
    Thanks guys! I didn't measure the angle, I just kinda went as far as I could with it. I should get a protractor and measure it though. No I'm a righty..I'm curious what gave you the impression I'm not?
    Ahhh. My reading comprehension is terrible today, that's all. I picked up on your comment about your first holster being a crossdraw (for your J-frame) & didn't absorb the following sentence.

    Derr!

    So it is perfect for my draw!

    I prefer the heavier cant, which is sometimes hard to find in a nice IWB, & I like that you have coverage at the back of the slide. Regarding concealment & drawability in both 5:00 & 3:00 - have you considered a second T-nut on the forward side to allow for moving the strap between the two?

    All-in-all, that is still great looking leather!
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