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    A few of my holster builds

    SA champ IWB, Glock IWB, HK USP OWB
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    Rocky, nice home made rig's! I really like the IWB with clips. I am not a Kydex fan but I could see using this for outdoors use, camping and such.

    Are those vent holes to relieve suction?


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    Looks like you have your Kydex Fabrication "in the bag" Rocky.
    Real nice neat work.

    Rocky is saving himself some serious $$$ on holsters by rolling his own! Plus making EXACTLY what he wants for himself.

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    I don't see the thumbnails. I'd like to see what you've done.

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    Nice work Rocky!

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    The holes are just for looks . So far I have built a few for friends. I like the custom work, as I can modify and make em exactly as I want em.
    The 1911 rode to detroit and back in that holster. I got caught in a monsoon and had to ride back soaking wet. I sure was glad I had a kydex holster on ,instead of leather!
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    Excellent work Rocky!
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    Great results Rocky
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    Very nice Rocky. I tried to make a holster once. Some poor cow gave it life for nothing; it looked like an oven mitt. Your kydex looks comfortable.

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    swiftyjuan, It took a bit of trial and error before I got the holsters right. luckily , kydex sheets are not that expensive. Thanks all for the compliments.
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    Looks good, rocky

    How is kydex formed to a pistol shape? Do you use heat, or some other method?

    I have a BladeTech holster for a Steyr compact, and I still don't understand how it can grip the pistol so firmly...even turned upside down and shaken...
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    Kydex is formed using heat. My first holster was done using the gas range . since then I have bought a heat gun. Once the basic shape is cut from the kydex, I heat and then sandwich it between two foam covered panels.
    Final trimming, forming and smoothing are done with a dremel cut off wheel and drum sander bits. Sometimes I will then heat a small area on the back of the hoster and dent it in slightly to add extra retention.
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    I'm not big on Kydex myself, but I'm damned big on people who can make things with their own hands, as I CAN"T, and have to buy the stuff I need.

    Wish I had the talent to work things like this, nice going Rocky.

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    Would you mind saying how thick the Kydex is that you are using and/or where you buy it? I'm having trouble getting anything as thick as I want...
    Nice work BTW, I'm another one of those 10 thumb guys but might try to make something with the stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheepdog
    Would you mind saying how thick the Kydex is that you are using and/or where you buy it? I'm having trouble getting anything as thick as I want...
    Nice work BTW, I'm another one of those 10 thumb guys but might try to make something with the stuff.
    I found .60 in. thick kydex works well, I started with a knife kit off
    http://www.knifekits.com/store/s-pag...main.htm~smain

    there are a few other sources too, but this seems to give you all you need to try a build. I didin't buy the riveter either, I merely peen over the rivets with a hammer and punch.
    If you do try it ,feel free to PM me for help.
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