Kydex holster question*UPDATE*

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    Kydex holster question*UPDATE*

    Can kydex be reheated and reformed for a different pistol provided there's enough material to cover the other pistol? I've got one made for an XDm that's too big for my Rami and I may try to reform it to the Rami. This would not be a wrap around job, but a piece attached to horsehide. Anybody ever tried this?

    **Successful reheat and reform accomplished** I used the hair dryer, a towel and my hands. The Rami fits in the WhiteHat with good retention and the sight still has a channel to slide through. Yeeha, a "new" holster for free! See, even a preacher's kid can do it!
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    I have not tried placing the horsehide in the oven with the kydex but u certainly can reform hot kydex.


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    I've done it. I had an old Kholster for an XD that I reformed for a Glock 17. If you use an oven, be very careful, I would recommend using a heat gun.

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    ha, not putting the horsehide in the oven.

    that's what I wanted to hear, FatPants......thx.

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    I remolded my Galco King Tuck for an M&P to fit my Kimber Pro Carry. A heat gun works best, but a hair dryer will do, just have to wait longer till it's hot enough. Takes some pushing and shoving, but it'll remold.

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    Heat gun and wear decent gloves. I do my final fitting with the heat gun. Even with gloves on it gets pretty warm. Be sure to put something on top of the slide to preserve the sight channel too. A couple of ballpoint pens taped side by side should be plenty. You don't want the kydex right on the slide because it will catch the front sight.
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    The worst that could happen is that you could totally make a mess of it.

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