First attempts at kydex holster making

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    First attempts at kydex holster making

    So I've made two holsters for personal use so far after doing a LOT of research. Here are the results. And I know they are similar design wise to other major companies I just wanted to get a basic idea before diving in with my own designs.





    (yes the gun is there) ;)







    I'm going to use a template for the rivets next time, these are mega crooked. Also going to add more "ears" from the impression to the rivet line to get more of an overall curve. I'm HOOKED!!!

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    The revolver was my first try, HK the second.

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    Looks geat!

    I have been thinking of trying this myself. Lots of good video on youtube.

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    Great job, nice looking, like the tan color. Is the revolver the Bodyguard 38?

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    Looks like really nice work. My first holsters are too embarrassing to post pics of. you might try raising the mount points for IWB to deeper place more of the gun below the belt line. Are you molding the back of the holster or leaving it flatter?
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    Thanks. And yes it listed as Coyote brown on knifekits by compared to my buddies Raven it's more green. I dunno. Yes it is a Bodyguard .38. Not my gun but I use it as a secondary on occasion.

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    I'm molding the back as well. Im going to try a slightly flatter piece with some type of buffer to increase comfort.

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