Also, there are some great vids on youtube that you would do well to check out. PhillyEDC does some great vids. I blame him for this mess I've gotten myself into. :rolleyes:
If you dont get around to making your own RKBA makes nice leather holsters under $70 that are as good as any ive seen for twice the cost. He's a good guy too
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Thought I would give you all an update on what I am doing for my diy holster.
So far I have got on the Springfield leather site and ordered their 4x8" kydex samples. I thought that was pretty awesome to try my hand at kydex for free.
And this is what I have done for the back half.
I used some leather scraps I bought at hobby lobby to cut the main shape and then backed it with buckskin for comfort.
Next I plan to trim the edges and then lace the edge with paracord. (Its always good to have extra paracord on your person).
Following that I am going to mold the kydex to my gun and attach it using chicago screws or rivits.
Then I am going to make some leather loops or kydex clips to attach it to my belt. I am hopefully going to make it tuck-able.
FWIW, dual purpose (IWB and OWB) holsters are almost always a compromise. To get the best of both worlds just make 2 dedicated holsters. You may have enough space for the maglight. But real estate on a holster is at a premium. A separate holster may be better too. The belt loops on your pants will determine some of that. The 4"x 8" should be enough for the gun. It's the size I started with. I've adjusted that somewhat for some guns. The easiest way to do the leather loops would be to sew, rivet, or screw them on so that you thread the belt through. Another option is to learn how to set pull the dot snaps. Stay away from Line 24 snaps on loops.
Here are a couple I have done for lights and my light/pepper spray holster for work. The double was probably the 3rd or 4th holster I made.
Those look great chief I think I may make one for my mag light and leatherman to go on the opposite side of my revolver. I may actually do those first to practice for my holster.