Finished my First ever kydex holster

Finished my First ever kydex holster

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    Finished my First ever kydex holster

    The holster looks much larger in the pic than it is but I am pretty happy with the final product. Let me know what you think.
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    I was thinking it's very large, thanks for the verification. Nice looking product!!!
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    Well done man!

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    Nice job molding the Kydex to the firearm. I do think that there is a good amount of excess material that could be trimmed off.
    You'll want to be able to easily get into your front and rear pants pockets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Nice job molding the Kydex to the firearm. I do think that there is a good amount of excess material that could be trimmed off.
    You'll want to be able to easily get into your front and rear pants pockets.
    Being in my Minimalist Period myself, I agree with QKShooter: use as little material as possible for a concealable holster. Good first effort, though, with plenty of grip access and all the controls cleared. A holster will conceal best at 4 o'clock, which would then mitigate towards an increased grip-forward angle of at least 20 degrees, too. The wide spacing either side of the pistol, though, is good in that it allows the Kydex to readily release the pistol, so well done there; a holster that doesn't let go when it should, is as bad as a holster that lets go when it shouldn't :)
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    I really like the looks of it, nice job but It does seem a bit w-------------i----------d-------------e.
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    Nice job,make the next one smaller or trim the excess off this one. Also a bit less on the rivets or screws .
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    Sure looks sturdy! Good job, I will warn you making holsters is addictive.

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    That is one solid looking holster friend! Congrats on a job very well done.
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    Thanks guys. I think next time I will trim the outside layer right up against where the rivets are, use less rivets, and have the back layers shiny side facing in, and then have the belt loops about half an inch away from the rivets to slender out the design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChadliusNH View Post
    The holster looks much larger in the pic than it is but I am pretty happy with the final product. Let me know what you think.
    image.jpg
    By the way...where did you get the materials for this project? I've been interested in tinkering around with Kydex as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostMaker View Post
    By the way...where did you get the materials for this project? I've been interested in tinkering around with Kydex as well.
    Amazon.com: Kydex Sheet - .028" Thick, Calcutta Black, 12"x12" 8 Pack: Home & Kitchen

    if you buy single 12" by 12" sheets they are $7.50 a pop, if you spend over 25 bucks shipping is free

    they have .028" up to .125" thick sheets.

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    Even with shipping, it is much cheaper when larger sheets are purchased:
    CALCUTTA BLACK KYDEX T Plastic Sheets
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChadliusNH View Post
    The holster looks much larger in the pic than it is but I am pretty happy with the final product. Let me know what you think.
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    Nice looking. Did you bedazzle it?

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