Identifying model numbers on holsters

Identifying model numbers on holsters

This is a discussion on Identifying model numbers on holsters within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have now purchased approx. 12 holsters and maybe will be buying a few more . First off i love the holsters i have but ...

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    Identifying model numbers on holsters

    I have now purchased approx. 12 holsters and maybe will be buying a few more . First off i love the holsters i have but if i have one complaint i would love to see marks or names on them that would tell me what gun they fit .

    Right now i try to keep the gun and holster together but i may have double holsters as well . Is there a permanant way to mark the holster and why does the makers not mark them i would pay a couple dollars more if they were embossed or marked for which gun they fit .

    Do you all have a good way to quickly identify ?
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    Sharpie. I have 2 Crossbreed Supertucks. One for a Taurus, one for a Ruger. Used a sharpie to mark the backside.
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    All my holsters are molded to the guns they fit, so it's easy to tell which ones go where.
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    Take a Sharpie and mark them yourself.
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    All my holsters are 'boned' to a particular firearm, I have a number of holsters from Fist, and each of those has the gun model grooved into the back of the holster.
    It certainly is easy enough to mark the back or inside of a holster as to the gun it is for...
    I also realize that when one has a 'box' of holsters, it can get a bit confusing, but I still know which holster goes to which gun by the color and shape.
    Another thing that I have done is to keep my most currently used holsters in one of two safes with its gun. Then I have a hanging shoe tree next to one of the safes and keep different the holsters for different caliber firearms in different sections. This narrows down the search of the lesser used holsters.

    Example of shoe tree, but mine has more sections...http://www.amazon.com/Honey-Can-Do-S...767919&sr=1-27
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    You may want to use a "Rub-A-Dub" brand laundry marker. It looks exactly like a "sharpie", but is NOT water soluble, so it won't stain your clothes if you sweat.
    Walmart has 'em.

    Also, you can use a roto-tool to engrave Kydex-type or crossbreed/hybrid holsters. I've had to use acrylic paint on an all-black holster.
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    I bought a popular name brand/quality holster recently, it has zero ID information on it.
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    I did think about the sharpie or marker but did not want it to stain me or my clothes . Also i was thinking about a dremmel tool if it would engrave the leather .
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    We have a set of letter/number stamps at work. They look like a small chisel or center punch, only with a letter or number at the end. You just put it against the leather and tap the end with a hammer and it permanently embosses the leather. I mark my homemade holsters this way.

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    I was talking with my dad and and found out he had a large variety of leather stamps and i have already stamped 1 holster and it looks and works great . So if you want or need to mark your leather the stamps get a thumbs up from me .

    I just thought i would update .
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