My First IWB, handmade

My First IWB, handmade

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    My First IWB, handmade

    This is my first holster. I hand stitched it. It is made to ride at 4:30 with a 20 degree rake.

    It is for the Cougar 40 S&W. I still haven't perfected the finish work, but I am really happy how this turned out. I WILL be making more.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chorizo View Post
    This is my first holster. I hand stitched it. It is made to ride at 4:30 with a 20 degree rake.

    It is for the Cougar 40 S&W. I still haven't perfected the finish work, but I am really happy how this turned out. I WILL be making more.


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    Good job!That looks real nice.........

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    Looks good to me!
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    That looks real nice! I like the two-tone!

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    Real good job at your first attempt Keep up the good work !!
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    Well done!

    When does the holster sign go up on the front of the house?

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    Nicely done. I like the gun also!
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    I'm impressed.
    How did you get the leather to the perfect shape of the gun details?
    (That seems to be the most difficult part.)
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    I wet the leather with 110 degree water and used a boning tool (piece of plastic). I placed the pistol in a ziplock plastic bag and formed the leather as it dried over the pistol. I have been working leather for a while, but never a holster. Read a few tricks here on the forum. Learned a lot on the first attempt. I am going to try a revolver next time.
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    If you keep making your own, then I can't sell you any more. What???

    Just kidding. If you want some pointers on the edging, etc. give me a call. There are tricks you'd never think of.
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    Very nice job on the holster.

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    Nice.
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    You hand stitched that?
    Nice very professional looking hand saddle stitching.

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    That looks really nice! You should be very proud.
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    I kinda figger we'll be seeing more from him before too long. Nice job!

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