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    Another noob!

    Seems like everybody starts to make holsters
    Well, i also gave it a try... Since it's kinda hard to find a nice holster for a P22, i just made my own. I ordered a bunch of stuff at tandyleather.com a couple days ago and got the package yesterday. Alright, time to get busy

    Unfortunately i screwed up BIG time! I made the holster to fit both P22 with the short and the long barrel - but stupid me molded it with the short barrel

    Oh, and the punch i used for the belt sucked...

    Other than that... I think it's not too bad for a first attempt in leathercraft. What do you think? Next weekend i will start with a holster for the Glock

    Oh, almost forgot the pictures:



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    Looks good to me for a first attempt! I see what you mean, the holster was made long enough for the full size, but you molded it for the shorter barrel. Can you re-mold the barrel part?

    If it's a stupid question, it's because I know nothing about leather. How are you guys stitching them, BTW?
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    Welcome to the forum...nice little holster there!
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    Welcome to the forum , and we have a good selection of pro custom holster makers who i am shure will help you out with techniques ect.. if you just ask them . BTW it looks like a way above average first attempt .
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    Welcome to the Forum, good start. Keep at it and you may have to start taking orders.

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    Great start, and welcome...

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    Welcome aboard!!!

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    Looks like a good start. I have made a few holsters wrong handed, see as I am LH. So don't feel bad, everyone has to start somewhere. Looks good.
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    I think it looks great

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    Welcome, from CA !!
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    Welcome to the forum and good first attempt. Ask questions because the forum is a weath of information.
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    Welcome to the forum. Nice looking for a 1st time. Keep us posted on the others that you do.

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    Thanks everybody!

    I'm working on a pancake for my Glock 19 right now, i'll keep you informed how it turns out ;).
    I'm wondering how i can even the edges. The top and the bottom layer are not exactly the same shape, so i think of a way to fix that. Can i sand the edges to even them?

    Another thing i'm wondering is: How do you top notch holster makers get your holsters so shiny? I don't know if it's the leather, but mine look kinda crumpled. I did not want to buy the high quality leather just to fool around with, so i was cheap and took the cheap stuff instead ;)

    I would appreciate any hints!

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    So are you ready to take my orders?...

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