Another selfmade holster

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    Another selfmade holster

    i finished my second selfmade holster today: OWB for Glock19
    Looks better than the first one, but still far away from perfect though ;)

    What do you think?
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    looks like a good start. Is there a 3rd slot behind the gun or just 2 slots?
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    Just 2 Slots left&right.

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    i like it. have u got a chance to try it out?
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    not bad looks pretty good

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    Nice holster. It seems that having the slots that far apart will make for a nice stable, concealable holster. It will be easy to draw and the holster will not flop around. Good job.
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    Thanks all! It has a pretty good retention, the gun fits in with a "click" and the holster holds it pretty secure. I can turn it upside down, i can shake it and the gun is not falling out. It's riding a bit high though, the next one will be a little lower. But it's ok, i'm still learning ;)

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    Nice. I went to high school in Canute. Didn't know there were any more up and coming holster makers from my neck of the woods, lol.

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    Welcome to making your own holsters! Ask questions.
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    Talent abounds on the CC Forum! Good stuff--nice work and thanks for sharing the pics.

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    I would love to learn how to make my own holsters. Leather and Kydex. Where can someone with absolutely no experience at all learn how to do this?

    Not a bad looking holster by the way. I like it.
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    Thanks again everybody!

    @jarhead79: Canute, cool. I used to live in Burns Flat! Thanks for the kudos! When i grow up, i want to be a great holster maker just like you (seriously, you make nice stuff!)
    @MNBurl: Hmmm... i don't even know where to start ;). I still have to learn A LOT of things. I suck at beveling the edges, level the edges, molding the holsters (but i'm getting better at it, though!) and all that stuff ;). But i feel kinda bad about asking the "pro's" and make them give informations to possible competitors...
    @Sig P239: Just try it. I'd say the basic tools you need aren't more expensive than buying a custom holster. I ordered some leather, thread, awl, a (way too) cheap punch and some stuff... And i also used some tools i already had at home. All together i paid about $80 - so far i made 2 holsters and i still have enough leather to make 2 or 3 more holsters... (of course, when you start to use quality leather, you have to pay more. But the cheap stuff is good enough to get the first experience imho)

    I had no previous experience in leatherworks. I just saw different holsters here and at other places, thought about how i would make a holster like that, googled around and just tried it. The worst think that could happen is ruining a piece of leather

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