Another homebrewed holster

Another homebrewed holster

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    Another homebrewed holster

    Well, enough of you guys did it first, so I decided to try my own hand at making a holster. I have never made anything with leather before, so this is not perfect by any means. I looked at a book at a leather hobby shop to figure out how to make a pattern and then just made this one up. Mostly, I had no idea what I was doing, but it was fun.

    I call it the Model 177 since I used a piece of scrap that had "177" scratched into it from the tanning place. Here goes:









    I don't have any pictures with it on because the dye is still wet.

    I did try it on before I dyed it, and I am not very happy with the way the gun sticks out in front.

    Tool list:
    Stitching awl
    #3 Edge beveler
    Dremmel tool with tiny drill bit and sanding wheel
    Guided grooving tool
    Freehand grooving tool
    Utility knife
    Hollow punch
    Stitching wheel thingy
    Last edited by lowflyer; March 8th, 2007 at 02:55 PM.
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    Wow! That's a might impressive first effort!

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    Very Nice 'First Try?'...

    I'm impressed...
    How long...start to finish?

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    Thanks. It took me about 10 hours total. I didn't know that I was supposed to poke holes before stitching until I broke a couple of needles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowflyer View Post
    I did try it on before I dyed it, and I am not very happy with the way the gun sticks out in front.
    Looks good to me. Too much of a cant, or you wanted it to sit deeper?
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    That's a great first job! Keep it up we'll probably being ordering from you in no time.

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    It looks great--you just spawned a new hobby!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperKnight View Post
    Looks good to me. Too much of a cant, or you wanted it to sit deeper?
    The cant and position on the belt vertically seems just right. I think the slot pulls the rear of the gun too close to the body while the front sort of sticks out. The next one will have a belt loop position similar to this:

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    That's WAY better than my first holster. Good job.

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    very cool. it may not be perfect (from what you said) but your one step closer to getting there. you may squint one eye then say "hmmmm" and before you know it... the perfect holster!
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    That's actually quite a good job. Kudos!

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    I'm impressed. Looks like you did a great job. How long is your turnaround time? LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by USPnTX View Post
    I'm impressed. Looks like you did a great job. How long is your turnaround time? LOL
    Thanks. I can turn around in less than a second, but it sort of makes me dizzy.
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    Very funny!! lol Its good to know you are coordinated!!
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    Live and learn. That is why you try with proto-types and improve them till you "get it right" in your mind. Keep it up and keep posting.

    Love the holster and makes for a good compact holster setup.
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