My holsters - Opinions Please

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    My holsters - Opinions Please

    Below are the holsters I have made for my carry rigs. I made these myself and would like some opinions about the quality. All of these except the natural PT145 holster(10oz) is made from 8 oz leather. And all of them are have a running saddle stitch. The straps are removable on the PT145 holsters so different sixe straps could be created.

    I have been carry the 1911 holster for about a year with no issues and you can see the wear marks on the holster. I just finished my PT145 holster (brown) last night.

    I am pretty proud of the 1911 and the brown PT145. The prototype holster for the PT145 was my first attempt with the PT145 so it was made with thicker leather than it should have been.

    I am curious how these compare to other holsters that you may have already.

    kimber 4" 1911 natural leather, white stitching and waterproofed


    PT145 brown stained leather, brown stitching and waterproofed



    PT145 natural leather, white stitching


    Both holsters worn


    If anyone would like the prototype holster I made for the PT145, let me know. I would like some one to critique my craftsmanship. Althought this holster is a little thicker than it should be.


    Please feel free to leave any comments.
    Last edited by antgriff; April 29th, 2007 at 12:00 PM.
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    Great looking Leather!

    I really like the top IWB featured with the Kimber. How long have you been making Holsters?

    Congrats.
    Last edited by los; April 29th, 2007 at 12:57 PM.
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    These are the only ones I have made. I used a Milt Sparks Summer Special 2 as a inspiration. I have not been making holsters alot. But I have been toying with the idea of making some to sell.

    Thanks for the comment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antgriff View Post
    These are the only ones I have made. I used a Milt Sparks Summer Special 2 as a inspiration. I have not been making holsters alot. But I have been toying with the idea of making some to sell.

    Thanks for the comment.
    I'll go on the record and state that if you can build a IWB Holster for my CombatMaster, in the same design (top photo) the Kimber is riding in,...I'll place my Order!

    If you're willing to undertake this project, PM me with your details for pricing, payment and ETA.

    THANKS.

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    Make them tuckables.

    In fact, look at a Comp Tac CTAC and reproduce it in all leather. That would be something that would interest me.

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    Nice job there!

    Before you know it, you'll be selling your own leather.
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    Whoa! Hook me up! ANTGRIFF...lemme know about the one for the PT145...I have a 140 but they are pretty much the same size...price?
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    Beautiful work! Be careful...you'll wind up a year behind on orders!

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    The PT145's a litte thicker than the PT140, I believe. I think the 9 & 40s are the same.
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    Looks real good from where I'm sitting. If you have any OWB models for a Commander I'd be interested in seeing them.
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    The 1911 holster is awsome . I really like the fact your are doing a " split belt loop " since with my size i tend to need to split over a belt loop . From what i can see in the photos your stitching and trimming looks good , but some of the others could honestly be better boned to the handgun . In summation your on the right track , but slow down a bit , lots of folks make unkle mikes in leather , and you can do better .

    I dont mean any offense on my post but you asked for honesty . and honestly you show a fine potential .
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    Do you make the PT145 to fit an XD subcompact?

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    Some of the neatest holsters I've seen ...

    A couple years ago somebody posted an home-made plastic holster (not kydex) that was translucent ... almost transparent ... IWB ... I thought it was the coolest looking holster I'd ever seen.

    Some of these home-made jobs are pretty nice, yours are a case in point.

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    Hey how about one for a Glock 23?

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    Great looking holsters. Most people's first efforts don't look anywhere near that good.

    And I love the idea of a CTAC in leather. In fact, I've had the idea myself many times, but nobody is making it.
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