Kydex OWB (Pancake?)New Pics, Yaqui Slider

Kydex OWB (Pancake?)New Pics, Yaqui Slider

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    Kydex OWB (Pancake?)New Pics, Yaqui Slider

    Hera are some pics of my latest holster. A fellow M&P lover asked for a left hand OWB that rides high for his compact. This one will work for the Compact or Full Size M&Ps.
    Would this be considered a pancake or is that designation reserved for the leather holsters?
    This did not turn out as sleek as I had it pictured in my head, but it is highly functional and comfortable. Secures the gun quite nicely and still has a very smooth draw.
    Please critique it for me, as well as you can from a few pics.




    BTW The belt loops are cut for a 1-3/4" belt.
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    Not too bad. you could trim the backing kydex down some. Also add a sight track to the slide top area. I like to use the outer kydex piece for the larger portion. Prints less, adds strength from the kydex over the rivits only .
    Here is one example. A Body armor backup gun holster. This is made for a Glock 27.
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    Should have talked to the pro first! that is exactly what I envisioned and just couldn't put down on the bench. Of course I'm not going to take it bad. This is why I post these pics.
    Thanks Rocky.
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    Any time. Looks like you have the "boning " effect down well. also some nice smooth looking edges and even cutting of the shape. I find it is fun to play around with different designs.
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    That looks pretty good.
    I would make the belt slots to a specific belt width, then you have a kydex "Slide" holster. If you have a fully covered muzzle, then you have a Pancake.
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    luvmy40, while this particular holster does not appeal to me at all, your workmanship looks very good. You are doing a great job with the Kydex. Can you make me a mag carrier?

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    I would leave some space for full grip so you don't have to adjust after or during the draw. Also, if it won't make the position less secure, reduce those slots to about 1-3/4" and trim up the bottom, leaving mabye 1/2" to 3/4" across the bottom. Sort of a Yaqui style. I actually like the smaller piece in the front.
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    I have another lefty in the works right now. I'm taking everyones comments into consideration. I'll post pics later.
    Ron, PM me with details.
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    Interesting design, sort of a pancake slide. I can see where putting in a sight track and cutting away some of the excess could be a big improvement. Belt cuts the size of the belt-cut away at trigger guard for firing grasp have already been mentioned, but keep working on it the design as the close ride to the side looks great. Like many, you can probably sell as many as you can make if you get it tuned just right.
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    It looks very good.....Now that i have seen this and ur last post, I have the bug to make them too....but coming up with the money for the rivit press will take a lil time...hmm...maybe i could just get the dies and make my own press. I know it doesnt take that much pressure to flare them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by target1911 View Post
    It looks very good.....Now that i have seen this and ur last post, I have the bug to make them too....but coming up with the money for the rivit press will take a lil time...hmm...maybe i could just get the dies and make my own press. I know it doesnt take that much pressure to flare them.
    It doesn't take all that much to press em all right. I use a hammer and hand punch set to set my rivits.
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    Target,
    Ditto on Rocky's comment. I didn't even get the dies for the Kydex rivets. Tandy makes a generic set of tools for snaps, eyes and rivets that work well for these rivets. I also have the eyelet setting pliers/punch from Pat Cattan's (they call it a scrap booking punch).
    You can use the dies from Knifekits, Texasknife... Just clamp one piece in a vise and use the other and a hammer to set the rivets.

    Here are some pics of my newest OWB. Possibly a Yaqui slider. Thanks to everyone for the great comments and ideas.





    Moderators. I wanted to amend the the heading of the original post to reflect the new pics later in the thread. Is this possible?
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    Title changed.
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    Very cool, looks kind of like a Klingon warship...
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    ...and thus, your first holster is named...."The Klingon"...or, the "Cling-On."
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