Made a Tanfoglio Witness IWB Holster...Critique

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    Made a Tanfoglio Witness IWB Holster...Critique

    Made this IWB for my Tanfoglio Witness, and wanted any critiques that would help me improve my holster making.

    This is the fifth holster I have made for a Witness, a hobby I started because so few holster makers make them.

    Pictures are the best my 2nd generation digital camera would provide with my point and shoot techniques.

    Any comments would be appreciated.

    Angle does not do the boning justice, it is sharper than it appears.


    Focus does not do boning justice (Boy, this detail photography is harder than it looks!).




    Found a model to wear the holster so the way it rides can be judged:



    Thanks,
    Mike

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    Looks excellent! Much better than any leatherworking I've personally done, and approaching "pro grade" for sure.

    A few quick tips on digital photography:

    Make sure your camera is on "fully automatic" - if you don't want to tinker with the settings then just let the camera do it for you.
    New digital cameras have a "two stage trigger" a lot like a revolvers, the first "stage" meters light and focuses, the second "stage" takes the picture. Next time you're shooting your camera, try it. Apply just a few pounds of pressure to the shutter button - it should beep or click to indicate that it's focused and ready - then click it. That should eliminate your focus problems, and help the white balance a fair bit :)

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    Pete-
    Being that this is a gun board, I was not expecting help with the photography.

    I will try those hints for any future attempts. Since I am shooting digital (camera) I waste no money on the redos.

    Thanks for the tips,
    Mike
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    I like it! im no expert but it looks great and that it would function well.
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    mprasek,

    That is a very nice holster. I would love to have one for my CZ75B which is almost identical to your Tanfoglio. Where are you located here in Texas.

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    Hey...that's a super nice job that you did on that holster.
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    Looks real nice. I, too, wonder about one for the CZ75b.

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    Looks extremely nice ! I'd love to hear the step-by-step details of how to make one just like that.

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    Absolutely wonderful. I was gonna suggest more cant, but after seeing on you, it seems to do so on its own due to the forward cant your belt makes. That probably beats my 5th holster hands down.

    As far as the boning goes, I recommend getting a few antler tips, about 6-8 inches long. You'll want these what are called "live antlers". Not sheds that have sun dried. If they're cracking, they won't do you any good. Sand the antler tip into a nice dull point, perhaps with a flatter side, etc. Then smooth it out on the back and front of some scrap leather. I also use a bone folder to sharpen the boned lines after the antler. You can get those at various craft stores, they'll be with the bookbinding materials if they have any. otherwise, try zackwhite.com which is also a very good place to get veg tanned leather.
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    Super nice holster!!!!
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    That is a very nice holster. I have a Witness-P as well, let me know if you are interested in making and selling one.
    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tex45acp View Post
    mprasek,

    That is a very nice holster. I would love to have one for my CZ75B which is almost identical to your Tanfoglio. Where are you located here in Texas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Breakdaddy View Post
    Looks real nice. I, too, wonder about one for the CZ75b.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwxspoon View Post
    That is a very nice holster. I have a Witness-P as well, let me know if you are interested in making and selling one.
    :)

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