Wanna be holster makers

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    Wanna be holster makers

    Found this to be a good write up with pics-

    The DIY Holstermaker

    and this-

    How to Make a Simple Belt Holster
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    Awesome writeups! Thanks!





    Disclaimer: I'm far from a pro... I wrote that first one up there to answer a lot of questions I get when I post up a new holster I've made. What I've outlined there works for me, so far (I'm still learning, myself), but it doesn't necessarily mean that's the best/only/recommended way to do it. For fellow DIYers, I highly recommend browsing the holster section at Pistolsmith.com where you'll find tips from the masters such as Uncle Lou, Bulman, Garrity, and many more.

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    that's awesome. i may attempt to make a leather holster for the fun of it, but doubt it would come out that good.

    in my search for concealed carry setup, i found the smartcarry. due to impatience and extreme boredom this past saturday, i made one. i can tell you that it is very comfortable and the guns fits in there very well.


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    Wow, great info. I made a pocket holster per the intructions on KTOG.org and it came out pretty good. I wish I'd seen these though. I've been toying with the idea of making my own holsters to experiment with designs. Good stuff, thank you!
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    Great articles.

    I doubt I'll ever make time to build my own holster, but it's very interesting to see the basics of how it's done.

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    tag for later reading

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    Good info! I've been making my own holsters for a little while. I hate to 're-invent the wheel' on some of this stuff, and this web site helped.
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    Awsome info. I have just recently made my own holster. The people at Tandy leather have classes every Thursday where I live and help you with any leather projects for free. Of course you buy the equipment and leather. We did things in a little different order, but the info was very similar to the OP. Here's a couple of pics (please don't laugh)...there's a lot of things I would do different next time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swiftdraw View Post
    Awsome info. I have just recently made my own holster. The people at Tandy leather have classes every Thursday where I live and help you with any leather projects for free. Of course you buy the equipment and leather. We did things in a little different order, but the info was very similar to the OP. Here's a couple of pics (please don't laugh)...there's a lot of things I would do different next time.
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    damn...looks pretty darn good to me.

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    Thanks for the link... I may have to give it a try.
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    Mods, is it worth considering to "sticky" a thread about DIY leather holster work and or how to sites? I think a lot of people are getting into this, and it's always fun to at least look at folks' efforts.
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    I looked at both links and not bad.

    One suggestion is not use a cutting edge groover because it weakens the leather by cutting the top skin of the leather were most of the strength is.

    Everybody does things differently and I do but it is a way to make your own. Tandy is great for teaching you the basics, getting materials and then the sickness starts. Punching holes is much easier than a hand awl and less bloody trust me I know.
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