Wanna try making a holster

Wanna try making a holster

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    Wanna try making a holster

    Looking at some of the "home made" holsters on here, I'd like to give it a whirl. Can someone tell me what leather I should get? I looked at Tandy leather and there are several types on there, but I'm clueless.
    Any other helpfull hints on what I need as far as tools would be appreciated. I noticed it's not cheap.


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    Check out this thread.

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    A couple of more places to look at.

    Pistolsmith.Com :: Index (look in the holster section, some of the top holster makers post to the holster section.)

    ~~Leatherworker.net (excellent site, look in the holster section).
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    Strongly suggest that you buy this book. There are quite a few of them listed on Ebay right now.

    Just type "how to make holsters" into the ebay search block.

    The book dates to 1956 so many of the included holster patterns are somewhat outdated but, all of the construction basics are in there plus (most important) how to make your own patterns for any revolver or pistol.
    The basics on hand stitching, lacing, dyeing etc...are all in there.
    The book averages around $10.00 and it will pay for itself on your very first holster project.
    You CAN make your own serviceable carry holsters....really you can.
    They might not initially be masterpiece works of art but, they will do the job.

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    Thanks to all.

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