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My custom low-buck IWB holster and belt

This is a discussion on My custom low-buck IWB holster and belt within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Thanks for all the compliments, I do appreciate them! To answer the questions: Yes, I am a lefty. Everything is hand-stitched. I sure wish I ...

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    Thanks for all the compliments, I do appreciate them!

    To answer the questions:

    Yes, I am a lefty.

    Everything is hand-stitched. I sure wish I had a machine when I made the belt though! There is WAY to much stitching on them.

    I do have some experience with leathercraft as I have made quite a few custom knife sheaths. The retension is quite good on this holster, I actually tried a new molding process on this one. Once I wetted down the leather, and heavily oiled my gun, I worked the gun into place and put the whole thing into a large foodsaver bag and vaccum packed it! It worked very well in forming the leather, so well I could actually read the serial number in the leather after I removed the gun!


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    Man, that looks great. Any detail you can share about the order in which you put the leather together would be great. You stitch the rough-out "pocket" then the smooth on top of it, in other words?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheepdog View Post
    Man, that looks great. Any detail you can share about the order in which you put the leather together would be great. You stitch the rough-out "pocket" then the smooth on top of it, in other words?
    Actually, I stitch the opposite of that. I stitched the smooth wing/reinforcement onto the rough-out leather first, then stitched the rough-out pocket last. I use a saddle stitch which requires access to both sides of the leather, so if you stitched up the pocket first, then you wouldn't have access to the inside to stitch on the smooth piece.

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    Your stitching and edging looks better than some that have their own business!! With lead times what they are we can't have to many leather craftsman. I always liked the plain oil tan finish with bright white stitching, one of the holsters I just ordered from K&D is in the finish. Very nice work, the freezer bag was a good idea!!

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    Wow.

    you should post pics of those grips over here...

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    The guy Jeff mentioned (Sarge) posts there along with a few other guys.
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    Good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fozzy Bear View Post
    Wow.

    you should post pics of those grips over here...

    Anybody make their own wood grips? - 1911Forum

    The guy Jeff mentioned (Sarge) posts there along with a few other guys.
    That thread is actually where got the desire to make mine from. I plan on posting some pictures there, just haven't gotten the chance yet.

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    Very nice! Boy, a belt like that alone (been trying to find one) would be big $$$. Nice work on the grips too.

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