Make your own gun holster... maybe?

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    Make your own gun holster... maybe?

    I was just curious if anyone has ever tried to make their own gun holster? I've always been good with leather and fabrication so i was just curious if anyone has attempted making OWB leather paddle holster or something along those lines? Or used Kydex or somethign like that to produce one. I've heard of people using Kydex to make knife sheaths and said it's not too bad. But just looking for some input.

    If anyone has any info or links to good websites that show a "How to..." That would be great. I've been looking online with no luck.

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    There are all kinds of DIY guys on here...with some pretty darn good stuff. Lots of people trying their hand at kydex.
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    Buy this book. It will give you all of the basics. It's always for sale on Ebay. for around $10.00 & Shipping.
    The holster patterns and styles are somewhat outdated but, it shows you how to design and fit a holster for any gun. Plus it gives you all of the most basic leather working, sewing, & molding information.
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    Made a pocket holster for my P3AT using a pattern/plan fron KTOG, and like it better than any of the commercially made holsters I have bought.

    The only problem I have had is finding materials that I like.
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    I wouldn't have the time, patience, or interest to try making a holster for any of my weapons...I'm sure it would be a lousy investment/return of my time.
    I'm used to a quality piece of boned leather for my Kimbers and Glocks.
    But I do wish you the best...every experienced holster maker had to make his/her FIRST one.
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    Check out ~~Leatherworker.net
    It's a friendly site where many amature and professional holster makers hang out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrise2004 View Post
    I was just curious if anyone has ever tried to make their own gun holster? I've always been good with leather and fabrication so i was just curious if anyone has attempted making OWB leather paddle holster or something along those lines? Or used Kydex or somethign like that to produce one. I've heard of people using Kydex to make knife sheaths and said it's not too bad. But just looking for some input.

    If anyone has any info or links to good websites that show a "How to..." That would be great. I've been looking online with no luck.

    Thanks,
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    I have a bunch of holster designs that I have for my "what I'm doing after retirement" job. This link is inspiring...

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    Thumbs up I Checked Out Your Gallery

    You are doing some really nice leather holsters and knife sheaths. Super nice work and extremely professional. Very well thought out and NEAT work.

    Folks really should visit your gallery and take a look.

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    I have a bunch of holster designs that I have for my "what I'm doing after retirement" job. This link is inspiring...

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    Yep..
    Quicky IWB tuckable


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    I have done a couple of IWB versions for 1911, HK, kahr and Glock models, but no pics. I have a long way to go to even come close to the masters out there, but these are my home jobs. I have a couple of OWB snap designs that folks are trying for me at the local shops, but nothing to post yet.
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    Someone posted this on one of my other boards.

    IWB Holster PBB Style - Pirate4x4.Com Bulletin Board

    $11 for an IWB holster.

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    Prvt. Toter that looks great! Good job!

    I appreciate everybody's help and input I think i'm gonna pickup the that QKShooter recommended. Once i get something going i'll keep you guys updated.

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    That's how I got started.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    You are doing some really nice leather holsters and knife sheaths. Super nice work and extremely professional. Very well thought out and NEAT work.

    Folks really should visit your gallery and take a look.
    That's actually my site. Thanks for the comments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    You are doing some really nice leather holsters and knife sheaths. Super nice work and extremely professional. Very well thought out and NEAT work.

    Folks really should visit your gallery and take a look.
    I didn't intend to make it appear that it was my site. I just meant to say and I think I did that I find it inspiring...
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