Homemade IWB holster

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    Homemade IWB holster

    yep, I got out the kydex and tools and made my first kydex holster. added belt loops and chicago screws. I was amazed how easily it went together and molded to my gun/and side. Unfortunately, I do not have a dig. camera working to show you all. Next I think I will be building a few sheaths for knives and maybe a spare mag holder.
    there ya go, sorry about he quality, finally got the cam. to work.
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    Rocky,

    How do you form it, do you use a dummy gun or is it gentle enough to use your actual gun?
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    Shucks Rocky - I got all excited at the subject line - and now - no pics BAH!!
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    I look forward to seeing some photos of the finished product.

    Not to highjack the thread, but I made my first holster last weekend. Bought some rawhide and leather thread to make a pocket holster form my snubby. Works great and I saved $$$.

    Nice work.
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    I used my actual gun to form the holster. a heat gun is the recommended way, but I didn't have 1 so the gas range got fired up. As long as you do not over heat the kydex , I see no reason not to use the actual gun. I did mine, and it has rubber grips.
    I used a set of mechanix gloves for heat protection and heated and formed the holster. finished it off with the jig saw and smoothed it with my dremel.
    Took about 4 hours to get just right for me. I think if I made more I could have em done in less time, now I know the procedure. Will see if I can get some pictures.
    Hagphish , sure feels nice to make stuff yourself ,huh?

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    What do you mean no pics

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    digital cam takes the pic. but will not download from the cam.

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    We got to see some pics .. ya got to work something out

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    Rocky,




    One more question, Where did you get the material, specifically the Kydex.
    "fundamental principle of American law that a government and its agents are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any individual citizen." [Warren v. District of Columbia,(D.C. Ct. of Ap., 1981)]
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    Oh yeah,

    I almost forgot, Does that come with a 30 day satisfaction guarntee.
    "fundamental principle of American law that a government and its agents are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any individual citizen." [Warren v. District of Columbia,(D.C. Ct. of Ap., 1981)]
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    Hey Rocky that rig looks pretty good. Congrats on a great job!!Have you worn it yet??

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    Interesting work.
    would love to see pics.
    have read about making/forming the kydex somewhere adn it seemed pretty straightforward. just gotta be willing to try obviously.

    am curious to see how ya like its comfort.
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    Rocky,
    I love the DIY route. I ended up spending 30 bucks on leather (about 5ft X 2ft). Now I have enough to make ten holsters if need be. Your finished product looks very nice. It looks as if it conceals very well as the overall shape looks nothing like a 1911 frame. Again, nice job. Hopefully I will get around to posting a couple photos of mine soon. I have been struggling to find a holster that conceals well and is comfortable. The pocket holster I wanted costs $69.99, but I was able to make one that fit my needs even better for super cheap.
    I'm married to my Kahr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by los
    Hey Rocky that rig looks pretty good. Congrats on a great job!!Have you worn it yet??
    I have worn it 2 days now. seems fairly comfortable , although I think I will add a small piece of cloth material to the bottom inside edge. It kind of rides on my hip bone . All in all I am very pleased with how it turned out and works.
    As for the 30 day guarantee , ask me in 29 more days.
    http://www.knifekits.com/store/s-pag...main.htm~smain

    here is where I ordered the kit.

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