Question On Making Kydex Holsters

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    Question On Making Kydex Holsters

    I have a question for those of you making your own kydex holsters. Are you using the gun to mold the kydex around or using a fake pistol of similar shape? I am concerned that the heated kydex could cause a problem with the weapon. If I am understanding the process the kydex is being heated to around 300 degrees. Just not sure if this will cause a problem or not for a non metal framed pistol such as Glock of XD. So let me know what your experience has shown.
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    Poly framed guns do just fine. If you use a blue gun , a little cooking oil will keep the blue from transferring to the holster.
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    Thanks for the info guys. So any of you use your own guns to form your holsters?
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    I have used a few of my guns as models for holsters.
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    thats pretty much all i have used to mold my kydex...i have a double folded fluffy towel and put the sheet straight in the oven set at 200 degrees, as soon as it gets a sheen to it i take it out, lay it flat, and place the gun inside...fold over the top edge (i painters tape a plastic rod to the top of the sights to allow for adjustment of tension, if your using a tension screw?) and place something heavy on top (or you or someone can just sit on it for a minute...lol

    the kydex will form perfectly to the gun and any upgrades you have installed, after that you pull the kydex apart enough to drop the gun onto the towel (you were using an unloaded weapon, right??) and then cut the kydex to your liking... add a clip or leather tabs and hooks and your all set... the gun probably heats up more in one good range session or shooting course then for that minute in the towel...

    there are better set ups and techniques out there, but i am only making deep concealment holsters for myself and don't feel like dumping money into something i do once for any given type of pistol i carry... just my .02
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    Thanks for the tips. I am going to get some supplies ordered up and see what I can do.
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    ...and it's fun to make holsters from kydex, in case nobody mentioned it!
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