Semi homemade iwb holster

Semi homemade iwb holster

This is a discussion on Semi homemade iwb holster within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Here are a couple of pics of my "new" iwb holster for my sp101. <a href="http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/whisky19/?action=view&current=1222090544-1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/whisky19/1222090544-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a> <a href="http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/whisky19/?action=view&current=1222090545-1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/whisky19/1222090545-1.jpg" border="0" ...

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    Semi homemade iwb holster

    Here are a couple of pics of my "new" iwb holster for my sp101.

    <a href="http://s7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/whisky19/?action=view&current=1222090544-1.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y262/whisky19/1222090544-1.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

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    I found an old knife sheath in a box that had this large belt clip in it. I salvaged the clip and attached it to the Nemesis using a t-nut and bolt with a flat rubber plumbing washer under the belt clip. The clip is attached to the little flap that is on the Nemesis so none of the hardware comes close to the gun so there is no chance of scratching it.

    I've been wearing it for 2 days now and it works great! The Nemesis material is very sticky on the skin so it stays where I put it without shifting. Actually, it is almost too sticky and I have taken to wearing it on top of my undershirt. The way I have the clip mounted it should be tuckable too but I haven't tried that yet. I will probably get a kydex clip from one of the holster makers eventually but this one works for now.

    I can still pocket carry the holster by rotating the clip so it rides a little closer to the edge of the holster. It's really not that thick.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!


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    some times a home made holster works the best.
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    Nice improv. I had a buddy make me some custom pocket holsters (more like pocket liners) out of upholstery leather for each of my small guns and they work great for covering printing, protecting the trigger, and easy access. This gives me some ideas. Thanks for sharing. I like creativity.
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    Congrats on finding something that works for you:) That's actually very much like the first holsters I made for myself out of leather, nearly the exact same design. As long as the weight isn't too high the single mounting point tends to be pretty comfortable.

    Keep in mind once you start making and modifying your own gear it can be a bit of an addiction:)

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    Lightbulb You found the answer I was looking for.

    I also have the Nemesis and a holster from the former Palehorse holster website. I wear my belt so tight that the custom holster collapses anyway so I tried my ultra compact springfield in the Nemesis tucked in the waistband. It collapses also but is ultra comfortable. I have been looking for the right belt clip to mount on it while at the same time save a few bucks. I would really like to find the combination type rivet and snap that they use for a leather loop. Can anyone point me in the right direction.

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    Try knifekits.com

    Quote Originally Posted by oldhippy View Post
    I also have the Nemesis and a holster from the former Palehorse holster website. I wear my belt so tight that the custom holster collapses anyway so I tried my ultra compact springfield in the Nemesis tucked in the waistband. It collapses also but is ultra comfortable. I have been looking for the right belt clip to mount on it while at the same time save a few bucks. I would really like to find the combination type rivet and snap that they use for a leather loop. Can anyone point me in the right direction.
    Hi Oldhippy,

    I think this is what you are looking for.

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    Well if you're looking for something prefab I don't have much for suggestions but if you want to just make something that would work you could order the parts from:
    Home - Springfield Leather Co. Inc.

    Alternately depending on where you live you could possibly go to a local Tandy leather as they tend to stock most of the same things as Springfield with the option to pick them up in person(usually at a higher price though).

    That is if I'm right in what your looking for.

    Luke

    EDIT: Wisky19 beat me to it with a better answer:) I would go that route.

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    Thanks for the help!

    Thanks for the quick help. Sorry I took over the post but I would like to tell those that are interested to give the Nemises a try with the clip or leather loop. Either way makes an ideal carry IWB with comfort. Now all we need is someone to come up with an idea to keep the holster open.

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    i know this is off the subject but i saw a couple of post online about making your own holster for guns, out of that material call kydex. where can i get some of that stuff and if anyone has worked with the stuff and has time to give me a quick run down on working with it/forming it to the shape of you gun for like a retention holster please pm me. now back to the semi home made holster. I did much of the same thing for my first gun and holster combo. I just finished it last night.

    I carry a charter arms undercover .38 special and it works beautifully with the knj cheap nylon holster i bought from local army surplus store for like 9.50 the clip for it sucks cause it hangs on the my pants a little much and i think it could use an insert spring so that it would keep some for when im unholstering/ reholstering my weapon. but on that note how often would on do this hopefully not to much so its no a bother. On the comfortability factor the nylon holster rides perfectly and is really comfortable i will post some shots of it.

    the holster was originally made for a compact glock and i had to modify it to fit the j frames trigger guard just right so that it better concealed the gun. I did this by cut the holster at the seams, buterflying it open and cutting off the left hand shooter clip strap(cause im a righty) then i placed the strap in between the two halves and sowed it back up si that it would give the gun more room to slide in and out. being that im a bigger guy i don't need anything protruding where it shouldn't be because that makes it easier for people to see my weapon. so this .38 works perfectly its small and hides well against my shape.

    LOL on a funny note i spent like 2-3 hours last night trying to cut some pistol grips for like a 1911 to fint this gun and it turned out to be a disaster. i will have a youtube video showing the out come here pretty soon kinda funny.



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    by the way if you want to see my gun it is that little image file at the bottom of my last post. just open it in a new window it should show up.

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    Not trying to keep pimping Springfield leather:) But they seem to have the best price I've found on Kydex also, I've got some on order and should be here soon but I can't offer much advice beyond what is there. There is a video where they show basic forming technique(click on the video link in the description).

    Kydex T,.06,1'x1' - Springfield Leather Co. Inc.

    I do want to say that they have given me better customer service than I've had from any company in the last 10+ years. Owner is who I inadvertently ended up talking to, and they seem to do business the old way and make sure their customers are happy. I'm not affiliated but I'm very impressed and figured I would pass it on.

    Also because there are always options here is KnifeKits who also stock it but I think it was more expensive.

    KYDEX™

    Good luck

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    EDIT: It's actually almost the exact same price I just don't have any experience with KnifeKits but I've heard quite a few people use them with good results.

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    It's always good to find new sources of parts, supplies, etc. I hadn't heard of Springfield before. I noticed they have a nice black version of the clip I am using, all for the grand price of $1.99. I think it will work better than the shiny chrome one I am currently using!

    Whisky19

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    Agreed I came across them on a leatherworking forum and they were getting great feedback and now they have me buying everything there;) And their prices are great even without wholesale. These are the clips that I prefer but they are shorter than what you're using.

    Clip,Belt/Holster,Black,Each - Springfield Leather Co. Inc.

    The main difference is that they don't have the extra rib near the bottom which I find binds sometimes trying to put it on. I've got both styles and I've switched over to the ones like I linked for quite a bit of stuff. Thus far they seem to be a well made and solid clip, I've had a few people question if they are durable enough but I can't see how I would break them.

    Like I said it's a warning about modifying stuff:) Before you know it your making holsters for other people and buying large amounts of wholesale materials;) (I've got a big shipment coming in tomorrow and I'm excited to play with some new gear)

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    Luke,
    Do the clips you use hold the holster on the belt well? With the clip I have, the extra ridge or bump does make it harder to get the holster on the belt but seems to make it harder to take off as well, which, to me, is a good thing! Heck, for $1.99 each I'll buy 2 and try both!

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    So far I've had great luck with them but my application is a little different. You only have belt and pants within the clip so there is more slack. Mine now have a layer of leather from the holster then belt and pants so they are a little more snug then when I ran them like you are. Still though I've found them to be just as good only about 1/2in. shorter or so. Here is a pic of them closeup and how they ride on my belt, this is where pretty much all the retention comes from for me, also my stuff I'm doing now is two clips so that helps some also.


    Luke

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