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    Dummy Guns

    Hi, I'm new to the forum and I'm also a beginning holster maker. I sent Gary some pics of my work for him to critique when he has a chance. I was hoping to see if any of you know where else I can purchase Dummy guns for holster making, right now I'm getting mine from Duncans in MI. And living in CA. I cannot buy the blue practice guns without a Law Enforcement letter head. So I hope you have some ideas.

    Thanks, Rhome


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    I wonder why an everyday citizen can't purchse fake, bright blue, plastic guns from this particular dealer. Doesn't make any sence to me unless they only wholesale to law enforcement. Good luck with the search and the holster making.
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    I think Duncans is the main dummy gun maker i was discussing this with Kevin From KD holster's he has been having a hard time getting a dummy gun from them for 2 guns i want holsters from said he wished there were other makers

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    Rhome,
    Duncan's is the only real game in town, except for Ring's which makes the blue guns.
    Is this some CA law, or were you told this by an LE distributor of the blue guns. If a dealer told you this, then contact Ring's direct.
    E-mail me for their contact info: mark@garritysgunleather.com
    Good luck...
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    The rings seems nice to work with. I have been building some kydex holsters lately. Good luck getting some plastic guns.
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    Rhone,
    Another option, though I'm sure CA restricts them, is airsoft guns. The better made ones are very detail and dimension accurate. Depending on your molding techniques you may damage them though.
    Just a thought.
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    Thanks Mark I sent you e-mail.
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    We use blue and also red with our NRA courses. Danged if I can remember where the red ones came from.

    To need LE letterhead to get them tho - sheesh - how crazy is that!
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    Well I know Brownells won't sell to me unless I send LE letter head along with my order and a dealer that is selling some holsters for me said he can only sell them to LE. As for air soft pistols so far they are legal in CA. I suppose I need the higer end ones as the one I have now HK usp measurements in the trigger guard area are different than the HK usp that I own, close but no cigar.
    Thanks, Rhome

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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    (SNIP) Danged if I can remember where the red ones came from.

    To need LE letterhead to get them tho - sheesh - how crazy is that!
    I think the red guns are from ASP.

    LE letterhead for a chunk of colored plastic....alrighty now.....
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    Duncans= the only alloy game in town...but require way too much clean up as of the last couple of years.....
    Rings....great guns for molding.
    ASP...sharp edges and not as correctly sized as the Rings guns..but work ok.
    Airsoft...depending on the gun....work great.

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    I know they`re not typical carry guns but I`ve been working with someone to make dummy guns for .44 Auto Mags and .45WM LAR Grizzlys if any holster makers are interested. Marcus




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    Homey-
    Just buy the real gun, and you can make holsters AND shoot the gun;blame it on me, so your wife doesn't hurt you (like you usually do...) John

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    Marcus, welcome

    Same Marcus as on THR - who I met at Water & Wings?

    Those dummies look excellent and every bit as good as the usual blue or red guns!
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    Marcus,
    Those replicas look excellant; better than the stuff Duncan's is puting out lately. Are they aluminum? (Tough to tell from the pic).
    I'd definately be interested if you can e-mail me his contact info.
    Can he make other pistols too?
    If so, looks like he should get his own business going.
    Thanks...
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