My DIY Holsters

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    My DIY Holsters

    Finally took a few pics of my basement workshop project. I am going to replace the belt loops on the LCP holster, these are temps to get me through till then. Kydex is pretty fun to work with......... Tell me what you think, the good the bad and the ugly.

    If you have any suggestions, I'm open. Sorry the pics are not as clear as I would like, I am not good at lighting.

    The guns are a Taurus PT140 and Ruger LCP.

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    ETA: I've got to smooth out the edges yet.
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    I just got my supplies in to build a hybrid. Did you form between 2 layers of foam? OR lay the pistol on a board with foam on top?

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    I would have extended the leather on the PT holster down past the barrel just a tad. Looks like pretty good attempt at a Crossbreed clone.

    Did you consider extending the inside piece of kydex on the LCP to form a sweat shield?
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    Make sure to cover the mag release button.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bugboy View Post
    I just got my supplies in to build a hybrid. Did you form between 2 layers of foam? OR lay the pistol on a board with foam on top?
    It's formed between 2 pcs of foam.

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    I would have extended the leather on the PT holster down past the barrel just a tad. Looks like pretty good attempt at a Crossbreed clone.

    Did you consider extending the inside piece of kydex on the LCP to form a sweat shield?
    No I never though of it. Maybe I'll try it on the next one, once you start you just can't stop...

    As for the PT holster it was in the design to leave more leather but I made a boo-boo.

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    Make sure to cover the mag release button.
    The mag release is covered, in the one pic where I'm holding it up you may be able to see where I flared the kydex out a bit to not touch the release.
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    Looks like nice stuff, be warning making holsters can be an addiction. If your not careful you will find yourself making tons of them for yourself before you know it;)

    I actually bought a shoe organizer to be able to keep my normal carry holsters handy, doesn't count the ones in the box;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by luke213 View Post
    Looks like nice stuff, be warning making holsters can be an addiction. If your not careful you will find yourself making tons of them for yourself before you know it;)

    I actually bought a shoe organizer to be able to keep my normal carry holsters handy, doesn't count the ones in the box;)

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    I've already noticed that, I have to order more kydex already. I'm a carpenter and want to make a rock knife sheath for my belt, a flashlight holder, GPS mount for my Harley.........etc.
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    Great looking work. Never worked with kydex but am interested in attempting to do one. Looking forward for future projects.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rottkeeper View Post
    It's formed between 2 pcs of foam.



    No I never though of it. Maybe I'll try it on the next one, once you start you just can't stop...

    As for the PT holster it was in the design to leave more leather but I made a boo-boo.



    The mag release is covered, in the one pic where I'm holding it up you may be able to see where I flared the kydex out a bit to not touch the release.
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    Where can you find info on working with kydex?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drjavelina View Post
    Where can you find info on working with kydex?
    There are a number of threads here at DC that have some good info if you do a search. You can also find info here at https://knifekits.com/vcom/login.php.
    Good luck.
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    I got addicted to making leather holsters,I think I got about $8.00 in leatherand materials in each one,and about 5 hours of time,if you include labor you can buy cheaper
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    Very nice. It's amazing what can be done with time and ingenuity.
    We will be much better off when we learn to deal with things as they really are, instead of how we wish them to be!

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    I love making holsters.

    They aren't as pretty as professional ones but who cares. No ones gonna see 'em anyway.

    Save's ALOT of money too.



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    Nice work, keep it up.

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