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    This is my first attempt after viewing the above youtube videos. My wife just needed something for when she is target shooting and left handed Bersa holsters are not too easy to find.

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    I always wanted to try that. Looks good for a first attempt.
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    Nice job....although I don't think I would have formed it so tight against the trigger....trigger guard yes.

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    That's neat, I need to build my press, I have the foam and some of the hardware, the plastic is next.

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    Search YouTube for KYDEX PRESS

    There are a boatload of Videos on various assorted Kydex presses for sheath and holster making. Some are quite detailed. Then you can pick what exact style you might want to copy.
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    This is the press I made.
    Just some 2x12 scraps glued together, an old camping mat and hinges.
    The hinges were bent in a vise.
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    Nice job benf. That will work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Nice job benf. That will work!
    I still haven't made my press, but I'll take that one into serious consideration

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    Quote Originally Posted by benf View Post
    This is my first attempt after viewing the above youtube videos. My wife just needed something for when she is target shooting and left handed Bersa holsters are not too easy to find.
    I would suggest re heating the trigger area and taking out the trigger formed area. You can still use the trigger guard for retention.
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    Nice topic and video, thanks

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    Nice holster.

    My press is more primitive than that. Two pieces of particle board, a third w/ the pistol outline, two quick clamps, and foam from Hobby Lobby.

    Here is one of my holstersimage.jpg

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    What is the nominal thickness of the sheet you are using?

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    Very cool... I've been thinking about trying to make my own. This maybe all the motivation I need!

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    Quote Originally Posted by benf View Post
    This is my first attempt after viewing the above youtube videos. My wife just needed something for when she is target shooting and left handed Bersa holsters are not too easy to find.
    Nice. My first attempt came out like that also, and it held the gun almost too tight. Now I cover the sides of the trigger guard with thin cardboard cut to fit as well as some in the ejection port to reduce its depth. Doesn't form as deeply and still allows adequate retention.
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