Finished Gun/Mag Holsters
This is a discussion on Finished Gun/Mag Holsters within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Well I finished my gun/mag holsters tonight. Be easy on me . They are for my Kahr CW40, both IWB, gun carried at my six ...
April 3rd, 2010 01:27 AM
April 3rd, 2010 01:39 AM
When I mold the holsters I make I soak the leather and then insert the gun,then I take a smooth rounded tool and work the leather til it shows the slide and frame contours,I also work the leather inside the trigger guard so it will help retain the gun,then I let the holster dry,as it starts drying out I sometimes go over it to define the contours better,once it's dry it retains the shape.After removing the gun I make sure I clean and reoil it to prevent rusting
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April 3rd, 2010 02:46 AM
Looks great to me. Congrat on a job weeeelll done.
April 3rd, 2010 09:46 AM
Looks darn good to me!!! Nice job!!
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April 3rd, 2010 10:59 AM
Looks very nice...I wouldn't attempt such a project...well done!
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April 3rd, 2010 11:33 AM
You're off to a great start.
My only suggestion is to learn to hand saddle stitch with two stitching needles rather than using a stitching awl type stitcher.
Once you get the hang of it it's nearly as fast and you end up with absolutely beautiful (AKA magnificent looking) stitching that is just as good or superior to machine stitching.
This is what it looks like:
April 3rd, 2010 01:21 PM
I did hand stitch them with two needles after using a leather chizel. Maybe its hard to see because I used darker colored thread.
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April 3rd, 2010 02:11 PM
They look great. It adds a little extra pride for your setup when you make it yourself.
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April 3rd, 2010 06:32 PM
I think you did a great job. It adds a nice touch when you make your own. I can't draw a straight line with a ruler, so I got Rocky making mine. Wish you the best with it.
April 3rd, 2010 11:03 PM
Wrap the gun in a plastic bag beforehand. Better yet, vacuum it down in a vacuum bag. It provides just the little extra clearance to keep the holster from being too tight, and it alleviates any worries about affecting the finish of your gun. It will also hold you sight dowel in place too.
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