Question for amateur Kydex holster makers

Question for amateur Kydex holster makers

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    Question for amateur Kydex holster makers

    I have some kydex that I would really love to have one or two holsters made out of. The equipment I work on has covers made of kydex. I recently replaced a couple of covers at a site and I have the old ones. I am very interested in finding out of I can have a couple of holsters made from this kydex as this would be very personal to me.

    If anyone of our members here who make kydex holsters can respond here or contact me I would appreciate it.
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    Hey Mike! Good to hear from you!

    I fabricated some covers for equipment and the like, but nothing like a holster. I'll be watching this as well.

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    Most holsters are made from .006-.008 kydex--to my knowledge. I've used both, and either has it advantages. Thinner is easier to work with, thicker is stronger, less likely to crack at stress points.

    The stuff shrinks when initially heated, so don't go "too small." One nice thing about kydex is it can be reheated and remolded.

    I'm far from an expert, having made only a few personal holsters. Some worked out okay, some not so much. There are a few holster makers on the forum who will probably chip in better info.
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    They also have instructional video. I have not tried to make one, but it looks doable.
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    I feel like I posted some tutorials in the Appalachian Concealment threads; would have been 2015 or so if the forum history goes back that far.
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    The way to know is cut a 6" square and heat it either in a toaster oven or on a griddle. At about 200 deg it should be pliable. set it over a small object and press it to take that shape. let it cool and it should hold that shape. That simple test will tell! Good Luck. DR
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