I thought you could just reheat the the kydex and reapply if you messed up. Unless you totally mangle the thing (like twisting it into a pinwheel). I was told it was a very forgiving material.
Yep, I have a hoot toying with Kydex. The .06" thickness is used more for holsters & sheaths. The heavier thicknesses (.08-.09") is used more for belt attachment. Clamping plywood covered with thin, dense, heat-resistant foam in a vice makes for a great press. Have fun & keep at it.I used the .08 kydex, but it's a little bit on the thick side for this application. I'll probably order .06 at some point and try that out.
I did this to tighten a 'purchased' kydex holster and was surprised how easy it was to do...:yup:Not too shabby,you can use a butane lighter to heat up some spots you want to mold more,just move it back and forth and don't overdo it it will make the kydex malleable pretty quick
I hadn't even considered that, but smart to keep in mind. There's no way you could pull the trigger while it's in the holster -- the opposite side of the holster has no cutout as the thumb side does. As far as I can tell, that means I'm in the clear. To get in trouble, you have to have a holster that allows you to operate the gun with the gun still in the holster. Thanks for the pointer, though!