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Started making leather holsters.

Discussion in 'Gear Talk' started by hammer_447, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. hammer_447

    hammer_447 Marksman

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    I've made kydex holsters for a few years now. Started making my own after buying a Crossbreed holster online years ago. Once I got it, I knew I could make something much better, an so the process began. I built my own kydex press, vacuum press, etc.. With tons of kydex holsters, ranging from paddles, to Tek-Lok's, hybrids, and so on, I wanted to get back in to working with leather. I made some belts and a few non-firearm related items years ago, but hadn't done anything gun related. I had most of the tools, etc. so I made a few for friends (that I was stupid and didn't take photos of) the past few months and I've been enjoying it very much. Here's photos of my last two. One was made for a co-worker and the other for a friend of my brother. These are the first two that have been paying customers. While I realize that I obviously have room to improve, both holsters are well made and will last a very long time, which is what makes me proud of them. Tell me what you think, and be gentle....

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  2. D. Hargrove

    D. Hargrove Sharpshooter

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    Wow, they both look great. I really like the one with the 191 in it. Good stuff!!!
     
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    They both look awesome I too like the one with the pistol in it best
     
  4. Cowcatcher

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    Look good! I'd be interested in seeing your vacuum press or a link to where you got it if it's not homebuilt. I really would like to get one. I've been considering trying a "food saver".
     
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    Nice, so are you going to be making more? Been looking for one for full size 1911 OWB. Just sent back a "versacarry" and got my money back.
     
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    Looks good :thumb:
     
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    I agree with the others. Your work looks good. The one that has the 1911 in it reminds me of some Galco's I've seen. I mean that as a complement.

    You are going to run out of time and have to make holsters full time. I have a 1911 that could use some leather. What would something like that set us back? Also have you made any single or double mag holder that match?
     
  8. bigred1

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    I have all the admiration in the world for someone that finds something they like to do and works hard at it.
     
  9. druryj

    druryj Devil Dog; Para Frog Staff Member

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    Well, I just don’t get the sweat shield in the front? Help me out here please. Or is the pistol underneath the holster?


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  10. steelfingers

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    Looks great.
     

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