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    Default Leatherwork at home

    So I've decided to try my hand at making an IWB/bedside holster for my Sig with the light attached. Here's my progress so far.(please note that this is my first try):

    more pics will be posted with progress.
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    Last edited by CHEMICAL; January 21st, 2011 at 11:35 AM. Reason: new title is more appropriate

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    Default Re: Homemade holster.....

    I can't say if it is good or not, because I can't "try" it. I will say this though, as someone who has never tried any type of leather work, you certainly get an A+ for the attempt. Good job, and let us know how it works.
    Jules

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    Default Re: Homemade holster.....

    Looking good...is that loop going to be for a metal clip?


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    Default Re: Homemade holster.....

    Quote Originally Posted by H.E. Pennypacker View Post
    Looking good...is that loop going to be for a metal clip?
    yes sir....its modeled slightly after my Bianchi Professional IWB holster.

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    Default Re: Homemade holster.....

    No matter how it works you get credit for having the balls to try it.

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    Default Re: Homemade holster.....

    Nice work, Chemical. Especially for a first time.

    What weight leather did you use? I've been meaning to make a run to Tandy in Allentown to pick up some 8 weight leather for some knife sheaths and something lighter to make a tuckable IWB holster for my P3AT and PF9. I need to get belt clips too.

    I made a pancake-style holster w/ a retention strap for my Colt SAA clone for when I wear it hunting. It's hard to find a regular holster for a Peacemaker-style pistol. It didn't turn out too bad. I did make the slots for the belt too narrow for my hunting belt. Oops!

    I'll try again. It's not like I don't have a whole side of 11-13 weight leather or anything.
    "How feeble is the mindset to accept defenselessnes."

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    Default Re: Homemade holster.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandcut View Post
    Nice work, Chemical. Especially for a first time.

    What weight leather did you use? I've been meaning to make a run to Tandy in Allentown to pick up some 8 weight leather for some knife sheaths and something lighter to make a tuckable IWB holster for my P3AT and PF9. I need to get belt clips too.

    I made a pancake-style holster w/ a retention strap for my Colt SAA clone for when I wear it hunting. It's hard to find a regular holster for a Peacemaker-style pistol. It didn't turn out too bad. I did make the slots for the belt too narrow for my hunting belt. Oops!

    I'll try again. It's not like I don't have a whole side of 11-13 weight leather or anything.
    I'm using 6-7 for the holster. Tandy is where I went today, they have everything including belt clips! They have 4-5 and 6-7 weight sheets on sale for $14.99 right now. 4-6 sq. ft...Thanks!
    Last edited by CHEMICAL; May 21st, 2010 at 11:05 AM. Reason: correction for accuracy

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    Default Re: Homemade holster.....

    Ok so its done. I made it slightly too small to accommodate the gun with the light attached, it fits...barely....way too snug. However, it fits my Hk perfectly.

    All I have to do is trim and resew to make it more aesthetically pleasing but all in all I'm proud of my first leather project.

    The 3rd pic shows the proposed holster once I trim and resew. It's pretty much going to be a copy of my Bianchi Holster.
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    Default Re: Homemade holster.....

    Quote Originally Posted by CHEMICAL View Post
    Ok so its done. I made it slightly too small to accommodate the gun with the light attached, it fits...barely....way too snug. However, it fits my Hk perfectly.
    If it's too tight, give the holster a heavy spray w/ water to loosen the leather, then work the gun into the holster and allow some time for it to stretch and dry. I've done it w/ 3 in 1 oil as well.
    "How feeble is the mindset to accept defenselessnes."

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    Default Re: Homemade holster.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandcut View Post
    If it's too tight, give the holster a heavy spray w/ water to loosen the leather, then work the gun into the holster and allow some time for it to stretch and dry. I've done it w/ 3 in 1 oil as well.
    Im going to cut this one down and make another one. I got ahead of myself with eagerness with the first one and I messed up. I'm now working on a pocket holster. After that I'll make a new one for the gun/light.

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