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Rick1967 01-06-2011 01:20 PM

Homemade holsters
 
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I am left handed. That makes holster purchasing very difficult. I started making my own. I thought I would share a couple of pics. I know several other people here make their own as well. Please post some of your pics too.

Friendly advice is always welcome.

canebrake 01-06-2011 01:24 PM

Nice work Rick!

Missileman 01-06-2011 01:25 PM

Nice job--wish I had your talent!

Neophyte1 01-06-2011 04:14 PM

very nice
 
Rick1967: Sir; very nice:)

CA357 01-06-2011 04:49 PM

I recently made a knife sheath and these things take some work and some skill. They definitely look easier to make than they really are. Nice work.

Rick1967 01-07-2011 12:34 AM

Thanks Everybody. I am planning on making something for my Contender next. That will be a serious project with that 14 inch barrel on it.

freefall 01-07-2011 02:28 AM

I like to finish the edges by rubbing on some beeswax, then rubbing that with a piece of smooth antler or plastic. I've tried using a wax toilet ring, but haven't been as happy with that. thinking about drilling a hole through a piece of plastic, then sawing through the center of the hole to have a smooth rounded surface. I'll get back after the experiment.

Dzscubie 01-07-2011 02:47 AM

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Originally Posted by freefall (Post 416695)
I like to finish the edges by rubbing on some beeswax, then rubbing that with a piece of smooth antler or plastic. I've tried using a wax toilet ring, but haven't been as happy with that. thinking about drilling a hole through a piece of plastic, then sawing through the center of the hole to have a smooth rounded surface. I'll get back after the experiment.


Freefall,

Glasshartt has a tool that fits on a drill and has different size grooves for different thickness of leathers that will smooth edges. Drop her a pm and ask her about it. She does saddles, tack, chaps, and is doing my cowboy action shooting belt and holsters. She is very good.


Scubie.

freefall 01-07-2011 04:33 AM

Many thanks Scubie, I'll try to figure out how to send a PM.

DrumJunkie 01-07-2011 04:40 AM

Wow! yours are sooooo much better than mine. I have a belt slide I made a few years back and have one I made for a small revolver. I'm also left handed so I know your pain. I have a cross draw I made too but for the life of me have no idea where it is. It's in a box someplace as I stopped using it a couple years ago. I use these holsters and have off and on for some years now.
http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/m...-have-made.jpg
They are notihng fancy but they do work very well. I have a friend making me a shoulder rig got my Super Redhawk. He's a much better leather worker than I am:o

Yours look very nice Rick. I can easily see you spent a good while getting them how you wanted. And it is not easy. I am hoping to try my hand at a couple more some time pretty soon. Buyt I need some more tools to make them how I want to. I'm hoping to ad a couple revolvers to the stable at some point and want to make a more western rig for them.


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