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Old 08-31-2013, 06:48 PM   #21
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Hey, if you have to ever actually use it, like I said, it's not a gun you do a combat reload with. But this way you have ammo to reload with after you've removed yourself from a situation.
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:20 PM   #22
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Yea im not to worried about combat reloads lol a shot or two is usually all it takes or just the presence of a gun is enough to stop a situation. And also with were I work im nit supposed to have a weapon of any kind but I do what I got to do and dont attract attention. So I got as small as I could.
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:03 PM   #23
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Heres my first attempt at a pancake holster. Drew the pattern with a set of French curves.
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Not bad man, steadily and rapidly improving!
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Thanks man ive been making them for for the guys at work in exchange for cases of beer lol not bad payment but my wife is friends with the lady that runs the emergency response unit in our area and she was at the house last night and seen some stuff im working ob and asked if I could make a radio pouch and strap for them apprently these are pretty pricey items for them. I seen one today and it looks pretty easy to me to make one soooooooo ive got my fingers crossed that they like my work it might lead to some actual business.
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Hell yeah man!

But, a word of advice, coming from watching other people: pace yourself. Don't take on more than you can handle. This seems to be a quick and easy destructive action taken by a lot of one-man shops.
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Hell yeah man!

But, a word of advice, coming from watching other people: pace yourself. Don't take on more than you can handle. This seems to be a quick and easy destructive action taken by a lot of one-man shops.
That's good advice.

The most recent offering looks pretty good man.
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There have been several people, one in particular was a holster maker here on FTF, who took on too big of a work load, then crashed and burned.

The guy had a bigger work load than he could already handle, then had multiple family crises. In the end, several people lost a lot of money, and I think one person lost a gun that was to be used as a mold.

I got lucky and won a holster and mag pouch from him in a drawing before he went under. His craftsmanship is absolutely superb. My rig is valued around $250 or so.
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Oh im not planning on getting into more than I can do ob tge weekend. Really the radio pouches are going to be easy once I make one and make a pattern ill be set. And that last holster I made took about three hours then let it dry and polished it this morning. If I do the same pattern it will be quicker cause ive already figured that one out. If I do decide to sell tgem im probably going to stick to sonething eady like glock where one design will fit several guns. Thinking about making a few up ib diffrent colors and tooling and put them on ebay and see what happens.
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it so happens I'm somewhat in the market for an open bottom OWB holster for my 1911.

I have found a Chinese made one for 20 bucks. I would rather go with the American made Don Hume JIT slide for, I think, 35 bucks.

Just putting that bug in your ear, so to speak.
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