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Old 03-21-2011, 03:38 PM   #31
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Is Kydex sufficiently rigid for a 3/4 to 1" strip around the mouth to hold a leather IWB holster open for re-holstering? Oh i'm having ideas...
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:46 AM   #32
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Plenty. .060 might be a little thin for that purpose, but .080 or thicker should work just fine as long as you don't wear your belt super tight. Have you considered a strip of stainless steel with the leather wrapped around it? I'm not sure exactly what you have in mind but that might give you a slightly slimmer result than the Kydex.
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:40 PM   #33
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Thinking about fabricating the hold-open strip and belt clip out of the same piece of material. My steel forming skills and equipment are limited (basically belt sanders for knife making).
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:28 PM   #34
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That sounds like a pretty neat idea. Post pictures when you try it.
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Old 03-24-2011, 04:18 AM   #35
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If I could post pictures I'd have a bunch on here. Unfortunately I'm a bit of a techno-dolt.

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Hmmmmm....
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They look awesome! Real professional...
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That stuff is sweet. I played with it few years ago but didnt spend a whole lot of energy at it. You may have just inspired me. Youll have to post the trailhawk one when you get that going. I was wanting to make one for a Lagana Tomahawk.
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You mave to market them. Believe you could have yourself a nice little side business. Very nice!
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Thanks for all the compliments. If nothing else, I hope this thread has inspired a few people to try it themselves.

The pictures on page 3 are all I did for the Trailhawk. I would have liked to refine it a bit more, but he was shipping out for training so I didn't have much time.

I've been distracted by other stuff (read: lazy) and haven't done much with the holsters. I've given a few away, sold a couple, and messed around with a few different ideas, but nothing revolutionary.

I have a sawed off 16 gauge single shot that I want to make a rig for, I just haven't figured out exactly what type of rig I want. I'm thinking maybe a way to hang it on my back, or a low slung cross draw type holster on my left thigh. I'd like to incorporate some type of sling with it, too. It's not a weapon with any purpose or practicality, but it's a blast to shoot!

I'm giving some thought to enlisting in the Army, aiming for the 82nd, maybe eventually going to the 75th Ranger Regiment. That would open up a sizable market for my holsters, if I ever had time to work on them between deployments, training, and keeping up with a wife and two kids.
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