Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gunsmithing & Do-It-Yourself Projects > DIY Projects > My Homemade Holsters

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-14-2012, 01:32 AM   #41
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ThinkFastHolsters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: richmond,virginia
Posts: 144
Liked 13 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Ok, I know I'm late! I just started a new thread for this exact topic and then found this. I've recently started working with kydex (about a week now) and have done two projects so far. I highly recommend playing with kydex if youre looking for a hobby or want to make quality equipment with little investment. Here are a few pictures. My first project is an XD mag carrier and the second is a hybrid holster I bought for my XD but recently got a g19 an wanted to refit the holster. The leather is from the old holster as is the kydex (I didn't feel like using new kydex since this was already cut and edges were finished). I took the old rivets out and drilled and punched new holes in the kydex and leather. Heated the old kydex and remolded it to the g19 and put in the new rivets. Also, I added a tacticool "combat" cut just because. Next I hope to tackle a OWB holster for the wifes Beretta mini cougar

image-3487141260.jpg   image-3195930399.jpg   image-1377100256.jpg   image-1339596540.jpg  
__________________

ThinkFast...your life depends on it.

www.thinkfastholsters.com
www.facebook.com/thinkfastholsters
Instagram @thinkfastholsters

ThinkFastHolsters is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2012, 03:22 PM   #42
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Quicksburg,Virginia
Posts: 21
Default

Nice work!

What brand is that hybrid holster you bought? It looks to me like there isn't enough leather to move the clips out away from the kydex. I played with some similar designs and never cared for how they fit.

__________________
BlueRidge is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2012, 02:34 PM   #43
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ThinkFastHolsters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: richmond,virginia
Posts: 144
Liked 13 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

It's from www.concealmentsolutions.com a guy out of Utah named Jason Christiansen makes them. And yea when I remolded the kydex to the glock it went over towards the clip a bit more than I would have liked. When I bought it for the XD it was perfect. Jason makes an awesome holster and he's a really great guy to deal with

__________________

ThinkFast...your life depends on it.

www.thinkfastholsters.com
www.facebook.com/thinkfastholsters
Instagram @thinkfastholsters

ThinkFastHolsters is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2012, 11:50 PM   #44
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Quicksburg,Virginia
Posts: 21
Default

Looks like the guy is making things pretty much like the Crossbreeds. As far as I can tell in the pictures, it's good quality work for significantly less money. And honestly, I like to see that.

Be careful, this stuff gets addicting!

__________________
BlueRidge is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 12:39 PM   #45
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ThinkFastHolsters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: richmond,virginia
Posts: 144
Liked 13 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Yea he compares them with crossbreed but there are a few differences. One being the quality of leather and another being his excellent customer service. I highly recommend him to anyone in the market for a hybrid. I'm hoping to start making hybrids eventually. And you are right! It is very addicting! I'm trying to get the plans down for a light carrier for my stream light polytac. Hoping to tackle that in the next week or so. I just hate that I can only do it on the weekends because of my work schedule!

__________________

ThinkFast...your life depends on it.

www.thinkfastholsters.com
www.facebook.com/thinkfastholsters
Instagram @thinkfastholsters

ThinkFastHolsters is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2012, 02:17 PM   #46
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ThinkFastHolsters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: richmond,virginia
Posts: 144
Liked 13 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Here's a few new pieces I've done over the past couple weeks

image-706441861.jpg   image-226416158.jpg   image-993003057.jpg  
__________________

ThinkFast...your life depends on it.

www.thinkfastholsters.com
www.facebook.com/thinkfastholsters
Instagram @thinkfastholsters

ThinkFastHolsters is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2012, 11:58 AM   #47
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Matthew161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 89
Default

I was kind of thinking of making one Was it hard to do

__________________
Matthew161 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2012, 12:34 PM   #48
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ThinkFastHolsters's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: richmond,virginia
Posts: 144
Liked 13 Times on 11 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

I wouldnt say it's hard. It's time consuming for sure if you don't have the tools to expedite the process (rivet press, belt sander, scroll saw) I do all of it by hand. Check out phillyEDC on YouTube. He has a fantastic 2 part video on how to do it and goes over all of the tools and materials you need

__________________

ThinkFast...your life depends on it.

www.thinkfastholsters.com
www.facebook.com/thinkfastholsters
Instagram @thinkfastholsters

ThinkFastHolsters is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
homemade hydra shocks marlas1too Ammunition & Reloading 11 01-26-2011 10:20 PM
Homemade holsters Rick1967 General Handgun Discussion 28 01-09-2011 09:40 AM
Homemade wine bizy The Club House 6 10-17-2010 02:56 AM
Homemade bullet lube. Rick1967 Ammunition & Reloading 15 04-01-2010 03:56 AM
homemade nightvision gadrooning Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 9 03-21-2010 06:30 AM



Newest Threads