gun leather

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by Barney1023, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. Barney1023

    Barney1023 New Member

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    Hay yall in inherated my dads leather tools this is my second holster ive made firdt one turnedvout fine but I didnt do the basket weave pattern right. I hand stamped and hand sown. Im still not great at sowing I used to sow saddles with dad when I was younger. Any input on what im doing that would make me bettet is appreciated thanks
     

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  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    From the picture it Looks pretty damn good. Good selection of colors. Only thing I would recommend would be to watch the spacing on the stitching. It's a bit off around the trigger guard.
     

  3. trip286

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    Looks like you just need a bit more practice to me. It looks good, but the lack of experience is evident. Build a few more, and some knife sheaths too. You already have a background in it, so just keep plugging away at it, you'll be turning out perfect holsters in no time.
     
  4. Barney1023

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    Yea my stitching is my biggest downfall I have the tool to prepunch the holes. Yea I told all my buddys at work to bring me there guns and ill make them a holster so I should get plenty of practice.
     
  5. JW357

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    Looks a lot better than I could make. Keep it up and I think you'll improve exponentially. And I agree the stitching gap isn't quite even, but I was looking for it since Mountainman already posted about it.
     
  6. JohnJak

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    Nice job. I won't mention the stitching but I will mention that when I grab my firearm there are two things I don't like. 1) when I take the gun from the holster I want a full grip and it looks like there isn't much room for that by the trigger guard. 2) the other place I've had the issue is where my thumb goes when I grip the gun, don't want to grab leather.

    Just some suggestions from someont that learned the hard way.

    Scott
     
  8. m_collins07

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    Look great to me.. I attempted to do some leather work and failed bad. Your is a way better than my attempts. Keep it up!
     
  9. Barney1023

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    Thanks guys I have another to make this weekend for a p95 I have a bunch of buddys that love this design it dra2d easy it is the same on the backbad it is on the front so unless they have freakishly large hands its easy to get a positive purchase on the weapon. Also 5he gun is a glock with no safety so it was my intention to cover the trigger guard . Anyway it's not my cc setup but it still drews very well.
     
  10. Barney1023

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    Thanks guys I have another to make this weekend for a p95 I have a bunch of buddys that love this design it drawseasy it is the same on the back as it is on the front so unless they have freakishly large hands its easy to get a positive purchase on the weapon. Also 5he gun is a glock with no safety so it was my intention to cover the trigger guard . Anyway it's not my cc setup but it still drews very well.
     
  11. ALfiremedic1

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    Man good job! One suggestion I would make is to burnish the edges.
     
  12. Barney1023

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    A guy at the flea market that makes beltd and holsters told me to try sewing with two needles so I looked it up in a leather book I had and it id much easier and I think I does look better just got more practice to do.
     

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  13. Rick1967

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    Nice work. I like that you properly covered the trigger. Too many people are not doing that these days. You may want to cut a relief in the top behind the trigger guard for your middle finger. You can still cover the trigger guard completely.
     
  14. Rick1967

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    Hey Barney, that is a very nice looking holster. You obviously put some work into it. But I personally like to have the trigger completely covered. I would be concerned that you could lean up against something and have an accidental discharge.
     
  15. JW357

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    In terms of the stitching the one with the revolver is much nicer.

    I do agree about adding a slight extension to completely cover that trigger, though.
     
  16. Barney1023

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    Yea Im still playing with drawing my own patterns it should have sit just a bit lower that was my intention to just see the back side of the trigger. But !!!!!!! Lol in the old tandy books ive been reading most the revolver holsters have exposed triggers. I wanted that cut away look but most the trigger covered. When I cut it and shaped it, it was right, after I sewed everything up it sat a little high. Just need a little more dip under the barrel on the next one. Im looking into two tone dying so hopefully next weekend ill have a good one I really like the shape of this airweight holster im going to stick with it.
     
  17. JW357

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    Keep at it man. You're doing great since you haven't been doing it very long. You're learning, which is what's important. And btw I bet that revolver holster would work perfectly on one with a slightly shorter barrel.
     
  18. Barney1023

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    Here is a pocket holster I made this morning for a naa mini I got yesterday.
     

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  19. trip286

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    Love the bullet loops incorporated into that design. My first thought was, "well what good is that gonna do?" But then I realized that's not exactly a gun you do a combat reload on.
     
  20. Barney1023

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    No its really just cause I thought it would look cool :cool: . I wantd to do some across the cylinder but its a little on the small side.