Kydex hybrid holster making

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Re: Kydex hybrid holster making

Postby ARblitz4077 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:57 am

Very nice, thanks for the info. I just recently learned how to make kydex holsters myself. I'll have to give this a try. Is there some special trick in cutting leather and having good clean edge? I got my leather work merit badge as a Boy Scout, but that was a while ago.
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Re: Kydex hybrid holster making

Postby AlphaWhiskey » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:35 am

A sharp knife is an absolute necessity. New blade in the utility knife sharp, otherwise you run a bigger risk in tearing rather than cutting. They make specific tools for edging and slicking, but if you want to go a little easier route for a homeschooled holster, try a dremel with a couple different weight sanding drums. Wet the edges with a sponge and sand to smooth and round the edges (you want to avoid any and all square edges which have a tendency to snag clothing).
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Re: Kydex hybrid holster making

Postby ARblitz4077 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:09 pm

Thank you. I'll need to do a bit more research on it and give this a try. I'm planning on making a stop at Tandy Leather this week and pick up some materials. I learned to make kydex holsters recently and have now launched my own side business for custom kydex holsters. Thankfully I've had some people buy the holsters. If I can learn to make this well consistently, I may add this option to my line up. I have also been working on my website, http://www.rizgear.com
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Re: Kydex hybrid holster making

Postby schufflerbot » Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:33 am

i purchased a pair of leather scissors from Tandy Leather Factory for less than $10. They've lasted through at least 10 holsters and are still cutting like a champ.
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Re: Kydex hybrid holster making

Postby SQLGeek » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:31 am

Glad to see that the Tandy Leather suggestion is working for you. :tiphat:
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Re: Kydex hybrid holster making

Postby Jim Beaux » Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:37 pm

The skin side of my holster is lined with a gray colored, orange peel textured material (leather/synthetic?) used in prosthetics. The lining doesnt stick to my skin and is comfortable on hot days. I bought the holster at a gun show and cant remember who made it but I think they were in Dickinson. I have a pic if anyone is interested.
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Re: Kydex hybrid holster making

Postby Joop45 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:53 pm

Awesome job. I've always wanted to do this. Now I really might. Thanks for posting
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Re: Kydex hybrid holster making

Postby schufflerbot » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:08 pm

SQLGeek wrote:Glad to see that the Tandy Leather suggestion is working for you. :tiphat:


it definitely is! i LOVE that place, they know me by name now lol
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Re: Kydex hybrid holster making

Postby Bandit19D » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:31 pm

I am a little late to the party, what size hardware did you use?
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Re: Kydex hybrid holster making

Postby schufflerbot » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:30 pm

Bandit19D wrote:I am a little late to the party, what size hardware did you use?


im a little late to the reply party, lol

i use the 1/8" screws with the 1/8" screw post with the open back and the larger J clips for heavier weapons, smaller ones for lighter weapons.

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Re: Kydex hybrid holster making

Postby bcschae » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:36 am

Thanks for this how-to on hybrid holster making.

It helped motivate me to make my own holster. I appreciate the help.
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