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by AndyC
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Holster making part uno...
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Re: Holster making part uno...

Of course; #2 has already been made a little longer.

I had to guess where the stitching would go on #1, but I may add a few more stitches around the trigger-guard area to retract the muzzle a tad. This is the annoying kind of hobby where anyone can spot an error after the fact, but stopping it from occurring in the first place with zero experience is - well, good luck. I'll get there ;-)
puma guy wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:45 pm
AndyC wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:48 am
Thousand Dollar Holsters ;-)
I like it! "rlol"
It'll either keep people off my butt to "make me something, it'll be easy" - or make it very worthwhile ;-)
by AndyC
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Holster making part uno...
Replies: 22
Views: 6038

Re: Holster making part uno...

Thousand Dollar Holsters ;-)
powerboatr wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:44 pm
WOW very impressive. the outline or print of the pistol through the leather is really nice. looks vacuum formed :tiphat:
Thank you - it wasn't hard to do nor did take long in the damp leather with some rubbing.
by AndyC
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Holster making part uno...
Replies: 22
Views: 6038

Re: Holster making part uno...

Thank you kindly, Joe - I'm planning another, hopefully nicer one.

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by AndyC
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Holster making part uno...
Replies: 22
Views: 6038

Re: Holster making part uno...

Thank you, thank you.

Yes, I might - it's not as pretty as I would have liked (but much better than I'd feared) so I may make another couple just to try different things eg. add a welt to the stitch-line this time, perhaps a sweat-shield...
by AndyC
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Holster making part uno...
Replies: 22
Views: 6038

Re: Holster making part uno...

Thank you, Chas - glad to have it finally done :)
by AndyC
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Holster making part uno...
Replies: 22
Views: 6038

Re: Holster making part uno...

First-ever saddle-stitches done holding the belt-loop in place (more to come for strengthening, but this will do for tonight). Edge holes added - I had to count that there were the same number on each side...

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Adding an edit here; I don't want a new post to push this thread to the top of the list, I'm sure most people aren't wanting to read about my holster misadventures all the time. So, here we go - dunked in warm water for 5 seconds to make it pliable, then folded over the pistol like a taco. It'll dry overnight (without the pistol for now) then get stitched:

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Dried overnight - back home during lunch to stitch the bottom, check for fit then form the holster to the pistol:

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by AndyC
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Holster making part uno...
Replies: 22
Views: 6038

Re: Holster making part uno...

Cut out and dyed; I like the marbled texture:

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by AndyC
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Holster making part uno...
Replies: 22
Views: 6038

Re: Holster making part uno...

Thank you, Charles - that was a lot more detailed than the video I watched.
by AndyC
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Gun, Shooting & Equipment Discussion
Topic: Holster making part uno...
Replies: 22
Views: 6038

Holster making part uno...

I have never really wanted to get into making leather holsters but since meeting up with a custom leather-maker 2 months ago and hearing silence since then, I have little choice.

I want an OWB holster for my AutoMag so I guess I'd better do it myself. To that end, I found a picture of sorta-kinda the style that would suit me and looked at a Sam Andrews video on how he traces a handgun to make a pattern for a holster and how to use a leather strip to make sure the thickness of the leather is accounted-for. Interesting stuff and I'm sure I'll mess it up, but I have plenty of leather left and can always start again:

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I'll add to this as I progress; it'll likely be slow as I'm doing this all manually with no machines.

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