New holster

Discussion in 'Holsters / Method of Carry' started by lostprofit, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. lostprofit

    lostprofit New Member

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    Got a new Don Hume H715 in the mail today. I've been wearing it around pretty much since I got it. It'll do for now. But, I think I'll be talking to Zookeeper pretty soon. :wink:

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    eta: I really wish I could cant it forward.
     
  2. lostprofit

    lostprofit New Member

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    Okay, so after wearing it around for the past 2 days I've come to the opinion that it's okay, but not great. I e-mailed Crossbreed to see if they do any "custom" work and was told that they don't since they are a relatively small operation. Completely understandable. So, I shot an email over to another company to verify that they DO make a holster for a 2.5" bbl k-frame and have not heard anything back in 4 days. Oh well, a little disappointing considering the response I got from Crossbreed was maybe 4 hours after I e-mailed them. I'm big on customer service.
    So, last night I decided to order some kydex and I'm going to try to make my own iwb holster similar to the SuperTuck and Comptac. We'll see how it goes.
     

  3. martin_j001

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    Will be interested to see what you come up with. And yeah, the "perfect" solution always seems just out of reach one way or another....
     
  4. 45_Fan

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    http://www.steyrclub.com/vb/showthread. ... ming-Kydex

    He makes it look like a 5 minute project...

    For a one-off, you can skip the bandsaw and possibly the dremel. Kydex cuts easily with a knife and gentle pressure. Just go easy and take your time. If you decide to make a living out of that though, use the saw and dremel. ;)
     
  5. bricker

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    You.....must.....talk.....to.....Zookeper :shock:
     
  6. lostprofit

    lostprofit New Member

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    Oh, I plan on it. But this experiment is going IWB. I think I want one of his purdy ones for OWB. :wink:
     
  7. gruntpain1775

    gruntpain1775 New Member

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    I made a holster just like the supertuck for my brother in law. Cost about 10 bucks in materials and took me about 20 minutes.
     
  8. lostprofit

    lostprofit New Member

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    Cool, that's kinda what I'm doing. I thought the Supertuck was great when I had my XDm. Now, to find a nice piece of leather to hack.
     
  9. gruntpain1775

    gruntpain1775 New Member

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    Crossbreed on the left, the one I made on the right. After I made it I was kinda mad that I spent 80 bucks on something anyone can make. But hey, dude is doing good for himself, so that's cool.


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  10. turbobird83

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    I made this one for my LCP.

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  11. lostprofit

    lostprofit New Member

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    Nice. Where did you guys get your leather? I was thinking maybe Tandy or someplace like that.
     
  12. gruntpain1775

    gruntpain1775 New Member

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    I have been getting mine at Tandy. I'm about to move to another supplier though. If you are going to get some leather to make one, I would suggest a 7/8 oz leather. Seems to work better. I use 6 oz for holsters, but the heavier for the ones like above.
     
  13. turbobird83

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    I got my leather from Tandy as well. 8/9 oz. vegetable tanned leather. It has worked ok but I think im going to try some Wickett and Craig the next time.
     
  14. gruntpain1775

    gruntpain1775 New Member

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    8/9 is a little thick for a regular holster. If you try 6/7 you will get better results, bones a lot better as well.
     
  15. turbobird83

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    Yea I think I will try the 6/7 oz. the next time. It is really tough to get the definition I want when boning with the thicker leather.