Holster Making Supplies


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IrvJr
January 9, 2005, 10:35 PM
Hi Folks,

Can anyone recommend some good sources for holster making supplies? I'm familiar with traditional leather craft stores (such as Tandy), which carry most of the equipment and supplies needed to construct a holster.

However, I'm looking for sources for holster-specific hardware,l such as thumb break snaps (such as the kind used on holsters with retention straps on them)

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.

IrvJr

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Leadbutt
January 10, 2005, 01:03 AM
I would contact a few of the top end makers and ask them,most I have found are more than willing to help and answer questions

K-Man
January 10, 2005, 06:31 AM
If you're looking for the snaps themselves, you can get those from Tandy, The Leather Factory, Hide Crafter Leather - you want the Line 20 snaps. Some folks use Pull The Dot snaps. You can find them here:
http://indexfasteners.com/product/dot/dot.htm

If you're looking for the metal stiffner piece, you can get those from JRM products. Their phone number is 732-203-0200. (They're located there in NY state.)

Feel free to contact me if you need help finding other things.

IrvJr
January 10, 2005, 09:20 AM
Thanks folks for the information.

I'm thinking about making a field holster for my 696 and would like to put a retention strap on it. I appreciate the help.

IrvJr

mattsh
January 12, 2005, 01:36 PM
For holster quality leather that is reasonably priced, check out zackwhite.com. Look at the premium double shoulder in 7-8 ounce. It is gum backed which makes the flesh side fairly smooth. Their leather comes from WesTan. Very dense leather, makes a fine looking holster.

For dyes look for Angelus dye. You can find it for a good price at turtlefeathers.com. You will also find the acrylic finish there as well.

For more information on holster making a lot of questions have been asked and answered on pistolsmith.com in the holster section of the forum by Alessi, Brommeland, Larsen, Bulman and others.

PCRCCW
January 21, 2005, 09:09 PM
For a break you can use most any good quality snap...... Dot fasteners makes good stuff......look for solid brass.

Another company to get the stainless pc for the break is through CDL springs in California.......top notch guys.....

Hell, email me and Ill send you a SS pc for it.....I just remembered Ive got a bunch of them.

You'll need a good brass rivet.....I like the double caps myself.

LIke Kman said, If you need anything else...just yell.

Shoot well.......

INSPGAD
August 4, 2008, 12:31 AM
Looking for metal spring belt springs to use on holsteror on leather pouch

rcmodel
August 4, 2008, 01:05 PM
look for solid brass. You'll need a good brass rivet
I prefer plated rivets and snaps myself.

Unplated brass will react with the leather and start growing green verdigris out from under them in no time flat.

Plating is the only known cure for it.

rcmodel

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