July 8, 2006, 04:52 PM
I've had no luck finding a good IWB holster for my new G23. Most ride far too high or aren't clip-on. So I dug around in my ample stores of old holsters and found an old Brauer Bros. IWB. It's not perfect at this point, but I figure with stiff leather protectors sewn in on the sides of the trigger and a rention strap it will be excellent. Any other ideas? Problems I'm not seeing?
July 8, 2006, 09:52 PM
Hey, as long as it works, holds the gun, and is comfortable. And you cant beat the price can ya?:cool:
Use Kydex. Ditch the retention strap.
July 9, 2006, 12:00 AM
Sometimes the homade ones are the best!!
You might want to talk to this gent. He makes a decent holster.
Phoenix Custom gun leather (http://www.geocities.com/phoenixcustomgunleather/)
July 9, 2006, 12:17 AM
Oddly, I have no kydex laying around.
July 9, 2006, 08:06 PM
Other than that the cheap spring-steel clip will probably not retain your holster during a draw. IWB holsters need to have either an inverted clip or a loop that snaps around the belt.
July 9, 2006, 08:12 PM
Looks like a bit too much room for bad things to happen around the trigger guard...
July 9, 2006, 09:13 PM
+1 I'd add some leather around the trigger otherwise ... glock-boom! :evil:
July 9, 2006, 10:52 PM
Agreed. Trigger guard could use some more coverage. It's a lot of fun to have a holster you have made yourself. Congrats. One other thing is that the barrel protrudes from the bottom of the holster. This could conceivably cause a little more crud getting into the gun. Also, are you sure you have enough clearance above the gun's front sight for a clear draw? Any chance it could get hung up? Since the material is not stiff, it could fold up and catch up.
nice looking holster.