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chipperi
August 20, 2007, 09:28 PM
other than training aids like blue or red guns, what is a good source of non functional guns or exact dimension pieces to wet mold leather holsters?

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AZAndy
August 20, 2007, 09:38 PM
You might tryhttp://www.replicaweaponry.com/modernguns.html

chipperi
August 20, 2007, 09:44 PM
Thanks, expensive I would have to have a multi piece order to justify the cost. But one of those RPGs would look pretty cool hanging on my wall.

HiWayMan
August 21, 2007, 09:21 AM
I think Blue and red guns are really your best bet if you aren't running a full scale full time production house. At about $30 - $50 each they are a bargain. I believe the production houses and some top end custom makers are using aluminum cast copies. These would obviously bone out better than plastic guns.

A shop press and pads of dense foam would work well to bone the holster without all the hand work. I've seen the setup in a few leather working articles.

Srigs
August 22, 2007, 08:12 AM
Here is what I use for my holster making. I have purchased from each of these companies. Do not purchase from Botach Tactical ever!

Hope this helps.

http://www.red-diamond-unif.com/asp_red_gun.htm

http://www.elitetacticalsources.com/ASP_Red_Guns.htm

http://www.uniteduniform.com/c-RingsManufacturing.html

BuntlineSpecial
August 22, 2007, 08:41 AM
Belive it or not, squirt guns. Keep an eye out in toy stores or just the big box places. I have a squirt gun (in orange) the correct dimentions for a glock, another (yellow) of a 1911A1 and a third that passes for a Colt Python (That one is red and yellow)but will work well for most .38/.357's.
As for tools I use to wet-mold a new holster, I wet the leather, work it with my hands around the mold while watching a movie. for more definiation, I use a wooden ice cream bar stick, and a piece of dowel rod I sharpened in a new pencil sharpener on both ends.
Luck

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