Suede holsters


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Texsun
July 1, 2010, 10:40 PM
I've always wondered if anybody makes suede holsters? Not suede lined but suede on the outside, I think it would be unique. Anyone have pics?

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yeti
July 2, 2010, 02:51 AM
Lot of cheap old IWB clip on holsters used to be made out of suede.

kanook
July 2, 2010, 08:58 AM
Keep looking, their out there. One of the old Western's I watched yesterday had a suede holster in it. Might have been on Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Stagechoach, or one other movie that I can't remember the name of but it had the Skipper's dad in it as a co-star

sam hanks
July 2, 2010, 09:18 AM
Take a look at some rough out holsters. They might give you the look you are looking for and still have the strength of full grain leather.

The Lone Haranguer
July 3, 2010, 08:44 AM
A suede-covered holster, conceivably, although I don't know offhand of anyone making one or what purpose it would serve. Suede can also be used as a lining, but care must be taken to be sure no grit embeds itself in it. Sweat will rapidly soak through an all-suede holster.

Take a look at some rough out holsters. They might give you the look you are looking for and still have the strength of full grain leather.
Agreed. In fact, rough-out is a useful feature on IWB holsters, and it puts the smooth side of the leather against the gun as well.

CraigC
July 3, 2010, 12:18 PM
Suede would be too soft, you need a little stiffness in your gunleather, although some are too stiff. Rough-out leather may be more of what you're looking for. Lots of makers do it.

JTQ
July 3, 2010, 01:30 PM
High Noon does the roughout on their OWB Need for Speed and a few IWB (just like many others do).
http://www.highnoonholsters.com/Product_Line/_NFS/_nfs.html

K-Man
July 4, 2010, 03:09 PM
One could conceivably make a holster wherein the inside would be the cowhide leather normally used, while attaching a piece of suede to the exterior. There's a multitude of colors available for suede. I don't know of any value that would be gained by making a holster in that way, save the appearance of it. One of the custom holster makers may be able to help you out.

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