Made my first holster


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possum
January 21, 2011, 09:23 PM
well my kydex materials finally came in. So i made an appendix IWB with c clip for my kel tec pf-9. This is the first i have ever made so go easy on me! :)Let me know what you think.

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brandon_mcg
January 21, 2011, 09:27 PM
congrats. it looks good. and it looks fully functional and thats what really matters. i'm sure youre skills and look will evolve as you continue to make them.

possum
January 21, 2011, 09:32 PM
thanks and i am sure you are right.

brandon_mcg
January 21, 2011, 09:47 PM
where did you get the material. that looks similar to splinting material that i use to make splints for my patient's with fractures and following surgeries? is it basically just a type of thermoplastic?

DasFriek
January 21, 2011, 10:41 PM
Knifekits.com has Kydex and yes its a thermo plastic.
Ive made a few out of kydex, But ive become a little more fond of leather since it dont wear on the finish as much and does cushion against the skin a little.
But the holster you did looks good.

Im wearing a leather holster now as i type as ive modified it five times now and i still cant get it not to kill my hip bone, Why i cant get this one right is making me pull my grey hair out!

Good luck man, Guns can have so many associated side hobbies to it that you can stay busy just as a hobbyist a long times doing all of them. Let alone just buying and shooting and carrying our handguns.

gunnutery
January 22, 2011, 07:32 AM
Looks great. I think the only thing I'd do different would be to round off the sharp edges on the belt hook. I've used a handheld belt sander to round out some edges. Good job.

malakili
January 22, 2011, 12:51 PM
Very nice work, bud, looks quite professional.

Great underrated little gun too, I've got one myself. In fact, the first holster I made was for a PF9 as well!

glove
January 22, 2011, 03:30 PM
Nice Holster, I would buy one. :cool:

Ragtop5969
January 22, 2011, 03:44 PM
Not for nothing but I would have put the "FBI CANT" on it. The good part is you learned something. Kydex, a heat gun and pressure press are real fun to play with. One a different note, keep the internal area clean with a simple dust grasping dusters the homemakers are using today.

Now you have to try some leather with a Shark Steamer and hand sowing and boning. Real rewarding endeavor as well.

Great looking holster there for a PF-9!:D

Jeb21
January 22, 2011, 09:27 PM
Nice job!

Thlax
January 22, 2011, 10:09 PM
Good job. I love when people have a good DIY self spirit.

ritepath
January 22, 2011, 10:12 PM
Last year I invested in a table top band saw, toaster oven, heat gun, all sorts of small hardware, and countless hours learning the right time to yank the kydex out and form it. It's a fun hobby to say the least. The only tool I haven't bought yet is a nice sander of some type, I instead use different files, sanding devices, and polishing wheels for a dremel.

Good work...buy plenty of practice sheets for new ideas you come up with.

possum
January 23, 2011, 09:10 AM
Not for nothing but I would have put the "FBI CANT" on it.
it is for appendix carry, and i use a straight drop for that. on the hip i use a forward body index.

thanks for all the nice replies.

Mad Magyar
January 23, 2011, 09:21 AM
Outstanding...Now if I only knew what to do with my boxful of worthless holsters. Evidently, you took matters in your own hands....:)

Mike J
January 23, 2011, 10:15 AM
That looks good Possum.

possum
January 23, 2011, 05:34 PM
Mike J,
Thanks.

plateshooter
January 29, 2011, 09:35 AM
Great job especially for a first holster. A couple of tricks for rolling the edges etc and you can be up there with the pros. I have made hundreds of Kydex holsters and yours looks great.

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