Building my own holster.


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KAK
March 22, 2011, 06:11 PM
After looking everywhere I have decided to build one. This is the setup, p226 and TLR2. Easily switchable from OWB to IWB, but mostly designed for IWB until TX gets open carry. I am making a somewhat clone of the ever popular Raven Phantom. I could never wait that long for a holster, it bothers me that they wont just hire another person instead of letting it backlog for 4 months. :rolleyes:

I have all of the tools necessary and am expirenced with their uses so Im not lost when it comes to building stuff.

This is the plan: :D

http://www.ravenconcealmentsystems.com/images/Sig%20220%20+%20TLR1.JPG

This is the holster style. The only thing I am going to change is that I am going to fold over the muzzle area instead of using 2 seperate sheets.

I will be using very thin Concealex in .06 thickness (Carbon Fiber) because it will be IWB I dont want a beefed up holster.

http://www.knifekits.com/vcom/images/conceal-cf.jpg

I am going to use 8 chicago screws with 1/4" heads to apply retention pressure and to allow adjustment of clip location.

Since apparently concealex makes bad clips im going to buy some nice metal ones, I am going to hang 2 of these one on each side side of the holster to go up and over the waistband and hook to the belt.

http://www.knifekits.com/vcom/images/sheathclip_bk_1_600.jpg

And the best part is it will only cost me about $15 to make and I will have supplies left over for perhaps a matching iphone case. What do yall think?

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possum
March 27, 2011, 08:22 PM
That style is my specialty. You can see many of my holsters on other threads in this section. I really enjoy it. The fact that the extra money I make off of it pays for my training courses, and ammo is a big bonus.

keenshooter
March 30, 2011, 01:59 PM
Very well done.

SCBradley
May 20, 2011, 04:23 AM
How did your experiment go? I found it's not that difficult but you'll end up spending way more than you thought you would.

Here's my first attempt. Glock 19 and TLR-1s. I've been carrying it everyday for the past 3 months. It disappears under a t shirt.

http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n501/bradleycustom/P1010001.jpg
http://i1137.photobucket.com/albums/n501/bradleycustom/P1010004.jpg

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