Questions for you holster makers


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JustSomeDude
November 23, 2012, 11:25 PM
I'm thinking about getting into making holsters, so I need to get some dummy guns, of course. Which ones are reliable dimensionally? Which ones should I get? I"m thinking to start with Glock, M&P, XD and maybe 1911's. How many of the variations should I get?

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TAKtical
November 23, 2012, 11:27 PM
Rings blue guns. You need one of everything and it gets expensive. Look at my for sale thread and see all the blue guns I have. At least once a week I get a request for something I dont have. Get one or two to start with, a glock and a 1911, then plan on buying a blue gun every time you get an order. Just to get a decent collection of blue guns you will go negative on the first 20 or 30 holsters you make.

triage1998
November 23, 2012, 11:50 PM
Ring's Blue guns have the most accurate dimensions.

Get the Glock 19, Glock 17, Glock 26 right off the bat. That will allow you to make holsters for the Glock 17/19/22/23/26/27/31/32/33.

The 1911 5" and 4.25" are really big sellers for me. I also sell a lot of SIG holsters in this order P229 railed and P229 non-railed and the P220R.

I also sell a few of the M&P 4.25" 9/40 and M&P compact 9/40 every month.

I have 2 Springfield XD molds and out of 120 or so holsters I have made so far this year I have made 1 XD holster.

langloisandy
November 24, 2012, 07:20 AM
Dude,

What the previous posters say... or have customers come in with their own guns and mold them to order. This is what I do.

FYI: If you (or any other budding holster maker) needs patterns, I am toning down the holster portion of my biz and have 180+ patterns for sale. 20 years of various patterns and designs in one HUGE box! PM me if you are interested.

Andy

Dennis K.
November 24, 2012, 10:19 PM
Check the Tandy leather catalog. They offer a how to book on holster design with a number of disigns plus a method to make your own pattern. Il have made 5 for 1911, 2 for LC9, Bersa 380 and a Kel-tech 380. I have the buyer bring his gun from which I make a pattern and upon completion I have the owner return with the gun for a final mold and fitting. Works good so far.
Denns

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