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1st holster attempt Mexican loop

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by ivankerley, Oct 12, 2013.

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  1. ivankerley

    ivankerley Member

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    turned out pretty good, its functional, made it for my 1860 army
    made some mistakes, worked through 'em
    Thanks to Craig C and RC model for advice
    Gene

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  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Dang nice job for a first holster attempt.

    In fact, dang nice job for any holster attempt!!

    You done good!

    rc
     
  3. bainter1212

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    That thing is flat out gorgeous. Nice job.
     
  4. ivankerley

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    thanks guys! made every "chompin at the bit" rookie mistake but thats how i learn, did the same when i made my first knife sheath a few years back:D
    next year ill hopefully be getting a vaquero and ill do the holster for that.
    Told my wife since i shoot so little lately, seems like im buying the gun just so i can make the accessories ;)
    appreciate the kind words
    Gene
     
  5. all357mag

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    Looks AWESOME!
     
  6. Sam Cade

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    Wait...that was your first try? :eek:


    I think you may have found your calling.
     
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    Dang, I would say you definitely have some natural talent! Can't wait to see the next one. :)
     
  8. grubbylabs

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    So if that's your rookie holster, I can't wait to see the one when you have perfected the technique.
     
  9. 9mmfan

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    That is nice. I particularly like where the stitching curls around by the trigger guard. Nice detail.
     
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    Very nice work!
     
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    Nice work and a very attractive tooling pattern.
     
  12. ivankerley

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    thanks guys

    having made knife sheaths for a couple years helped me with this since some of the same principles apply to doing the holster, i spent quite a bit reading, looking at holsters and reading some more, and building it in my head... Still made some "Doh" mistakes, fortunately i could work through them, should make my future projects go a little smoother.:)
    Thanks
    Gene
     
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    Excellent. I always look at how well the edges are finished and those are slick.
     
  14. bannockburn

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    That's one fine looking holster, all the more so for your first effort. Keep up the great work and look forward to seeing more holsters from you in the near future.
     
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    Very Slick looking Holster Job! 2 thumbs up!
     
  16. Shanghai McCoy

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    That's a fine looking "first attempt"...
    Looking forward to seeing the next one.
     
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    That's finer than frog's hair. I see some real potential there.
     
  18. ivankerley

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    thanks again for the positive comments...
    my buddy has a .38 snubnose that he wants a holster for, hes talking iwb and whatnot... i told him all that jibber jabber better be code for cowboy rig:D
    Gene
     
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    Good work!
     
  20. ivankerley

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    thanks, gotta alot to work on for future projects but i know i can make a functional holster
    Thanks
    Gene
     
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    Great job! Classic lines & nice tooling pattern. Certainly far better than my first holster!
     
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    just two words to say, Verrrrrrry NICE! If I were doing something like that I'd hope I could do half as good inside a year. As another poster said, you may have found your calling. Look forward to your next project.
     
  23. ivankerley

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    dunno bout my calling

    but i enjoyed making it, got a ways to go before id ever consider charging somebody:)
    Thanks for the praise and encouragement
    Gene
     
  24. ivankerley

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    the rig

    still have to touch up a few spots with the dye job but heres the rig, got alot of practice ahead of me but first attempt on belt and holster aint too shabby, been wearing it around the house, passed that test without falling apart suppose im good to go:D .25" inch thick, 2.5" wide
    Thanks All
    Gene
    PS next time i do one im gonna switch to fiebings dye, the ecoflow works okay but seems more like paint

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  25. BHP FAN

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    Holy crud! I sure don't see any mistakes....
     
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