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DIY SIG P365 Kydex Pocket Holster

Discussion in 'Handguns: Accessories, Holsters, and Optics' started by sparkyv, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. sparkyv

    sparkyv Member

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    Well, I finally got off my keister and did it. I took a 6x12" piece of Kydex I had from a project I never started and made myself a pocket holster. My 1st one. I made a pattern out of paper, put the Kydex into the toaster oven, and proceeded to mold it around my P365 by (leather gloved) hand. Cut it with tin shears and a rotary tool cut-off wheel, smoothed the edges, and shaped it a little more using a heat gun. Popped in a pop rivet for good measure (didn't have any grommets). Took less than 1 hour once I had the plan laid out in my head and the F-1 race was over. It has nowhere near the fit and finish of the commercial holsters, but baby it works, and for less than $3 in materials! And I'll say it was WAAAYY easier to work the Kydex than the internet pros make it sound, which was why I never did start that other Kydex project in the first place. Didn't need a calibrated temperature gun, nor a press with heat resistant foam, nor a vacuum system, nor high temperature gloves. Holster still has pattern marks in the image, it's not stitched. Anyways, I'll probably need to tweak on it some more as I wear it and figure out how to improve it. But good to go, for now! 20190609_164936.jpg
     
  2. Old Dog

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    Nice job. Looks functional. Worn it yet?
     
  3. bannockburn

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    sparkyv

    Good D.I.Y. job!
     
  4. sparkyv

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    Functional? Yes. Pretty? Nope. Worn yet? Not enough (boss won't let me CC).
     
  5. bearcreek

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    That's where pocket holsters and little guns shine. ;)
     
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  6. sparkyv

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    He's a gun guy too, so he'd spot it in a NY minute!
     
  7. Speedo66

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    Are you talking about boss at home or boss at work?
     
  8. sparkyv

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    Worn it now, and it's pretty comfortable, but I need to work on a few "hot spots" and do a little more trimming and smoothing. I think it'll do just fine.

    At work :eek:
     
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