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holster making

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by chipperi, Aug 20, 2007.

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  1. chipperi

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    other than training aids like blue or red guns, what is a good source of non functional guns or exact dimension pieces to wet mold leather holsters?
     
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    Thanks, expensive I would have to have a multi piece order to justify the cost. But one of those RPGs would look pretty cool hanging on my wall.
     
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    I think Blue and red guns are really your best bet if you aren't running a full scale full time production house. At about $30 - $50 each they are a bargain. I believe the production houses and some top end custom makers are using aluminum cast copies. These would obviously bone out better than plastic guns.

    A shop press and pads of dense foam would work well to bone the holster without all the hand work. I've seen the setup in a few leather working articles.
     
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    Belive it or not, squirt guns. Keep an eye out in toy stores or just the big box places. I have a squirt gun (in orange) the correct dimentions for a glock, another (yellow) of a 1911A1 and a third that passes for a Colt Python (That one is red and yellow)but will work well for most .38/.357's.
    As for tools I use to wet-mold a new holster, I wet the leather, work it with my hands around the mold while watching a movie. for more definiation, I use a wooden ice cream bar stick, and a piece of dowel rod I sharpened in a new pencil sharpener on both ends.
    Luck
     
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