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Nobody makes a holster for a 9E with a light...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Accessories, Holsters, and Optics' started by Dr.Rob, May 4, 2018.

  1. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

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    Or do they?

    This still has a lot of work to go but shaping up nicely. I'll post more tomorrow when I am further along.

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    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

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    This is a HECK of a lot more complicated than a standard holster. Going to be a re-do on this one. I ended up with a holster that is nigh impossible to draw from o_O

    Made a nice 'travel case'. But yeah.. need to re-engineer this to make a functional holster. 20180504_184754.jpg
     
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    I assume the light acts as an anchor with leather behind it, preventing the draw?
     
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    I screwed it up trying to get a super tight to the gun seam line. I will do it over when I get back home.
     
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    I'm just finishing up my first (functional) for a pistol with a light as well. I agree, it ain't the easiest thing to figure out. First attempt was a catastrophe. ;)
     
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    This is probably why there are so few concealment light bearing holsters in leather.
     
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    I think it can be done. Might require an insert of some kind.
     
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    Biggest issue I see is that it needs to be designed around a specific light. Because you can't get a tight fit around the triggerguard, the light itself needs to be properly molded for retention. I'm adding a tension screw in front of the light to see how that works.
     
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    I re-did the seam, works a bit better now.
     
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