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Showing off some leather (pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Accessories, Holsters, and Optics' started by BHPshooter, Apr 7, 2014.

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  1. srtolly

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    Being on the pear shaped side myself I can see where you're coming from. This is why I prefer to go OWB. Much more comfy but then open carry is permitted in Minnesota.

    That being said it is also why I start making my own holsters. Custom fit for pear shaped, squishy guys.
     
  2. BHPshooter

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    Believe me, I totally understand, and I'm sympathetic. I have made such modifications for customers. In fact, I'm shipping one tomorrow for a gent that wanted the body shield to cover the entire hammer of a cocked and locked BHP. I call it the "love handle saver." :D

    Thanks for the comments! :)
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    Have any pics of that one?
     
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    Certainly. It's based on the pancake in picture #1, but altered to ride 3/4" higher, and has the aforementioned extended body shield.

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    BHP, the vinagroon leather needs a bath in baking soda and water after the vinagroon bath. Immediately after is fine because you ain't gonna wash that stuff out of the leather. Without the necessary baking soda bath, the leather will destroy the finish on the gun in a short time.
     
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    I've read about it, I just don't really want to mess with it right now. I might experiment with it at some point.



    I have to be honest, a big part of my reluctance is that I hate the smell of vinegar. The thought of working with it or around it isn't appealing to me.



    I know a lot of people turn to it because they don't like working with black dye, but I have had no such problems. Maybe it is just the pictures I've seen, but it also doesn't seem to produce a very deep black color, either.



    Like I said, I'll probably try it eventually, but I've had no pressing need as yet.



    Wes
     
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