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General
07-03-2012, 3:39 PM
My new Guncrafter No 2 didn't want to wait 12 weeks for his new Custom Ted Blocker shoulder holster. So with $45.00 + $10.00 shipping, and no sales tax I might add bought a reproduction 1911 U.S. Holster from USWINGS.Com. The No 2 has a full rail and only a few options when it comes to holsters.
After reading online about how to make your own holster, I dove right in.
This is how it went.
Started with this:
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Next make rail guard and attach to gun:
Oil and wrap in Cellophane.
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Soak holster in hot water and dish soap for about an hour.
Insert into holster and mold to shape.
Dry for 3 hours. Hang to test:
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Add Black shoe polish and Mink oil and buff:
UGLY MUTT OR CUSTOM ART WORK?
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IT WORKS PRETTY GOOD! :43:

winnre
07-03-2012, 3:45 PM
Looks 50 years older overnight!

General
07-03-2012, 4:18 PM
Thanks. Only 4.5 hrs. 3 hrs dry time.
The only thing I don't like is the outside safety isn't covered.
What I do like is there was enough room for the full rail to fit.:43:

gunnerstuff
07-03-2012, 8:04 PM
Nice job on the leather. Love that look! So yea, you know where my vote is.

winnre
07-03-2012, 8:23 PM
Does it feel as soft as it looks?

44fred
07-04-2012, 9:25 AM
I really like what you did with that holster.
Someone from another forum posted his hand made zombie holster for his 22/45.
I really like this as well. Wish I had the talent.
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General
07-04-2012, 10:21 AM
WOW! I really like that one.

winnre
07-04-2012, 11:33 AM
Now THAT is a cool holster. Um, is that human flesh?

MaHoTex
07-04-2012, 12:37 PM
Sweet... Just sweet

General
07-06-2012, 3:26 PM
The vote is in I'll be leaving my semi custom holster as is.
Next I will be customizing the shoulder straps.
Posting pics when ready.

General
07-11-2012, 12:25 PM
So I've finished the straps to my ugly mutt holster.
Colored them and replaced old fashioned buckles with screws.
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It rides real nice.
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Next I'm going to try and modify for under the shoulder concealment.
Pics to come.

Vacaville
07-11-2012, 12:45 PM
Not bad at all.

44fred
07-14-2012, 9:32 AM
That is very cool!

General
07-16-2012, 7:23 PM
BTT

General
08-08-2012, 10:30 AM
Got a real good deal on a Blackhawk Serpa holster for a 1911.
The only problem is, it doesn't fit my full rail.
So once again I will adapt.
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I'll hit it with a torch to smooth it out and I'm good.
Works great.