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Old 12-26-2011, 4:11 PM
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Default ***Custom KYDEX Holsters***

I thought I'd share a look at my new custom kydex holster and see what you guys think.

***UPDATE 9/6/2012***
My Holsters is Featured in the October issue of American Cop Magazine Page 18. Thanks for your Support!!!
American Cop Magazine Digital Edition Oct 2012

UPDATE: I started this thread to show that I made my own holster, since I'm a DIY kind of person. Since then, I have received a massive amount of PMs of interest and orders for these holsters. I didn't plan to start a business out of this, but it just kinda snowballed into it after several orders. Although I have had my business registered as a government contractor since 2008 with my own cage code and all, I figured to roll this into it also. If you guys are interested in a holster, you can PM me and let me know the specs of your holster.


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Old 12-26-2011, 4:29 PM
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Very nice, who made it?
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Old 12-26-2011, 4:32 PM
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Looks like a Raven-- very nice!
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I really like how the safety is protected...nice job!
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I really like how the safety is protected...nice job!
x2, how long did it take for you to make it?
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Did you make the mag holsters too?

Would you ever sell em?
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Very nice, wonder how much $ and time it took you to make the 1911 holster. I really like the thumb safety lock.
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Did you make the mag holsters too?

Would you ever sell em?
Yes, I made them all and already sold a few here.
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x2, how long did it take for you to make it?
It took me probably about 2 hours, most of it is finishing the edges.
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How much do you charge and how long does it take?
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Ide be interested in one for a 1911. I really need a kydex holster like the first post for my kimber. Something that fits closer to the body, slightly higher up and slim. (jacket would cover most of it) I am starting carry alot more out here in AZ so I could use one exactly like the one he made for the 1911

Anyone know where to get one exactly like the first pic? The 1911 is perfect for a kydex since its already really slim and easy to conceal with a standard outer wear holster
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Any reason why you don't have belt clips on it? From my past experience, when you have loops cut into the holster like that, the belt will stretch the holster a little bit, but enough to make the retention a lot tighter to draw the gun.

Here's what I'm talking about, and what I'm used to seeing.


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Any reason why you don't have belt clips on it? From my past experience, when you have loops cut into the holster like that, the belt will stretch the holster a little bit, but enough to make the retention a lot tighter to draw the gun.

Here's what I'm talking about, and what I'm used to seeing.
Just preference, I can actually easily put some loops, since the holes are already there.
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I'd be in for a 1911 .45 mag holster
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Sorry guys if this thread is turning into a classified post, I guess I should start one at the Services offered section.

Anywho, If you're interested in a particular kydex holster, mag pouch etc., please PM me. I do custom work, so specify everything you want, for example, canted forward, belt size, belt slots or loops, etc.

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Looks great! No interference with the mag release? I'd hate to bump it and lose a mag.
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Looks great! No interference with the mag release? I'd hate to bump it and lose a mag.
Actually, it shields the mag release to prevent it from such occurance. Me and my buddies tested it by deliberately bumping and slapping it while worn to see if the mag release will drop the mag, but since the kydex is formed to the contour of the mag release like a dome over it, it won't push the mag release.
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Looks real close in the photo. I really like them! I'm not in the market for a holster at the moment but I am building three 1911's right now and will need some then. Bookmarking this thread.

Nice work!
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I thought I'd share a look at my new custom kydex holster and see what you guys think.



Like the holster! I have one for my USP .45.

I am really interested in the OD Pistol thatís in it. Details please
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Like the holster! I have one for my USP .45.

I am really interested in the OD Pistol thatís in it. Details please
Just a regular Springfield, nothing special.
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Very nice molding and finishing work. The integral belt loops look stout - this holster is not going anywhere if someone tries to rip it off the belt.

Personally, I prefer holsters that take up less real estate on the belt.
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Nice work, but I have some questions/critiques...

1. On your first picture, your molding shows the hammer down and the safety disengaged, and the safety is molded over by kydex...that wouldn't work for people like me who carry the correct way, cocked and locked...

2. Your holster also shows that the mag release is covered...IMO another bad idea...it's nice to be able to do an admin reload from the holstered position, particularly during competitions, not only that, while in the gun shop, when I take my gun out to show to customers, I drop the mag while holstered, then clear my gun as soon as I clear leather...

Other than that, your holsters look great, and I'm not even a kydex fan lol
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Nice work, but I have some questions/critiques...

1. On your first picture, your molding shows the hammer down and the safety disengaged, and the safety is molded over by kydex...that wouldn't work for people like me who carry the correct way, cocked and locked...

2. Your holster also shows that the mag release is covered...IMO another bad idea...it's nice to be able to do an admin reload from the holstered position, particularly during competitions, not only that, while in the gun shop, when I take my gun out to show to customers, I drop the mag while holstered, then clear my gun as soon as I clear leather...

Other than that, your holsters look great, and I'm not even a kydex fan lol
Thanks for the comments.
1. That's my personal range holster. The reason behind it is at the range I do occasionally compete at requires us to holster our sidearm with the magazine out, cock check and clear chamber, release slide and pull trigger, hammer dropped and holster. Then when it's your turn to shoot, I insert loaded magazine, chamber a round, engage safety and holster weapon. So I kept that in mind when I made the holster, so I can bolster my 1911 in both configuration. I do mold them cocked and locked, for the customers that want it.

2. Again, just preference, whether the customer want it covered or not, I can make it work for them.

I appreciate the comments and critiques, It actually helps me know what people like, don't like and what works and doesn't to each individual; It also helps me to get better and the products I put out there.

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Interested in making one for a steyr m series?
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will you make any ar15 mag holder ? Pmag that is in single or duouble ?
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Nice work. Im going to try making some kydex one of these days
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Good looking holster
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dude...

how much would you charge to make one for my 2.75" barrel S&W 500 revolver?
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WAY too much real estate taken up on the belt. Needs a drain hole for the barrel too. Consider cutting it just past the barrel.
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WAY too much real estate taken up on the belt. Needs a drain hole for the barrel too. Consider cutting it just past the barrel.
Some like it, Some don't . I can make it any way the customer wants it; hence, CUSTOM. There's a lot of kydex holsters out there, but they all look the same to me and don't want to copy it, I figured to make it my own design and still work.

Thanks for the comments, keep them coming. It helps me make a better product.
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Oh, and patenting the design? They look like copies of a number of established holster makers already. I'd be very careful of claiming they were your idea first.
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Oh, and patenting the design? They look like copies of a number of established holster makers already. I'd be very careful of claiming they were your idea first.
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Oh, and patenting the design? They look like copies of a number of established holster makers already. I'd be very careful of claiming they were your idea first.
ill translate- "iam an ahole but nice work"
they look good. ive been a leather guy but literally just 30 minutes ago had a guy i traded a gun with give me a kydex holster and i think its cool. ill pm you for some idea on price. thanks.
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Yep, Dan is right... That is such an amazingly unique idea! I would patent the hell out of that work. And you better hurry before some ahole tries to copy it and make a fortune off of YOUR idea.

Geez, I wish I was as eloquent and articulate as Dan is so that I could say what I am really thinking and what I mean to say...
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Are you giving me kudos for a spot on translation? or further not contributing to discussion? maybe if youd throw in an exclamation point i can guess if your being sarcastic or not!
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How much would it cost for a holster for a Glock 21 (gen 4...but I don't think that matters...)
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Smile How do you do it?

I'd like to try forming some kydex knife and gun holsters myself.
Would you mind divulging your methodology?
Do you use an oven or heat gun?
Are you using a foam clamping system?
What weight kydex are you using?

Not trying steal any of your ideas, just trying to get some DIY tips.
Are there glues that can be used on the Kydex?

By the way, I do extensive leather carving and holster work, but only for myself and have freely posted my methods step by step for others to learn from, but have never worked in kydex.

Thanks for any help!
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