My DIY Kydex and Leather IWB M9-A1 Holster Instructions

Discussion in 'Holsters' started by N24RE, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. N24RE

    N24RE Member

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    Guys,

    I searched and searched for an IWB that I would be happy with. I didn't find it so I built my own. It is a leather and Kydex combo.

    Check out the complete build and instructions here:

    http://www.f1design.us/05_How_Toos/Kydex/index.htm

    Here is a quick picture of the finished product:

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    Best,

    Steve
     
  2. theFiasco

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    DIY-- I love it.

    Nice work, Steve!
     

  3. SELFDEFENSE

    SELFDEFENSE Premium Member

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    Nice. You may have a second job. :wink:
     
  4. madecov

    madecov Active Member

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    Looks darn nice.
    Bet you could build a few and sell them here :wink:
     
  5. N24RE

    N24RE Member

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    Thanks guys!

    I thought about selling them but I just don't have the time to build them. The real time killer is the stitching and leather work. I can make the Kydex pieces really quickly though, so if anyone wanted me to make them the plastic bit I could do that.

    Also if the site wanted to add the PDF to the articles and tutorials section that would be great!

    Thanks again and I will post an update on how well it carries.

    Steve
     
  6. charmincarmens

    charmincarmens New Member

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    That is a THING of BEAUTY.
     
  7. breechplug

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    Great looking holster! I'm going to be off work for a couple of months
    for surgery on my shoulder. I just might have to give that a try. That
    should be added to tutorials
    8-O
     
  8. K-Man

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    Great job!

    PM sent.
     
  9. N24RE

    N24RE Member

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    He guys,

    I have been making improvments to my current holster. Soon I hope to have rev 2 completed and it should be a better design and easier to manufacture. I will keep you posted. Also I want to say thanks to Wulf and Mike at Galco for their support.

    Steve
     
  10. N24RE

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    Rev2 ...

    Well I have improved the design and now it is easier to make a lot more professional looking. It carries great and I must say that I like the looks of the rivets and kydex with the leather.

    Here are a few pix:



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  11. charmincarmens

    charmincarmens New Member

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    Re: Rev2 ...

    I agree,it looks great,BUT.I don't like any part of the trigger exposed.Just a little humble advice.Good luck with it.
     
  12. N24RE

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    Thanks for the tip. I will make note and make sure in rev3 it is covered more. I have been messing around and I can't see how I would get anything in there, but like you say you never know

    Thanks

    Steve
     
  13. Wulf

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    That's a real thing of beauty, Steve. :p

    Great work! 8) It occurs to me that if your time is preventing you from making them for others, how bout if a kit was made available for the handy members who are interested in making one for themselves? Just a thought. Again, great job. :p

    Wulf
     
  14. N24RE

    N24RE Member

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    Wulf,

    That's a great idea. I think that once I can get a kinks in the process worked out I will be able to do just that!

    Currently the only problem I am having is the plaster molds are only good for about 3 or 4 runs through the thermoforming press.

    I need to find a better material than Plaster of Paris and refine the mold so the Kydex won't destroy it when I pull it free.

    any thoughts?

    Steve

    PS..Wulf I sent you an email about the J-Hook