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#1 Jim



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Posted 29 September 2009 - 06:27 PM

Howdy folks,

I would like to y'all to take a look at this Holster Making Tutorial. This will take you step by step through making a template for any size or model Six Shooter all the way through to finished holster.
The methods shown are those I have used to make lined and un-lined holsters for the last 10 years.
Even if you have never made a holster, the instructions are easy to follow with text and photographs showing each and every step involved in the process.
The difference between this method and others you may have seen or currently use is there is no Wet Molding involved to make a holster that fits right, tight, and out of sight.

Feel free to download the tutorial and by all means,



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Posted 29 September 2009 - 06:38 PM


That's a beautiful tutorial! A hell of a lot of work went into that! Thanks for sharing!


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Posted 29 September 2009 - 06:57 PM

I second that Bob. Thanks alot Jim for the tutorial. You made it easy enough for even me to follow. Thank You.



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Posted 29 September 2009 - 08:16 PM

Thanks a bunch for posting this and taking the time to do it. Excellent tutorial.

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Posted 29 September 2009 - 08:52 PM

This pdf file is a bit over 5 MB so give it a few moments to download. Jim, we can't thank you enough for all you have given to leatherworkers over the years. Your patterns and books are classics, and you are an excellent teacher. Thank you for sharing this tutorial with us. I'm pinning it now.

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 12:39 AM


Thanks for posting that! Great tutorial! A "must read" for anyone thinking of building this type of holster.

Rick J.
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 12:25 PM

I can't thank you enough for taking the time for the excellent tutorial. Just about every question I had about western style holsters was answered, and everything is clear enough for even me to understand - now I just need to break our the leather and the Ruger and get started!
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Posted 01 October 2009 - 12:21 PM

Outstanding Jim i love how you go into detail on laying out the mark to get the curve of the pistol now that ive seen this ive been doing it the hard way LOL
just an awesome tutorital thanks a ton for it ill use it daily

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Posted 01 October 2009 - 01:13 PM

Thank You very much. This had to take a good bit of your time. Sharing is the great thing about this forum.

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 04:56 AM

Great tutorial Jim, not sure how I missed this. But I've got it now and will be using it.
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Posted 02 October 2009 - 07:05 AM

That's an incredible tutorial! :thumbsup: Thank you for your time and effort in making it for us!

I see a new holster on my horizon!

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 12:16 PM

Nice job on the tutorial!

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Posted 02 October 2009 - 01:47 PM

I just got to ask why this wasn't posted a little over a week ago when I started a West Texas holster for a Super Comanche 45-410.

Seriously, this is a great tutorial and will definitely come in handy next time.


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Posted 03 October 2009 - 07:52 PM

Thanks for this tutorial. I have done leather for several years but want to learn about doing holsters and this is great to help me with. I printed this out to study. Thank you, larry

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 09:31 PM


I truly appreciate the time and effort you put into the tutorial. It is excellent!!!
Have you thought about submitting it to LC&SJ?

Thank you!
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