Thank you everyone for the comments, I use them as a grade card of sorts. As for tracing...I have some friends and family out of state that like the holsters I make, I wondered if tracing was a way to make a holster without having the pistol or a bluegun. I agree with what has been pointed out that the gun thickness, leather thickness, and how you trace all changes final outcome. On this build, the stitch line is 1/2 inch out from the traced line, thats different than cutting the leather 1/2, or 3/4 inch as correctly pointed out by jlsleather, out from the trace line. For this build the 1/2 inch stitch line made for a snug fit that should "break in " just right. I think if the stitch line was 3/4 inch out from the trace line the fit would have been a little loose. For me....cut leather 1 inch out from trace line, glue edges, come in 1/2 inch from edge ( easy even numbers lol ) stitch, then trim to 1/4 inch of stitch line, put left handed holster in box of shame and cut out right handed holster ....TBD if this will work for different pistols ????