chiefjason

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  1. Your gun will be fine. In reality, most times the gun is not even wet. If you case the leather the moisture really does not come out of it. If I do get some water on the gun I just wipe it off. Gun finishes are pretty tough. Wipe it down after if you are worried and it will be fine. I have several guns that I use because no one makes blue guns for them. Some I've used for years with no ill effects.
  2. blue gun

    I kinda doubt you will find one for that gun. Lots of guns out there without molds for them. I've got several that I make holster for only because I have the gun myself. The old Ruger Mk II bull barrel is one of them.
  3. Sheath for dagger

    That's what they are called in the states. Regardless; simple, classy, and effective.
  4. Sheath for dagger

    Sam Brown buttons are very underrated. Nice touch. I've used them on a number of projects. Looks good.
  5. Here is my way. Most fronts are around an inch wider on both sides and the bottom. If it's a really thick gun maybe 1.5" on the sides. Here is Dwight's way.
  6. Intersting order

    I don't sweat the keyhole look. It's actually harder to clean up an edge to match it than it is to keyhole it. BTDT And the slot punches are useless for gunbelts. Particularly the belts these tend to go on. Any smaller and there would be problems. My guess is, some guys would like them to be even wider. I've tinkered with the idea of skeleton holes, 2 holes punched and a single cut to connect them. But have not tried that yet.
  7. Got an order for 3 holsters from a guy with a special request. 2 standard one, the third was an OWB small of back, high ride, palm out. Yeah. We went back and forth on details. I'm confident he has good reasons and he explained some of them. It will be a BUG while he is working. I usually try and talk folks out of SOB, but I took this one on. He's also part owner in a gun board I frequent, so there is that too. The more standard ones. Matching set for an M&P and Shield. With the Shield. Now for the SOB. Also added adjustable retention for this one. First time I've tried this. Shot of the back. I chose to add a full length reinforcement to the back to help stabilize it. Widened the belt tunnel too. Wore it around the house a bit. Overall, I'm pleased with it. Waiting for him to get some time wearing it for the final verdict. It wore better than I expected. Although you have to put the belt on the pants before putting the pants on that's for sure. And it wears better center to left of center, 6-7:00. Lets the grip ride in the small of the back and not hang out away from the curve of the back if it's at 5:00. I've already started another one like it, but that one will be left hand cross draw worn about 1:00. If the design rings some bells, Dwight's pocket holsters gave me the idea for the trigger guard side. I've used that on a couple other holsters, including and IWB single clip. Building them "backwards" has some advantages in clearing the grip.
  8. Soft Leather Holster Request

    This^^^^^ Stop the idea that a holster can be built to not wear a finish dead in it's tracks. I do this by letting my customers know that my Sig P238 shows most of it's finish wear on the right side safety, Right rear of slide, right edge of beavertail, and right side of hammer.......from my shirts. If he does not want holster wear my suggestion is he buy a gun rug and keep it in the safe. And yes, I've told folks that too. If he does not understand that, send him on his way. That's not a headache I would want to deal with. Also suggest that a soft material in the holster will likely trap dirt and debris and may INCREASE finish wear if used regularly.
  9. 686 Avenger Finished

    As long as the toe is open on the holster, and all of mine are, I just bone in the end of the shorter barrel and use the longer one for the mold. The only one I've ever had to cut one was the X frame. The 6.5" has a partial underlug, while the 8.5" Duncan's mold has a full underlug. I borrowed a buddies gun and cut the underlug to match but left the barrel intact. Having the mold cut down would be nice, I just don't want to buy multiple molds. I'm a cheap skate. lol Good looking holster too.
  10. My latest holster

    Personally, I uncover the mag release. The holster material is the most likely thing to activate the mag release. Cutting it away actually offers some protections in that the mag release likely does not extend past the material anyway. If your holster design bumps the mag release that is the holster makers fault. One of the only successful lawsuits against a maker I am aware of was because his holster, built to the department's exact specs BTW, activated a release and dumped the mag on the draw. Officer then got shot. Just some food for thought.
  11. If you want easier you do not want pull the dot. They only open one way and can be kind of tough to open. If you want easy you want a line 24 snap. If you can check his holster, the pull the dot snaps have a ring inside the female end and they have a flat lip in there too. Line 24 is just round. Figure out what he has first, then proceed. FWIW, I don't use line 24's on holsters (unless for thumb break) because I don't want easy to open. Line 24's on IWB straps drove me nuts opening up all the time and pushed me to DOT snaps. Any snap that bears weight on my holsters gets a DOT snap.
  12. I'm not sure the post end will work with leather used in a holster. Those are for fabric. The spikes on the male post have to go through your leather AND have enough material to fold through the washer to hold it in place. If you are using 7, 8, 9 oz leather I'm not seeing those working well. This is what most of us use. http://springfieldleather.com/Snap-Pull-the-Dot-4pc-Set
  13. The male part of a pull the dot snap is taller than a line 24, so the flat post does not work on it. I use a 6/32 T nut and 6/32 machine screw of appropriate length. A line 24 cap will work just fine for the female part, and that is what I use. If you order the 4 piece set I would assume the flat post would be taller to work with the PTD snap. DOT sells several lengths of posts, but you have to order larger quantities from them.
  14. Mag Pouch

    Looks good. Nice job.
  15. FYI, going rate has gone up a bit. At one point $2-250. I got a good deal, 2 mags, 2 sets of grips, already cerakoted for $300. $3-350 seems to be the going rate for all but the roughest ones now. Also, the CZ 82 and 83 are the same gun on the outside. And it really is a great shooting gun. Very accurate and light recoil. It's a niche gun but not a lot of guys making holsters for them either. And be ready to answer questions about international shipping. I've sent several to eastern Europe.