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Finished these three up today, . . . one to be mailed out, one to be delivered, one to be picked up.

For a change, I really had fun doing these three. 

Each was a change in the way I normally do things, . . . kinda liked the change in pace.

May God bless,

Dwight

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very nice. That first one looks like a cross draw chest rig, do you have any pointers for those? I's like to make one for my Redhawk.

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Looking good!

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Those are fantastic, Dwight.

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Very nice work sir.

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Very nice. I like that first one too is it your design? 

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1 hour ago, Jake907 said:

very nice. That first one looks like a cross draw chest rig, do you have any pointers for those? I's like to make one for my Redhawk.

Thanks, everyone for the good words, . . . and yes Jake, and JD62 that is a cross draw chest rig.  I "created" it from several others I'd looked at, . . . and from the shoulder holster I made mimiking Doc Holiday's rig from the movie, Tombstone.  That is a GP100, 6 inch in the holster.  

I basically just made the holster, . . . a pancake style with almost a completely flat back, . . . left ears on the sides to attach the straps, . . . it has a strap around the back and one to go up and over the right shoulder.  I fastened the whole thing together with a couple of brass stud fasteners, . . . makes it quick and easy to change the dimensions.

Take a look at the pics, . . . the straps are 1 inch wide 4/5 oz, . . . holster is 8/9 oz.

I tried my best to get a fellow I know to let me build him one like this for the same model gun.  Nothing would have him but a regular shoulder holster, so that is what he got.  I would really rather have this for a cannon this big.  Its the one being hand delivered, . . . my son doesn't know it yet though, . . . it is his reward for allowing me to use the pistol to mold the shoulder holster.

May God bless,

Dwight

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I really like the clip on that cross draw rig.  Really simplifies getting it on and off.  Nice work.  I occasionally get asked for those but they rarely seem to follow through on getting one.  

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Very nice work, Dwight. I agree with chiefjason...that brass halter snap is a KISS method for on/off...looks good with the style of the rig, too! Angle/body adjustment I see there as well?  Well thought out...looks comfortable too.

The knife sheath and Cactus holster are equally well crafted...

 

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Nice work!

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Thanks Dwight!!

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As always really nice! Great work there Dwight!

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Hi Dwight,  That is a very clean setup.  Also, see you are wearing IWB holster.   Is that a S&W Shield?

Thanks for the post & pictures.

Seabee

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2 hours ago, seabee said:

Hi Dwight,  That is a very clean setup.  Also, see you are wearing IWB holster.   Is that a S&W Shield?

Thanks for the post & pictures.

Seabee

Yep, . . . I'm about to lose it though, . . . I'm thinking just as soon as the weather breaks, . . . my wife gets another chance at it, . . . I'll be gun shopping again.

I made a kinda-sorta copy of a Sparks Executive for it, . . . with some changes to make it fit me better.

May God bless,

Dwight

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Dwight,  I pickup a Shield last week, but haven't gone to the range yet.  I want to make a IWB for it.  Waiting for 8/9 bend form Springfield Leather.  Should be here next week.  

Seabee

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6 hours ago, seabee said:

Dwight,  I pickup a Shield last week, but haven't gone to the range yet.  I want to make a IWB for it.  Waiting for 8/9 bend form Springfield Leather.  Should be here next week.  

Seabee

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Don't let your wife shoot it, . . . ha-ha, . . . cause if you like it yourself, . . . you'll have to buy you a new one, . . . lol.

Seriously, . . . it is the 3rd one I've owned, . . . the first one I could not get to shoot straight, . . . shot 3 inches to the left and 1 inch high at 20 feet, . . . 

Nobody, including the LGS could move the front sight, . . . so I traded it, . . . 

Later tried a Shield .45, . . . a buddy of mine talked me out of it.

I don't like the .40, . . . and really do need something smaller than a 1911 at times, . . . so I tried one more time (they were on sale for $279, including 4 magazines) and am happy to report this one is good.

What pattern IWB are you going to make?  These are my favorites for the shield.

May God bless,

Dwight

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Beautiful work, Dwight!

 

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Dwight,

My Wife carries a Sig P238 HD.  I don't like clip holsters.  They are easy to put on and off, but they just don't feel right.  I going to make a loop IWB for the Shield.  Your looped holster is very nice.  Do you notice any problems with the loops being close together?  I would like to try to make a case/pouch holster with a belt loop, just don't know how to start.  

Seabee

Have a great day 

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Hey, Seabee, . . . the loops on the holster are actually all one piece of leather.  The two loops make it so it will not rock back and forth seriously on you while you wear it, . . . and if somehow one does become unsnapped, . . . there is no probability that you will lose holster and gun.  

Again it is a cabbage from Sparks gun leather, . . . first place I saw that arrangement, . . . liked it.

Tell me more about the type holster you want to make, . . . maybe some kind of sketch, . . . I just may have your pattern here, . . . 

May God bless,

Dwight

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Dwight, I like your two loop design, because it's capable of straddling a belt loop on the trousers.  That prevents any forward/back movement of the holster and makes for a more secure draw.

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Hi, Dwight,  Sorry I didn't answer sooner,  Wife said she wanted fresh trout for sunday dinner.  We drove up to are property at Bishop.  We like fishing the Owen River, it about 3 miles down the road.

I would like to make your looped holster in the first picture, if its OK with you.  I really like that design.  i've never molded front only with a flat back before,  Looks like a fun project.

Seabee,  Have a great day

                  

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Don't know  that I've ever eaten fresh trout, . . . I'm gun shy of fish to a certain extent for all the junk we have in our waterways here in Ohio.  Hope you all enjoyed it though.  The best we have here are bluegill and crappie.

But I digress, . . .  if you give me an email address, . . . I'll send you a pattern for the pieces.

That holster is easy to put together, . . . and is pretty comfortable.  When I put it on, . . . I sometimes forget to take it off until I go to bed at night, . . . then it's "ohhh, . . . ".

May God bless,

Dwight

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