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  1. Hildebrand

    Plastic rivet for line 24 snaps

    To prevent any chance the metal from the back of a snap contacting the gun in any way. In most cases it is the back of a snap on a thumb break. You can't really predict where the snap goes on the piece which crosses over the gun, this leaves the back of the snap exposed once you set it in place. I place as many snap backs between layers of leather as I can but occasionally you have one end up exposed. Todd
  2. Thank you Josh I appreciate the kind words. Todd
  3. Hildebrand

    Plastic rivet for line 24 snaps

    I use the little plastic screw covers the Home Depot sells. I just glue them on, I think they come in different colors. Store SKU #583539 Todd
  4. Thank you all. Chuck, that is double layer 16 or 17oz it is right at or just over 1/4" I don't think I measured it once it was stitched. Todd
  5. This is a set I just finished and will be picked up tonight. Its for a Smith and Wesson MP .40 full size. All comments and advice welcome. Todd
  6. I would go to JLS Leather on Etsy. He sells a pattern pack for mag pouches. It has single and double pouches for 1911. I have several of his patterns and they are all spot on stitching line wise. Todd
  7. In answer to your question about the inside of the leather being like suede, yes it is. That is what lead to the lined holsters. Also with the lined holster you get a stiffer holster which holds its shape really well. I have a couple that there is actually a click when you insert the gun. Todd
  8. @Frodo I am going to respectfully disagree. The suede type leather traps any grit and gunk you bring in when you holster your gun. Also I think the majority of suede leather is chrome tanned. I will stick with veg tanned liners, a little blue wear is better than a scratch from a piece of trapped grit or rust from the chrome tan chemicals. Todd
  9. Yes Adams leather he is with hank strange. I think you loose a little with the textured leather but it will work fine for practice. Todd
  10. Definitely stay with the veg tan for a liner. You can prebend but I routinely use two layers of 4-5 sometimes 5-6oz leather and have never had a problem with it wrinkling when bent. I always wet the centerline I am bending around inside and out pretty well before bending. I also have a shadow 2 and am working on a holster pattern. I highly recommend Sam Adams YT video where he shows how to get the stitch lines and then draw the holster. Adams Leather Works has a couple similar videos where he details how he gets the stitch lines. Also not sure how much detail you are shooting for but if you are looking to "bone" the holster for the gun detail to show through a lined holster makes that much more difficult. Good Luck, Todd
  11. Hildebrand

    Best belt/gun belt leather an source

    With leather everything is a give and take. Best advice I have is get some chrome tanned and some veg tanned leather and make your products then test both and see what holds up better for your conditions. Todd
  12. Hildebrand

    Best belt/gun belt leather an source

    @MCarlosED usually items like belts and ammunition carriers are made from Veg tanned leather. Cartridge loops made of chrome tanned leather would be to soft and wouldn't hold the shells, same for belts. I have no experience with carnauga wax, I just bought a bottle but haven't used it, but I have not had any failures using a top coat of resolene cut 50:50 with water. Mop and Glo floor polish cut 50:50 with water also works but there is usually a slight flowery scent. Todd
  13. Hildebrand

    Tape measure holder clip

    Never found a good source, but frankly it would be cheaper than $7 plus shipping to just buy the ready made belt tape measure holders and take the clip off thats what I have done for the ones I need. Todd
  14. Hildebrand

    16 Ounce Strap Supplier, 1907 Leather Sling Build

    For a use like a sling if you are going to go with 2 layers you really do need to sew it. If you don't have a machine you may be able to take it to a saddle or boot repair shop and pay them to sew it. A sling from a competitive shooters is going to be subject to a lot of different stresses while he uses it as well as adjusts it for the different positions. Todd
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    Drop down edge guide for CB 4500

    It appears mine has 2 threaded holes on the back so I am set. Thank you everyone for the help. ToddSorry the picture is sideways. Not sure how to rotate it.