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vgodley1

First Holster

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Hi All,

As a left handed person it is hard to find holsters so I decided to make one.  this is my 1st holster and I decided to make a paddle style OWB.  Wet formed the leather and used a hair dryer which really stiffened it up.  happy with results but need to keep working on my tooling.

 

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Nice! Is the paddle just stiffened leather or is there something sandwiched between layers of leather? 

LC

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35 minutes ago, vgodley1 said:

Just 2 layers of 8 oz with a 3rd 8oz "catch" layer.  May add a washer behind the catch part for more depth.

Nice! I've been thinking of doing a paddle holster as well, but I have a kydex pull off from an uncle mikes holster that I was planning to use. 

I feel your pain as a fellow lefty and not having many options out there. 

LC

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Update, I did just add                  2 - 1/2 " washers in the catch to widen the area and it works great now.  just slid them into the pocket and glued around.  need to get a little more die in there to make it look better.

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I did think about adding a stiffener between the 2 layers but wanted to try to make it work and allow it to mold to my body more.   have a kydex holster for another pistol and don't like the feel.  I used screws to attach the paddle and may make a backing plate and straps to convert the holster to use as an Alaskan chest holster. 

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Nice work...next time try to hide your hardware holding the paddle...you will eventually scratch ur gun finish...

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