just wondering how many guy make there on holsters. I have done some leather work and thinking about making my own. I picked up one for my hk but thinking for a shield. let me know if you make your own and what kind you make.
I make holsters for many automatics and a variety of revolvers. I've been doing it for 40 years and fortunately still have leather. It's a great hobbie. Make a paper template for the gun then transfer it onto your leather. I use a scissors to cut the leather and then punch out the holes. Then I stitch everything with a double stitch.
I'm a retired leathersmith.
I kept a leatherwork shop in Los Angeles, from the early 1960s through the late 1980s.
Holsters were not my major product, but I made them for myself and for the guys with whom I shared pistol and rifle competition.
I made some good ones, and also some flops.
I liked to experiment, and tried every new idea which came my way.
Some of those ideas worked pretty well, and some were utter duds. Generally, the simpler solutions were always the best.
A longish while ago, I wrote two short, informative essays on basic holster making for a forum member who asked about it.
If the thought interests you, send me a PM requesting them, and I'll forward them to you.
thanks for commenting. I have been making knifes for about 15 years and also made a few sheaths for them. I also know a guy that has a leather shop where I am sure I could get him to machine sew it if I wanted.