Thursday, April 15, 2010
Another J frame holser
This is the second version of this holster. In this one, I paid close attention and did not screw up the layout-- so the sweat shield was on the back where it belonged and I did not have to cut it off. I am happier with the boning around the barrel and ejector. I moved the rear loop about half an inch closer to the gun, and angled the front loop a bit, both attempts to get the grip to sit a little tighter to my body. I also moved the stitching in a little closer to the gun--this is another gun where half an inch seems to be excessive. So far it feels successful--retention is excellent, the draw is great--it feels like it is being held in by the boning, rather than friction. It also re-holsters one handed. I used better leather than previous holsters--I picked up a double back from Tandy Leather in Columbus, significantly better than the belly I was using.
For the next holster I make, I am going to take a life-sized picture to help figure out where to concentrate the efforts of boning--this is especially necessary since I am still using the vacuum foodsaver bag to get the initial rough boning.