Saturday, November 06, 2010

J Frame IWB

This is a prototype J frame IWB I'm sending to JayG for evaluation.  I'm not fond of the revolver IWB holsters I've tried, I'm trying to address those issues with this holster--mainly trying to minimize the protrusion of the cylinder on the back side of the holster.    I put a U shaped leather spacer in behind the cylinder, to give it a flatter profile--it is a little better, but still not quite where I want to be.  I think I can get there, but I need to work some more on how I set up the press I'm using for molding.

Working with this holster also brings me to some advice--don't get cheap leather if you want your holsters to look good, it is much harder to work with.    The leather I used here was on sale at a fantastic price, but from now on I will stick with the better grades.  I have been using that hide for experiments like this.


  1. That looks pretty flippin' sweet. Can't wait!

  2. So when do you gear up for sales?

  3. I have sold a few already to friends--the Sig 226 holster on Jay's blog is actually one I started to make for a CZ-TT, but abandoned as not good enough to sell before I molded it--nothing structural, just some ugly stitching. The finish is also what prompted me to get an airbrush.

    Rather than throw the leather away, I used it for an experiment to see if I could mold around an airsoft and have it fit an actual 226 for Jay. I also decided that I didn't want it to be the example of my work, so I designed this prototype for the Snubby from Hell.

    The holsters I've been selling are basically the 226 design, but with the finish quality of the J Frame.

    I'm ready to sell the semiauto version now, but I'm going to get the dummy guns as needed, rather than a full wall of them right off--this will add some time if you don't want an XD or Glock 19-shaped holster. I think I'm close to being ready to sell the snubby version, but there's still a few things I want to work out.

  4. I would like to know if you xlnt to make these. I looking for one that will fit a j frame and how much you would charge? Thank you for your time.

  5. Do you still make these. I am looking for one for a j frame. If so pleads let me know the cost and how to get one. Thank you for your time.

  6. I've decided that I'm not going to go pro as a holster maker, at least for now--I don't think I can meet my own quality and customer service standards and still make a profit, so I'm limiting myself to in-person deals with friends.