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BillinOregon

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Making my own chest rig
« on: February 04, 2017, 08:31:42 AM »
I'm going to mock up a chest holster for my Glock Model 40, then make the holster itself of leather and the harness system using supplies from these guys:

http://www.strapworks.com/default.asp?gclid=CjwKEAiAlNbEBRCv9uy4j4SWrgwSJAB5MqJFLumVTgoVuL28e-OQ0F_UL66M9QBE-iopU6K6_lbCBRoCtm3w_wcB

Hope to end up with something very like the Kenai from Gunfightersinc, but avoiding the noisy Kydex element.

BillinOregon

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Re: Making my own chest rig
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2017, 12:54:02 PM »



I've made a dozen or so holsters over the years and it isn't rocket science. Here are the working patterns. The back piece will be of heavy 10-12-ounce skirting leather, while the wet-molded front piece will be of 6-8 ounce -- all of this oak tanned of course. I will make the shoulder strap of 2-inch wide elastic webbing, and the abdominal strap of 1 1/2-inch elastic webbing. The bottom one-inch strap will be of leather, and will attach to my belt. This will anchor the holster firmly against the friction of the draw.
Will post when I get this thing under way.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2017, 12:55:40 PM by BillinOregon »

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Re: Making my own chest rig
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2017, 10:53:22 AM »
Ended up using 8-ounce horsehide for the back and 5-ounce oak-tanned cowhide for molded top. This is the "beta testing" version so far. Got my order for webbing and buckles in to Strapworks.

« Last Edit: February 06, 2017, 04:21:41 PM by BillinOregon »

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Re: Making my own chest rig
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2017, 07:29:09 AM »
Cool, looking forward to seeing the end product!
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