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This is how I built a custom holster for my s&w 686 revolver. The scraps were procured at hobby lobby for 8$. It's not tooling leather but does the trick. Be safe when handling fire arms, I claim no responsibility for your stupidity!

Step 1: Tools And Materials

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Tools: 4 hole punch, multi- hole punch, hammer, carving knife, edger, leather/wood burner, rivet and snap setter, crush rivet gun, needles, torch, belt sander. Materials: scrap leather, nylon thread, leather cement, crush rivet, rivets, snaps.
desertsniper (author) 1 year ago
When I was making it I anticipated the snagging issue, so it's not a huge issue. You just have to allow for the sight to slide all the way through with ease.
jgborell1 year ago
Awesome design. Definitely inspired me to try for my Raging Judge. Does you front sight post snag very much? If so, any particular remedy?
The Rambler2 years ago
This is really cool. If it didn't say scrap in the title you wouldn't even know it. It looks like you just designed it that way.
desertsniper (author)  The Rambler2 years ago
Thanks! I was going for an organic look while trying new techniques.
actionjksn2 years ago
If you get an upholstery awl which it looks like you may already have, Harbor Freight sells them, and look online at y tube for how to do a lock stitch, it is a great way to finish out some stitching like that. It's also great for reinforcing any other areas that might need it. I've used the lock stitch to sew entire areas it's very strong. It is a little harder than it looks at first.
desertsniper (author)  actionjksn2 years ago
Thank you, I'll give it a try!
3366carlos2 years ago
extremely nice.
desertsniper (author)  3366carlos2 years ago
Thank you
AK_Doug2 years ago
With the weapon resting that low, you will either need a really stiff backing the length of the holster, or a loop for a string around your leg. Otherwise it is really difficult to draw, because the holster follows the weapon.
desertsniper (author)  AK_Doug2 years ago
You are correct, and I have been thinking about adding a leg strap. If you draw straight up then its pretty smooth.