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How to make a Kydex holster for a gun DIY

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1hYtSZzEs8
This is a video of How-To make a Kydex holster for your gun.

For more details go to my YouTube channel  SlavicFMJ, I have a video of me making it.
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1hYtSZzEs8&feature=share&list=UUXnhdsjtN34xBT0olCHmsYA

Materials:

2 x Sheath/Holster Making Foam - Thermoform Molding - (Mega Form) - (12x11.5x1)
9 x Eyelets - #8-9 (1/4) - Gunmetal Finish - (for .080-.093 KYDEX™)
1 x Hand Setter Kit - (#8) - (for 1/4 inch sheath rivets)
4 x Chicago Screws - Black Oxide - #8 - (.1875 x .250) -
1 x KYDEX™ Sheet - Black - (.080)





 
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Step 1:

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Tools:

- heat gun
- oven
- set of screwdrivers
- drill with 1/4 inch bid
- Dremel with stone/sand paper attachment
- 150, 300 and 500 grip sand paper

Step 2:

Anyhow. In the video I talk about what I made and how but a few things I left off and they are not in order:

How to set in rivets/eyelets:

Use a punch kit that I have in description. It consists of a metal base and a metal punch. All you have to do is to put an eyelet through your sheet of Kydex, then set it on a base and punch on the other and hit a few time until rivet will expend and look good.

How to sand down the edges:

Use low grit sand paper at first and make your way up to a 500 (fine) and make sure you sand down all the sharp corners EVERYWHERE.
CementTruck5 months ago
I love Kydex! I started out with ABS plastic but it is so much harder to work with.
SlavicFMJ (author)  CementTruck5 months ago
Yeah Kydex is nice. The 0.06 give the best definition, while 0.093 and up you really have to watch your temperature to not burn it.
This one was the one I made for my SR40C with .093. I just used lower temp but left it in the oven just a little bit longer. I've got a designn idea I've been kicking around for an all-in-one (IWB/OWB/Belt Loop/Removable Belt Clip) hybrid system. Ill post as soon as I have perfected and built the first prototype. The one in the pic is a modified Old Faithful holster.
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SlavicFMJ (author)  CementTruck5 months ago
oh that's cool. I need to make myself a good hybrid holster too.
0Troy6 months ago
This is from a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1hYtSZzEs8
SlavicFMJ (author)  0Troy6 months ago
yep, that is my video. I tried to make this a video instructable, but after an hour it still didn't work, so I gave up and made a picture one. But a link was in the description. Thanks for watching!
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