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T8 Custom Kydex Holsters My take on what a T8 holster should be.

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 01:15 AM

Well I have a partially finished holster on the bricks, that I pressed with a hard foam cast I made for the forming plug.
It did pretty decent, but It don't quite form as precise as I would like it to, due to the kydex being so thick.
It does how ever have perfect functionality.

Now I will finish this one tomorrow, but I have another "beta test run" to try because of fate.
I happened to meet a new friend, who's Dad happens to own a huge cabinet making facility.
Come to find out, he has an industrial vacuum forming machine.
Whats even better, he said we could use it anytime we need to!
This will hopefully yield an even tighter form, getting a more professional looking holster overall.
Anyhow, this thing is getting ready to be released, and I should have the first one for sale within this week.

Here is the preview vid. Keep in mind that its not completed, so there are some odds and ends that need to be catered to yet.

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Posted 24 August 2008 - 05:27 AM

Looks like a nice clean holster nice set up,have you tested it while running, it looks like its pretty tight in holster. Keep up the great work can't wait to see the finished product.
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Posted 24 August 2008 - 02:07 PM

I would recommend sealing the bottom so that there will be no problems with fields and such.
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Posted 24 August 2008 - 08:13 PM

Thanks, and to answer questions....

I have tested it while running, but the retaining deal I am working on will insure that it doesn't come loose for sure.

As for the bottom, I havent decided what I will do as far as design for the bottom plug, but I will experiment with it on the next one I build.
Although, if one was to want it open like this one, then I can easily do that to.
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Posted 24 August 2008 - 08:41 PM

wow, nice work

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 05:30 PM

One question, is the kydex going to scratch up the marker or wear away the finish after numerous insertions and removals? Perhaps you should look at a way to put a really thin layer of padding on the inside to prevent any damage.
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Posted 26 August 2008 - 09:44 AM

I will be running multiple test with the holster, to see if it has any bad habits before anything is sold.
Once I know everything is good to go, I will release these to the market.
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Posted 02 September 2008 - 12:29 AM

Alright, just checking on stock for a materials order and found that they are out of green for a bit. Although, Im looking for another vendor now. I do however have black and beige, which is a good match for multicam.
I will be looking for foliage green as well.
I have made a few refinements to the last holster design since, and am not done yet.
I am however ready to start building these for people, and will have a payment option up soon.
I will be using paypal for now, but plan to have a merchant account setup within a few weeks, if not sooner.

Here are a couple pics of the adjusted outer mold.
I am almost finished with the tie in blocks for the gap in the back of the holster also. You'll notice how the new higher rise cut slips past the regulator on the side, which in turn makes the setup even more stable.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 01:53 PM

OK guys, ready to start production of these holsters.

Please go here for more info and a compacted thread

http://skunkworkspb.proboards82.com/index....d=14&page=1
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