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 Post subject: Finally...
PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:08 pm 
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...I have something to post. I have been quite negligent in posting as of late. Here's a little something to get me back on track.

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 Post subject: Re: Finally...
PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:26 pm 
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Location: Back in the USAAAAA!!!!!
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 Post subject: Re: Finally...
PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:47 am 
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Looks good. How about a little holster tech, if you can, without giving any secrets away. like:

How do you get the leather to stay "stiff", why doesn't it just go all floppy-like-gloves on us? It's like your holsters have been infused with something.


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 Post subject: Re: Finally...
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:36 am 
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That's nice..


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 Post subject: Re: Finally...
PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:33 am 
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nice. the stiffener question interests me also. my next pet project will be a range bag. comments accepted!!

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 Post subject: Re: Finally...
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 7:03 pm 
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The stiffness comes from good leather...and taking it from a spot on the hide that is suitable. The finish coat of acrylic helps some, but soft, crappy leather will never make a decent holster. Of course, if you want a nice soft satchel or tool bag you would probably want a nice, oiled leather.

Glove leather is usually from a different tanning process, which makes much softer leather. Oiled leathers that are worked to soften the fibers will have a somewhat similar feel. Holster leather is worked as little as possible to avoid breaking down the fibers, which would cause the holster to lose retention prematurely.

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