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Texas IWB(inside the waistband) Holster
Review by WIlliam, Michigan 5 out of 5 Stars!
I just got mine, For my XD40sc and the holster is Awesome! Wearing it feels like i'm not carrying a Firearm... It was worth the wait, and its great to support a American maker... IF you really wan... »
Posted on 09/01/2010
Texas IWB(inside the waistband) Mag Carrier
Review by Steve R. 5 out of 5 Stars!
I just received my IWB Texas holster and mag pouch for my new S&W M&P .40c this past Friday. I've been waiting by the mailbox each day since Luke sent me the picutres of the finished holster. First, p... »
Posted on 04/25/2010
 

Explanation of options

Handgun Model:

This is a list of the current models that I have available. Often there are more but I just haven't updated the list yet, when in doubt just send me an email to check about a particular gun. If I don't have one in hand, then sometimes I can source one, it never hurts to ask. Also if you want to insure a specific gun will work just put the model in the options/comments and I'll take it from there.

Position of Holster:

This dictates where the holster will be placed. It refers to the side of the body you would like it to ride on. For instance if your right handed ordering a Texas holster to wear around 4 o'clock you would select right. When in doubt though just explain in the order comments where you would like the holster to go.

Colors:

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Black Russet Natural Cordovan  

 

         

 

Exotic Hides:

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Shark Trim Shark Full Coverage Elephant Trim Ostrich Leg Trim Ostrich Leg Full Quill Combo
 
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Elephant Full Coverage Gator with Elephant Trim Elephant with Elephant Trim Ostrich Leg and Shark Trim Gator Full Coverage
 
Other exotics sometimes available, some options aren't pictured. Also please mention colors for the exotics in the comments/options

Stitching Color:

This is the actual color of the stitching. One thing to note, stitching does take some dye, so if you order a russet holster with white thread, generally the thread will be off white in the finished product. Black will stay black, but if you have a question here as always feel free to ask.

Stitching Type - Hand Stitching or Machine Stitching?

Well I always offered hand stitching as an option, however as time has passed I've found machine stitching has been better than I had expected for durability. I've got quite a few holsters out there in the worst conditions and they have held up very well to the point that the stitching has never been a problem on them. As I've grown as a holster maker and built many rigs over the last several years I've developed more trouble with my hands, which at times cause me quite a bit of pain just from the day to day routine of holster making. So because of this I'm stopping hand stitching as an option, I just can't justify stitching a rig and it hurts my hands more than boning 10 holsters. I'll never dispute the fact that hand stitching with a traditional saddle stitch is really the strongest stitch that I'm aware of but considering my experiences with machine stitching the last several years I'm extremely satisfied with the strength and durability of my machine stitch.

Belt Width:

Normal gunbelts are 1.5in. well commonly most belts are that width, however you will ocasionally see 1.75in. belts as well. The reason it's important to tailor the clips/holster to the belt is to limit the amount of slop of the holster on the belt, which will make it ride better and more comfortably.

Belt Thickness:

Modern gunbelts are thicker than they have ever been with some exceeding 1/3in. thick, as a result I've found it's best to try and setup the holster to work on your thickness of belt. When if doubt just email and I can cover that as well.

Attachment to belt:

This is only an option on holster with removable clips, but this allows you to select which type of clips you'd like. I'll fill in more information on this along with pictures soon.

Full Grain Leather Lining:

Full grain leather lining does two main things. First it helps lessen the wear on the finish of the gun by providing a smoother surface against the gun. Also it adds a second layer of full grain leather which tends to make the rig quite a bit stiffer, and more durable over time. I would go so far to say leather lining might even double the life of a holster, really I think that is the main advantage to me, the finish wear is secondary. Also I occasionally get the question of why my leather lining is priced where it is, I pay the same per sq. ft. for all thickness of hide basically. As a result it doubles the cost of leather for the rig, I also laminate the two layers together and then stitch around any exposed edges to insure that they will stay together even if the adhesive were to fail.

Do you mind if I use your first name and last initial for promo pictures:

Normally when you see pictures on my site you will see a little line in the corner of the picture that says "Custom made for John D. of Michigan", this question is just asking if I can use your name in the picture, if not I will list name withheld in the photos.

Where did you hear about us?

Sometimes the place you heard about us isn't on the list, feel free to put it in the options/comments. I love to try and track who's talking about my holsters as well and see what is driving orders.