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#1 Old 10-24-2012, 12:51 PM
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My New Hobby/College Income

Well, I recently got extremely interested in the second amendment, so I looked into getting my handgun permit. I went and took the course and paid the fee in TN, and I got my permit. After that I decided that it was time for a gun, so I looked around and shot a few different things and finally settled on a Beretta sub-compact. I love this gun...it is great.

After all of this, I was of course looking for a way to carry it. I looked around everywhere, and saw that there were very few people that made holsters for my gun, so I started to look at DIY holsters, and settled on Kydex. I bought all of the stuff to make my own, but then shortly realized that I could make a little extra money doing this through school. Right not, I don't have any trainers to make guns with, so I can only do local jobs, but I hope within the next few months that I can start to get some trainers where I can start handling out of area customers. Here is my setup and a few jobs that I have done. Let me know what you think and also let me know any way that I can improve for those of you that have been carrying longer.

Here is a list of the guns that I can do as well as the prices for the different holsters. If you have any questions about either, or want something different, message me on here and let me know what you are looking for. Also, you can check me out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CustomHolstersByRyan

Glock 17/22/31
Glock 19/23/32
Glock 36

Beretta PX4 Storm Subcompact

Ruger SR9
Ruger SR40
Ruger SR9C
Ruger SR40C

Springfield XD40 3"
Springfield XD9 3"

Other guns available by request

The prices are as follows:

IWB, OWB, or Vehicle Mount (bolt on) Black Holsters
-$30 local
-$35 shipped

IWB, OWB, or Vehicle Mount (bolt on) Colored Holsters
-$35 local
-$40 shipped

IWB Leather/ Black Kydex Holsters
-$40 local
-$45 shipped

IWB Leather/ Colored Kydex Holsters
-$45 local
-$50 shipped

My molding setup


Beretta PX4 Storm Subcompact Calcutta Black IWB Right hand draw



Beretta PX4 Storm Subcompact Calcutta Black Vehicle Holster

Hi Point 9mm OD Green OWB Right Hand draw

Hi Point 9mm Calcutta Black IWB Right hand draw

Springfield XDm .45 Calcutta Black IWB Right hand draw


S&W M&P Shield .40

Ruger P89 Calcutta Black IWB Right Hand draw

Springfield XD9 OD Green IWB Right Hand draw

M&P Shield Leather/OD Green Kydex IWB Right hand draw

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Nice! I'd get one for my 1911 if you were closer. Maybe after you get some trainers.

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That or the next time you are in TN.

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Nice.

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Good deal! Your stull looks great!

FYI, there is decent money made for kydex knife/lighter/gear sheaths, too - especially if you make some clever designs for popular makes/models.

People WILL pay $20 for a sheath for a $60 ESEE Izula.

I've seen them for multitools, bic lighters, firesteels, hatchets, tomahawks, EMT shears, etc.

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I'll look into that. Thank you for the information!

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OP updated. Tarditi, I got an order to make an axe sheath next week. I will post pictures whenever I get it done.

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285-75 R16 BFG AT-KO, Pro-4X Wheels, 2" OME Lift

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NXRocks Skids, TAG Rear Bumper, White-Knuckle Off-Road Rock Sliders

Exterior
Xoskel Bumper Mount Bracket, Blacked out Emblems, Weathertech Vent Visors, FOURTREKS Hi-Lift Mount, Wilson1000 CB Antenna

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OP updated. Tarditi, I got an order to make an axe sheath next week. I will post pictures whenever I get it done.
Dammit!! Now I have to send you my tomahawk.

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Haha just put it in the box too then.

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285-75 R16 BFG AT-KO, Pro-4X Wheels, 2" OME Lift

Armor
NXRocks Skids, TAG Rear Bumper, White-Knuckle Off-Road Rock Sliders

Exterior
Xoskel Bumper Mount Bracket, Blacked out Emblems, Weathertech Vent Visors, FOURTREKS Hi-Lift Mount, Wilson1000 CB Antenna

Interior
Pioneer AVHP3200DVD, Midland CB, Compass Mirror, Nissan All-Weather Floor Mats, Nissan Carpeted Cargo Mat
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