GUN Putting that first crappy holster purchase back to use

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  1. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

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    Probably like a lot of gun owners, I bought my first holster without knowing much about them. I wound up with the common uncle mikes. I eventually found out how poor a holster it was. The generic size meant the gun pushed too deeply into the holster keeping me from getting a proper full firing grip on the gun. It had no cant making it harder to conceal. The placement of the clip did nothing to help concealment or placing the grip at the right height compared to my pants. It got tossed in the holster box and replaced by quality custom leather.

    I've recently been using it some lately though. Most people (gun people at least) probably keep a loaded handgun for self defense in the home. I've never been a big fan of just throwing them in a night stand drawer or anything, I like the trigger to be covered. I've made a few modifications to my holster that make it useful again.

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    You can see the sewing done at the front and bottom of the trigger guard. The front stitching keeps the gun from being inserted too deeply, the bottom helps to snug it up a little more. I used some heavy waxed thread I use for making leather holsters but any thread you have will probably work just fine.

    I also added a small loop of 1" wide non-roll elastic to hold a flash light. It didn't take long to sew it in place. If your favorite light has a clip might not even need to do that.

    Now my worthless holster can hold a handgun, a reload, and a flashlight in one safe package. Grab it and move everything to another room quickly if you need. It won't get seperated in the night stand. The trigger won't be pulled as you reach in the night stand for it. The holster still has its belt clip which could be used if you wanted. I think you could even mount a 1.5" wide piece of steel bar stock set off by a few washers in places like under a desk, bed frame, or behind a headboard and use the clip as a way to easily mount and move your gun around.

    I'm bored :big grin:
     
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    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Sounds like you turned a crappy holster more into a "package" for ease of handling rather than use as a holster proper.
     
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    lolcopter. I still have my cheap original uncle mike's holster also. I still use it when I'm just running out to the store in shorts or jammies. :o

    Had a thumb strap on it, but i cut it off. Works good enough for it's purpose.
     
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    Nolimit26927 High Class White Trash OT Supporter

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    is that a brinkman xenon flashlight?
     
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    It was, now its a brinkman flashlight with a cree led :big grin:
     
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    I was lucky, i had friends with boxes of holsters so I got to try them all out before deciding on my c-tac.
     
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    lol i have that same light, where you get the cree for it?
     
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    Dealextreme.com sells several flavors of p60 replacement assemblies for like $10. I think I had to dremel off 1/4" or so of reflector to make it thread on enough to seat on the o-rings.
     
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    looks good, but why would you put the flashlight loop on the same side as the clip? seems it would be pretty inaccesible if you ever wore or mounted it anywhere :dunno:
     
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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Mine's a backpacking holster now. With the wide loops, it can get strapped on the outside if need be.
     
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    That's cool man.
     
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    For me I leave it laying on the left side because it puts it in a natural position to grab so flashlight up follows along. I assume if you were going to put it in your pants you'd ditch the light, I never use it as a iwb holster though personally.
     
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    that makes sense. plus im a lefty so i never even thought to figure in the side conversion for a righty :o
     

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