Good option for Leather holster

Discussion in 'Holsters and Cases' started by egriton, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. egriton

    egriton New Member


    This is my first post on the board. I joined in order to share.

    I've been looking for a nice small of back holster for a while and finally bought a Walther PPK holster from Sportsman's Guide, hoping to be able to modify it. See: Guide Gear® PPK 4 - position Holster (Product: WX2-223601)

    The holster is only about $27 bucks + shipping and there are coupons out there for up to $15 off. I had one from a prior order.

    At first, it was tight for my Bersa Thunder 380 (Pro), but it fit. Eventually, with a bit of work, the draw was fairly smooth and all I had to do was move the snap over. Here's what to do:

    1. drill out the rivet on the snap (use a bit just the size of the inside tube and drill from the inside, where the rivet's tube hollow is exposed). You only need to move one snap -- the one where the hole now is in the picture.
    2. for your new snap placement, drill a hole about 1/2 inch in, just on the inside of the stitching. What bit you use depends upon your mounting option (see #3)
    3. get a "chicago screw" or a new rivet (hardware or fabric store) and remount the snap.

    That's it.

    Here's a pic of the new snap:
  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    LT2108 Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporter

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  4. dustinedan2

    dustinedan2 Banned

    I thought i'd come here as i know several members on this board make their own holsters. What type of leather is best suited for a holster?