P64 shoulder holster

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P64 shoulder holster

Post by prangr51 » May 8th, 2012, 4:16 pm

After searching for a p64 shoulder holster i gave up when I found none for under $60, so I decided id give it a run and make one. Now keep in mind this is my FIRST attempt at this. I am the guy who failed art class all his life and i managed to make something respectable, so go at it!

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Re: P64 shoulder holster

Post by jonbw » May 8th, 2012, 4:35 pm

That looks like a good solution. Is it hand sewn and did you just soak the leather and let it dry over your gun?

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Re: P64 shoulder holster

Post by prangr51 » May 8th, 2012, 5:51 pm

Ya its hand sewn, but a drill for the holes helped alot. I wet the leather down and molded it around the gun, using a hair dryer to speed things up

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Re: P64 shoulder holster

Post by Curly1 » May 8th, 2012, 8:19 pm

Looks good.

How is the retention?
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Re: P64 shoulder holster

Post by juniustaylor » May 8th, 2012, 8:51 pm

First off, it's not bad at all for being a first attempt. Hopefully it will stay tight. If the leather does loosen up, and it possibly will, you can always add a retention strap to hold it in place. It wouldn't take a lot of effort to make one and put a snap on it. Great job!
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Re: P64 shoulder holster

Post by prangr51 » May 8th, 2012, 10:44 pm

The retention is ok. I will have to add a strap at some point. The leather i used was light at 4 oz, so it flexes easily. I am going to order some heavier stuff soon

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Re: P64 shoulder holster

Post by badgerjfr » May 11th, 2012, 11:55 pm

Looks pretty good. any idea of the cost and time put into it? my old man is the same way... he doesn't want to spend $80 on a shoulder harness, but wants one. and doesn't like to order stuff online because he paranoid of having his identity stolen. :? so maybe a home made one by his loving son would kill two birds for fathers day. :)
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Re: P64 shoulder holster

Post by eclipse57 » May 12th, 2012, 12:48 am

badgerjfr wrote:Looks pretty good. any idea of the cost and time put into it? my old man is the same way... he doesn't want to spend $80 on a shoulder harness, but wants one. and doesn't like to order stuff online because he paranoid of having his identity stolen. :? so maybe a home made one by his loving son would kill two birds for fathers day. :)
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Re: P64 shoulder holster

Post by prangr51 » May 12th, 2012, 12:28 pm

Having zero stuff to start with it cost me about $40, but now i have the needles and thread so that cuts a few off

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Re: P64 shoulder holster

Post by badgerjfr » May 13th, 2012, 9:02 pm

ok $40 isnt that bad. where did you get the leather needeles and thread? local store or did you order the stuff online?
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Re: P64 shoulder holster

Post by prangr51 » May 13th, 2012, 11:56 pm

I got it from my local hobby lobby.

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Re: P64 shoulder holster

Post by Huff » May 14th, 2012, 9:36 am

I purchased a shoulder holster from Laukart on gun broker. He had two and I got one. It is an original issue and is nice, total cost $30.
Check GunBroker and look at his other listings, there may be one left.

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Re: P64 shoulder holster

Post by badgerjfr » May 15th, 2012, 10:08 am

thanks huff.. i will keep an eye out. and pranger51.. i do have a hobbie lobby near me. thanks for the info.
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