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    Dd you try any other sites similar to them,


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    • Re: Kydex holster making

      Originally posted by xora View Post
      Hi,

      I love Tm special the 4.3 and the 5.1 hi-capa.

      Can you put pictures of the Tokyo Marui M&P9 holster?

      Can i put the kydex on my tokyo marui hi-capa 5.1 with a polymer frame? I will damage the frame?

      Thanks
      Best Regards,
      Originally posted by xora View Post
      Hi,

      Very good job!

      Regards!
      I will get you a picture of the M&P9 Holster as soon as it arrives yes no problem.

      Those pictures Rubi-Tong posted are of my Hi-Capa 4.3 holster he made for me that I am now having remade in the same style for the M&P so it should be very similar to that one.

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      • Re: Kydex holster making

        Looking for a bit of advice, I made a kydex holster for my Glock 18c a few months ago and used EVA foam camping mats for the foam press. The problem is it left the shape of the gun indented in the foam so i assume it is a single use type of foam. Is there an alternative foam that I can use multiple times?
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        • Re: Kydex holster making

          I have used camping mat foam or similar and had the same thing happen, I found cutting it into suitable size squares and layering it means that although I can see the print still it wasn't sufficient enough to cause a problem with the moulding of new items.
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          • Re: Kydex holster making

            Time for a quick revive!
            After no luck finding a holster to fit my 93R with surefire x200 my mate donated a couple small sheets of kydex so I had to have a go.

            Equipment -
            Oven
            Cushions
            Chopping board
            Body weight
            Gloves

            1. First Mold
            Definition obviously wont be as good as with a purpose made press but I wouldn't want to put the pistol under that much pressure and I didn't want to make a dummy just for molding.




            2. Shaping and eyelets




            3. Rear Side

            Bladetech Molle-Lok Gen2 - Great quality - very sturdy - snappy mechanism




            4. Molle-Lok




            5. Mechanism




            6. HSGI Drop Leg




            7. Finished




            8. Test Fit

            Curve panel fits the HSGI drop leg perfectly - No movement at all. Paddles look a little oversized but the next stage is building mag holsters either side.

            Still need to remove old sidearm from battle belt or maybe relocate elsewhere - Backup for my backup :D




            Thoughts

            Great retention - adjusting small sections is very easy with a hairdryer rather than remolding the whole thing. Fantastically easy to sand and shape - edges can be tidied by drawing a blade perpendicular along the edge.



            As a one off project its almost certainly cheaper having one made. I think an equivalent holster would have cost around £80 from what Ive seen other users post. I had fun with it though and as the kydex was free it was still worth it. For those looking to buy eyelet setting tools - don't buy from UK or US - prices are a joke for two tiny bits of metal. Lots of German sites online as there is a big knife making community over there.
            When searching look for "Ösen" (eyelets)

            I got mine from here:

            http://www.com2you-biwak.de/

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            • Re: Kydex holster making

              Well, I started this thread several years ago as I too didn't want to pay over the odds for what incoyld do myself.
              Done quite a few for people on here too until life, work and family got in the way.
              Just getting back into skirmish so needed to drag the old press out again.
              Yep I think I've still got it lol.

              Glock 34 with a Nuprol Nx200

              ASG P09.

              Both 2mm.

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              • Re: Kydex holster making

                Originally posted by -Archer- View Post
                Looking for a bit of advice, I made a kydex holster for my Glock 18c a few months ago and used EVA foam camping mats for the foam press. The problem is it left the shape of the gun indented in the foam so i assume it is a single use type of foam. Is there an alternative foam that I can use multiple times?
                The proper stuff is 1inch silicone foam. Nothing will last however, even the proper stuff will last around 20 presses and even that leaves depressions.

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                • Re: Kydex holster making

                  Been 'dabbling' with kydex as well these are a few I've made so far .


                  And totally agree you just can't do it with out a press of some sort .
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                  • Re: Kydex holster making

                    Originally posted by druid799 View Post
                    Been 'dabbling' with kydex as well these are a few I've made so far .


                    And totally agree you just can't do it with out a press of some sort .
                    Yeah a press makes all the difference. Mines just 2 pieces of kitchen worktop, 2 pieces of Silicone foam and 4 G-clamps.
                    Tools I use a dremel and a small belt sander. Makes shaping them so much easier.

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                    • Re: Kydex holster making

                      Mines even simpler , two pieces of old floor board , 6 holes drilled through both pieces at one end , thread string through the holes so I can very the height depending on what I'm shaping then eny thing from 2-6 layers of kip-mat with a piece of kitchen foil laid over the contact piece to act as insulation from the hot kydex and a bigass squeeze clamp on the other end . I use a heat gun to soften the kydex .
                      Yup dremel for me too but I have recently treated my self to grinder/belt sander so this really makes a difference as well .
                      From deepest darkest pagan Wales ! The steel wolves !

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                      • Well done quite a bit in the last few months, Evo mag pouches...multi adjustable for angle and tension, can be worn inverted.
                        Several holsters too.
                        Next is a membraneless vac form press. And 3D printed formers to get the business production off to a flying start. Aiming for around 10 a day.

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