How To Make a Gun Holster

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How To Make a Gun Holster

How to make a gun holster

Each Holster is made, cut, molded and finished by the same craftsman, we have several craftsman working in our production and as a proud craftsmen there is always his mark/signature on the packing slip. Vega Holsters use Italian leather that is treated in vegetable oil and molded directly to perfectly fit the gun. The proof of a premium molded holster ist the shape and contours of the gun visible on the surface of the holster. Falco Holsters only uses the highest quality leather during process of making a holster. 7 to 8 OZ (about 3 mm) thick leather is used and we always choose the so-called butts from the tanneries, the leather always arrives to production in its natural color. 


The process of making a holster

The correct cast is chosen and starts the production process, with the correct model cast the craftsmen chooses and adjusts the chopper blades, this blades go to a pressing machine that will cut all leather parts for the holster, for specific models or custom made models the leather is hand cut.

The shape is accomplished by first soaking the holster in a softening solution and then with  exact replica from the gun it is hand molded achieving like this a perfect fit for your Gun. The holsters have to dry at least for 24 hours, leaving them hard and very stiff, the edges are again rectifyed and painted so that the layers of the leather stay invisible and with no defects.The next step is to adjust, with a machine, the edges and round them so they can have a smooth touch and feel. It is now time to join all pieces together sewing and gluing, the body of the holster is now closed but shapeless.

The dry leather is now going to be impregnated with several layers of a special solution leaving it smooth and soft again, it is time for the last layer, the protective layer is composed by a special varnish, our recipe of many years, adding to the holster the shine, protection, durability and characteristic feel of real leather.

The holster is now almost ready to be shipped missing just the quality check, after checking and if passed the holster is sent to expedition area and is shipped to customer.

Well, we hope this how to make a gun holster article explaind that making a quality holster takes some time and sometimes your patience is necessary. We'll do our best to deliver your holster as soon as possible.

Time to choose one for you

It's weeks of crafting and the touch of the craftsman that make the quality you can feel in your hands. Follow the link here and choose a holster for your handgun now that you know how they are made.