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    I've got a Glock 22 that I like to use with a Surefire X200 light. The only holsters available are plastic and I hate plastic holsters if I'm in soft cloths. It's ugly, it's stiff and it's got no soul. Animals must die so that I can carry my gat in style. So anyway, I couldn't find any leather holsters for my pistol/light combo and I figured I'd try my hand at leather bending. You know what? It ain't hard. It's work, but it aint hard.

    Here's the work in progress. Just need to figure out the angles for the belt loops and figure out how to finish it. So far I'm into it $20 and 4 hours of work. Anyone know how to burnish the edges smooth?



    Next thing I'm working on is either a pancake for my daughter's P22 or another one of these with a thumb snap.

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    Safariland makes this leather holster for Glock 22 with light.

    Safariland 6285-8310-61
    Safariland 6285-8310-61 6285 Duty Holster, RH, Plain Black, Glock 17/22 w/Light (#6285-8310-61)


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    grumpycoconut wrote:
    Snip:Anyone know how to burnish the edges smooth?
    I've used the wheel from a pulley before and it worked pretty well.

    Go to a hardware store and get a plastic wheeled pulley with a wheel diameter of 1 1/2 to 2 inches, take the wheel out, wet down the leather a little bit and rub the edge in the wheel groove.

    I imagine that anything with a similar groove in it will work as long as it's smooth.

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    Good lookin holster.

    Do what Gordie said to burnish the edges.

    If you want a good custom fit to your gun, wrap your gun tightly with 2 layers of plastic wrap so that it is water tight. Soak the holster in warm water for about 10 minutes until it is real soft and pliable, then towel off the excess water. Now stick your plastic wrapped gun into the wet holster and let it dry. It also real easy to bone the leather while its wet, so you can get nice sharp lines real easy if you want.

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    Got it Finished:celebrate



    Now I get to wear it in and pick apart it's flaws.

    Maybe I can add on a thumbstrap if I do some tricky stitching

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    Nice work!

    Galco makes a holster that'll accomodate a Glock with a Weaponlight! It's a leather pancake style that doesn't look too bad. No angle to the belt loops though! I don't remember the name of the holster though...

    Just had to go look, it's called the Halo Belt Holster! I kinda like the looks of yours a little better though! I had the same problem a few years back! I had a Springfield XD with a Surefire X-200 on it and had to have a saddle shop custom make a holster for me! It ran about $80 and it didn't turn out too bad! I carried the heck outta that rig!!
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