DIY Concealed Carry Holster

Michael, over at the Isserfiq blog, recently commented that he needed to make a holster for a piece that he has.  I’ve made a few holsters and decided to share this one that I made years ago on and posted to one of the old blogs.  It is an IWB holster that I used for a Rock Island 1911 and a CZ-52, both of which I’ve gotten rid of since.
I found a soft, supple leather, since it was going to to be IWB.  Hard leather would likely not ride comfortably.  I figured out that per piece I paid about $2.75 for the materials.  It is comfortable and works well.  Here are a few pictures.
As you can see, I double layered the back so that the snap wouldn’t rub on the weapon.
The strap hooks around my belt loop and snaps.  This prevents the holster from coming out when I draw.
I also double and triple stiched with faux sinew to make sure it was nice and strong.
It fit both my CZ-52 and my compact 1911 when I had them.
I tend to carry at 4 to 5 o’clock .


 Easy to make!  It took me about 25 minutes to cut and stitch.  If you can’t afford a good holster, try making your own.  It’s easy.
 Mike, Oscar, Hotel……out.

3 thoughts on “DIY Concealed Carry Holster

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  2. Well I better hurry up and dig up that piece of leather and get sewing. I think I still have a piece in the garage, though not quite as soft as yours. It might be a couple months though, as I’m in the middle of tearing the kitchen apart and the project seems to be growing every time we even think about it. You know how it goes, the cobbler’s kids have no shoes and a carpenter’s house is never finished. I was never a big fan of the plastic-fantastic-wonder-nines but a couple of years ago I scored a great deal on a SW-9-VE the S&W copy of a Glock, for silly money and have gone to the dark side now. The thing I like the most about it is how slab sided it is and it has no buttons or protrusions to dig in your side when carrying IWB without a holster. And it is probably one of the reasons I never got around to making one. But I really would like something a bit more secure.


    1. I tell ya what. I’ll make you a holster for every pistol you have if you finish the trim in my bathroom. 😉 Kidding, of course, but I know how you feel. House projects are never ending. The cool thing about making your own is that you can easily make tweaks to make it work exactly for you.


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