I’ve had an idea rolling around in my head for some time for a holster that I’ve got to start playing with. This would not be a CCW holster like what I’ve been making, but rather it will be an IPSC-style holster: flashy, spartan, and beautiful, but mine will be leather.
My sis-in-law recently started working at the local gun range. She will be able to CCW and/or OC while at work. Currently, her only handgun is a S&W 686 SSR. Although she loves her SSR, she’s a small-framed girl, and this gun is a little on the bulky side for her to CCW. It looks like she’ll probably wind up buying a Springfield for CCW when her license comes in.
So, back to the holster… I think my sis-in-law is going to be my guinea pig for my new holster idea. I plan on making her an IPSC-style, custom leather holster with just enough retention for daily wear for her 686. If this one comes out the way I want it to, it’s going to be one sweet step towards a whole new world of gunleather products for me! At that point, I’ll experiment more with gaming leather, including magazine pouches and speedloader and moon clip carriers (for which I do have some preliminary ideas). There are a couple of projects that I’ve got to finish up before I can do any of that, but it’s definitely next on the agenda!