View Full Version : Blue Guns for custom holster making?

May 21, 2011, 08:09 AM
Guys I think I have narrowed my order list for Blue Guns for my holster making business. I will be making custom leather and Kydex holsters for IWB and OWB. I will be expanding my inventory as needed but would like to see your input. Please choose out of the list what handgun you would choose for a custom holster? I want to see if my list needs to be modified. Also add any that you think I should include. You can choose multiple guns if wanted.

Deja vu
May 21, 2011, 10:37 PM
I believe that the more options you have the better off you will be. I selected all of them. I think that you might want to consider pocket guns (and the Judge) as well because they are big sellers

May 21, 2011, 11:07 PM
I did not vote since, to be practical you'd need a few standard handgun designs to start out with; Glock 17/22, 1911A1 full size, Beretta M9/92FS etc...

I'd add that Blue Guns or Blackhawk training models may work, but I'd pay the extra $, and buy a few ASP models(red guns) that are the exact same weight as a fully loaded handgun.
www.Galls.com sells a few models; Glock 17 9mm, Beretta 92F, 1911A1 .45acp, SIG Sauer.


May 22, 2011, 08:07 AM
I didn't vote at all.
The reason is, I have to admit, I am sorta cheap. When I had my gun shop I did some repairs and installation of accessories. All gunsmith tools on hand would have been nice but I didn't want to risk spending money on something that might never be used. So, I ordered as I needed and added the cost of the tool to the job. That way I got my tools essentially free and had them for future jobs.
For holsters, I would order the blue gun when I got an order for a model I didn't have on hand. It would delay things for a few days but custom work is never overnight.

May 22, 2011, 08:17 AM
No j-frame holster? Snubbies are extremely popular these days for CC.

Dave Cole
May 22, 2011, 08:45 AM
My most popular models are the 1911 Govt.,Glock 19, and Colt SAA.Dave:)

May 22, 2011, 08:31 PM
I agree with Dave Cole....plus I would add one...the Ruger GP 100....fit's a lot of K, N, frames.....I've used that blue gun a lot.