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View Poll Results: What Blue Guns to order for holster making
Beretta 92F 4 30.77%
Colt Govt 8 61.54%
Colt Commander 5 38.46%
Glock 17/22/31 8 61.54%
Glock 19/23/31 7 53.85%
Glock 26/27/33 7 53.85%
Kahr PM9 4 30.77%
Ruger SP101 3" 4 30.77%
Ruger LCP 6 46.15%
Ruger SR9 3 23.08%
Sig 226 6 46.15%
Sig 229 5 38.46%
Springfield XD9, XD40 6 46.15%
Springfield 1911 Micro 3" 2 15.38%
SW M&P9, M&P40 4.25" 5 38.46%
Taurus 24/7 2 15.38%
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Old May 21, 2011, 08:09 AM   #1
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Blue Guns for custom holster making?

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.

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Old May 21, 2011, 10:37 PM   #2
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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
Shot placement is everything! I would rather take a round of 50BMG to the foot than a 22short to the base of the skull.

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Old May 21, 2011, 11:07 PM   #3
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My 2 bits; ASP loaded red guns...

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. sells a few models; Glock 17 9mm, Beretta 92F, 1911A1 .45acp, SIG Sauer.

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Old May 22, 2011, 08:07 AM   #4
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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.
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Old May 22, 2011, 08:17 AM   #5
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No j-frame holster? Snubbies are extremely popular these days for CC.
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Old May 22, 2011, 08:45 AM   #6
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My most popular models are the 1911 Govt.,Glock 19, and Colt SAA.Dave
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Old May 22, 2011, 08:31 PM   #7
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I agree with Dave I would add one...the Ruger GP's a lot of K, N, frames.....I've used that blue gun a lot.
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