good evening gents,

I'm looking for some guidance on how to wrap a holster with cordura nylon similar to the safariland low signature holsters.

 

 

The limited i formation I've been able to find is either double sided tape or spraying it with someone like 3m laminate. Has anyone given this a try?

 

thanks in advance 

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-Tacticus

 

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3M  1357 would work great. Rough-up the plastic a little and clean (MEK works best if you can still get it)

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Originally Posted by mog:

3M  1357 would work great. Rough-up the plastic a little and clean (MEK works best if you can still get it)

Thanks, any idea on what deineer nylon or where to source? 300 denier seems like the ticket

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"in valor there is hope"

-Tacticus

 

12/5

I've used 3M 77 spray adhesive, starting with a good degrease/rough up of the holster prior, as mog mentions above.

 

I have used both 330 and 500 denier with similar results, but the 500d cuts easier with a hotknife.  The factory-coated Safariland holsters I have look like 500d to me.

 

After applying the slightly-oversized (at the edges) fabric, I vac-sealed the holster for a few hours to get the fabric as tight as I could to the holster body.

 

Afterwards I would remove the holster from the vac-seal bag, let it air cure for a day or so, and then take a hotknife to the edges.  

 

I'm not sure the vac-seal part is necessary, but it has held up well on the half dozen or so holsters I've done for others and myself.

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CROZ3212 describes the process well. The only thing I would add is to tuck the starting edge of fabric between the two parts of the shell where the T nuts are that retain the UBL shank. 

 

Cutting your fabric over size is important as the curves of the holster seem to use up materiel at a greater rate than dry fitting would indicate. The only holes I would precut are the three that will go over the T nuts. The other holes I recommend cutting after you have applied the #M Super 77 glue. I used a soldering iron tip to melt the nylon at the "tent" or dimple where you need a hole.

 

I have used Super or Krazy glue on any edges that start to lift. Works like a champ...

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