DIY Video Lesson
Sheath/Holster Making
Making a Fold-over "Taco" Holster - Basic Design & Construction

In this video, instructor Robbie Feltman will show you the basics of fold-over (taco-style) thermoform holster design and construction. You will learn staging, handgun and material preparation, heating, forming, finishing and assembly. This presentation also includes jig design and installation for retention spacing and clip mount clearance. The demonstrated holster design in this video is done in tactical black cell/smooth KYDEX®; thermoform sheet and includes Flush Mount Clip placement and installation. This is a recommended video for beginning to intermediate hobbyist.

Specifications
Instructor = Robbie Feltman
Video Format = HD (High Definition)
Video Run Time = 22:55


Check below for all the materials and tools that we used in this video to customize own 1-piece holster.
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*CKK Sheath/Holster Molding Press - Bench Model - (8 x 12)

The CKK sheath/holster molding press is the industry standard in thermoplastic forming presses. Built from…

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KKSMP-12
8-32 - PHILLIPS - Flat Head - SS - Black Oxide - (.375 x .300) - (1ea)

These are our newest USA made, DFARS compliant flat head screws. These are 302HQ stainless steel, black…

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832FHP-SSBK-375-1
8-32 - PHILLIPS - Flat Head - SS - Black Oxide - (.500 x .300) - (1ea)

These are our newest USA made, DFARS compliant flat head screws. These are 302HQ stainless steel, black…

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832FHP-SSBK-500-1
Belt Clip - Universal Sheath/Holster - Flush Mount w/holes - (Metal) - 1.50

These are our heavy duty metal universal flush mount belt clips. This design is very practical when you…

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AV-BCFM150H-MET-BK-1
Belt Clip - Universal Sheath/Holster - Flush Mount w/holes - (Metal) - 1.75

These are our heavy duty metal universal flush mount belt clips. This design is very practical…

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AV-BCFM175H-MET-BK-1
Belt Clip - Universal Sheath/Holster - Flush Mount w/holes - 1.50

These universal flush mount belt clips are very practical when you want a thin profile or tight…

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AV-BCFM150H-BK-1
Belt Clip - Universal Sheath/Holster - Flush Mount w/holes - 1.75

These universal flush mount belt clips are very practical when you want a thin profile or tight…

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AV-BCFM175H-BK-1
CKK Rivet/Eyelet Flaring Die Guide - Journeyman Series

This is the stainless steel guide designed to align and hold our Journeyman Series rivet/eyelet flares.…

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KYRDJS-DG
CKK Rivet/Eyelet Flaring Dies - Journeyman Series - #8 - (1/4)

Our #8 Journeyman Series Rivet/Eyelet flaring die set is designed to "roll" the unflared side of a…

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KYRDJS-8
CKK Rivet/Eyelet Flaring Dies - Master Series - #8 - (1/4)

Our #8 Master Series Rivet/Eyelet flaring die is designed to professionally "roll" the non-flared side…

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KYRD-88
CKK Rivet/Eyelet Flaring Press - Master Series - (For Sheath/Holster Making)

Own the Original!
Get the flaring performance that you expect! The CKK Master Series…

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KYRD-PRS
Eyelets - #8-8 (1/4) - Black Finish - (for .080 KYDEX®/HOLSTEX®) - 100 Pack

These are the industry standard 1/4" inch diameter flaring eyelet/rivet used in making thermoform sheaths and gun holsters.…

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KYSR8-100
Finishing Washers - #8 - Countersunk - (Black Oxide)

These are finishing washers that are designed to work with tapered screws, such as flat heads.…

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AV-FW-08-BLK-1
Hand Setter Kit - (#8) - (for 1/4 inch sheath rivets)

This #8 (1/4") hand flaring set comes with (1) base and (1) flaring tool.

This…

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HRSK8
HolsterMolds™ - Holster Molding Prop - for M&P 9/40 SHIELD

Professional holster makers know that the safest, cleanest and least damaging way to create a holster for a…

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HM-MP9SHIELD-1
Infrared Thermometer - Digital Laser - Pro Line - (Thermoform Molding)

The key to professional thermoforming results is proper temperature control. With our professional line infrared digital…

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ITG-PL1
KYDEX™ Sheet  - Black - (.080)

This product is cell/smooth finish .080 gauge Kydex™. It is thermoform sheeting in Black. This is the…

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KYSHE08
KYDEX™ Sheet - Blizzard White - (.080)

This product is cell/smooth finish .080 gauge Kydex™. It is thermoform sheeting in…

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AV-KYSHE-BLIZ-08
KYDEX™ Sheet - Blood Red - (.080)

This product is cell/smooth finish, .080 gauge KYDEX™. It is thermoform sheeting in Blood Red, a…

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KYSHBR08
KYDEX™ Sheet - Flat Dark Earth - Fall - (.080)

This product is cell/smooth finish .080 gauge Kydex™. It is thermoform sheeting in Flat Dark…

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AV-KYSHE-FDEF-08
KYDEX™ Sheet - Flat Dark Earth - Spring - (.080)

This product is cell/smooth finish .080 gauge Kydex™. It is thermoform sheeting in Flat Dark…

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AV-KYSHE-FDES-08
KYDEX™ Sheet - Olive Drab - (.080)

This product is cell/smooth finish, .080 gauge KYDEX™. It is thermoform sheeting in Olive Drab, a specially…

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KYSHOD08
KYDEX™ Thermoform Sheet Drill - (for Sheath/Holster Eyelets) - (#8)

Used by professional KYDEX®, HOLSTEX® and Boltaron® knife sheath and gun holster makers, these specially designed, patented…

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KYDRL8
Mounting Assembly - Belt Loops - CKK Design - (with silencer) - (Black)

This is the mounting system that we use with our Tek-Lok and other sheath/holster belt loops and…

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TLMAB
Sander/Grinder - 1 x 42 - Kalamazoo (1SM)

The Kalamazoo 1-SM 1 x 42 inch grinder is the perfect choice for pro level kit…

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SMKG
Slotted Post - Stainless Steel - Black Zinc Coated - (1/4 in) - 10 Pack

These are black zinc coated stainless steel slotted posts. They are used for mounting sheath and holster attachments. Because they…

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AV-SP-250-SSBK-10
Slotted Post - Stainless Steel - Black Zinc Coated - (1/8 in) - 10 Pack

These are black zinc coated stainless steel slotted posts. They are used for mounting sheath and holster attachments. Because they…

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AV-SP-125-SSBK-10
Thermoform Item Masking Tape - 3M Brand - (2in x 60yd)

This is 3M brand thermoform item masking tape. When creating a sheath or holster, it is always…

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TIM23902M3
TLMAB Washers - Black EPDM - (.500 x .180 x .187) - (1ea)

These are black EPDM rubber silencing washers that are commonly used with TLMAB mounting posts, chicago screws, slotted posts…

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W-EPDM-500180187-1
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