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 - Flush Mount - (Metal) - Police Black - (fits belts up to 1.50")

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

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AV-BCFM150H-MET-BK-1
Belt Clip - Flush Mount - (Metal) - Police Black - (fits belts up to 1.75")

These "metal" universal flush mount belt clips are very practical when…

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AV-BCFM175H-MET-BK-1
Belt Clip - Flush Mount - Black - (fits belts up to 1.50")

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

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AV-BCFM150H-BK-1
Belt Clip - Flush Mount - Black - (fits belts up to 1.75")

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

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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 Kydex Rivet/Eyelet flaring die is designed to professionally "roll" the non-flared…

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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
Eyelet Hand Setter (#8 size) - (Fits 1/4 Inch Diameter Eyelets) - (Includes Base & Ram)

This is the #8 eyelet hand setter tool. It is designed to create a "rolled" finish on…

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HRSK8
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…

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

These are finishing washers that are designed to work with tapered…

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AV-FW-08-BLK-1
Holster Attachment & Retention Washer - 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,…

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W-EPDM-500180187-1
HolsterMolds™ - Holster Molding Prop - for S&W 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 thermometer gun,…

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ITG-PL1
KYDEX® Sheet  - Black - (.080) - (1ft x 1ft)

This holster and sheath making material is cell/smooth finish .080 gauge KYDEX®. It is thermoform sheeting in…

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KYSHE08
KYDEX® Sheet - Blizzard White - (.080) - (1ft x 1ft)

This holster and sheath making material is cell/smooth finish .080 gauge KYDEX®. It…

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AV-KYSHE-BLIZ-08
KYDEX® Sheet - Blood Red - (.080) - (1ft x 1ft)

This holster and sheath making material is cell/smooth finish .080 gauge KYDEX®. It is thermoform sheeting…

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KYSHBR08
KYDEX® Sheet - Flat Dark Earth - Fall - (.080) - (1ft x 1ft)

This holster and sheath making material is cell/smooth finish .080 gauge KYDEX®. It is thermoform…

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AV-KYSHE-FDEF-08
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KYDEX® Sheet - Flat Dark Earth - Spring - (.080) - (1ft x 1ft)

This holster and sheath making material is cell/smooth finish .080 gauge KYDEX®. It is thermoform…

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AV-KYSHE-FDES-08
KYDEX® Sheet - Olive Drab - (.080) - (1ft x 1ft)

This holster and sheath making material is cell/smooth finish .080 gauge KYDEX®. It is thermoform sheeting in…

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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…

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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
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