How to Make a Leather Shoulder Holster

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How to Make a Leather Shoulder Holster
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Leather shoulder holsters allow shooters to carry small to large-size handguns with complete concealment. Leather shoulder holsters are equipped with leather straps that intersect on the shooter’s back and evenly distribute the weight of the pistol and two loaded magazines. Leather shoulder holsters provide the comfort of leather with easy access to your pistol. When fitting your leather shoulder holster, you may find it beneficial to ask someone to help you.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Leather Shoulder Holster
  • Pistol
  • Two loaded magazines
  • Screwdriver
  • Scissors/Razor blade

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  1. 1

    Weave the leather straps through the loops with the unfinished sides facing each other and the excess strap protruding from the loop closest to your body.

  2. 2

    Put an unloaded pistol into your holster and place two loaded magazines into the magazine carrier. Magazines must be loaded to compensate for the weight of the pistol.

  3. 3

    Put on your leather shoulder holster with the centre disk riding high and centred on your back.

  4. 4

    Adjust the front and rear straps of both the holster and the magazine carrier so that they are level and hanging approximately three to four inches below your armpits.

  5. 5

    Let you arm hang straight down. If fitted correctly, the grip of the pistol should be approximately two inches away from the front of your arm.

  6. 6

    Install the retention screws on the leather straps with the screws facing outward. Remove the excess strap with your scissors or razor blade.

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