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    Not your standard holster question,

    So I have a slightly different holster question.

    I perfer to carry in leather IWB holsters, and I'm left handed. I really like my Andrews MacDaniel II Nice and slim with a reenforced mouth. That's the style holster I'm looking for. And I absolutly despise genaric nylon holsters.

    The problem is, I Have this Taurus PT-908 that I'd like to carry. It's a reliable, singlestack 9mm. I'm accurate with it, and it has much the same manual of arms as my 1911's. I really want to put it in my carry rotation. However, this was not one of Taurus' longest lived products, and holster choice is slim, to say the least.

    So what I need from you guys, Oh gurus of the gun net, is a common pistol that they make holsters for, that is pretty close in size and shape to my Taurus so I can get one and make it fit.

    The Taurus measures:
    2.25" from front of trigger guard to muzzle
    4.5" from fron of grip to muzzle
    3" from bottom of trigger guard to top of slide (w/sight)
    1.625" tall at muzzle
    1.125" wide all the way back to the slide stop

    So can you guys help me out? What common pistol is close enough I can get a nice holster and make it fit?

    Here's some pics for comparison. The Taurus is between a PPS and a 4" 1911



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    No custom holstermakers in your area? There's at least 3 within an hour of here (SLC). Ever thought about making your own? That may be preferable to modifying a holster for a different pistol.

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    Yeah, can you live without the gun for a month or two? If so, send it to a holster maker; I recommend Side Guard here in Minnesota.

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    While I can live without the gun for a while ( I have spares), I was hoping to avoid the expense and hassle of shipping a pistol anywhere.

    I know how to run a sewing machine well enough to know that my holster making skills are not up to the level I want out of this project.

    ETA:

    I might have to give on the leather part. I'm thinking something like this made for a pistol close in size and shape. It's not molded too closely so there should be a little give in the design. Maybe I'm just crazy.
    Last edited by dogmush; June 6th, 2010 at 09:22 AM. Reason: more thoughts

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    If you find a cheap kydex holster that is close you could try and heat it up and remold it to your gun. Results however wouldn't be guaranteed.

    Do you have a gun shop nearby that will let you see what it fits in?

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    Have you called Sam to see if he can build one for you? If he can't do to not having one to fit, how about driving up and dropping it off? It's only about an hour and half to his place from Tampa. Point being call him and talk to him. Maybe you can work something out.
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    I know how to run a sewing machine well enough to know that my holster making skills are not up to the level I want out of this project.
    You don't make a holster with a sewing machine -- not a standard made-for-sewing-cloth machine. You make a holster with a hand needle and an awl, or a drill press.

    You glue the parts together with tacky glue and clamp them (spring fastners for paper work well as clamps.)

    Let the glue dry and mark the stitching very carefully. Be sure your stitches are equally spaced and in a straight line or even curve.

    Punch the holes with an awl or drill with a properly sized drill. Then stitch, using a big needle and a pair of needle nose pliers to pull it through the holes. Go around twice, so there are no gaps between stitches.

    Anyone can do it.

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    If you have a year to wait for your holster, Andrews is definitely an artist with leather; I would love to have one.

    I recently bought a KHOLSTER which is the best holster value out there and the most comfortable and best concealment holster you can buy (you can tuck in your shirt with your gun IWB).

    http://www.kholster.com/

    Use my Rebate Code for a discount: 03-3381

    It's infinitely adjustable for depth of carry and cant so you've got to be happy.

    I can use the same holster for my 3, 4 and 5" Kimbers and no part of the gun makes contact with my skin but the end of the barrel on the longer ones.









    It's seriously so comfortable I wear my gun all day long and forget it's there.

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    dogmush, have you E-Mailed holster makers and asked yet?

    Mr __dude who makes holsters__
    I am writing to ask about the availablity of a holster from your company for my ___model #___. I did not see my pistol listed, and I am aware that it is somewhat rare, but I hoped you might have a mold or an example of __model #__.
    Thanks for your time,
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    That's about what I sent out for my PPS when it wasn't listed, luckily the maker I really really hoped would be able to do it had a mold and just hadn't listed it yet (these people make holsters, running a website isn't even a secondary concern in some cases).

    Your thread could do with a title including model #, too ... someone must be packing that gun somewhere, how do they know to drop in on yet another random holster question? I almost skipped this thread because I'm tired of the same questions and asinine comments from people who stuff $1000 guns into $15 holsters with a belt from Wal-Mart
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    I have an Andrews MacDaniel II for a full size USP. It is a great holster and can make that brick of a pistol disappear under a t shirt.. Have you noticed that he is in Alachua? 2.5 hours up I-75 means you wouldn't have to ship it... Maybe you could schedule the trip around a Gator game?

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    @DogMush...

    OK...your Taurus looks to be an almost identical match to a Bersa Ultra Compact 9, or its twin, the Firestorm Mini 9.

    I own a Firestorm, and as soon as I saw the trigger guard, I recognized it immediately as being real close to the Bersa / Firestorm.

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