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holster snap problem

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Sonnytoo, Aug 26, 2011.


  1. Sonnytoo

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    Hi guys,
    Have a beautiful handmade "GIFT" holster that won't stay snapped. It has heavy-duty snaps on the straps, but this IWB holster lets them come unsnapped from the bottom of the snap...where most of the pressure is.
    I need security snaps on this holster, but the leather is glued and sewn and I hate to touch it.
    Can I modify a heavy-duty snap (all round inside) to resemble a security snap (opens only from the top)?
    Thanks for help. I can't be the first guy with this problem.
    Sonnytoo
     

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  2. barstoolguru

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  3. sourdough44

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    I bought a 2nd hand holster the other month that wouldn't stay snapped. I took a pointed chisel & 'buggered up' the 'female' side of the snap mechanism. I did it just enough to provide more hold for the snap, go slowly. It only takes one or 2 detents, in my case. Now my snap holds until I unsnap it.

    Not sure if this is your particular problem, but worked for me.
     
  4. Shadyscott69

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    Send me a pic. I might be able to help you out.
     
  5. GlocksterPaulie

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    Are they pull the dot snaps? They snap on and off different then most snaps. Shadyscott can explain if this is what they are.

    Paulie
     
  6. Sonnytoo

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    Thanks for help, I have sent Seth's Gunleather pix of my snaps.
    Sonnytoo