I thought i'd share with you guys my experience and hope that it helps ppl. Thanks.
- Used old Toaster Oven and old used aluminum baking tray
- Razor Knife (optional for cutting only straight lines on kydex)
- Drill (to drill holes in kydex and leather)
- Dremel Tool (optional and used to shape or make precise cuts)
- Make shift wooden Vise (Picture below)
- Foam (I used whatever foam i had and floor foam. I've read ppl use the blue foam that you can buy at walmart in the camping section for sleeping bags.)
- White crayon to mark kydex (This is optional)
- "C" Clamp 6" (about $10 at home depot)
Optional Stuff you could use that i did not use:
- Heat Gun
- Sand paper
- Band saw or small hack saw to cut kydex into desired shape
Kydex Holster Kit from OldFaithfulHolsters . com
Vise made from scrap wood and a door hinge
Kydex sheet was 12"x6" but i only needed 6"x6" so i used a razor to cut the kydex a few times then had to bend it to break apart. I only used a 6"x6" sheet of kydex bc i cut a 6x6 sheet of paper and placed it on the gun for practice so i'd advise you to try that method before cutting and heating up your kydex
Next i placed my XD Service Model on the vise and place the kydex sheet under it to see how i would need to place the kydex sheet on top of the gun after i heated it up
I then placed my gun on the leather sheet to see how it would sit to get a visual idea of what im doing
I heated up the Kydex and placed it on top of the gun and put it in the vise. I used a "C" clamp and used the door hinge to create pressure instead of buying a few "C" Clamps. My toaster oven was at about 350 degrees so i heated the **** out of it but be careful not to melt it but if you, thats what the aluminum tray is for.
I placed the gun and molded kydex on the leather to see placement and be able to mark where i need to cut
I made the markings of where i needed to cut with the white crayon
Using the dremel, i cut per my designated lines.
FYI, when using a dremel it melts the kydex creating melted strands that can be peeled or sanded off.
And there you have it, an XD Supertuck for Concealed Carry for about $25 not including tools!
In the future, i will redo my vise with better foam and possibly buy a heat gun for more precise tuning.
Took me about 3-4hrs bc it was my first time and i did a lot of fine tuning. I imagine in the future it'd be about an hour.
Tips or positive criticism is greatly appreciated.