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Kydex work by cityofthesouth Kydex work by cityofthesouth
Some Kydex stuff I've been making lately. That's my 9mm RIA 1911 in the back, and a Taurus 24/7 Pro in the front that belongs to my brother. The war belt is an ATS that I just got so that I could start designing a mounting system for MOLLE. I figured a few of you might be interested but I didn't want to fill up my gallery with this, so if you want to see more got to this [link] to see the rest of what I have posted. There are some more pictures and lots of description. I have several more items on the work bench and more plans so I'll be posting more over there over the next weeks.
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spctanner Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice Work!
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DICEMAN987 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn, nice Taurus. I own a Taurus 24/7 compact chambered in 9mm with a 13 round magazine. Love the olive drab you have on yours!
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cityofthesouth Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
The 24/7 is the most underrated gun I can think of today. I doubt Taurus brought their shoddiest work when they created the OSS to contend for a US service pistol replacement and of course the 24/7 is essentially that gun. The only thing I don't care for personally is the grip shape (and the stupid ass lock out feature Taurus puts on everything but whatever). But I see these guns all the time for $300 and this one runs as good as any other gun out there. It's a great value that I guess didn't really catch on. I also love the sights. And when you take this thing apart, after some 1,500 rounds, it looks brand new inside. You can carry it cocked and locked .... I can't figure out why everyone doesn't have one. I should have one now that I think about it, but I can shoot this one any time I feel the need so I guess I'll be ok.
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DICEMAN987 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I agree, when I saw the handle in this pic I was very surprised that it was a 24/7. I have almost never heard anything from anyone about this pistol. But the one I own cannot hit a target at all.
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cityofthesouth Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
BTW, I don't know how experienced you are as a shooter so this may be pointless to you. But I find it VERY helpful to dry fire in order to clean up my trigger pull. The 24/7 has a mile long take up in single action and that takes a little practice. If you shoot from a holster then cock it, safety, holster. Then draw, safety off, aim and pull the trigger while looking down the sights. You are going to see what happens when you pull the trigger. Do it slowly and if you start right off the bat trying to do it perfectly you'll ingrain better trigger pulls. If you already have that mastered, then load a few rounds on the range, shoot them, then dry fire. Then you'll really see what you're doing because your body is ready for recoil. THEN send the gun back and make them fix it. :)
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cityofthesouth Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Far as I know they have a life time warranty. I'd send that shit back, because this one is a laser guided missile launcher. I borrowed it to shoot a few IDPA matches before I got the 1911 and all I heard was "What gun are you shooting?" ... like it couldn't possibly be the shooter. It's odd, no one knew what to say when they found out it was the 24/7. It's like they were drinking so much of the error web kool aid that they couldn't make their brain comprehend why this gun was functioning so well. I am talking about 20 yard shots from cover in the classifier with a 4inch barrel. That is when I got the most "what gun are you shooting" questions. Although it did bring out a few closet cases who would have never told anyone before but since I didn't seem to care they were like, "I have a Taurus this or that."

It kills me that people don't have any problem with the Judge, the most pointless handgun on the planet, yet they love bashing Taurus whether it's accurate or not.
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SomeNavySEALs Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks like you might have a problem with the AR mag, I see the pistol mags have an indent for rounds but the AR doesn't. I haven't used Kydex before would that make it harder to use that pouch with a loaded mag?
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cityofthesouth Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
I molded them with dummies in, and it turns out that rounds don't protrude enough to matter (they don't show up in the mold). It doesn't matter much with pistol magazines either, but rounds do stick out enough that you get spring tension when you shove the mag in, which can then help the magazine OUT. You find this more with the double stack mags than single. I just mold everything with dummies just in case, but as I said, with AR magazines the rounds are seated too deeply to matter.
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nightember99 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Wait wait wait...you made these??? Wow..this is some of the best kydex work I've seen. You ever think of making them and selling them?
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cityofthesouth Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Yeah I made them. I'm always making something. I would love to sell them, and selling mag carriers would be very easy, but the guns are another story. I would have to start a collection of blue guns .... which is doable since they aren't expensive, but I would just need to see an interest develop for this stuff. There are a LOT of people doing this, so I'm not sure I want to dive in or not.
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