How to Make an Airsoft Holster

Airsoft is a sport of strength, skill, and wits. Someone with this deadly combination in Airsoft can still fail without the right equipment such as holsters, tactical vests, and slings can literally be a lifesaver out on the field. Unfortunately, most kids don't have $50 to blow on a new holster, so a homemade one can be just as effective, if not stronger and more durable.

Steps

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    Turn the paper into landscape mode. (so it is thicker than it is skinnier) Then, lay your gun on the top with the barrel on the paper at an angle
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    Wrap the paper around the barrel of the gun and tape it down. Now that you have the basic shape of the gun, you can begin reinforcing and shaping the body of your holster.
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    Slide your fingers around the gun through the paper and smooth and push down any extra ridges, then staple them down. Be sure not to make the body of the holster too tight, or the gun may not fit.
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    Start to reinforce the outside of the holster by putting down a layer of paper tape over the body of the holster. Make sure to push down all tape and keep the bumps and ridges to a minimum.
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    Put down a second layer of duct tape, and then a third layer of duct tape to reinforce the paper tape, and to give it a stronger feel.
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    Once you feel you have created a strong enough base, it is now time to make the strap to keep your gun in place. Depending on the size of your airsoft gun, the length of the strap will vary. For full scale models, I recommend 12 inches (30.5 cm) of strap or more, to half scale, 7 inches (17.8 cm) or more, and anything below, you don't need a holster.
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    Cut out a strip approximately 3/4 of an inch thick, and cut it out all the way up. Then, reinforce the strip with a 1-2 layers of paper tape.
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    Lay the base of the strap halfway to the bottom of the holster, and secure in place with paper tape, the secure again with 1-2 layers of duct tape. Make sure when you wrap the strap around the grip of the gun, it stays on the grip only.
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    Then, make a slot to slide the strap into, create another reinforced strap, then lay it sideways over the base of the holster, and secure with paper tape, then secure again with 2-4 layers of duct tape.
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    10: To add a tactical belt attachment, repeat step 10, but with a 2 inch (5.1 cm) thick strap and place/reinforce in the top right corner of the holster.
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    11: Enjoy your new holster! Better then one from the store!

Tips

  • Creating a holster requires skill and practice. Good Luck!

Things You'll Need

  • Printer Paper, Duct Tape, Paper Tape, An Airsoft Gun, and Time.

Article Info

Categories: Airsoft