Welcome to our shop policy around leather work with firearms, particularly slings and holsters. We’re happy to take on projects that fall within our guidelines and answer questions as to why we’ve set them as so! Take a look through, if you fall within our acceptable range, the details of what we’d need from you to start the project are below!
Our Guidelines Are:
1. We only repair or make holsters/slings for non-restricted firearms (“long guns”). We DO NOT repair or make holsters for restricted (“hand guns”) or prohibited (“automatic”) firearms.
Please refer here for government guidelines on the different classes: https://www.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/en/firearms/classes-firearms
2. Custom projects must be made from dimensions provided, we do not accept firearms into the store for sizing, molding, or any related work. (Please DO NOT bring it in – we may think you’re trying to rob us!)
3. We do not repair or make holsters for police or military forces, due to their disproportionate use of gun violence on BIPOC communities. We have a detailed post about this policy which you can find here:
4. We’re happy to work with indigenous folx and hunters!
Details to Make a Holster:
1. Type of firearm
2. Design of holster:
- Attachment point details (over-the shoulder strap, clip to saddle, etc.)
- Color: leather color, stitch color, hardware color and type (if applicable)
- Extra details: initial stamping or hand-carving work, pockets or shell holders
3. Very detailed measurements of the firearm:
- Tip! Sometimes you can find diagrams with dimensions online
- Length and width on every point that changes sizes:
- length of entire firearm, length of barrel, length to trigger from barrel point, etc.
- width of barrel, width of fore-end, width before trigger, width of trigger, width after trigger, etc.
To Start a Project:
Email us as much info as you can at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll get back to you within a few days with a quote and any questions we have!