I am not a perfectionist – just ask my wife – but I have an annoying tendency to want to do things right the first time, and not getting it right frustrates me. This despite the reality that, if I have no experience doing something, I cannot exactly do that something particularly well.
Anywise, enough whining. Aside from being wider than strictly necessary, yesterday’s lens cover holster turned out pretty well. That made up for this:
Oh, sure, it looks ok-ish from the side (aside from looking a little sad), but turn 90 degrees and…
That shim – the flat white thing – is there because my chicago screws are too long for one layer of 0.06” and one layer of 0.125” kydex… which is kind of funny, given they are almost too short for two layers of 0.06” riveted together plus one layer of 0.125”. Go figure.
Anywise, once I get shorter chicago screws, the mag sheath will be a little closer to my pants, but thanks to that big-ass clip, it will still be riding a little ways out… Given it is just holding up a magazine, I have to wonder if a premade clip like one of these would be a little better.
I really need to learn to cut bigger than I think I need, though, as evinced by the rivets on the left side, and I hit the problem even worse today. I am not sure if my oven just sucks that hard, or kydex naturally shrinks no matter if you go over 330 or not, but, yeah, cut big, bake it, and then trim it down to where you want it.
Speaking of, if you want one of those lens cap covers for yourself, drop me a line – like I told Nick, $20 including shipping should cover them. On the flip side, this is a fine example of the reasons I stopped weblogging for now (the comments, not the post – ENDO is an awesome dude).