Vacuum Press for Forming Holsters
If you’re looking for a way to speed up your holster forming process, you’ve probably started researching either a hydraulic press or vacuum press, maybe both. I’ve never used a hydraulic press, but have been using a vacuum press to form holsters almost since I first started making holsters. What follows is a list of components I purchased for my kit.
Here is the vacuum pump I bought from Harbor Freight (note the hose & fittings were not included with the pump – they are from the veneer kit linked next):
And here is the kit you’ll need for vacuum forming:
The bag I bought was called a Dura Max Elite Polyurethane Vacuum Bag (they’ve either changed the name, or replaced it with a newer version), and I bought the 2 x 4 (30 mil) size