John Bianchi: The Legend
In his lifetime, John Bianchi has been a police officer, a military general, competitive shooting, author and the foremost holster maker in the world. Photos Courtesy of Blue Book Publications and John Bianchi. From the article "John Bianchi: An American Legend."
The Company Grew
From humble beginnings on his kitchen table, John grew his business until he was able to rent his first building in Monrovia. From there Bianchi Holster Company grew into Bianchi Gunleather, and finally Bianchi International, headquartered in a 50,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Temecula, California. Bianchi sold the company in 1987 and stayed until he retired in 1992. Today, Bianchi International is part of BAE Systems, a global defense company which continues to produce the products pioneered by John Bianchi for nearly half a century.