Book Review: 50 Years of Gunleather

Here’s the life story of legendary holster maker John Bianchi.

John Bianchi: An American Legend

John Bianchi was a soldier, a police officer, a competitive shooter and, of course, the world’s foremost holster maker.

John Bianchi: An American Legend

John Bianchi: An American Legend

Meeting A Legend: John Bianchi

His stride is confident, his handshake firm. He wears a Western sports jacket and a black bandana caught in a silver bolo instead of a tie. He looks you in the eye and calls you sir because he’s a gentleman, a perfect gentleman. His name is John Bianchi and he’s quite literally a legend in the shooting industry.

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.

Wiley Clapp on Luxurious Leather Holsters

Frontier Americans often chose to carry a handgun as a defensive tool. When it comes to portable weaponry, nothing equals a handgun and there is no better way of packing it than a proper holster.


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