top of page

"More Press Than Any Other Holster Company!"

Updated: Jul 18, 2023

A former suit salesman and wannabe holster maker from the Seventies (his holsters were made then by other companies esp. Bucheimer-Clark) has recently claimed that his holster has attracted the most press of any in history (!). NOW HE CLAIMS THERE WERE 150 DIFFERENT ARTICLES ABOUT JUST THE ONE HOLSTER!! False, I have them all and it's a handful. Reminds me of Bill Myres whose obituary claimed he held 50 patents when he held only . . . three. Not even close, Bill and Jerry :-).

So I thought I'd make this rebuttal on behalf of the company that really HAS attracted the most print in history/holstory: Bianchi Holster Co's from its earliest days in the '60s through to the end of the 20th century. There are well over one hundred pages to follow about Bianchi Holsters, JB, their holsters; and the Bianchi Cup:

The supply of published articles that include references to JB and his company Bianchi Holsters is almost inexhaustible, and I've not the patience to locate them all. Above is simply what I've gathered in creating a complete holstory of the company.

Above and below, on any given day one can search eBay for 'bianchi holster' and get THOUSANDS of 'hits' both current and completed. The other guy's holsters? Not so much :-). The Bianchi Holster company was a force of nature in its time.

P.S. The book "Holsters and Other Gunleather" by Roger Combs draws heavily on Bianchi-identified gunleather for its images and text but I've not included those pages here; nor the pages from JB's own book "Blue Steel and Gunleather" which is entirely about his own products; nor from his own book "I Am a Legend" that also is entirely about him and his own products; nor the pages from my own book that is "Holstory -- Gunleather of the Twentieth Century" that has a full chapter entitled "Bianchi et al". For these four titles you all can buy these books!

Read more in my book titled "Holstory -- Gunleather of the Twentieth Century -- the Second Edition" that is available at and printed for you/shipped to you in USA.

202 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All


Commenting has been turned off.
bottom of page