In 1958, John Bianchi decided to build a better holster. A full-time police officer in Southern California, he wanted a holster that offered better performance, reliability, and function. He needed a holster he could trust. Bianchi set about crafting his first leather holster in his garage, one that he could wear with confidence and pride while on duty. Through the 50s and 60s, Bianchi focused on exceeding the requirements of the law enforcement and military markets, becoming the brand of choice the world over. In the early 70s, Bianchi expanded to the outdoor sporting and OEM markets, achieving dozens of patents and product innovation awards. Bianchi now offers a wide range of handcrafted leather holsters, in styles ranging from shoulder holsters to IWB holsters and beyond. Over a half-century later, the Bianchi hallmarks of handcrafted workmanship, innovative yet functional design, and exceptional quality are as strong today as they were decades ago.