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CRPA Is Proud To Announce Its Industry Award Winner, John Bianchi!

January 15, 2016

John Bianchi is one of the oldest and most trusted names in “Gunleather” (a term coined by Bianchi 25 years ago). Bianchi was a California Highway Patrolman who started making holsters in his garage for fellow lawmen. In keeping with the American Dream, his garage business blossomed into one of the largest and most successful leather holster companies in the world—Bianchi Gunleather. Bianchi now runs Frontier Gunleather where he offers handmade Western rigs just as he did in his old garage. His company makes original, handcrafted western-style holsters and gunbelts like no others today.

The price you pay for Frontier Gunleather reflects a 40-year-old worldwide reputation for premier quality. There are many look-alikes, but only one original!  Twenty-six highly-skilled hand operations, the use of seventeen precision hand tools, three machine operations, and Bianchi’s lifetime of experience go into each and every treasured piece. Handcrafted the old-fashioned way, one-at-a-time by John Bianchi, Frontier Gunleather brings back a revival of the turn-of-the-century styles and craftsmanship. These collector quality holster outfits represent the best examples of the cowboy-gunfighter culture for collectors, decorators and shooters alike.

John Bianchi’s Frontier Gunleather is a true art form; an investment in tomorrow’s antiquities. The price you pay for any handcrafted product is based on three things: the quality of the workmanship, materials and design. An additional and most important element is the reputation of the maker. Bianchi is the author of the best-selling textbook, Blue Steel and Gunleather, the definitive book on the history, development and use of holsters. He has designed and manufactured over twenty million belts and holsters during his career as the world’s best-known holster maker.

We are so excited to honor Mr. Bianchi as the “Industry Award Winner” at CRPA’s 141st Annual Awards Banquet on February 27 – we hope you will join us in celebrating!

John Bianchi is one of the oldest and most trusted names in “Gunleather” (a term coined by Bianchi 25 years ago). Bianchi was a California Highway Patrolman who started making holsters in his garage for fellow lawmen. In keeping with the American Dream, his garage business blossomed into one of the largest and most successful leather holster companies in the world—Bianchi Gunleather.

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