Does Anybody Remember This Guy?

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    Does Anybody Remember This Guy?

    I thought I would ask this on the forum since there are people here from all over the United States.
    I was thinking about this last night.
    There was a guy (many years ago) who could carry concealed about 25 or 30 full size and assorted firearms on his person & then walk around totally undetected. Some were even full size Colt Single Actions!
    He was nicknamed "The Master Of Concealed Carry" or "The Father Of Concealment" ~ I sure don't remember.
    My brain is shot more than my pistols.
    I ACTUALLY SAW some old Black & White photos of this dude on one of the custom leather holster sites or "Wild West" sites - way back when I first got a computer.
    I have not been able to locate those web photos of him since...or even "track down" where I saw them!
    This guy was NEVER a big celebrity or anything BUT he "Made Some News" for himself locally.
    I am best guessing that he lived in one of the Western States.
    Anybody "Out There" know WHO I'm talking about???????????
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    Well, I did see an article in Guns and Ammo some years ago where Mister Bianchi himself concealed 29 different handguns on his person for a photo shoot. He said they quit because all that steel was getting heavy!
    I have carried three at once, but that was one full size and two BUGs....
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    armoredman is right, it was John Bianchi. IIRC, this photo was on the cover of one of his holster catalogs in the 1970s.

    I believe this photo also appears in his book, Blue Steel and Gunleather.
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    I remember that. I always wondered if they were as concealed in person as they were in the picture. I doubt it. Especially to a knowledgeable person.
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    Whats it matter if they were concealed how the heck could you walk around with out falling and or clanking

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    Question Bianchi Pic

    Quote Originally Posted by armoredman
    Well, I did see an article in Guns and Ammo some years ago where Mister Bianchi himself concealed 29 different handguns on his person for a photo shoot. He said they quit because all that steel was getting heavy!
    I have carried three at once, but that was one full size and two BUGs....
    I remember that pic.

    I have seen an interesting way to carry two BUGs I think it's called the New York Carry and was designed by a New York cop, It's a dual holster that fits in the small of the back and a pair of snub nosed .38s (grips opposed). OTOH, it might have been a Ted Blocker design. Anybody seen this or better yet used it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExSoldier762
    I remember that pic.

    I have seen an interesting way to carry two BUGs I think it's called the New York Carry and was designed by a New York cop, It's a dual holster that fits in the small of the back and a pair of snub nosed .38s (grips opposed). OTOH, it might have been a Ted Blocker design. Anybody seen this or better yet used it?
    That holster sounds NEAT as Hell!
    I love unusual holsters! I would love to see one.


    I guess it could have been John Bianchi...I think I would have remembered his name though because I knew about Bianchi Holsters back then.
    But, Yes it could have been him if there were photos taken.
    Thanks Folks.
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    Smile

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subahaba
    I'm not a big fan of SOB holsters, but if you took that design, spaced the pistols a little farther apart and put a small padded area between them to protect the spine, maybe it would work. Still be tough to safely draw from, IMHO.

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    Unhappy SOB Holsters?

    Quote Originally Posted by SSKC
    I'm not a big fan of SOB holsters, but if you took that design, spaced the pistols a little farther apart and put a small padded area between them to protect the spine, maybe it would work. Still be tough to safely draw from, IMHO.

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    Yup, especially if you have the butts facing outward, you're almost guaranteed to wind up "sweeping" yourself with your own muzzle(s) and that could get problematical for your health.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soflasmg
    Does anyone remember this guy?
    Looks like a target of opportunity to me.... :flamethro
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    QkShooter,

    Here are some Googled references to John Bianchi concealing ~25 guns on him.
    http://64.233.161.104/search?q=cache...ient=firefox-a [Note: This is a cached URL since the original on Glocktalk seems to have scrolled off into oblivion.]

    Here's another reference to the allegedly same event:
    http://www.findarticles.com/p/articl...26/ai_92585756

    Personally, I find that my 1911 on one side and dual mag holder on the other starts dragging my pants down after a while (and I'm 5'8", 185#) . . . I can't imagine carrying multiple guns without wearing suspenders (something I've always hated!). A Wilderness 5-stitch belt is on my short list and may help my situation.

    HTH

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    Thanks Folks!

    LenS ~ Great Thanks!

    Also thanks for the photo of the Double SOB rig. I really enjoyed seeing that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Subahaba
    That's ok, but I think I prefer their double gun shoulder rig instead. I could carry my Para-Ord P13 on one side, and my Taurus PT-911 on the other. That would give me 30 shots before I had to reload either.

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