Long-time pro holster designer/maker in the House

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    Long-time pro holster designer/maker in the House

    I made my first holster when living in the Orient at age 9 (for my Nichols cap gun, of course) and later was apprenticed to holster guru John Bianchi throughout the 1970s; and developed most of that company's holster products in the 70s and 80s including the M12 military holster. Built up my own independent holster design consultancy to two-dozen holster makers 'round the world including DeSantis, Galco and Aker during the 90s, which led to holster designs adopted by the FBI and other US agencies. During all that time earned 50 patents for holsters and related items, then found myself retired after moving to Australia (no handgun market to speak of here). Likely I can answer most questions relating to concealment (and all other types of) holsters because, as Elmer Keith famously said, "hell, I was there": CV.doc. Hope I can be of help to the Forum. Red (Richard) Nichols
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    Great having you here. A warm welcome from a long time fine holster appreciator.

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    Welcome aboard, from the other end of the world. Glad to have you here. Like QKShooter, I too am an admirer of fine holsters.

    No doubt I have owned several of your designs, including the Bianchi M12. That is a great holster, including the polymer cleaning rod built into the leading edge of the holster.

    Hope you find yourself a new place to hang out here!
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    Welcome aboard, I'm relatively new to making holsters myself.

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    How did you end up in Australia?

    Hopefully someday, lots of people will need holsters there...can always hope!


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