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Old 09-09-2019, 08:41 AM
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This is my 1982 era Bianchi 19L and matching magazine pouch. It is still n my EDC rotation.
Both Bianchi and Safariland produced some nice leather holsters.

Bianchi Chapman Hi Ride

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Old 01-03-2020, 11:38 PM
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A while back I found a nice original Roy Baker pancake holster for my BHP:





This Bianchi rig came with the BHP when I got it:


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Old 01-04-2020, 03:53 PM
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Oldsters

Left to right.
Alessi shoulder. Circa 1985.
Surplus cotton canvas with metal lined magazine pouch.
Browning field. The same kind used in the photo on the manual.
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Old 01-04-2020, 05:31 PM
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Basket weave Bianchi #2.



Some non-leather from down under.

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Old 01-07-2020, 11:42 AM
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Both Bianchi and Safariland produced some nice leather holsters.

Bianchi Chapman Hi Ride

I have the same holster in a front break...


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Old 01-07-2020, 04:27 PM
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I have the same holster in a front break...


Nice, I had not seen the front break Chapman Hi Ride before.
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Old 01-07-2020, 04:31 PM
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A couple of Browning OEM leather holsters

Basket weave with Buckmark logo, introduced by Browning about 1990



A few years later Browning went to a smooth surface thumb strap with Buckmark logo.

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Old 01-07-2020, 04:52 PM
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Browning OEM holsters over the years

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Old 01-07-2020, 08:16 PM
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hi, here's my favorite hi power holster and my favorite pistol. That's real vintage leather, enjoy, mike
this.....
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Old 01-10-2020, 09:23 AM
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Israeli holster / mag carrier came with my surplus HP . 1990's vintage , same as the gun I assume .



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Old 01-10-2020, 11:23 AM
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Nice, I had not seen the front break Chapman Hi Ride before.
I doubt this one would be permitted on the firing line of any competition / discipline nowadays :-)
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Old 01-11-2020, 01:06 PM
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As long as the trigger is covered, it's OK for USPSA, but it is cut too low for IDPA, and the muzzle-forward rake would be a no-go, as well.
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Old 01-26-2020, 04:55 PM
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Vintage Bianchi 88

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Old 01-28-2020, 03:05 PM
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As long as the trigger is covered, it's OK for USPSA, but it is cut too low for IDPA, and the muzzle-forward rake would be a no-go, as well.
So true :-(

Funny how "Defensive pistol" is / became what it is. I "get" the rear pointing muzzle possible safety issue, but rule makers make much over what if scenarios.

Of all the AD's on a firing line EVER, I'll bet (because they're the ones I've seen) the VAST majority were with the muzzle forward while shooting, and / or doubling also while firing which is invariably downrange. I don't think I know anyone who had seen an AD straight down in the holster or coming out of it.

Oh well they make the rules.
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Old 02-13-2020, 01:16 PM
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Gordon Davis holsters

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Around 30-35 years ago IIRC, I ordered 453 Liberty holsters From Gordon Davis for my Hi Power, Government model and SIG P220. Still have the holsters, and they are still serviceable.
Gordon Davis (RIP) was a friend of mine---super nice guy---outstanding leather maker! I was managing gun stores, and people often wanted something beyond the brands most carried by gun stores or "Old West" leather, or for guns that were new on the market and no commercial makers were making them yet. That's why stores I managed carried Davis holsters in addition to other brands.
When I showed up wearing a Milt Sparks holster for my Hi Power that I carried every day, he gave me a Liberty model for the P35! He said it was the prototype for all his Hi Power holsters---I still have it and still use it!
When the store owner told our staff "No cocked and locked" single-action pistols after a home gunsmithed 1911 went off when the safety was released (no injuries)---I went with the brand new HK USP 9mm DA/SA---again, no holsters available---too new. Gordon told me that he had just made a large batch of holsters for the US Border Patrol who had adopted the USP. Again, he gave me the prototype holster which I still use to this day! RIP my friend.
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Old 02-13-2020, 04:43 PM
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Now that I LIKE!

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Keep the images coming.

Here is an Oliver Ball holster, probably 1960s or 1970s. From what I understand Oliver Ball was in the Ft Worth police dept and made holsters for Texas law enforcement as well as cadets. I believe he passed in the early 1980's.

Carved leather with thumb break retention strap.

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Old 02-13-2020, 06:25 PM
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Keep the images coming.

Here is an Oliver Ball holster, probably 1960s or 1970s. From what I understand Oliver Ball was in the Ft Worth police dept and made holsters for Texas law enforcement as well as cadets. I believe he passed in the early 1980's.

Carved leather with thumb break retention strap.


In the past, I have avoided "bling" holsters, with the idea that they're concealed, right? Just like 22" wheels with lights and spinners they can't be seen by the owner and are a fashion statement...

But THAT holster is:

"ABSOLUTELY NO DISRESPECT MEANT IN THE FOLLOWING"

Like A husband walking outdoors with a BEAUTIFUL wife in a religious sect where the entire head and body must be covered, only the husband knows the beauty beneath.

That holster is something else, and today they try to copy the look but fail. Current copies are dyed around the edges so you cannot see that the muzzle is not stitched, nor is the retaining strap OR do they use the same depth of the tooling, marvelous!

I'd own and wear that one in a heartbeat, thanks for sharing it with us!

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Old 02-14-2020, 10:32 AM
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Vintage UK Issue Web High Power Holsters

Vintage? You want vintage??

Here goes; two of mine:

A likely 1950s-1960s standard pattern British Army web holster; I believe these were a FN option, available in several models:



Here's a more modern (likely 1970s onward; may still be in use) UK issue web holster on a pistol belt:



Both have an inner pocket for a spare magazine. Both are effectively protective, but fairly slow to draw from.

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