Bianchi International is recognized by shooting enthusiasts and professionals as the largest leading designer/manufacturer of innovative, high quality handgun holsters and accessories. The company was started by John Bianchi in 1958, when he was then a full time police officer in Southern California. Over the years, the company grew to worldwide prominence through its innovative holster designs and John's ingenious, and sometimes unconventional marketing strategies. Although Bianchi retired several years ago from the company he founded, his mark is left on a wide range of increasingly diversified and unique Bianchi holsters and accessories, available worldwide. Now as then, the Bianchi vision and commitment to innovative product design and handcrafting with the utmost care from the finest materials continue to set new standards in the industry.
Bianch's primary markets are law enforcement, military and sporting; and its products are sold globally through dealers and distributors.
Bianchi's many patented innovations have aggressively and consistently set the pace in holster technology. It was Bianchi's heritage and tradition in leather holsters and accessories that put the company on the map. Yet, while Bianchi's reputation for exceptional leather products prevails, Bianchi history also includes revolutionary holster design in ballistic weave nylon and other high-performance man-made materials. Bianchi is capable of filling large order requirements on tight schedules, while employing the most advanced production and quality assurance techniques in the industry.
America's involvement in Southeast Asia in the 1960s produced the dire requirement for a "civilian advisors" holster capable of comfortably concealing a large frame pistol and revolver. In response, Bianchi developed the revolutionary Model X15® Shoulder Holster, one of the most copied shoulder holster designs even today. The popularity of the X15® set the stage for Bianchi innovation in concealed carry design, which the company developed into the broadest line of truly innovative, concealment holsters available.
This event exemplifies Bianchi International's commitment to supporting shooters and the shooting sports. It was 1979 when John Bianchi founded the Bianchi Cup Invitational International Pistol Tournament and his vision was to see this competition develop into a circuit with the same level of prestige, sponsorship and winnings potential heretofore only given to golf tournaments and the like. Fueled by this desire to add professionalism to this sport, the company developed and managed this world-class tournament for several years until handing it over to the National Rifle Association in 1985.
On the law enforcement front, the 90s brought further innovations from Bianchi, in its ongoing pursuit to meet the critical issues of weapon retention for the duty holster market. Bianchi developed the progressive Pinch Retention Device (PRD), a unique internal retention device designed to enhance handgun retention in both duty and off duty holsters. Then in 1997, Bianchi introduced yet another innovation with its Slide•Lok Duty Holster. Providing comprehensive weapon retention, the Slide•Lok mechanism allowed the user to select his/her amount of retention, based on the situation at hand. With each new invention Bianchi has maintained its ever-vigilant security and design efforts to ensure standard draw techniques for a smooth draw and instinctive accessibility.
Enter AccuMold® in 1992, where Bianchi made a quantum leap in the field of nylon holster and accessory technology. AccuMold® holsters, accessories and belts continue to be product leaders today, almost 15 years later. AccuMold® is an exclusive Bianchi technology, including a patented process of contour molding ballistic weave holsters and accessories for a precise fit of the equipment they are designed to carry. The extensive line of durable Bianchi AccuMold® products now includes a wide variety of concealment, sporting, duty holsters and accessories.
Not one to rest on its laurels, Bianchi continues its research and development in the synthetic and security holster arena. In 2001 Bianchi introduced the next industry advancement - AccuMold® Elite
- a leather-look product that combines the strength and durability of synthetic, yet provides the professional, uniformed appearance of leather required by the uniformed law enforcement community - with half the weight. The company offers AccuMold® Elite™
holsters, accessories and belts.
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