John Bianchi An American Legend 50 Years of Gunleather

Dennis Adler

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John Bianchi: An American Legend 50 Years of Gunleather
Author: Dennis Adler
Introduction: James Arness
Publisher: Blue Book Publications
October 6, 2010
Hardcover. 260 pgs.

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From the Publisher:
Anyone who has ever owned a sidearm holster knows the name John Bianchi, the Godfather of Gunleather – who revolutionized gun carry methods and handgun performance throughout the world. This biography tells the story of the man who founded Bianchi International – the world’s largest manufacturer of gunleather for police, military, and sportsmen. Bianchi set the “Gold Standard” for quality and innovation for millions of shooters, law enforcement, and military personnel around the world during the last half century. Written and photographed by award-winning photojournalist Dennis Adler, this 260-page, 9x12 in. hardcover deluxe landscape format publication is a must-have for any firearms enthusiast’s library.

John Bianchi – An American Legend – 50 Years of Gunleather features eight full color chapters covering the extraordinary life of this firearms industry innovator, former police officer, citizen soldier, industrialist, Western personality, and great American.

There are few names better known in the gunleather industry than John Bianchi. His remarkable innovations in holster designs and his lifelong fascination with Western history are as legendary as the millions of holsters that bear his name worldwide. John has been a friend and inspiration to many throughout his long career and I am not alone in my admiration. This carefully composed biography of John s life by noted author and firearms historian Dennis Adler is a must-read for all who believe in the American Dream and success story.
      --James Arness - Gunsmoke's Marshal Matt Dillon

This biography is loaded with facts about Bianchi, including his passion for cowboys and the Old West, his military career, and why he created the Bianchi Cup action pistol competition. Dennis Adler has woven a lot from one-on-one interviews, including his close associations with famous actors and celebrities such as John Wayne, James Arness, Roy Rogers, Hugh O'Brian, Clayton Moore, Buddy Hackett and Sammy Davis Jr. There is an extensive history, well illustrated with color photographs. A fascinating story, well told, and the fabulous Western histographs that Bianchi produced years ago are worth the price of the book all by themselves. But there is so much more, topped off with an Appendix that includes brief reminiscences from a number of people who know or have worked with John Bianchi. This is the biography of a legend that is legendary in itself.
       --Joe P. Tartaro, Executive Editor,
              The New Gun Week

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