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Suggestion -- wait to buy the Second Edition due in June 2022:  two NEW chapters, all-new hard cover

"Holstory" is the complex tale of the hundreds of men and women of the American saeculum 1905-1985 - the historic period when all the innovation in American gunleather was accomplished - who revolutionized gunleather designs to suit the Twentieth century and the repeating cartridge pistol. 

 

Think of the FBI's 'Jelly' Bryce; who drew his S&W .44 from his Myres' holster so quickly in 1934 that all five shots were in a gangster's head before the other man could pull the trigger.

 

'Holstory' is filled with biographical information about the 50 significant holster makers and the 250 players whose operations produced the seminal designs of modern gunleather that are still made today.

 

It's all accomplished in 224 full-size pages containing 74,000 words, 360 color images, and 1,100 footnotes in support.  

   By R.E.D. Nichols and John Witty.

Suggestion -- wait to buy the Second Edition due in June 2022:  two NEW chapters, all-new hard cover

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John Wayne autographed this b&w image to me in '78 on the occasion of my making a holster for him in the vein of his Red River favorite; shortly before his death.