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"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 fifty significant holster makers whose companies produced the seminal designs of modern gunleather - and 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.

 How to Date Heiser Catalogs 

Holstory's "List of Evidence" is sorted below in two ways, in support of the book:  

At LEFT it is sorted chronologically from the turn of the 19th century; at RIGHT the same information is sorted by PLAYER.

FINAL: July 2020.  Updates are not contemplated

chrono           player

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