John Bianchi - Maker of premier gun holsters

In honor of John Bianchi, the esteemed founder of Frontier Gunleather, a legacy of forty years of exceptional craftsmanship in holster making, we celebrate his remarkable journey. Having now entered a well-deserved retirement, John Bianchi leaves behind a rich heritage of custom-made, original western-style holsters and gunbelts cherished by discerning collectors.

Under his masterful guidance, Frontier Gunleather has stood as a testament to the artistry of yesteryears. Every holster and gunbelt produced bears the signature touch of John Bianchi's expertise, blending twenty-six highly-skilled hand operations, seventeen precision hand tools, and three machine operations. His lifetime of experience resonates in each meticulously crafted piece.

Frontier Gunleather epitomizes the revival of turn-of-the-century styles and unparalleled craftsmanship, meticulously handcrafted one-at-a-time by Matt Whitaker. These collector-quality holster outfits pay homage to the cowboy-gunfighter culture, appealing to collectors, decorators, and shooters alike.

As John Bianchi passes the torch, it is with great pride and confidence that he entrusts the reins of Frontier Gunleather to the capable hands of Matt Whitaker. With an eye on preserving tradition while embracing innovation, Matt Whitaker shall carry forward the legacy of Frontier Gunleather, ensuring its place as a timeless art form and a prized investment in the antiquities of tomorrow. The spirit of John Bianchi's work lives on, as the cherished creations of Frontier Gunleather continue to captivate the hearts of collectors and enthusiasts worldwide.



All Frontier Gunleather belts and holsters are handcrafted of premium quality full grain cowhide, fully lined and saddle stitched, using only the highest quality hardware and hand finished with the finest oils, and leather dressing.


Your custom gunleather is typically finished in a rich golden brown color. Old world techniques of hand-rubbed oils and waxes are used to give a beautiful, long lasting luster to your fine leather.


Your choice of finishes are plain, smooth natural leather; antique border stamp design. Each choice is priced accordingly. Typical examples are shown throughout this catalog.


Three silver buckle styles are available. Additional hand-engraved silver conchos and trim are priced according to style and design.


Each belt and holster are individually handcrafted one-at-a-time. No two pieces will be exactly alike.

Stamping, carving and color will vary. This individuality duality enhances the artistic value of your gunleather. Matching belts and holsters ordered together will be perfectly color matched. Items ordered separately at different times, may differ slightly. Note: We offer a wide range of custom made belts, holsters and accessories not shown in this catalog. Phone us for more information and prices. 




All firearms are potentially dangerous and may cause great harm, personal injury or death. No person should handle any firearm unless such person has passed an accredited firearms safety course. Guns should be stored, transported and used with great care. Such care should also be used in placing guns into or removing guns from your holster. Your Frontier Gunleather holster should be used only with the specific gun (frame and barrel size) for which it was designed. Neither your gun nor your holster should be modified in any way, because alteration may increase the chance for accidental discharge. Always use the retainer strap (hammer thong) when your pistol is holstered. Fast draw shooting with live ammunition is not recommended, and should be restricted to full-time, paid professional shooters only.

Disclaimer of Warranty

Pursuant to the provisions of the California Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, this product is sold “as is” and “with all faults”. The entire risk as to quality and performance of the product is with the buyer. Should the product prove defective following its purchase, the buyer and not the manufacturer, distributor or retailer, assumes the entire risk of all necessary servicing or repair. The implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose and all other warranties, express or implied, are excluded from this transaction and shall not apply to the product sold. The determination of the fitness or the suitability of any product for a specific use is the responsibility of the buyer.

Loaded Firearms

Carrying any handgun with a live cartridge in the chamber immediately in front of the firing pin may cause an accidental discharge. Certain single-action revolvers should only be carried with the hammer or firing pin resting on an empty chamber. It is the user’s responsibility to exercise extreme caution when handling or carrying any handgun, and to assume at all times that the gun is loaded.

All product names, styles and designs are exclusive trademarks of Frontier Gunleather LLC. No portion of this catalog or its products may be copied in any form whatsoever without the express, written permission of Frontier Gunleather LLC.