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    Disappointed in new Bianchi Holster

    I recently ordered a Bianchi Model 57 from Midway USA. It was a nice looking holster, as far as it went, but the belt loops were unfinished. The edges were unbeveled and the loop itself lacks about 3/16" in length to fit a 1 1/2" belt. I can fix it, but it is a pain in the neck to have to do so.

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    I would have a talk with Bianchi about it and see what they say.
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    I sent them an e-mail, complete with pictures. Got an automated "one-of our representatives-yadda-yadda" reply. Still waiting for the rep to respond.
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    Not trying to be facetious but I learned to make my own. Get closer to what I want and need. Can be done on a tight budget though I'd hate to know how much money I've spent on leather work. I tend to go overboard on my hobbies!

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    So do I, but this one was cheap and time for hobbies is scarce this time of year, so I spent the money. I already fixed the holster. The black one is Bucheimer Clark's. The rest are mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rintinglen View Post
    I recently ordered a Bianchi Model 57 from Midway USA. It was a nice looking holster, as far as it went, but the belt loops were unfinished. The edges were unbeveled and the loop itself lacks about 3/16" in length to fit a 1 1/2" belt. I can fix it, but it is a pain in the neck to have to do so.

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    Please post the results that Bianchi responds with. I'll be following this thread.

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    Was the holster advertised as having 1 1/2 inch belt slots?
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    Think Bianchi has their stuff made in Mexico nowadays. It definitely isn’t the of the quality they used to be known for.

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    I have a Bianchi that's about 25 years old with the same tight belt loops. I thought that's the way it was supposed to be. Mine is a band-aid design for the 1911 and I carry a Detonic Combat Master 3.5" condition one. I wear the lightest belt that doesn't sag, it's less obvious that way...

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