Bianchi Minimalist OWB Holster Review $55

Bianchi Minimalist OWB Holster Review

  • Weight Distribution
  • Concealability
  • Durability
  • Comfortability
  • Practicality

Bianchi Minimalist Holster Review

The Bianchi OWB Leather Holster is well defined by its name-minimal. The leather does cover the necessary areas of the gun, and extends far enough to distribute the weight appropriately. With all Bianchi products, you can expect a stiff and hardened leather holster. It is evident the molding was with a commercial vacuum, leaving out the perfection of a hand crafted holster. The retention system, made up of a loop and O-ring, does not appear to be of the highest quality and will likely be the first failing point of the Bianchi Minimalist.

The stitching appears rushed and the holster relies on the forming for the pistol retention. This is clearly evident in the picture. Look at the stitching edges around the shape of the firearm. They are rounded and spaced, relying on only the formed leather to hold the firearm. If the Bianchi Minimalist is exposed to extensive moisture or other harsh elements and the holster loses its shape, expect the fit of the firearm to no longer be the same.

Overall the Minimalist Holster is an appropriate if you have it for (pardon the pun) minimal use. At approximately $55 online, the author feels the holster is overpriced and would expect the holster-with its flaws and lack of craftsmanship- to be valued closer to $35.

Here is an Amazon link to Bianchi Minimalist for your convenience

Made for models:
BERETTA 20, 21 Bobcat, 950 Jetfire

BERETTA3032 Tomcat, 84B/84F, 92F, 92FS, 96FS Centurion, 8000, 8040, 8045, 8045 Mini Cougar, 92FS/96

BERSA Thunder, 380
COLT Commander, Government, Officers’ ACPPlain Tan1925619257, Detective Special, SD2020 2″, Government, Pony .380

CZ75, Compact
GLOCK 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 29, 30, 34, 35, 36
H&K USP Compact .40
INTERARMS Firestar, Mauser
KAHR K9, MK9, K40, K40 Covert
KAHRPM9 9mm T40
KIMBER Compact, Ultra, Custom II, Custom Target II, Ultra Carry II
RUGER LC9 9mm P85, P89, P90, P91, P94, P95, KP97 SP101 2″
S&W 13, 19 2″, 36, 38, 40, 60, 640 and similar J frame models 2, 410, 411, 909, 910, 1006, 1076, 3913TSW, 4006, 4013TSW, 4046, 4506, 4513TSW, 4516, 5904/5906, 6904/6906, CS9, CS40, CS45, Sigma .380, 1911, SW9F, SW40F, SW40V, M&P .40
SEECAMP .32/.380
SIG SAUER P220, P220R, P225, P226, P226R, P228, P229, P229R, P239, SP2009, (will not fit SP2340)P230
SPRINGFIELD 1911-A1, V10 TRP Operator
TAURUS 415T, 445T, 450T, 617T 2″ – 2.5″, 85 2″, PT-92, PT-99, PT-145

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