Formally founded in 2000 by owner Josh Bulman, Bulman Gunleather is based in Newry, PA. Bulman is a full custom gun holster shop where every holster or accessory is made completely by hand. Like many custom makers, Bulman uses only the best materials and really puts a major emphasis on fit and finish. Josh’s finished holsters are some of the best on the market today.
Not many know it. Josh Bulman and Lou Alessi (owner of Alessi Holster) were great friends and seemed to have a deep mutual respect for each other’s work. As a matter of fact, Bulman and Tony Kanaly at Milt Sparks are/were the only other holster makers that Lou Alessi allowed to use his patented Talon clips. In addition to that, Massad Ayoob licensed Bulman to continue making a holster that he designed. Ayoob use to have this arraignment with Mitch Rosen (owner of Mitch Rosen Holsters), but he evidently decided to switch this arraignment to Bulman.
Josh takes great pride in the quality of his products and does some things that kind of set him apart from some other top level custom makers. For example, instead of using edge dressing or something similar to finish off the outside edges of holsters or accessories, Bulman actually burnishes the edges with various waxes to seal them. In addition, Bulman does an outstanding job of boning the holsters for a great fit.
Bulman produces a number of very nice holster models in various configurations, including OWB, IWB, paddle, and pocket. THR (The High Ride), the QRH (Quick Release Holster), and the PDC (Professional Dual Clip) are some of the most favorite ones.