By the Numbers: Galco Holsters


Galco International Headquarters in Phoenix

From the real cops and military personnel to the ones we watch on the big screen, all have at one time or another used one of Glaco’s world-famous holsters. Their products can certainly make you feel like any type of action figure. And now that you’ve been formally introduced, it’s time to get to know Galco a little more intimately. That way, if Galco ever pops up on a Trivial Pursuit question, you’ll be ready to throw down.

  • $7.25 million – According to Dun & Bradstreet, a business information provider, this is how much Galco rakes in each year.
  • 5 – Number of seasons the iconic Miami Vice aired in the ’80s, where the Galco Miami Classic shoulder rig garnered national attention as a recurring character — worn by pretty boy Don Johnson. And this, according to Galco themselves, is the No. 1 gun holster trivia question!
  • 2,071 – The number of miles Galco’s headquarters in Phoenix are from its top competitor Safariland’s Jackson, Fla., headquarters.
  • 1980 – That’s when Galco International was formally branded. The holster company was initially called “The Original Jackass Leather Company,” which kinda of has a ring to it.
  • 130 – The estimated number of people who work for Galco, another tidbit from Dun & Bradstreet.
  • 20 – Pop “Galco International” in YouTube’s search, and this is how many results you will find. Watch one of the results (below), an interview with Galco’s own Mike Barham about the company’s Hollywood history, as posted by Spookybacon.
  • 1969 – The year Galco was founded by Mr. Gallagher. No, not that Gallagher. Richard N. Gallagher to be more precise. We apologize for the confusion.
  • $49.95 – The price of Galco’s latest holster: Triton Kydex IWB Holster

3 Comments on “By the Numbers: Galco Holsters

  1. i have a galco holster marked 556 lg fr auto, i am looking for a cross draw holster with same fit. can you tell me what gun this fits?

  2. Holstering systems range from the very simple for small derringers that slide into your front pocket commonly
    made of nylon such as Uncle Mikes Holsters to fine
    leather holsters that are designed for in the waist
    band location and shoulder holstering systems. This original shoulder system was first introduced by Galco in 1969 (then the Jackass Leather Company) and has since become the favorite of professionals worldwide.
    Do not leave your Galco holster in direct sunlight for an extended period of time.

  3. Yes Sir, I have a galco international shoulder holster and magazine ! I would like to know what pistol it is made for? The holster has a no. 154 LG FR AUTO and the magazine no. is A1403! They are made of leather!
    Thank You,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.