Made in the USA

Richard N. Gallagher founded Galco International in 1969 as a small family business in Chicago, Illinois. Then known as "The Famous Jackass Leather Company,” Mr. Gallagher specialized in holsters constructed of horsehide.

With a name change in 1980 and a move to Phoenix in 1983, Galco continued to grow, and has since become the largest manufacturer of leather holsters in the USA. Already famous for high quality and innovative designs, Galco gained worldwide notoriety when Don Johnson chose to wear the Jackass shoulder rig in the popular TV series Miami Vice. This holster, now known as the Miami Classic, remains the flagship of Galco’s holster line.

Perhaps more importantly, Galco remains a major force in real-world firearms use. All branches of the US military, along with many federal and local law enforcement agencies, use Galco holsters every day. Likewise, lawfully armed citizens have found Galco to represent the highest quality and performance in the industry. From our premium saddle leather, exotic leathers, Kydex and of course horsehide, to the designs that have made us famous, Galco continues to be "for those who demand the best... and know the difference.”

There are many reasons for our success, but no single factor is more important than the dedication and effort of our team members.  While our competitors may copy our techniques and designs, they cannot duplicate the loyalty, enthusiasm and commitment of our people.  Without the diverse attributes and skills of our team members, Galco could never have achieved the reputation we enjoy today.

Galco’s experience over five decades has demonstrated that openness, honesty and directness of communication between management and team members brings a work environment of excellence.  Galco demonstrates its commitment to our team members by listening and responding to their concerns. For these reasons, Galco retains a loyal cadre of valued team members, many of whom have been with us for decades.

Full time employees are offered a comprehensive benefits package, including Medical and Dental insurance, and 401k.


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