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Alfonso Pineda was born in Argentina in1923 and grew up in Nicaragua. He took alligator hides from hunters he guided, and turned them into products which he sold. He settled in California in 1959, where he found a job in the Property Department at Universal Studios in Hollywood. It was there that he first met Arvo Ojala, the designer of the popular Hollywood Fast Draw Holster. Alfonso was soon working for Ojala, producing Hollywood Fast Draw Holsters. Eventually Alfonso founded his own holster shop, Al and Dick’s Holster & Gun Shop, with a partner. Approximately one year later, Alfonso became the sole owner and changed the name to Alfonso’s of Hollywood. In one night’s time he designed his excellent line of Fast Draw Rigs, known simply as the Number 1, Number 2, Number 3, and Number 4. Though best known for his beautiful Western rigs, many of which were made for Hollywood celebrities such as John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Jerry Lewis and Sammy Davis Jr., the shop offered a full line of sporting, police duty and concealment holsters. He passed away in 1995. The business is still in operation, run by a son and a brother.

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Alfonso’s Quick-Draw Holster

Alfonso’s Quick-Draw Holster