Ted Blocker Holsters was founded in 1972 by Ted and Jean Blocker. Both were skilled in competitive fast-draw shooting. On the David Frost television show shot at Knott's Berry Farm, Jean set a world record of .31 seconds only to be bested by Ted with a .29 second shot.
In 1999 the business changed hands to Don and Shelly Brown. Don continued the Ted Blocker tradition of making beautiful quality holsters, which led to a Ted Blocker holster being presented to President Ronald Reagan.
In 2020 the company changed hands again, this time to Phyllis Devine. Phyllis and her family plan to keep the quality and craftsmanship of Ted Blocker holsters alive for decades to come.
Ted Blocker holsters and accessories have been used in several movie and television productions:
- Alien Nation
- Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai
- Indiana Jones The Last Crusade
- Simon and Simon
- Dukes of Hazzard
- Saving Grace (Holly Hunter)
- Southland (John Cooper)
- Private Practice
- Sons of Anarchy
- Bones (Agent Seeley Booth)
- Black Mass
- Terminator 2
- The Changelings
- Public Enemies
- Cowboys & Aliens
- Gangster Squad
- Live By Night
In Miami Vice, Sonny Crockett, played by Don Johnson, wore the Ted Blocker Lifeline Shoulder Rig the first season and into the second season of the show.
Top Quality Holsters
Ted Blocker Holsters 4500 square foot manufacturing facility and showroom is located in Tigard, Oregon, approximately 12 miles south of Portland. Our showroom is open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. Skilled craftsmen use only the best top-grain vegetable tanned leather. All holsters are hand oiled or dip dyed in the Tigard facility. Refinished or "painted" split leather is not acceptable for Ted Blocker Holsters. Every holster is molded to fit the gun, and over 500 gun models are available. All edges are sanded, beveled, buffed and finished with an edge coat. Attention to detail and customer service is what makes Ted Blocker Holsters stand out above the rest.