This article originally appeared in Sure Shots Magazine #Issue12 - May 2015.
This month in our spotlight of Women in the Industry, we would like to introduce to you the owner of Flashbang HolstersLISA LOOPER. With a background in fashion, Lisa has created a successful company creating gear with women in mind.
Sure Shots Magazine: Please tell us a little about your company, Flashbang Holsters.
Lisa Looper: Flashbang Holsters is a small family business located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. We proudly make all of our holsters and belts in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - the nation’s heartland!
SSM: How long has your company been in business?
LL: Our company as a whole was founded in 1938 by my husband’s grandfather. He’s a third generation business owner with Looper Leather Goods, our parent company. I started toying with the idea for the Flashbang around 2007 and then began to pursue it in earnest in 2009. We actually brought the Flashbang to the 2011 NRA Annual Meeting (first time we sold it publicly) and I remember that we sold exactly 42 that weekend.