Originally Posted by bigrock44
I have the 3" cylinder Taurus, I honestly love the feel and weight of it. I just don't like the fact that I can't get a holster ( focus, kydex, etc...) to fit the 3" cylinder model.
Have you taken a look at the Blackhawk! Serpa holster? I have one for my 2 1/2" cylinder Judge and, for my needs, it works very well. They also come in the 3" cylinder models.http://www.blackhawk.com/product/SERPA-CQC-wMatte-Finish,1145,1410.htm
As to the Judge, it certainly is a niche product and a compromise platform. I consider mine to be a "beater" tool, not an heirloom weapon, that I use for a snake gun in the boat or on the tractor or trail. I subject mine to sweaty, dusty conditions, and the Serpa® holster works well to prevent inadvertent loss of the weapon in the lake or under the bushhog, and can be easily cleaned afterward. If I'm not shooting shotshells I can step up to the .45 Colt, realizing that in all circumstances this is a short-range weapon. It's not very expensive and I'm not too concerned about using it under austere conditions. For me, it fulfills a need pretty well, and I'm happy with mine.
I have the Ultra-Lite, blued, 3" bbl model, which has been discontinued. Weighs in at 26 oz.
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