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    Who EDCs a judge?

    I'm interested in who EDCs a judge and what do you carry it in. I made a leather owb holster for my poly a couple of weeks ago and have only carried it once. The large cylinder make is a bit difficult to carry in summer attire.
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    My brother used to carry his Taurus Judge with him when he went for walks. At first he carried it inside of a shoulder holster, then eventually he replaced it with a Blackhawk belt holster.

    That being said, nowadays he carries a Ruger LC9s because it's much lighter and he never encountered anything worse than snakes. At the time there had been hog sightings in the area, so it made more sense to carry the Judge.

    Personally, I would only carry the Judge if I were going hiking or something out in the wilderness where most predators are the four-legged variety. It just seems too big, too bulky, too heavy, too much for EDC.
    If my heart was set on carrying the Judge, then I would opt for the Public Defender Poly model to make it a bit more carry-friendly.
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    That's kinda pushing the envelope, Edc of a 3x3 Judge, the handgun is huge, mine is carried when I do carry it using a IWB kydex holster, seems to support weight distribution of it better, but the Taurus judge as an EDC for this person is out of the question, my EDC is a Glock 42 in .380 I can pocket carry if I want to ....

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    I only know one person who carries a Judge, a woman. She's got one of those special carry purses with a hidden middle pocket. She just reaches in the middle of the purse from the outside and out comes the cannon. I presume the visual would deter any attacker.
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    No love for the PD? I think that would be a great concealed carry gun.
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    I kind of do. When I'm in the woods for camping, hunting, and hiking, I carry my Judge. Otherwise, there are better, more concealable options in my inventory. The Judge makes a great woods gun because of the flexibility in ammo load out.
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    I sorta' carry my Mag......it's with me one way or another. Preferably, I use a vertical shoulder rig but as OC is legal here, I often opt for a side holster, both are fabric. I wear thin, short sleeved coveralls in warm weather with little hope of concealing anything and no belt so I usually carry it in a pocket of a backpack I use to shuttle stuff between home and work. It's a big gun, no doubt but after a short adjustment period, it felt comfortable carrying it in either holster. The weight doesn't bother me, the Mag actually feels kinda' light since I like all my guns a li'l weighty anyway. I practice mostly with short Federal 4-pellet 000 Buck but I carry it with the Winchester 3" 5-pellet. I mostly intended it for critters but after witnessing the damage that thing does at SD ranges, it's my first choice for any close threat. Besides......there's comfort in knowing that should I ever have to take on a BG, I've got 'im outnumbered 5 to 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texastaurusguy View Post
    No love for the PD? I think that would be a great concealed carry gun.
    The last sentence of my post was actually; "If my heart was set on carrying the Judge, then I would opt for the Public Defender Poly model to make it a bit more carry-friendly."

    That being said, I don't know if I'd call it great for concealed carry, because although it is light and slimmer than the full-size Judge, it's still a bulky .45 caliber wheel gun with an elongated cylinder. Personally, the only time I could possibly carry a Judge concealed would be in the dead of Winter during sub-zero temperatures beneath a heavy coat. (And this is coming from a big guy who is 6ft, 200lbs, and lifts weights daily.)

    The Judge is best suited for open carry, IMO. It makes for a good trail gun and I'd assume that any would-be trouble-makers would think twice about messing with a guy who's touting such a massive gun on his hip. (Or at least the sane ones would.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuco_Ramírez View Post
    The last sentence of my post was actually; "If my heart was set on carrying the Judge, then I would opt for the Public Defender Poly model to make it a bit more carry-friendly."

    That being said, I don't know if I'd call it great for concealed carry, because although it is light and slimmer than the full-size Judge, it's still a bulky .45 caliber wheel gun with an elongated cylinder. Personally, the only time I could possibly carry a Judge concealed would be in the dead of Winter during sub-zero temperatures beneath a heavy coat. (And this is coming from a big guy who is 6ft, 200lbs, and lifts weights daily.)

    The Judge is best suited for open carry, IMO. It makes for a good trail gun and I'd assume that any would-be trouble-makers would think twice about messing with a guy who's touting such a massive gun on his hip. (Or at least the sane ones would.)
    I live in Texas and it gets pretty hot here. There are times in the summer I get lazy and carry my pocket 380, but overall I like carrying a regular carry gun, no matter how hot it gets. I even carry my Sig P226, which is much larger than the PD, it's not always comfortable but it sure gives me more comfort that that pocket 380.
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    I figured with how popular the judge has been over the years that more would be carrying it. I do agree that it is just too big to be an EDC, and it does make as a nice yard work/ trail gun. I live in Florida where everything in the swamp wants to eat you so it's a good fit. On a side note south Florida FWC just gave free range to killing of invasive iguanas and wonder if the judge sells will go up in that area.

 

 
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