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Leather IWB holster for 3" Taurus 431 (5 shot .44 Spl)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by jad0110, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. jad0110

    jad0110 Senior Member

    Feb 28, 2006
    Somewhere between the Eastern Block states and Flo
    I have found one company that makes a leather IWB holster for my 3" Taurus 431: The FIST #20. Problem is I'd prefer to spend a bit less than $100 shipped.

    I'm still checking on one or two more possibilities, but my other option is to purchase a holster for a similarly sized gun. Lots of people have indicated that 3" S&W K Frame holsters fit this gun. Thing is I measured the cylinder widths and found the 431's cylinder to be notably bigger (1.513" for the Taurus, 1.445" for S&W K Frames).

    A closer fit may well be holsters for 3" Ruger Security/Police Service/Speed Sixes, as their cylinders are 1.497" in diamter, much closer to the 1.513" diameter of the Taurus 431. S&W L Frame cylinders are probably a bit too wide, at 1.562".

    So does anyone have any experience with this? Would a 3" Ruger Six holster work better for my Taurus than a 3" S&W K Frame holster?
  2. Zundfolge

    Zundfolge Elder

    Dec 24, 2002
    Colorado Springs

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