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Old July 7, 2014, 04:44 PM   #1
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Big Holster Tips?

A friend asked me to tackle making a holster for a Taurus Raging Judge Magnum. I noted the thing has some SERIOUS heft.

Any pointers/tips for working with a BIG handgun?

Looking to make a strong side open toe lined model that straddles the line between a Hunter 1100 and a western high ride.

The gun just seems too big to let it flop over a belt like the 1100 series so I want the belt loop nice and tight and lower down on the holster body... maybe even at the cylinder.

I am planning a wet form with a good sized sandbag for a nice tight fit.
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Old July 7, 2014, 05:03 PM   #2
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Hi. I'd be thinking something other than a belt holster given the weight(upwards of 57+ ounces with the 8 3/8" barrel). Depends on the chambering, barrel length and what the guy will be doing with it, of course. The quality of the guy's belt will make a difference too.
Shouldn't need a sand bag to wet form. What weight leather you using?
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Old July 7, 2014, 05:57 PM   #3
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Already suggested better methods of carry, he wants a belt holster, strong side. I suggested he's going to need a heavy belt.

It's a 6.5 inch .454/45 Colt 410 in blued steel.

If you don't use weight like a sand bag for your wet form how do you do it? Worked like a charm when I did it for a knife sheath.
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Old July 7, 2014, 06:17 PM   #4
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a good pair of suspenders will help
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Old July 8, 2014, 08:41 PM   #5
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Dr.Rob, I made a holster and belt for a customer. Strong side,6 inch barrel. If I can figure out how to post photos, I'll post them here. I also have the pattern that I made for the revolver. If you want a copy, PM me and I'll mail you a copy. To wet shape you can use a piece of antler to form the leather around the revolver. Any more questions, feel free to ask. Joe
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Old July 8, 2014, 08:46 PM   #6
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Great looking rig! All that leather in the back makes for almost a weightlifting belt--perfect for this hogleg.
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Old July 14, 2014, 03:36 PM   #7
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Dr.Rob, mailed the pattern to day. Good luck. Joe
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Old July 16, 2014, 03:49 AM   #8
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I would suggest adding D rings on the belt and including a removable strap which would offer a "Sam Brown" option.
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Old July 16, 2014, 04:47 AM   #9
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THAT is a great idea!
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Old July 17, 2014, 09:36 PM   #10
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This is one I made for an 8 3/8" model 29. It is open toed and the belt loop is right at cylinder level. It carries pretty well, though the elbow does have to come way up to draw that long barrel over waist level.





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Old July 21, 2014, 06:41 AM   #11
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So this is not going to have an ankle holster option?

Really going to need a stout belt or suspenders for that beast
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