Gould & Goodrich announced a new model 874 Taurus Judge holster for 2012. The leather holster is called a sporting holster, suggesting it is designed for hunting or other outdoors activities. The leather is dyed chestnut brown, which I happen to prefer for these kinds of holsters.
The holster can be worn as a straight up draw on the strong side and as a canted forward cross draw holster. I imagine the ability to wear the holster in either of these positions will appeal to a lot of people.
Gould & Goodrich is making the new model 874 holster in two sizes. Size 1 is for the 2.5″ chambered Taurus Judge with a 2.5″ or 3″ barrel. Size 2 is made for the 3″ chambered Taurus Judge with a 3″ barrel. Both holsters fit belts up to 1 3/4″ wide.
As seen in the photos, the holsters have thumb breaks. The holsters do not appear to have any tension adjustment screws. The standard amount of friction combined with the thumb break is likely more than enough to secure the gun in the scabbard. For carrying outdoors while hunting or hiking, I imagine this will be quite a capable holster. I like the look of it a lot.
Gould & Goodrich is also bringing out a leather cartridge holder for the Taurus Judge (or Smith & Wesson Governor). The model 875 is a horizontal cartridge holder with six elastic loops that hold either .410 shotshells or .45 Colt cartridges. Like the model 874 holster, the 875 cartridge holder is finished in a chestnut brown color and will fit belts up to 1 3/4″.
MSRP on the model 874 holster for the Taurus Judge is $78.50. MSRP on the cartridge holster is $23.95. I expect we will be able to see these new holsters in person at the 2012 SHOT Show. We’ll try to get more information on these and bring you our impressions of them from the show floor.