It certainly is not an understatement when one says that the 2.5” Taurus Judge Public Defender is a great self-defence tool. Because of its small size it is safe to say that most people who decide to invest their hard-earned money into this revolver will intend to carry it inside their waistband or other way allowing for deep concealment. However, if you live in a state that does support open carry you can most definitely show off your “piece” carried inside a proper OWB holster. And that is why we’ll have a look at some holsters from both camps.
No matter what style of carry you choose to go with you can be 100% sure that you’ll get the highest quality and great carry comfort. After all, isn't that the most important thing when it comes to both concealed carry or open carry holsters? To what use is s holster that is uncomfortable to wear or doesn’t fit your gun perfectly? None. All of the Taurus Public Defender - 2.5'' holsters that you are going to see today are molded on the exact replica of the pistol, ensuring you will be 100% satisfied with both the fit and the feel of the holster of your choice.
So, without further ado, let's have a look at what the best CCW and open carry holster for this flagship of the Taurus Judge family of revolvers are.
Best Taurus Judge Public Defender - 2.5” concealed carry holsters
As previously mentioned, the most likely way how one would carry the 2.5” Public Defender is in a concealed position. This can be achieved with either a Public Defender IWB holster, appendix holster or even a shoulder holster (if you've got enough covering garment, shoulder holsters make up for a great concealed carry option). And as we're talking about a tiny CCW revolver, ankle holsters shouldn't be forgotten as well. So, let's have a look at the best Public Defender CCW holster for each of these carry styles.
The first on the list of Public Defender CCW holsters is this neat Taurus Judge leather IWB holster. Designed for inside the waist band carry, the holster offers an unbeatable combination of concealment, retention, comfort and accessibility. This Public Defender inside the waistband holster also features an adjustable tension screw located next to the trigger guard in case you would like to increase or decrease the retention.
This Public Defender - 2.5'' concealed carry holster is what you might call a jack of all trades, as it can be used for both appendix as well as IWB carry. The holster comes with a steel clip, which allows for quick and convenient attachment. This Taurus Judge leather holster also comes with a reinforced thumb break strap, increasing the holster's security and durability. So, if you're looking for an all around Public Defender CCW holster made of quality leather, this one is your best choice.
Carrying your Taurus inside an ankle holster is a great idea especially if you use the revolver as a backup firearm. This Public Defender ankle holster is made of premium quality nylon, which grants it a high carry comfort. Also, the holster comes with two straps, which delivers excellent stability (provided you fasten them properly). This ankle holster also comes with a removable thumb break, which further increases the security of your pistol. So, if you're looking for a quality Public Defender nylon holster, this one is just for you.
Best Taurus Judge Public Defender - 2.5'' open carry holsters
Even though the Taurus Judge Public Defender 2.5” is mainly meant to be a concealed carry revolver, you can most certainly get away with open carry (well, provided you live in a state allowing for it). And when it comes to open carry of this popular J-frame revolver, there are a number of popular options. The obvious choice are Public Defender OWB holsters, but if you're looking for other than belt holsters, then Public Defender shoulder holsters are a great option as well. Shoulder holsters were also mentioned in the concealed carry section, but they're generally more appropriate for open carry states and unless you wear a couple of extra layers, they might be rather difficult to conceal. And if you're looking for an alternative way of attachment of your holster, then you shouldn't forget about Public Defender paddle holsters.
Even though this is a Public Defender outside the waistband holster, its low profile and pancake-like style allows for easy concealment. At the same time, this Taurus Judge leather OWB holster combines high retention, perfect fit, very quick draw and low profile, which makes it one of the best choices when it comes to Taurus Public Defender belt holsters. The holster is made of premium Italian leather and double stitched with German threads, which gives it a great feel and extreme durability.
Meant for horizontal shoulder carry, this Public Defender shoulder holster system is perfect for those to wear outer layer of cloths on daily bases, like policeman or security detail. But this does not mean that you can only use it for Taurus Judge shoulder carry. The true greatness of this Public Defender - 2.5'' leather shoulder holster can be in fact disattached from the harness and utilized as a belt holster. Isn't that a great 2 in 1 deal?
If you don't fancy belt loops, tunnels, or clips, you'll certainly appreciate this Taurus Judge paddle holster. The rotary paddle not only allows for quick and convenient attachment, but it allows lets you carry your Taurus revolver in a number of different belt positions (and carry angles). This Taurus Public Defender leather paddle holster also features a tension screw and thumb break strap, which significantly increases the security of your pistol. If you live in an open carry state and frequently take your holster off your belt, then you need this paddle holster.
Conclusion - the best taurus judge public defender 2.5 inch holster
Despite what the title of this section says, there's no “best holster”. When selecting the right holster, one needs to take their preferences into account and it's probably a smart idea to try a number of holster before you decide which one you're gonna use for everyday carry. And this rule applies to Taurus Judge Public Defender - 2.5'' holsters as well.
But if you find it difficult to decide, if concealed carry is what you use your Taurus revolver for, then I suggest you go ahead with #2 on our list - Public Defender appendix holster. If, on the other hand, open carry is what you like more (and are allowed for), then I'd go with #4 - Public Defender OWB holster.
And if you'd like to explore the world of holsters for this great Taurus revolver some more, hit that button below, I'm sure you'll find something you really love.