I'm writing a murder mystery located in North Florida. My protagonist's father, a major rancher and limerock mine operator, accidentally shot himself while cleaning his snake gun. Mister Cedric needs something small and easy to carry while hunting, overseeing mine operations, riding, and fishing on the Suwannee River, and I liked the Taurus Judge's ability to use both cartridges and shot. But the accident happened back in 1965 and The Judge had not been introduced then.
Can you give Mister Cedric any recommendations on what he should have been carrying?
Thanks for your help, Skipper