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The Judge

Post by TCRanch » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:41 pm

Did I do okay? Bought Hubby a Taurus "The Judge" 45C revolver for Father's Day with a selection of Hornady Critical Defense shotshells, Federal Premium 410 Personal Defense shotshells and Winchester PDX1 410 Defender projectiles. He needed (wanted) something to carry in the tractor and a neighbor/friend that is a former military sniper recommended a Judge.

Anyone else have one? Likes, dislikes? Owner of the gun shop (also a neighbor) said he'd take it back if it didn't work out.



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Re: The Judge

Post by True Grit Farms » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:11 pm

We have 3 around here now, they are an excellent choice for someone that's not a great pistol shot. Theses are really good rounds for snakes and self-defense in the house. http://www.winchester.com/products/new- ... 1-410.aspx
The normal loading we use is 3 of the Winchester defense loads and then 2 full power 000 buckshot. The 000 buckshot has 5 pellets and enough energy to shoot through a piece of 3/4 plywood at 20 yards.
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Re: The Judge

Post by callmefence » Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:11 pm

ive thought about one for the boat. seems theres better options for a house gun. whats the recoil like with buckshot?
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Post by True Grit Farms » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:03 pm

callmefence wrote:ive thought about one for the boat. seems theres better options for a house gun. whats the recoil like with buckshot?


Fenceman it's not terrible, less than 44 mag. We have aftermarket grips which is a night and day difference.
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Re: The Judge

Post by ez14. » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:21 pm

Don't have one but would like to. Just because it seems like a pretty neat gun

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Re: The Judge

Post by TCRanch » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:15 am

True Grit Farms wrote:We have 3 around here now, they are an excellent choice for someone that's not a great pistol shot. Theses are really good rounds for snakes and self-defense in the house. http://www.winchester.com/products/new- ... 1-410.aspx
The normal loading we use is 3 of the Winchester defense loads and then 2 full power 000 buckshot. The 000 buckshot has 5 pellets and enough energy to shoot through a piece of 3/4 plywood at 20 yards.

Bingo! He still has limited mobility/dexterity in his hands & not a lot of strength in his arms/hands from the surgery.

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Re: The Judge

Post by jltrent » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:23 am

Some good reviews...........Agree with TGF better grips help....

http://blog.cheaperthandirt.com/versatile-taurus-judge/

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Re: The Judge

Post by Caustic Burno » Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:07 pm

TCRanch wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:We have 3 around here now, they are an excellent choice for someone that's not a great pistol shot. Theses are really good rounds for snakes and self-defense in the house. http://www.winchester.com/products/new- ... 1-410.aspx
The normal loading we use is 3 of the Winchester defense loads and then 2 full power 000 buckshot. The 000 buckshot has 5 pellets and enough energy to shoot through a piece of 3/4 plywood at 20 yards.

Bingo! He still has limited mobility/dexterity in his hands & not a lot of strength in his arms/hands from the surgery.


I bought one for some strange reason.
I did not care for it at all.
Traded it off in a couple of months.
If I want a shotgun that’s what I will carry. For a carry that is a liability nightmare for collateral damage.
Didn’t pattern well with 6’s for snakes an such. Might be alright with buckshot on the nightstand a street sweeper in 12 is cheaper and more effective.

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Re: The Judge

Post by Brute 23 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:04 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:
TCRanch wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:We have 3 around here now, they are an excellent choice for someone that's not a great pistol shot. Theses are really good rounds for snakes and self-defense in the house. http://www.winchester.com/products/new- ... 1-410.aspx
The normal loading we use is 3 of the Winchester defense loads and then 2 full power 000 buckshot. The 000 buckshot has 5 pellets and enough energy to shoot through a piece of 3/4 plywood at 20 yards.

Bingo! He still has limited mobility/dexterity in his hands & not a lot of strength in his arms/hands from the surgery.


I bought one for some strange reason.
I did not care for it at all.
Traded it off in a couple of months.
If I want a shotgun that’s what I will carry. For a carry that is a liability nightmare for collateral damage.
Didn’t pattern well with 6’s for snakes an such. Might be alright with buckshot on the nightstand a street sweeper in 12 is cheaper and more effective.

:2cents:


That's my same thought on them. Its a miserable amount of recoil also on the hand.
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Re: The Judge

Post by TCRanch » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:15 am

Interesting on the recoil. The one I bought has the shorter barrel and is supposed to have very little recoil - but that may be subjective, depending on who's firing it. I'd like to be able to use it and it doesn't take much to knock me over. :hide: Thanks for all the input! Guess I'll see if he likes it, can always trade.

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Re: The Judge

Post by snoopdog » Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:44 am

Not a real fan myself , the size of the thing is my biggest issue , but I'm sure it'll be a well received gift, and kudos to your dealer , those are the kind I like to deal with .
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Re: The Judge

Post by Brute 23 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:48 am

snoopdog wrote:Not a real fan myself , the size of the thing is my biggest issue , but I'm sure it'll be a well received gift, and kudos to your dealer , those are the kind I like to deal with .


I agree. Well said.
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Re: The Judge

Post by True Grit Farms » Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:46 pm

The Judge definitely doesn't pattern very well with anything. Pretty much anything over 20 yards is out of range. But at 20' and less it really starts to shine. And at self - defense range which to me is 10' or less, no other pistol can deliver the stopping power of the Judge loaded with 000 buckshot. My wife loves hers and carries it everywhere, heck she might even be able to hit something now.
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Re: The Judge

Post by Caustic Burno » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:22 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:The Judge definitely doesn't pattern very well with anything. Pretty much anything over 20 yards is out of range. But at 20' and less it really starts to shine. And at self - defense range which to me is 10' or less, no other pistol can deliver the stopping power of the Judge loaded with 000 buckshot. My wife loves hers and carries it everywhere, heck she might even be able to hit something now.


I always viewed it as an Alamo gun when the fort has been overrun, and all is lost.
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Re: The Judge

Post by jehosofat » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:58 am

Caustic Burno wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:The Judge definitely doesn't pattern very well with anything. Pretty much anything over 20 yards is out of range. But at 20' and less it really starts to shine. And at self - defense range which to me is 10' or less, no other pistol can deliver the stopping power of the Judge loaded with 000 buckshot. My wife loves hers and carries it everywhere, heck she might even be able to hit something now.


I always viewed it as an Alamo gun when the fort has been overrun, and all is lost.


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