Range test for Polymer Judge

Range test for Polymer Judge

This is a discussion on Range test for Polymer Judge within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I previously posted about the Taurus Public Defender Polymer I got, here is the range report I took my Taurus Public Defender Polymer out today ...

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    Range test for Polymer Judge

    I previously posted about the Taurus Public Defender Polymer I got,
    here is the range report

    I took my Taurus Public Defender Polymer out today to test it with several types of ammunition.
    I used Federal Premium personal defense 4 pellet OOO buck, Federal Champion 225 gr LSWCHP 45LC, and Remington Long Range Express #4 shot.
    All shooting was done standing weaver, double action.
    At 5 yards (15 feet)
    OOO buck. Nice tight pattern just above point of aim.



    45LC. A little low left.



    #4 fair pattern, 3 off torso target



    At 10 yards (30 feet)
    OOO Buck. Still tight pattern.



    45LC Left of buckshot (I jerked it, this gun kicks HARD)



    #4 much more scattered 18 total pellets on torso.



    At 20 yards (60 feet)
    OOO Buck 2 on target 2 off high left.





    45LC, and #4 45 dead center in the head, #4 12 still on target very scattered



    10 yards (30 feet)
    4 rounds 45LC



    I wanted to do a penetration test on the OOO buck load. I donít put as much emphasis on penetration as some but still think it is important.
    I used 4 water filled 1 gallon milk jugs at 7 yards (21 feet)
    Three of the four pellets went through all 4 jugs and I recovered the last on in the fourth jug. It was flattened but not expanded. That should be more than enough penetration for defensive use.
    Out to 30 feet, the OOO buck was dead on and I am convinced it would be very effective at that range too. Even at the extended defensive range of 60 feet, it kept half the load on target. Once I got used to it, good groups were easy at any range with the 45LC.

    The gun functioned 100% all shells loaded and ejected smoothly, the primmer marks were deep and centered. Recoil with all loads was stout, but the grip worked very well, the ribber grip sticks in your hand and does not shift at all. There was almost no cylinder gap blow-by, it is one of the cleanest revolvers I have shot.
    This gun exceeded my expectations. It was a lot of fun to shoot.
    I made this holster to carry IWB. I had carried it all day and it was very comfortable and disappears when tucked in.



    It is going to replace my 38 snubby as my every day carry.
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    That sounds good. Enjoy.
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    All right! I've been waiting for this range report for...

    for...

    ...A day? It felt like longer, I swear!
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    Sweet set up... thanks for the range report. bunker

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    Thanks for the range report.

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    Great Range Report!

    Thanks for the info!
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    It sounds like the accuracy and effectiveness of the judge is better than some have suggested. Now you know the effective range of the different rounds, patternwise. The 000 patterns better than I imagined. I imagine that someone who reloads .410 could cook up a mixed load of # 1 and #4 buck that could be scary at close SD range.

    I can definitely see where the Judge could be a very effective home/office/business weapon. Still not sold on it as a "carry" weapon, but hey, if it works for you, that's what matters!
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    I am pretty impressed with how well the 000 buck patterned.

    Thanks for the report.

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    Thanks for the report. I am curious how the gun carries. I like your holster set up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 303british View Post
    Is that little pouch for speed strips? If so where did you get it?

    I'm looking for a good speed strip pouch that can hold two at a time.

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    The case is a cell phone case I picked up at Sportsmanís Warehouse. It is from Nite Ize. I used it for speed strips for my 38. It has an elastic band inside that keeps them from moving around. I currently just have the .410 shells loose but will be getting a set of the Tuff strips for it soon.

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    Thanks for posting the report! I've been curious about how the polymer frame Judge shoots. What type of holster is that?


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    The holster is a hybrid Kydex/Leather I made myself. It is actually one I made for my Charter Arms and modified to fit the Taurus. I will make a new one once I get some more kydex.
    I wear it about 3:30, tucked under my undershirt.

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    Welp the Judge just went from the snake gun to carry gun category in my head.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    It sounds like the accuracy and effectiveness of the judge is better than some have suggested. Now you know the effective range of the different rounds, patternwise. The 000 patterns better than I imagined. I imagine that someone who reloads .410 could cook up a mixed load of # 1 and #4 buck that could be scary at close SD range.

    I can definitely see where the Judge could be a very effective home/office/business weapon. Still not sold on it as a "carry" weapon, but hey, if it works for you, that's what matters!
    I just saw an article in "Guns" magazine for someone making a combination ball and buck self defense load. They tested it in a judge and were quite impressed. Sorry but the manufacturer escapes me now.

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