Judge 45Colt/410 or Bull Dog 44SP

Judge 45Colt/410 or Bull Dog 44SP

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    Judge 45Colt/410 or Bull Dog 44SP

    Is the Judge 45colt/410 or the Bull Dog 44SP a better all around handgun?

    My planned use for firearms would be; 1. House defense 2. CC carry 3. Range gun 4. Back up while hunting wild hogs 5. Hedge against possible future gun laws. note Number 5. is mostly a after thought, but could become a real problem.

    Which of the two firearms is the best value?

    Which is the most effective in intended roles listed above?

    Which ammo is more effect 45colt or 44SP?

    Is the 410 Defense round made for the Judge effective?

    Can you find speed loader for them?

    Looking for good info from folks that carry and use these weapons.

    Thank you for your help!!!!!!1


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    I think you you would find the Bulldog more practical for what you mentioned.

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    get the bulldog

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    Quote Originally Posted by shooterx View Post
    get the bulldog
    ^^^^ agree 100% ^^^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by shooterX View Post
    get the bulldog
    Agree 90%.

    Reason for not being 100% is that I always see a fairly good selection of .45 Colt and .410 ammo, and don't see .44SP all that much. Might be different in your area, but it's something to check on before the purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BkCo1 View Post
    I think you you would find the Bulldog more practical for what you mentioned.

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    I agree, and I'm going to actually explain why unlike everyone else docglock excepted.

    Both are comparable firepower when looking at regular rounds, both the 44 special and 45 colt will give you effectiveness a little greater than a 45 ACP. Both hold 5 rounds, both are available for reasonable prices.

    That said the bulldog is going to be quite a bit shorter than the judge, and lighter than the judge giving you a much better option when it comes to carrying it.

    Neither are going to be great at #3 or #4, but the bulldog will be a lot better at #2.

    When it comes to home defense, a shotgun is the way to go. A lot of folks like the Judge as a tiny hand held shotgun, but your still not getting the velocity or load of a full-sized pumpgun. When I say shotgun, I picture a 12 gauge pumpgun, not a 3" barrel 410.

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    I WILL NOT BUY A JUDGE! I will not buy a Judge! I...will...not...buy...a...Judge....

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    Idk that Public Defender model looks pretty promising. I would consider one of those.
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    I had to make the exact decision last month, and I went with the Bulldog. It was much lighter in the hand. I am waiting on Simply Rugged leather, but am carrying it in a cheapie IWB Don Hume and LOVING it. A lot of gun for the weight.
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    I think if I was to choose between the two it would be the Bulldog in .44 spl. Have been eyeballing them for awhile now.

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    Without a doubt I would go for the Bulldog... Now if you were considering another gun in 45 long colt, it might be a different story... To me the Judge is a novelty/niche gun, not a serious SD gun... It can be effective at 'arms reach' distances, but I wouldn't want to have to be that close...

    A .44 special is a serious contender for the applications you are interested in...
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    Go for the Bulldog, all reasons stated above are better than I could have put them.
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    To bad Charter doesn't offer a .45 caliber Bulldog.

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    The judge seems like a solution looking for a problem........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siddhartha View Post
    The judge seems like a solution looking for a problem........
    For a person who doesn't train that much and just wants to get someone away from them, a .410 center mass is probably pretty persuasive People who are "into it" would be better served by some .44 spl JHP love...OMO...
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