Taurus Judge?

Taurus Judge?

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    Taurus Judge?

    I like firearms that are different and fun to shoot.
    Been thinking of getting a Judge for awhile now.
    Any owners out there have thoughts/reviews of the gun?
    Mainly just to have but would probably end up carrying it in
    my car sometimes and for HD


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    A search will turn up several threads on the Judge... most people seem to think of it as a "novelty"...
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    My buddy got one and shooting 4 pellet buckshot 2.5" loads they either grouped within about 4" at 10 yards or would scatter into about 8",I think if you used it as a car anti jacking gun at close range it would be devastating,but for CC there are a lot better guns
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    I would not be inclined to use one as a defensive firearm if I had other options.

    As a "novelty" for plinking around the farm and such, have at it.

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    Look here for some informal terminal ballistics testing:
    The Box O' Truth #41 - The Taurus Judge Vs. The Box O' Truth - Page 1

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    I have one and I enjoy shooting with it. It's light and not as heavy as you might think it would be for a firearm it's size. It's just a different type of tool in my toolbox.
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    Did some research on the Judge. Does not seem to be
    as good of a defensive weapon as Taurus and others
    make it out to be. Still probably fun to shoot though.

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    I'll pass too many better options out there for PD
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    I think it would make a great night time home defense gun.

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    not the the GREAtest thing out there, odd ammo for a SD gun (.45LC/.410) and a bit cumbersome when it comes to shape. Your choice is just that, YOUR choice, but in all honesty get something better for the money. Also, the judge WOULD however make a GREAT woods gun while hunting or fishing, make quick work of animals (45LC) or snakes(410 birdshot) that decide they want to taste you.

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    I have one. It is not great for concealed carry. Mine is the 2.5 inch cylinder with the 3 inch barrel. This pistol is my; "It's a hoot to shoot pistol!"
    When I'm on the tractor in the hayfield, I carry it for snakes and 45LC is devastating on skunks and armadillos.
    I take it for what it is and enjoy it. It is one of those pistols that everyone who comes over wants to shoot!
    We will be much better off when we learn to deal with things as they really are, instead of how we wish them to be!

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    Great defense gun. Packs a wallop!
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    I have messed with one a few times. I don't see what all the fuss is about. The pellet spread was like 2 feet wide at 7 yards. In a SD situation, that is enough to hit a lot of stuff you don't want to hit. It is too big for CCW, but too small to be a real shotgun.

    If you have lots of friends you like to impress, get one and a case of shells...

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    A friend of mine has one. It's not as hard to shoot as I first thought, given it's size. Shot shells are rather particular. My friend insists on useing .410 shells that are specifically made for handguns, as "standard" (off the shelf) shot shells tend to expand in the chamber, making reloading a chore.
    It's too cumbersome for CC, I think, unless you're a big BIG man with a jacket.

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    The problem is - anytime you design/build/buy a thing that's intended to do two things, i.e.; cars that float, knives with scissors, *showgirls that cook (*possible exception), you run the high-odds risk that it won't do either of the tasks optimally. If you want a Judge, by all means, get one. But trying to kill two birds with one stone often leads to having...no dead birds .
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