Taurus Judge?

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  1. biggin215

    biggin215

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    What are your thoughts on this piece?


    Personally I think it is a little hokey and the whole .410 thing is a gimmick.
     
  2. NW-Warlord

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    I just got mine back from Taurus. To say the least it had some issues. It is right as rain now. The gun itself is a gimmick. It is kind of like a El Camino, it doesn't do anything well.
     

  3. jp3975

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    They're making new ammo speciffically for it now that will do 1200fps.

    I dont care what anyone says...buckshot and .45colt are pretty deadly.

    Its definatly a specialty gun and is meant for close range with the 410.
     
  4. blhar15

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    I have one of the new 3" magnum ones, .410 buckshot 3" mag is going to be bad at close range. They are not very accurate out past 25 feet though.
     
  5. chuckman

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    I like it. I might have to get one for the glove compartment for snakes and other vermin.
     
  6. redstar

    redstar Live to shoot

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    Do you do a lot of out door work where you run into snakes? I know we have a problem here in the western part of he state with coyotes getting into peoples back yards, and they have no fear.
     
  7. Big_Grumpy

    Big_Grumpy Go Cheese!

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    From what I see... too big to carry, and no range. I agree with the El Camino comparison...
     
  8. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

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    It doesn't do it for me I can get rat shot for any of my other guns for snakes or just shoot in the head with a bullet that's what I've always done in the past I don't really see what would make that better then anything else just my opinion
     
  10. bcmclane

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    That's it? Nothing more to add? I'm waiting....
     
  11. zackwatt

    zackwatt That's a Bingo! Lifetime Member

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    I rather have one of these in .45/.410

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  12. tc2129

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    I've fired one a few times. Neat concept, I personally would not use it as a first choice for self defense. Like others have said, maybe for snakes.
    Thought when I fired 45 LC Gold Dots out of it, it does have some power.
    There was a shooting just the other day here where a man shot another in the groin with the Judge using birdshot. The round pierced the man's jeans and struck him in the thigh and groin. He was is a good amount of pain from what guys have told me that responded to the call.
    Here is a link with the arrest report.

    http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/groin-25846-navarre-shot.html

    http://video.onset.freedom.com/nwfdn/kxy5yv-17navarre.pdf
     
  13. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Viva Hate CLM

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    I think it offers an endless supply of model names for every variant.

    The Supreme Court Judge.

    The Circuit Judge.

    The Judge Alito.
     
  14. alwaysshootin

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    I agree, to heavy for a carry weapon, and, only good at close range. Would make a hell of a night stand gun though! Woods carry? Snakes? Can think of a handful of firearms I'd rather have.
     
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    With the .410 you're not getting a lot of penetration. Check out the Box of truth review on the gun.
     
  16. Kosher Larry

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    Tagged. I'm curious how this goes.

    I personally agree with the El Camino analogy.
     
  17. Kosher Larry

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    Read it a while back. It was very interesting and the main reason I've just never been interested.
     
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    This is my thinking also. Frankly, I'm amazed it ever caught on at all. I guess simple minds are easily swayed by advertising.
     
  19. american lockpicker

    american lockpicker License to Il

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    That contender is awesome. Is it legal to own?
     
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    Did they test the new rounds that are made to be shot out of a 4inch barrel? I dont think so.

    They can say what they want. My dad used to kill deer with a .410

    Granted it was out of a longer barrel...but like i said earlier they now make shells that reach a velocity of 1200fps which it similar to 12guage speed if im not mistaken. Just with a lot less buckshot.