thoughts on the taurus judge

country_boy

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Im strongly considering this revolver in the 3" magnum for a snake gun/farm sidearm. Any ideas on The Judge?? Im not worried about the brand, all of my handguns are taurus.
 

M. Sage

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Shotshells for snake, .45 Colt for bigger stuff. The buck and slugs are apparently pretty worthless. Not surprising, since the burn rate of the powder is too slow for a handgun.

I've been looking at the 2 1/2" version as a hiking gun because I like the idea of loading a round of birdshot for snakes and some .45 Colt hard cast for bigger creatures. My opinion, I wouldn't bother with the 3" version.
 

eriadoc

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It's a ton of fun. You can easily find better weapons for any and every application you might think of, but the Judge is fun.
 

country_boy

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That is something to consider is snake shot in my 357 magnum, yes they do make holsters for the judge, even black hawk makes them.
 

navyguy

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I used to carry my Ruger .357 snubby with shot shells for snakes when walking into some remote areas to fish creeks, and did shoot one snake. After I shot it, I figured out it was not poisonous and probably didn't need to be shoot. But I was walking along a skinny path though fairly thick woods, and in an instance, there it was hanging from a tree about four feet from my head and looked like it had bad intentions. About 7 foot long. It dropped with one head shoot at about 6 feet
 

jfrey

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The "Judge" is a blast to shoot and mine is very accurate with the .45LC loads. The #4 shot load is generally considered to be the best combination for personal protection, from what I have heard. I can completely cover a 4X8 sheet of plywood with a load of #9's at 15 yards. The grips are comfortable and absorb recoil. Get one, you'll enjoy it.
 

Texas42

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. . . . I can completely cover a 4X8 sheet of plywood with a load of #9's at 15 yards. . . . . .quote]

IMHO, this wouldn't be a great thing in a defense gun.

The judge looks like a blast to me, but I want something a bit more precise.
 

country_boy

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to me the judge is a ranch/snake pistol. Of course snake shot works too, but thats if your lucky enough to find any. I guess im not lucky... :banghead:

If there was a bad guy in my house, I'd probably reach either for my 12 gauge, my 357 magnum, or my 1911. Than a Judge.
 
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