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Old 02-16-2009, 06:13 AM
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my father and i were both looking at getting a Taurus Judge, everywhere seems to be sold out, so we went to a gun show sunday and there was a bunch there but we held off cause they just seem cheap and pourly made. when i was researching these a couple months ago i thought i read somewhere that there is other .410/.45 revolvers out there that are better made and from a better manufacturer. anybody have any ideas on what they are? thanks
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:52 AM
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Not a clue about others like this. But I don't think the Taurus is poorly made. Their quality has come a long way from the junk they used to put out. This left a bad taste in some people's mouths to this day. I wouldn't hesitate to buy one of these Judges. The older models were for the 2 1/2" 410 shells. Now they are making them for the 2 1/2" and the 3" .410 shells. The 3" are slightly more $ but probably a better option. Its harder to find 2 1/2" shells than 3" ones. But with the 3" you can shoot either.
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Old 02-16-2009, 11:57 AM
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Curious what you intend to do with it. I have a buddy that brings his .410 derringer out to the prairie to shoot rattlesnakes if they get too close when we shoot prairie dogs. a 3" .410 shotgun shell in ahandgun is a handful.
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Old 02-16-2009, 03:14 PM
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This revolver can shoot 45 colt and .410 shotshells. I don't know how accurate it would be with the 45 colt ammo. But this is solely a defensive handgun and at close range the 45 would be accurate enough. And the .410 at close range would ruin any intruder'sday.
This would be great for camping and home defense or self defense period. And I was thinking of one myself.
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:25 PM
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I'm looking into a Snake Slayer. It's a 2 barrel pistol...that shoots either 45 Colt or .410 shotshells.(They have other calibers available)

I thought the Judge felt like it lacked quality when I picked one up, too. The 2 I've held just didn't have the same quality feelas other pistols from Taurus.

I have yet to find a Snake Slayer at a gunshop near me so that I could take a closer look. They're made by Bond Arms. I think the guy at the gun shop I go to told me that the Stainless 45/410 retailed for $399.
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Old 02-17-2009, 04:37 PM
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im always seeing the judge everywhere I go.....not sure they make a 3" .410 judge though?

I like the .410 derringer snake slayer by bond arms...they also have a 2.5" version.

Pretty sure I want to get the snake slayer in 3" down the road.


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Old 02-17-2009, 05:37 PM
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I recently shot one. A friend of mine has one. It's a nasty gun. It's extremely inaccurate past about 20 feet. But if you're wanting it for a close range self defense weapon, in you're car or in your bedroom it'll do the job. The ultimate anti car-jacking weapon is what my buddy calls it. I think he wants someone to try to steal his car just so he can say "I am the _________ Judge!"

This site had a good video about it but they are in the progress of updating so I'm not sure when it will be back:

http://www.downrange.tv/

But If you search "The Judge" you probably could find it
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:01 PM
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.....not sure they make a 3" .410 judge though?


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Old 02-17-2009, 07:17 PM
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Well I'd get a 3" just because my .410 shotgun uses 3" so then I'd have no reason to buy 2.5" .410, also perhaps in the .45LC that extra 1/2" or whatever will be more accurate...

but ya past 20yds? who's shooting that far? haha.

I think its intent is snakes....

and ya maybe up close and personal....not sure how much birdshot from a .410 would do to a man up close...or say 10feet/yds? I sure not pretty, not sure lethal though? but you could load 1 .410 and 1 .45LC have options....

Least with the .410 you'll know you'll hit something.....or there's always .410 buckshot...not sure about 00, maybe no.4 buckshot is it? lots of options....

I just like the smaller snakeslayer....sure rather have 5 shots...but Id want something small just in case...not planning to really use it...to defent against anything but a snake really.
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