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3 years 3 weeks ago, 5:35 PM

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Rossi Circuit Judge

I do not recommend the Rossi Circuit Judge, unless you don't mind gun powder burns to your clothing or arms. On September 21, 2011, we fired the gun (out of box) with 410 defense shot gun shells. I incurred burns to both my left jacket sleeve and my left forearm. We called Rossi and their customer service department indicated we were the first individuals to report this problem and they expressed no concerns. We were instructed to ship the gun back for repairs. We're very disappointed with Rossi and the performance of their product. I've posted pictures
to this site for review.

3 years 3 weeks ago, 7:56 PM

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scrapalina

Once you get the picture upload figured out, I would be interested to see them. I could see how that could happen if your weak side arm is in front of the cylinder.Did the blast shield just not work?

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3 years 3 weeks ago, 8:12 PM

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Me too

Very interested.

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3 years 3 weeks ago, 10:18 PM

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yea. i could see that

I have sometimes had particles flying out of the front and the side of cylinders of revolvers with heavy and or dirty loads... the particles and powder sometimes spray out and cover the front of the pistol. So if your hand or arm would be in that location, pressed up against or in front of the cylinder, then I could see it. I mean usually you are not pressing against or in front of the cylinder. But it would seem that a different hold may remedy that issue.

3 years 2 weeks ago, 7:16 AM

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Question

Did you hold your arm up and out as if pressing your hand up in a defensive manner while shooting the Revolver one handed with it held closer to keep retention?

If so, I wouldn't do it twice, with that type of Revolver twice....

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 2 weeks ago, 11:49 AM

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circuit judge

Circuit judge is a shotgun/rifle utilizing a revolver cylinder. Gas is going to leak to some extent from the gap between cylinder and barrel. You are bound to get burns if you are holding the forearm close to the cylinder. Back in the day some of the first black powder repeater rifles used the same idea but were soon abandoned.

3 years 2 weeks ago, 12:28 PM

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circuit judge

It's suppose to have a blast shield in front of the cylinder to prevent gases from doing exactly this type of thing.

"Proelium Comminus Auctoritate" "Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is a muzzle flash."
3 years 2 weeks ago, 4:09 PM

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Oh ok...

you mean the Taurus/Rossi Circuit Judge Rifle... well duh John...

well hell, there have been attempts at making a revolving rifle since the Cowboy days and they have always fell short over time...

As Reaper pointed out there should be a shield preventing this from happening.

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 2 weeks ago, 10:24 PM

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shield

I have never really looked at one. I did see one the other day at wally world but I did not handle it. I don't like the regular judge either. But I guess I have to look at one now to see what the front looks like. The old western style revolving rifles did not have a front shield.

3 years 2 weeks ago, 8:12 AM

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3 years 2 weeks ago, 5:53 PM

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Just saying...

No sir, he fell into that bullet... Never argue with a stupid person. They'll just drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!!
3 years 2 weeks ago, 8:42 PM

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That pic is not nearly as attractive as the one you posted on the home defense post! Ha!

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