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4 years 9 weeks ago, 5:31 PM

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Taurus Judge

I am looking to purchase a revolver to round out my hand guns. I currently own a Baretta 96 40 mag and a Browning Buckmark 22. I really like the looks and feel of the Judge, but I have heard both good and bad. Can anyone give me some advice on this gun? Any Happy owners? Thanks

4 years 9 weeks ago, 5:51 PM

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same with me. I read a pretty comprehensive report not long ago that suggested the .410 side of things was not a good defensive weapon. On the other hand, I believe samD just posted a new .410 shell that looks to provide much better protection & penetration. Maybe he can point that out. Of course, if it's loaded with .45 hollow point I suspect it is quite adequate.

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4 years 9 weeks ago, 6:12 PM

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no 410

ammo has passed the FBIs penetration minimum of 12 inchs,including the new round made by Winchester for the judge,then there is the overpenetrating side of the 45LC which penetrates 17 inchs,combine that with a heavy gun already and you have a heavy POS for concealed carry or open carr.It's a range toy.

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4 years 9 weeks ago, 6:22 PM

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I thought that new cartridge might have turned the tide. Guess not. Tips me to NO ('cept for fun.)

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4 years 9 weeks ago, 6:28 PM

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Just get a .357.

The Judge is a solution looking for a problem. Trying to turn a .410 into an effective personal defense gun against anything other than a snake or rat is a bit absurd. Sure, it looks good on a Shoot-n-c target, but in reality, even with those cool little discs they have now, it's still not as effective or concealable as a good .357 snubbie

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4 years 9 weeks ago, 6:32 PM

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.357

What is the kick............................back on a .357 snubnose

4 years 9 weeks ago, 7:48 AM

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nys_shooter921 wrote:
What is the kick............................back on a .357 snubnose

very nice .357 and you can put .38 rounds through it..the kick is surprisingly mellow when not using a magnum round...BTW welcome to gunslot...

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4 years 9 weeks ago, 8:05 AM

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ivan is right, I

have an EAA Windicator .357 snub nose which is very similar to the Ruger (okay, it's my wife's...lol) anyhoo, it's rather mellow shooting .38's but get's a little 'snappy' shooting Magnums.

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4 years 9 weeks ago, 6:29 PM

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off exploring

I just read a piece done on the Judge under the "gun" section. I really didn't expect the review to better than it was. I tend to agree with both of you, buy it to play with on the range. Thanks to all for your comments.

4 years 9 weeks ago, 6:40 PM

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NYS Shooter

Welcome to the gang. Hope you enjoy yourself.
ebear is harmless if you have all your shots, rabies, etc.
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4 years 9 weeks ago, 3:48 AM

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take a look at the raging judge, you can shoot 454 casul with it and I believe it has +1 roung over the regular judge. I still wouldn't use it for every day carry,

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4 years 9 weeks ago, 7:14 AM

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I would go with

the Raging Judge Magnum....What's wrong with a "range toy" anyway?..lol

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4 years 9 weeks ago, 3:19 PM

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nothing hamp

got a few myself,but the OP asked for opinions,and didn't really specify the conditions in which it would be utilized,but having another skirt on site is fine by me,so I'm just trying to help,don't be a player hater,or whatever the darkies say nowdays,lmfao!(okay that was a PI comment,forgive me lord,and all the little retards floating in the sea).

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