Originally Posted by CampingJosh
Why not? No one else has anything like it on the market. I'm personally not a fan of the .410, but the Judge is definitely a viable home defense handgun, especially for someone who is not particularly experienced with handguns.
Have a bad Taurus experience?
Oh man, our first fight lol..... I love the 410. After years of destroying small game I planned on eating I found that the 410 does just enough killin with less holes and more meat in my belly. 25-30 yards is pushing it, but all my smallgame is take within that anyway. I have a snakecharmer with a 19" barrel that I can put slugs into a B27 target at 100 yards COM all day long. It shoots the Federal and Winchester OOO buck real good too. 3 years ago I got a Super Comanche pistol in 45LC and 410. Since most shotgunshells burn up all the powder in 10-14" and it has a 10" barrel, it hits hard for a pistol shotgun. The "choke" on it actually chokes the shot ontop of ending what little spin the slow twist puts on it. The twist is so slow it will not shoot anything over 225 without keyholes. From the offhand and Winchester 3" slugs I can take a deer.......... WT eff!! a deer?!, yep. At 40 yards from the offhand.
Its all good. I am not a fan of the 40, but it gets the job done.
The Judge does throw a wide pattern, but it aint made for hunting either. At the distance you would shoot at they do a heck of a number. I seen slugs fired from a 3" judge that got just over 1100fps. Not too bad at all if you ask me. Winchesters PDX1 45LC was made for that gun and it shoots better than any 45 from the Judge I have seen. From my SC it is one large hole at 25 with opensights. Great round for that gun and it is designed for it.
Oh and for the record. Even though I seen the judge do so good from others. I too would find it hard to buy another Tauri. I had two bad ones in the past. Still wont bash the Judge because of it. I gather I would be the unlucky one and get a bad one. I am probably the only person on earth to get 4 bad 10-22s in a row on the planet and everyone I know that has one, its the best 22 they ever bought....sigh......