Lot of helpful information here. I appreciate it. I ran a search and did not find any threads on the Taurus Judge. Hope I did not miss one?
Thinking about getting serious about a Judge. Lot to like about it. We’ve got wild pigs, mountain lions, coyotes and poisonous snakes here now and while the judge might not be the best for any one of these, it is the only thing I would actually carry around, that might get me out of a jam with any of them so long as I keep my cool. I’m not interested in shooting the unless it is necessary. Well. Maybe the pigs, we like pork!
I’ve done some research, I like the 3 inch cylinder and 6 inch barrel. Looks like alternating .410 buckshot loads with .45 long colt rounds would be about right. It weighs in at two pounds, not a lot different than the government 45 I’ve been dragging around.
I like that it can share ammo with my .410, make reloading simpler. Hubby Brian is interested in a couple things that use the 45 colt rounds, so he would have a fine excuse to buy one of those!
Anybody got one? Do you like it? Pros / cons? I’m interested in gloves to help with recoil too, if anyone has used them? Kind of like ear plugs, I know I won’t have the on if I ever need to use it but why do any more damage than necessary?
Might be time to take a field trip to Knob Creek shooting range. I’ve always wanted to shoot some of the really big guns! See if they’ve got a Judge I can run some rounds through.
I’ve never had a Taurus and from what I know they’re a decent brand but nothing super spectacular. I’ve never been a big Taurus fan and the Taurus Judge, if you ask me, is a bit ugly looking but that’s just me. For dealing with the critters you mentioned I would go with a Ruger Redhawk .44 Magnum which can be loaded with snake shot as well as the regular .44 slugs. Barrel lengths come at anywhere from 2.75 to 7.50 and various lengths in between. I am a big Ruger fan, especially for the revolvers. From my experience when you buy a Ruger revolver you get what you pay for and more.
Statistics: Posted by Photon Guy — Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:29 pm