Taurus Judge .410 Revolver and Ammunition Review

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Post by stg2ahn » 18 Aug 2009, 19:09

Wollychop wrote:
t1210 wrote:
Personally, you throw 400 grains of metal at me at those kind of velocities I'm thinking twice about what I'm doing, regardless.
I read the memo on box o truth. Though I trust their "research" I was thinking the exact same thing you were wolly.
00 buck going at or near supersonic speeds is gonna do damage, whether or not the buck shot come out like pancakes....

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Post by stg2ahn » 18 Aug 2009, 19:16

:thumb: Great post. I was always wanting more info on the "judge"

Unfortunately, they are not for sale in CA.

Here's some more links regarding the judge.

http://www.gunblast.com/Taurus-UltraLiteJudge.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.gunblast.com/Taurus-Judge.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

http://theboxotruth.com/docs/bot41.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by Esteves » 18 Aug 2009, 20:37

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Post by Vortec MAX » 18 Aug 2009, 20:40

I'm still working on it. It is almost done. It has ended up being more work than I thought.

I just finished the last two load reviews and am going to work on the conclusion and Blackhawk holster review. Check back later.

Thanks for the links to the other reviews as well. Those are interesting.

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Post by stg2ahn » 18 Aug 2009, 21:32

http://www.sb-usa.com/shotshell_pages/buckshot_410.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I personally would want the 3 in chambered "judge"
the above load is what I would recommend. 5- 00buckshot pellets rated at almost 1200 fps... wow.

But I wonder what the velocity loss would be if fired from a "judge" and not a 18" barrel shotgun????

Vortec Max, Do you have a chrono?

Keep up the good work..

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Post by ynoty3k » 18 Aug 2009, 22:10

interesting article. Wonder if anyone will test the Judge Magnum now that the 3" cylinder is out.

anyone know if anybody makes a solid .410 slug? the slug he had was hollow.

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Post by Vortec MAX » 18 Aug 2009, 22:23

I think I am done! Whew. If an admin knows how to properly align my lists in the conclusion, please help me out.

Enjoy!

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Post by Vortec MAX » 18 Aug 2009, 22:25

stg2ahn wrote:http://www.sb-usa.com/shotshell_pages/buckshot_410.htm
Vortec Max, Do you have a chrono?
Yes sir. I was able to chrono the Silvertips and the Federal 000 buck. The chrono did not like the other loads because there were too many projectiles going through the screens.

I wonder how the manufacturers measure the velocity of shotshells? Maybe with high speed film?

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Post by stg2ahn » 18 Aug 2009, 22:42

THnk your range report is the best one yet....on the "judge" that is..

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Post by f3rr37 » 19 Aug 2009, 08:17

Vortec MAX wrote:I think I am done! Whew. If an admin knows how to properly align my lists in the conclusion, please help me out.

Enjoy!

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I don't see anything wrong with your lists... :?:

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Post by abatis » 19 Aug 2009, 08:22

I went to the local gunshop yesterday and they had a 3-inch chambered 3-inch barrel Judge blued finish for $479. I almost bit but I am still wanting a Sig p250 in 40S&W as my local carry gun. Torn, the Judge looks like fun. Maybe a stainless in 3-inch chamber would have sealed the deal.
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Post by Vortec MAX » 19 Aug 2009, 08:38

f3rr37 wrote:I don't see anything wrong with your lists... :?:
Me either... now. Are you sure you did not fix them? The second list was indented under the first and I could not get it to look right. Now it looks fine. Magic?

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Post by f3rr37 » 19 Aug 2009, 08:43

Vortec MAX wrote: Me either... now. Are you sure you did not fix them? The second list was indented under the first and I could not get it to look right. Now it looks fine. Magic?

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I don't see anything in the logs about any of the mods editing it, and it wasn't me... must be magic :p

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Re: Taurus Judge .410 Revolver and Ammunition Review

Post by Vortec MAX » 27 Oct 2009, 20:30

Just an update. I got my Taurus Judge back a couple of weeks ago. They fixed the lockup... sort of. The rear lockup is perfect, but the front lockup moves enough to slightly misalign the cylinder to the barrel. I think the problem is in the position of the "fingernail" groove machined into the frame that the front detent is supposed to click into. The position allows the front part of the cylinder to open slightly as it locks up.

I think it will work, but the alignment is not perfect. It still aint a S&W. :ponder:

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Re: Taurus Judge .410 Revolver and Ammunition Review

Post by amc31b » 28 Oct 2009, 17:32

Nice review but I can't say the same about the gun. I know a few people who own Taurus products and I have read a lot of the reviews (particularly on this gun), I have to keep it real, sorry. What a crappy company and stupid gun. Taurus sucks.
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Post by zaknorris » 28 Oct 2009, 17:43

this is great
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Post by warlokk08 » 30 Oct 2009, 18:17

That is a great review. I plan on purchasing the Public Defender. Still a little big for a carry gun, but I think it will make a great handgun for walking around in my woods shooting birds and such. Thanks for all the info.

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Re: Taurus Judge .410 Revolver and Ammunition Review

Post by Vortec MAX » 01 Mar 2010, 19:13

Taurus has some new offerings. The Raging Judge Magnum holds six shots (instead of five) and can fire 454 Casull rounds. Interesting.

Public Defender Polymer
Raging Judge Magnum
Raging Judge Ultra-Lite

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Re: Taurus Judge .410 Revolver and Ammunition Review

Post by owsi26 » 25 May 2010, 09:37

Without a doubt, that is the best gun review that I've seen. Great job! I've been trying to find an excuse to buy one. I'm more of a semi-auto guy, even though I own a number of revolvers.

I believe in carrying extra magazines, but is there even a speed loader for 410's? I can't see using it for home defense as I have a 10mm, with laser, extra mags, etc.

The only excuse, for me, would be target shooting. I'm curious about this: How many of you that carry daily, carry the judge and what ammo do you have in it for SD?

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Re: Taurus Judge .410 Revolver and Ammunition Review

Post by Cyberfly » 25 May 2010, 09:50

Excellent review. Found it very interesting and informative.
The only thing I noticed was the 00 buck size comparison. We were always taught in CLEET that 00 buck is just about the same size as a .38 round. Maybe a .32 is more accurate and they use the .38 for 'awe'? Dunno, but that came to mind when I read it.
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