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Taurus - THE JUDGE

Post by MN Bonasa » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:34 pm

Picked up the Taurus Judge 45LC / 410g hand gun this weekend. Just curious if anyone has this gun and how they like it.

i'm gonna carry it while grouse hunting up here in Minny for a just in case scenario. Can't wait to shoot it, but have to wait until this weekend.

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Post by Coveyrise64 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:08 pm

Think I'll go with the Gov.....it will shoot .45acp as well as the .410 and .45lc.
MN Bonasa wrote:Picked up the Taurus Judge 45LC / 410g hand gun this weekend. Just curious if anyone has this gun and how they like it.

i'm gonna carry it while grouse hunting up here in Minny for a just in case scenario. Can't wait to shoot it, but have to wait until this weekend.
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Post by jwnissen » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:39 pm

I have sold quite a few of them and everyone loves them. Everyone sems to love them. I have sold the 3" chamber with the 6" barrel to bird hunters and clay pigeon shooters. I talked to one guy who hunts pheasant in South Dakota and his buddies and him like to draw from their holsters and shoot the birds; try to slow down the hunt a little :wink: . Enjoy it and let us know how you like it.

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Post by frosso » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:43 pm

I don't own one but I had a heck of a good time shooting at incoming clays with 410s in it. It was laugh out loud fun! A little heavy to carry around but I can see where it would be a good snake and varmit gun. If I had unlimited $$$ it would be in my arsenal.
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Post by BigShooter » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:48 pm

I'd have to go with the 6" Raging Judge Magnum for the 3" Chamber, .454 Casull & .45 LC. At 4.54 lbs. though it's pretty heavy. I prefer the Thompson Center .45 LC, 3" .410.
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Post by MN Bonasa » Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:54 pm

I shot my new Judge this weekend, lots of fun I really like it. Comfortable grip. Only downside 20.00 for a box of 20.........ouch can't do alot of plinking at that cost.

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Post by nikegundog » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:30 pm

jwnissen wrote:I have sold quite a few of them and everyone loves them. Everyone sems to love them. I have sold the 3" chamber with the 6" barrel to bird hunters and clay pigeon shooters. I talked to one guy who hunts pheasant in South Dakota and his buddies and him like to draw from their holsters and shoot the birds; try to slow down the hunt a little :wink: . Enjoy it and let us know how you like it.

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Just so everyone knows that's illegal is South Dakota.

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Post by jwnissen » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:07 pm

nikegundog wrote:
jwnissen wrote:I have sold quite a few of them and everyone loves them. Everyone sems to love them. I have sold the 3" chamber with the 6" barrel to bird hunters and clay pigeon shooters. I talked to one guy who hunts pheasant in South Dakota and his buddies and him like to draw from their holsters and shoot the birds; try to slow down the hunt a little :wink: . Enjoy it and let us know how you like it.

John
Just so everyone knows that's illegal is South Dakota.
Does anyone know why? Is it because there are 5 rounds because I have heard people putting plugs in 2 cylinders so that they can use them to hunt.

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Post by nikegundog » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:17 pm

jwnissen wrote:
nikegundog wrote:
jwnissen wrote:I have sold quite a few of them and everyone loves them. Everyone sems to love them. I have sold the 3" chamber with the 6" barrel to bird hunters and clay pigeon shooters. I talked to one guy who hunts pheasant in South Dakota and his buddies and him like to draw from their holsters and shoot the birds; try to slow down the hunt a little :wink: . Enjoy it and let us know how you like it.

John
Just so everyone knows that's illegal is South Dakota.
Does anyone know why? Is it because there are 5 rounds because I have heard people putting plugs in 2 cylinders so that they can use them to hunt.
Probably because they don't want a bunch of guys wounding birds, MN has the same law. It has nothing to do with 5 rounds, SD allows 5 rounds in your shotgun for upland.

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Post by MN Bonasa » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:15 am

jwnissen wrote:Probably because they don't want a bunch of guys wounding birds, MN has the same law
Nike, are you saying that its illegal to hunt birds in general with a handgun, or just using a .410 gauge shell? Does this law just pertain to pheasant hunting? I never heard of this law, but I wll do some research on MN DNR website. However I had no intentions of hunting pheasants with it. mines for home defense / just in case scenarios in the north woods loaded with 45's - being a .45lc / .410 ga. gun makes all the more cool!!

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Post by MN Bonasa » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:11 am

MN Bonasa wrote:but I wll do some research on MN DNR website
Partridge and Pheasant
• A person may not shoot pheasants or Hungarian partridge with a rifle or handgun other than a .22 caliber rimfire using short, long, or long rifle ammunition

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Post by highcotton » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:10 am

I had one of the 2 1/2" chambered models early on and it shot 6" to the left at 7 yards with 45LC ammo. Not much you can about that with fixed sights. I traded it to a guy who only wanted to shoot shot shells. I made him aware of the problem before we traded. Although I took a beating on the deal I was glad to get rid it.

I then had my local FFL order me one of the compact models. It had problems aslo. The ejecter was not in line with the cylinders. I could not even load the gun. The dealer sent it back to the factory for repairs and they did a super fast turn around (within two weeks). I was however dissapointed with the quality of the work. It appeared that someone had taken something similar to a dremel and ground the ejector leaving a sloppy looking job. The gun did function after the repairs but I wasn't happy with the craftmanship. Needless to say I took a beating on that one too. I will not try another Taurus product.

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Post by Mountaineer » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:39 am

jwnissen wrote:.... I have sold the 3" chamber with the 6" barrel to bird hunters and clay pigeon shooters. I talked to one guy who hunts pheasant in South Dakota and his buddies and him like to draw from their holsters and shoot the birds; try to slow down the hunt a little :wink: .

:lol:
I'd say that there was a bit of imagination present.
If true tho, pretty dumb on several levels.

I have seen the old 410 Contender on a skeet field.
Equally silly.

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Post by tdhusker » Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:18 pm

Mountaineer wrote:
jwnissen wrote:.... I have sold the 3" chamber with the 6" barrel to bird hunters and clay pigeon shooters. I talked to one guy who hunts pheasant in South Dakota and his buddies and him like to draw from their holsters and shoot the birds; try to slow down the hunt a little :wink: .

:lol:
I'd say that there was a bit of imagination present.
If true tho, pretty dumb on several levels.

I have seen the old 410 Contender on a skeet field.
Equally silly.
I doubt there's anyone seriously hunting phez with them but I have seen a rooster killed by a .410 Judge. Gotta be close.

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Post by donnie_19 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:07 pm

Probably shooting on a game farm where normal regs don't apply.

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Post by jtwelding » Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:38 pm

I have the Judge "public defender" it runs 2 3/4 with a 2" barrel I use it as a daily carry gun but I have shot some clays with it just for fun, I have hit a couple I reload all my plinking rounds but carry 45lc waxed hollow points when im not carring my 1911. Its a fun little gun

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Re: Taurus - THE JUDGE

Post by AtTheMurph » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:51 pm

I prefer the S&W Governor. Think it is made better, the fit and finish are very good and the trigger is better IMO. Oh, and it's a true six shooter.

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