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Franciscomv 08-20-2009 05:49 PM

Impulse buy...
 
I don't know why, but I just purchased a Taurus Judge (stainless with a 4" barrel). I can't imagine what I'll use it for, but it just seemed like a fun gun to own. :D Plus I've been hearing a lot of good things about Taurus wheelguns and wanted to try one out.

http://pics.reedssports.com/gb/2-441049t1.JPG

(Not my gun in the pic)

The paperwork on this one is going to take a long while, since the nice blokes at the federal gun registry have no idea in which category to file it. Luckily, a friend of mine works at the shop I got it from and he can take it to the range so I can try it out. I just can't take it home.

I figured it might make a good weapon for my long horse back trips in the mountains. I'll keep it loaded with .45LC for two legged critters, and I'll have a few .410 shotshells for emergency food procurement. Honestly, it's main use is going to be playing around with different loads and shooting up random stuff. :)

Does anybody know if there are any speed loaders available for this gun?

BigByrd47119 08-20-2009 05:57 PM

The link for one of their speedloaders is below. Also, Federal makes a special .410 round for the Judge! That link is also below!


Taurus Judge Speed Loader!

Federal Ammo for Taurus Judge!

Hope this helps!

Jo da Plumbr 08-20-2009 06:00 PM

They say it's a great gun for snake killing.
And they taste like chicken.:rolleyes:

IGETEVEN 08-20-2009 06:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Jo da Plumbr (Post 147896)
They say it's a great gun for snake killing.
And they taste like chicken.:rolleyes:

It is and it does, and I can personally attest to that. Congrats on the Judge Francis. :)

Jack.......

stalkingbear 08-20-2009 06:10 PM

They're PERFECT for killing poisonous snakes at close range. Only bad thing is they're so bulky, it's hard to find holsters locally-you usually have to order them.

Franciscomv 08-20-2009 08:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stalkingbear (Post 147913)
They're PERFECT for killing poisonous snakes at close range. Only bad thing is they're so bulky, it's hard to find holsters locally-you usually have to order them.

I do a little leather working as a hobby, mostly saddles and horse gear. A holster for the judge might be a fun little project (I've never made a holster before).

Thanks for the links BigByrd!

CA357 08-20-2009 08:34 PM

Congratulations. I find them interesting, but I keep hearing mixed reviews. Please post a range report when you can.

spittinfire 08-20-2009 08:37 PM

I only see them as a snake gun. I was interested when I first heard about them but not so much anymore. That being said, I would like to shoot one for a little while, I think you could have some fun with them.

BigByrd47119 08-20-2009 09:10 PM

Found this link earlier when I was looking for the Speed Loader.

Leather Belt Holster for 4" Taurus Judge!

Mark F 08-21-2009 02:00 PM

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I've had my Taurus Judge for about 2 years now. It's different. When I first got it, I shot it a lot. It's fun to shoot. I probably put 1000 rounds of .410's through it, and another 1000 rounds of 45 Colts.

The Judge isn't my first choice for SD, but it does go bang every time. I keep a .357 Magnum on my side of the bed and a Ruger LCR (or my Ultra-Lite M85UL Taurus) in my pocket.

I can say confidently that the Judge is much more than a "snake gun". But I really don't know a great application for it, so I would shoot it as my novelty plinker and leave the SD to my "other" weapons. It's now officially my wif'e's gun and she keeps it by the bed.


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