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Old 09-30-2012, 01:51 PM   #21
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I have no problem carrying a 4.5" 357 Ruger blackhawk in my waistband. Most of the time if one needs a weapon there is a struggle involved. I don't have to worry about the SA not functioning becuase the bad guy was holding the slide. If I can't fire the gun I can beat the bad guy with it. Try that with a 9oz pocket rocket. Let someone with military training attack you with a knife. They are going to grab you with their weak hand and stab you over and over. If you try to shoot him he is just going to start slashing your wrist. Having a club will make him stop and if he tries to resume the attack you can shoot him with a round that will stop him instantly.

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Old 10-03-2012, 03:28 PM   #22
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you can allways find a used judge at pawn shops and gun stores code for alot of people buy them then unload them usialey for a reason get the 357 you can allways load it with 38s

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Old 10-03-2012, 03:34 PM   #23
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I'f you want the judge because it shoots 410 shells then you could but the smith and wesson governor. Have heard much better reviews on the governor and gonna buy one soon. A very good truck gun probably not a very good cc gun though.

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A friend at the LGS pocket carries a Judge with .410's in it because there is a day care across the street from his store. So I can see their place, not the most fun gun to shoot thou. I would look at the Governor also if you decide to go that way. As for the snubbie I love my SP 101 .357, added a good set of grips and carry it often. I like the option of 38's or 357's for practice. I also loved a Colt Trooper Mk III .357 and still regret selling it. I shot an Air weight S&W in .38 and it was very manageable but not a range gun by any stretch.

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For what it's worth, I now carry a BUG S&W 638 with Speer GD .38+P 135g short barrel JHP, (The ballistics are similar to the 9mm.) It weighs 1lb loaded and fits the front pocket well in a desantis nemesis holster. As for power, the .357 is impressive, but I would suggest at least an all steel revolver like the S&W 60, 640, or 649 weighing in at around 25oz or 686 at 34oz. I say this because my aluminum 638 is pretty snappy with .38+P rounds, and I believe .357 rounds in a light gun might be a little painful, doable but painful.
Also, with the 2" barrel, the first thing I did was put on a crimson trace laser to make sure.
And the various .410 revolvers? I'm still trying to figure out, why? I guess shooting a .410 out of a revolver might have some application, but I'd rather launch a .357 round.

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A buddy of mine has a judge; i think i will order some of those Golden Bear all-metal rounds that look like old-school shotgun shells to run through it.

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Old 10-07-2012, 12:48 PM   #27
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theirs a good utube video about the judge with the shooter doing test fireing with maney diferent loads. the bigest problem i see with it is the spred is way to big if you shoot it at a bad guy to say stop a stick up your probley going to hit a by stander too

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