New Taurus 28ga "Raging Judge"

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by General_lee, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I really can't see a point this one. Sure it might be fun to mess around with your buddies and see if you can bust a few clays with it but that's it. Have you seen the price of 28ga ammo lately?!?! Better yet, have you even seen 28ga ammo lately? I really don't see this one taking off.
     

  2. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    You're probably right. I don't think it'll really take off either, but it's a cool idea.
    I can't even remember the last time I saw a box of 28ga.

    However the .45/.410 Judge seems to be gaining popularity, I'm even seeing ".410 handgun" shells at Walmart now.
     
  3. amoroque

    amoroque New Member

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    28 gauge around here is super cheap when you can find it that is.
     
  4. TimL2952

    TimL2952 New Member

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    hell...just make the jump to 20ga or 16ga already
     
  5. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    I'd buy a 20 or 16 in a heartbeat
     
  6. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I shoot a 16 quite a bit and when I can find it the price is always $3 more then the 12/20ga stuff and the 28ga stuff is even higher.

    Think about how big that cylinder would be. :eek:

    I think it would be fun to play with a side by side pistol in 20 or 16...wouldn't be good for much more then snakes but fun.
     
  7. TimL2952

    TimL2952 New Member

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    yea...I was thinking about that cylinder issue...but worst case scenario, only a 2 or 3 round cylinder...and a large frame...who knows...maybe someone gets inventive and designs a new way to work it out
     
  8. Pastense

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    Taurus 28 gauge revolver a wholly underapreciated tool

    I choose the word "tool" carefully, for honestly that it what a weapon is. It is a device designed to more easily facilitate a given necessity. In this case the protection of ones self from any given number of scenarios. I believe that Taurus latest incarnation to be an excellent asset specifically in the realm of home defense. Long have I sought an item that combined multiple rounds, massive close range stopping power, solid scatter, suppressed over penetration, single hand use (if physical strength allows for it), short stature for better architectural navigation, and excellent report for sheer intimidation. I have argued these points to other avid shooters at my local range some I have been able to convert while others have maintain their personal preferences.

    I presume time will tell...
     
  9. dutchmaster

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    Don't get me wrong, Taurus builds a super fine revolver for hunting, plinking, and self-defense... but a 28 ga "hand Cannon" we don't need. Their "Raging Judge" is big enough being chambered for .410, .45LC, & .454 Casull, dontcha think?? :rolleyes:
     
  10. c3shooter

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    The only place you WILL see that is on facebook. They will not be producing it. Since is is larger than 50 cal, you have to show a "sporting" use for it- which is how shotguns and .600 Nitro Express rifles get around the ATF and "destructive Device". ATF ruled that failed the sporting use test, and would be a Class III firearm.

    You want a hand cannon? sebu is making a 12 g pump PISTOL. Registers with the BATFE as an AOW, $5 tax.

    Super Shorty
     
  11. Bigcat_hunter

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    Also I think it would have to have an 18"+ barrel for it to be legal since it is a pistol gripped shotgun.
     
  12. mesinge2

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    What they should do is make it like the circuit judge with a stock and 18" barrel but in 20 GA or 16GA. I love one in 12 GA but not sure how it would work. The cylinder would probably be way too large!

    Found the pic I was looking for; this is a Russian made 5-shot 20 gauge shotgun called the MC255 manufactured by TsKIB SOO Central Design and Research Bureau of Sporting and Hunting Arms:

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  13. freefall

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    Anybody remember the Ithaca Auto and Burglar gun? Always thought they looked cool. Please show us one C3.;)
     
  14. c3shooter

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    I actually had a line on an Ithaca last year- but somebody smartened up the chump on what it was worth!

    The Ithaca Auto & Burglar Gun was NOT a Short Barrled Shotgun (SBS, or "sawed off" in layman's terms) It IS a Class III NFA firearm, but it is classed as an AOW- Any Other Weapon- since it was made AS A PISTOL. Five dollar transfer tax instead of $200. When hijacking trucks was a popular pasttime, these were popular with truck drivers. It IS pretty much a "to whom it may concern" firearm.

    Here's what they looked like- The Ithaca Auto and Burglar, By L. Neil Smith