I have wanted a Judge for a long time, and finally did it. I haven't fired it yet, but am curious about all the .410 ammo out there. It appears that it can be used as a great defense gun based on the variety of ammo. I saw a Youtube video where the guy tested a lot of loads. I think I like the #4 shot for defense purposes. I like more smaller shot for snakes and fooling around, but I am just curious what others think.