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.410 Revisited

SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Senior MemberPosts: 5,463 Senior Member
On the Box O' Truth. Don't know if it has been posted before, but the guys at the BOT did another set of tests of the .410 this time with the 3" Judge and some new rounds designed specifically for self defense.

And I am still not impressed.

http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot53.htm
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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,861 Senior Member
    It was better than I expected and not bad at that.
    Shot loads do not fair well with rifling in any hand gun, buckshot fired out of a full sized shotgun has a horrible pattern if there is rifling involved including just a rifled choke tube.
    I think the judge has a place as a kit gun or a boat gun, esp, in the southeast.
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    For what it is and what it ain't, what it costs, all things considered, it is not all it is cracked up to be, I would rather a replica SA revolver .45 Colt.

    SArevolvercb3.jpg
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,310 Senior Member
    It's a niche gun at best. My biggest problem is it's size. It makes an N-frame S&W look portable.
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  • QuinianQuinian Senior Member Posts: 707 Senior Member
    Not really all that impressed. At best I'd keep it for a snake gun if someone gave it to me free but I've got a .22 for that.

    Now the revolver carbine (circuit judge??) I might like just because it's a revolver carbine :) No real use but it seems like it would be fun
  • scarfacescarface Member Posts: 263 Member
    On the Box O' Truth. Don't know if it has been posted before, but the guys at the BOT did another set of tests of the .410 this time with the 3" Judge and some new rounds designed specifically for self defense.

    And I am still not impressed.

    http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/bot53.htm

    SirGeorge,

    The legend of the Taurus Judge is right up there with the quote in your signature! :)

    That report further proves that the .410 is lacking penetration and is more of a novelty firearm. The Judge may be fine for getting rid of some pesky varmints, shooting clay birds, and making patterns on paper, but I would never buy one solely for SD.
  • SirGeorgeKillianSirGeorgeKillian Senior Member Posts: 5,463 Senior Member
    The thing that I was hoping to point out was that at past 7 yards, your spread is larger than a human sized target. Considering you are held responsible for every pellet that leaves the barrel, this could be an issue....
    Unless life also hands you water and sugar, your lemonade is gonna suck!
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    I'm in love with a Glock
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    "Considering you are held responsible for every pellet that leaves the barrel, this could be an issue...."

    :uhm: :uhm: :uhm: HUH ???
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,310 Senior Member
    DoctorWho wrote: »
    "Considering you are held responsible for every pellet that leaves the barrel, this could be an issue...."

    :uhm: :uhm: :uhm: HUH ???

    Modern liability being what it is, you need to be sure of your target.
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • temmitemmi Member Posts: 230 Member
    I think it is a Big niche gun.

    Too big for CCW IMO.

    For the price I would rather have a Blackhawk.

    But that is just me.
  • DoctorWhoDoctorWho Senior Member Posts: 9,496 Senior Member
    I would rather have a Pre-War Colt SA revolver in .45 Colt........
    "There is some evil in all of us, Doctor, even you, the Valeyard is an amalgamation of the darker sides of your nature, somewhere between your twelfth and final incarnation, and I may say, you do not improve with age. Founding member of the G&A forum since 1996
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