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    Anyone see this yet? I'd love to carry it. I think that'd be an awsome weapon to OC,if I could find a holster I'd cc it haha...





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    Well that's the Gun Blast guy wearing the Judge there. Throw a jacket over that and you'd be nice and concealed. I'd say that would work as open carry the way it is :-) I wonder if he carries a derringer under the beard?

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    I'm not sure why Taurus would come out with it.

    Like the Thunder 5 that came out years ago, it's a gun looking for a reason to exist.

    http://www.thunder5.com/docs1.html

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    I'm not sure what you mean. I can't think of a better handgun option for wilderness protection...

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    DreQo wrote:
    I'm not sure what you mean. I can't think of a better handgun option for wilderness protection...
    Ruger Alaskan or Super Redhawk.

    I've never once needed a handgun to kill a snake. I was able to go around every single one. They don't seem to come slithering into the campsite; I guess they avoid the activity.

    If you just have to have snake prevention, carry the shot shells so they come up first under the hammer.

    Heck, even a .357 Blackhawk or GP100 will have better power than the Judge, I think.
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    DreQo,

    Just look up all the assorted gun forumsdiscussions re: this "410-bore in a handgun" concept and read why for yourself...it wasn't received well then and it probably won't be now, even though Taurus may (judging from the picture) have made a better quaity product than the Thunder Five was/is; the concept is identical.

    With your permission and understanding, I don't want to rehash all those threads/points of view again here...

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    cloudcroft wrote:
    DreQo,

    Just look up all the assorted gun forumsdiscussions re: this "410-bore in a handgun" concept and read why for yourself...it wasn't received well then and it probably won't be now, even though Taurus may (judging from the picture) have made a better quaity product than the Thunder Five was/is; the concept is identical.

    With your permission and understanding, I don't want to rehash all those threads/points of view again here...

    -- John D.

    lol ok, that seemed a little sarcastic, but ok. I wasn't the OP anyway :P. I'll admit I'm not at all familiar with revolvers that shoot shot shells; I was simply going off of the couple of reviews on the Judge that I had read. Guess I'll have to dig for some more opinions...

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    http://www.simplyrugged.com/index.html

    In reference to the OP, this guy is making a pancake style holster for the Judge. Not sure if he has it on his website yet, but he's definately going to be making one.

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    DreQo,

    I wasn't being sarcastic, that was being nice..and I wasn't responding to the OP,I was responding to you because you said you "didn't know what I meant" when I spoke critically of the gun.

    What I meant has already been presented in much earlier threadsin assorted gun forums.And THERE also are your "other opinions."

    You surely don't want people to repeat old news when you can look it up yourself, do you? I was just pointing you in the right direction, you choose to go there or not.

    No offense meant.

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    Well that's kool. It seems like one of the big problems with the Thunder Five was the fact that it had separate cyclinders for .410 and .45. The Judge doesn't have this issue, and I'm not reading about any other legitimate issues. The .45's have been described as "suprisingly accurate". I see the Judge as a .45 revolver with more options lol. Besides, a lifetime warranty doesn't sound horrible.



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    True...but it's still a Taurus.

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    cloudcroft wrote:
    True...but it's still a Taurus.

    -- John D.

    lol Yeah, I hear the anti-taurus mantra a lot. My dad had a Taurus for about 15 years...it was the Taurus version of the Beretta 92..I don't remember what it's called. But yeah, he shot thousands and thousands of rounds through it, both store bought and re-loads...whatever failures he had were few and far between, and were usually due to the ammo. Come to think of it, I think he has a Taurus revolver, too. Anyway my point is I've heard a lot of "my buddy said his brothers dad had a friend who's cousin's Taurus is a piece of crap!!" but the guys I've known who've owned them haven't had problems.

    I dunno, if I do ever get the Judge, it wont be any time soon. I've got a few other purchases lined up first, but I wouldn't mind having something like that in my aresenal eventually. By the time I get around to buying one, I'm sure they'll have a track record behind 'em...good or bad, we'll just have to see!

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    Thanks, but I had one...when you're my age, you've done/had just about everything. If not, something's wrong. Besides, I really don't do hearsay too often and I don't speak Parrot (Mexican, Central or South American dialects), either. Being different has it's drawbacks but being part of the herd isn't one of them.

    So people here can get whatever they want, even a .410-bore revolver, and even a Taurus. Neither are for me though.

    As for "arsenals," I got rid of most my guns...yes, you really can have too many guns and too much ammo. Even the 4 guns I have now seem like too many. Maybe it's just my getting older and getting ready to die, I don't know, but lots of "stuff," even guns, is just a burden and an anchor to me now...makes it so hard to just pick up and leave. And just having something unusual for my collection isn't even worth a brief thought.

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    I see what you're saying. Four is definately too many...I'd be more than happy to take 2 or 3 of them off your hands..:celebrate

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    I got a change to hold one today and it felt nice! At first I thought it might be a decent gun to carry while hunting, then I realized that the barrel is to short and it would be illegal to have it with me while hunting in my state.



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