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Old 03-12-2009, 07:46 PM
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...if anyone here has bought one before. And which would you reccommend, 2 1/2 or 3 inch chamber?
Old 03-12-2009, 08:36 PM
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My bud has the one that will chamber .410's or 45LC, it's a fricken beast!

Perfect home defense revolver!
Old 03-13-2009, 12:40 AM
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The three inch chamber is more versatile.
Old 03-13-2009, 04:30 AM
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Go with the three inch. I have a Thompson Center Contender originally chambered for .45, and I had the chamber lengthened to handle 3 inch .410. It is the AntiChrist for snakes. I can't imagine a revolver that would hold several rounds...
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My brother got one with the 2 1/2 inch chamber because of the weight.

I'm gettin one too!!
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I'd go stainless and 3". Makes a big difference if you plan to shoot the 410 buckshot.
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I tried to buy one and still went to jail
Old 03-13-2009, 05:24 AM
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I shot one last friday. Doesn't kick nearly as bad as I thought it would. I want one.
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Originally Posted by tommyr904 View Post
I tried to buy one and still went to jail

Tommy,
That is a good one, I about choked on my cereal...
Old 03-13-2009, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by abeal2 View Post
I'd go stainless and 3". Makes a big difference if you plan to shoot the 410 buckshot.

huh?
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The Judge is a junk gun. There has been lots and lots of problems with them: timing, lock up, literally falling apart. Just google Taurus Judge issues/problems at google or at www.thefiringline.com

I won't own one.
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'ol granddad won the lottery, got free room and board in Leavenworth for trying to buy a judge. I can't remember if it was before Leavenworth for bootlegging, or before the arson thing. ;?
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Originally Posted by onejacker View Post
huh?
2.5" only has three pellets. 3" has five pellets.
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The idea of the judge is cool but it just doesn't work. .410 is not a good round for anything but squirrels, and out of the revolver barrel its much worse. If I were you I would reconsider buying the Judge. It is not a good gun for defense.
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Originally Posted by The Classic View Post
The idea of the judge is cool but it just doesn't work. .410 is not a good round for anything but squirrels, and out of the revolver barrel its much worse. If I were you I would reconsider buying the Judge. It is not a good gun for defense.
I've only put a few rounds through one but I wouldn't want to be on the business end of 000 buck 5 pellet, 3 inch .410 shell.
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Originally Posted by abeal2 View Post
2.5" only has three pellets. 3" has five pellets.
I learned something I didn't know here. I didn't think you could get buckshot in a .410 shell. Is it 00 buck, or a smaller buckshot?

Thanks abeal!
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http://www.winchester.com/products/c...413&bn=1&use=4
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Originally Posted by onejacker View Post
I learned something I didn't know here. I didn't think you could get buckshot in a .410 shell. Is it 00 buck, or a smaller buckshot?

Thanks abeal!
000. All the pellets are in a line in the shell. Look pretty neat. Never fired one though.
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Originally Posted by tommyr904 View Post
I tried to buy one and still went to jail
LOL, I thought the same thing from the title..

I have a Taurus .357mag that I need a part for (cylinder pin and spring) and I can't find one anywhere.

check this bad boy out

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4ebtj1jR7c&NR=1
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My Judge is 26'4"

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