Taurus® Tracker® Judge® Revolver - Blued Finish
Personal Protection Best
I have owned a LOT of weapons throughout my life, so I can tell you from a great deal of experience the truth about them. I purchased this one not too long ago to add to my already large collection, but this one isn't going behind glass or stuck in a vault. This one is staying at my right hand where I live and work. Despite the power some of my other weapons boast, this one truly houses the most destructive force of all of them. It doesn't have near the range of my Dan Wesson .357 which I'm very proficient at 200 yards, in fact I wouldn't recommend use of this one beyond 25 yards. Mine is also a little different from the one on sale here. Mine has a 3" cylinder instead of 2.5" and my barrel is only 3" as well. The advantage to having the longer cylinder is that it will take Winchester .410 3 inch loads. These have 4 "defense disks" and 16 plated pellets. That's a far cry from the 2.5 cylinders shown on the model here. This round is massively destructive. There is no "nice" way to put it. The draw back, is that on mine you can't use 45APC rounds as well as .45 Colt Long. You can ONLY use 45 Colt longs on mine. That's ok with me, because I reload anyway, and I'm not interested in purchasing yet another set of dies to load rounds that have less power. I'll stick with the .45 Colt and the 3" Winchester Defender .410 rounds. So the point is think real hard about which weapon you want. If you want the most destructive weapon made with a range of 25yards I would recommend you have Bass Pro order you up the 3" cylinder Judge. You will not find anything on the legal market that is more lethal.
May 25, 2012
I have a Taurus Judge and love it. I keep it in my home for self defense. I love the fact that I can use a .410 in it and not have to worry about any rounds going through the wall like I would if I used my .45. I keep personal defense .410 in it. I have fired multiple rounds through it and never had an issue.
December 26, 2012
I bought this gun last weekend, for home defense, it wasn't what I originally was going for, but I am EXTEREMLY happy with the choice. It's a great gun, as a prior service member & having a lot of experience around weapons. I am very impressed and happy with the judge.
June 13, 2014
If I could only have 1 handgun, the Judge would be it. I hunt where there are LOTS of snakes (I've killed over 20 moccasins so far this year). The .410 handles them well. The Home Defense Loads/Buckshot/.45 loads are all great for home defense. Just shoot the Home defense load at a jug of water and watch the damage!
October 18, 2011