The Shooter's Thread!
Posted 16 September 2010 - 03:57 PM
Going to site in the scope next week. I am super excited.
Posted 22 September 2010 - 03:37 PM
By far one of the nicer guns I have shot!
Posted 22 September 2010 - 03:54 PM
Posted 22 September 2010 - 04:19 PM
Any way i like the looks of the .410 Judge, any one have experience with these?
Posted 22 September 2010 - 04:38 PM
For almost every application, the Judge does best with .45 Colt loads in it. And you can get a smaller, dedicated .45 Colt in that case (or at least one with a more normal sized cylinder)
It works as a decent snake gun with .410 in it though, assuming you live in an area with snakes you would want to shoot.
.410 shot isn't that worthwhile through a Judge unless it's point blank range - the shot spreads too fast. I wouldn't use it for a personal defense round (on the other hand, if I needed the .410 tool as well, I could see using a Judge as a "single do all gun" using .45 colt for defense)
Posted 22 September 2010 - 04:55 PM
Judge is a unique novelty, but not the most practical weapon.
This post has been edited by PistolWhipped: 22 September 2010 - 04:56 PM
Posted 22 September 2010 - 06:17 PM
A judge can use the following:
.410 shotgun shells
A "Raging Judge" can also safely fire .454 Casull. Standard Judge revolvers can chamber it, but serious injury will result if you attempt to use one (in short, unless it says "raging judge" on the side and says you can use Casull, don't do it )
Then again, with that big a jump to the barrel I'm not sure I'd want to use a. 454 Casull anyway, even if it could do so safely.
Of the shot shells, there is birdshot loads, buckshot loads, and slugs. In the case of the Judge, .410 slugs are pretty useless since the .45 Colt will do a better job. The birdshot or buckshot are for limited use applications inside it.
PW summed it well - it's more of a novelty than it is a practical tool.
This post has been edited by Thalion: 22 September 2010 - 06:19 PM