Angie said...Has anyone heard of The Judge by Taurus? It is a revolver that shoots .410 shotgun shells. Seems like it would be an ultimate home defense weapon where penetration is a concern.
I do not recommend The Judge, not by a long shot, and specially not loaded with .410 shells.
First, 410 shells simply don’t pack enough punch for serious self defense, no matter where you shoot your attacker. Lacks both the require energy and penetration. Unless you plan to shoot snakes or to use it as a fun gun, stay away from it.
With 45 Colt you have better ballistics, but you still have much better options out there than a 45 Colt out of a Taurus.
|Ultimate Home Defense gun? No, not by a long shot.|
Second, you’re talking about Taurus. I’ve owned three of them, they’ve all failed me after little use. You see them in gun magazines, Taurus spends a lot of money on marketing and publicity, yet how many law enforcement officers or professional shooters pack Taurus for serious social encounters? Not anyone that can help it. Taurus revolvers and pistols simply aren’t as good as other brands. Glock, Sig, Springfield, S&W, CZ, Ruger, stick to those brands.
If you are concerned about over penetration, there’s specialty ammo for that like Glaser Safety Slugs. These may be preferably in small condos with thin dry walls. Other than that, use quality JHP ammunition.