So far, the quality has been fine. Timing is right on, nothing is loose, no rattles and the recoil is manageble. And at short range, the #4 shot opens up...according to Taurus, this is due to the wad spining in the barell, but for what ever reason, it is a nice open pattern......
Browser 4x4, do you like your judge? How is the quality?
you actually hit on the one load the Judge is horrible with.They're best in a field full of snakes with a #8 shot.
Too big to carry, expensive to shoot and Taurus reliability is sketchy.
You assume that you will hit with the entire spread...this is a dangerous assumption. Is say it increases the chances of a projectile going wild.you actually hit on the one load the Judge is horrible with.
Do to the rifling in the barrel it spins the bird shot out way to quick and unless you are right on top of the snake.
A Judge poly pd is my EDC when I am not carrying my XD-9sc.
As for weight the Judge poly is 23 oz empty the XD-9sc is 26oz.
the best load I have found for it so far is the Hornady .410 triple defender.
In the time the Judge has been on the market the ammo for it has jumped leaps and bounds above what it was shooting when the pistol was first released.
Quality wise the Judges have been very reliable probably Tauruses best made revolver, their pt111 G2 has been great for reliability as well.
Personally I like the idea of hitting my target with 3 or 4 projectiles with one trigger pull. There are folks that get the Judge and others that will always think it is a dumb revolver, to each their own, Just like how i hate on Glocks no one will ever get me to purchase one and I try to not push the Judge on folks that do not care for it.
if its in self defense , screw what they say, bc they will prolly say something about the hot rounds I hand loaded into it as well. Self defense Is self defense.Depends the use intendeded for the gun. If its for sport use, I'd say hammer. For defensivce use, hammerless would be my choice.
To not answer your question, but throw out something worth considering: if you shoot someone with a pistol called "the judge", what do you think the prosecuter is going to say?
shooting melons is not a self defense evaluation.try the pdx1 410 loads in it for defense. if that didn't do the trick you were screwed anyway.
that's definetly a show stopper. I shot a melon and the top half disappeared at 8 feet. Self defense approved.