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Taurus Judge Public Defender

#1 Post by wm » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:06 pm

Local Pawn Shop (of dubious reputation IMO) has a Taurus Judge in 45LC/410. Price is $200. This is the 2" barreled, polymer framed model they call the public defender. It only accepts the 2.5" 410 shells.


Cheap enough to interest me but ...... why? Someone able to give me a motive to fork out $200 that might be better spent on powder and primers for reloading.


Wm


P.S. I think I may drag a buddy of mine with me to take another look at it. He might jump on it and then I can shoot it once, scratch that itch and be done. And still have my $200. :D

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#2 Post by BlaineG » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:21 pm

No help from me....I always thought they were an oversize/weight answer that nobody asked the question. 8)
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#3 Post by JerryB » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:09 pm

Blaine, me own sentiments perzckly.
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#4 Post by fordwannabe » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:25 pm

Blaine. Yup me too. My brother has one and he is as proud of that as he can be. I am unimpressed AND he bought it thinking he and his wife would both carry it, neither does because it’s so heavy( his is the metal frame). If I am going to lug that much weight around it’s gonna be my Glock 23 and two extra 15 round mags.
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#5 Post by 3leggedturtle » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:29 pm

Werent they designed for 1 purpose. Defending yourself against car jackers. Todd
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#6 Post by wm » Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:42 pm

Well my buddy bought it and is tickled to death. He is going to rig up a holster attached to his center console of his vehicle that he uses to make his deliveries.

We have already shot 100 rounds through this afternoon. Out to 25 feet it heaps punishment on a man sized target. For what he is envisioning as its purpose it maybe perfect.

And besides being the best kind of friend in his eyes, I got to scratch that particular itch once and for all and still have money to stock up on primers and buy some powder.


I love it when a plan comes together!


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Re: Taurus Judge Public Defender

#7 Post by AJMD429 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:31 pm

For those of us with an interest in guns, and confidence using better and more effective ones for home and personal defense, the 'Judge' series are of interest mostly as range-toys or just an element in the timeline of firearms development (though not a pivotal one by any means).

However, to the person who is NOT a 'gun' person, and may only ever buy just one firearm, and will not likely ever take it outside of the home, it IS a practical option, in that:

> it is intuitive to shoot even for a completely untrained person
> it is able to be left loaded for 100 years and probably still shoot
> it won't have unmanageable recoil
> it deliveres a respectable payload
> with Crimson Trace laser grips, it can be aimed when conditions are sub-optimal
> with some of the available loads, overpenetration might not be as bad a problem as with other options

Sure, 'untrained' people should become 'trained' - but they don't, and there are definitely better firearms in terms of power, capacity, accuracy, and so on, but we are dealing with the real-world here.

I think the biggest downside is that undoubtedly some people see that it can use shotgun shells and figure that all you have to do is point it in the general direction of an intruder who enters the room, and pull the trigger. Even doing that with a 12 gauge at such close range could result in a complete miss (and mess).
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Re: Taurus Judge Public Defender

#8 Post by Ray » Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:19 pm

In my neck of the woods. just across the tracks in what used to be a thriving and pleasant business district before urban migration, some street harlots and their pimps imagined a quick money making scheme.

When a lone elderly cracker stopped at a light, stop sign, or rail crossing, an obvious street harlot would try the passenger-side door and hop in if it was unlocked. A very black and inner city she/he/it type would demand whatever cash he had handy or she would scream "rape !"......

Most the time it worked.....the geezer would hand over loose cash and speed away.

Then one of them picked the wrong truck and, before she/he/it had a chance to hop-up, got a face full from one of these revolvers. She/he/it lived to tell about it but the fotos, courtesy of a deputy who backed-up the call for the local gendarmes, that went around from one smartphone to another were gruesome to say the least.
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