Originally Posted by Gallo Pazzesco
I've got one with the survivor hollow stock ... 410/45.
I paired it with a Judge to comply with my rule, a pistol/long gun combo for everything.
What I don't like about it is the dang choke. You gotta have it in shooting birdshot out of the 410 ... but you better darn sure remember to take it out before shooting 45 colt.
Also, it is a little bulky, heavy, for what it is. The stock is hollow, it's a thumbhole design, but if you pack something too deep in that little skinny hole it is tough to get out.
What I like about it is that it is well built and shoots well for what it is. I've never done much with it. It is still in the plastic in the box in there where I put it back after shooting it and cleaning it a couple of times.
I can't imagine not buying one if I see it a gun show. I own a Judge (3" chamber) and it is certainly not a favorite for shooting, but it's an interesting gun. I've tried different grips on mine, but it didn't help. I have a T/C Contender pistol with the.45/.410 barrel. It's very pleasant. I suspect that it would also make a very pleasant companion to The Judge in a carbine configuration.
I tried some small shot in The Judge. Firing it at an empty light plastic bottle (Ocean Spray 1/2 gallon), the #8 shot only penetrated one side. I believe that the only appropriate ammo for this is Buck, primarily the 000.
Like most, my Judge had problems with ribbed shells. There is a solution. I had the chambers reamed and polished. No problems now.