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Old 09-28-2011, 02:03 PM
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I just saw an ad for the Rossi circuit judge 410/45 revolver long gun...any thoughts on this. from what I have seen it looks like it could be a decent dual purpose firearm
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I've seen them too. Thought about trying one out, the only hold up for me is the price and no reviews. It's tough to spend 500 dollars on a Rossi.
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I'm hoping they come out with a "raging" version that will take the 454 round too! That would be a VERY versatile little carbine.
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I've seen them too. Thought about trying one out, the only hold up for me is the price and no reviews. It's tough to spend 500 dollars on a Rossi.
I've seen lots of reviews online. There's also a lengthy thread on this board as well
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I'm hoping they come out with a "raging" version that will take the 454 round too! That would be a VERY versatile little carbine.
That's the only reason I've held off on getting one. Nothing wrong with .45 colt, but there's even less wrong with a third (much more powerful) cartridge option.
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I want one, reviews are on the web. Having this during 1848 in N. California would have made you King of Coloma Hill.
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While that is the only member of the 'judge family' I would have much interest in...
There are better shotguns available, and better carbines available... and I don't particularly need to have both combined into one gun.

I do agree though, a beefed-up version in 454 would be more tempting...
(And also likely much more expensive.)
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I have also seen them at walmart and like the little gun. Lite handy and pretty good sights. But like many of you just cant seem to give that much for a rossi. Think would be a good home defence gun or camping. As long as you didnt take on any big bears with it. But they feel good in the hands shoulders well. But about 100$+ to high.
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Think would be a good home defence gun or camping.
The same could be said of any semi-auto or pump 12ga...
With the added advantage that a 12ga might just be enough gun to handle bears as well.
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I know it's not the most practical gun, but damn it...for some reason, I just want one.
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let's see if they did make a 454 version.
you could take large game- moose, grizz with the 454, medium sized game with the 45 LC- deer, hogs and with the 410 small game and home defense.

That's 3 guns in one- even at around $600 that's a bargain. I really hope they make one cause I'd probably buy it.
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I find it an awful temptation my self but in thtt event I think I mitght prefir the alaskan 454 casual.
It's double action, and that is meaning more, and more to me, as time goes by.
having the Rossi Puma , it would be a nice hunting companion, to it.
I look at the judge and the others but , I never really thought of the .410 as much of a shell.
Now if the barrel is a smoothe bore on the judge ,there might be some reach with the.410. and the .45 slug would not matter much . Not sure you'd use it for serious target shooting any way.
Just point it in the general direction and "think the bullet home"
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Gimmicky piece of junk.
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Gimmicky piece of junk.
That's what I thought about the judge handgun until I watched Hickok45's video review on youtube- completely changed my mind about that weapon. If you don't think 410 can be used for home defense, watch that video.

http://www.youtube.com/user/hickok45.../0/qRlry5KH6I0
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That's what I thought about the judge handgun until I watched Hickok45's video review on youtube- completely changed my mind about that weapon. If you don't think 410 can be used for home defense, watch that video.
Dude, stop watching videos and go shoot one.
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