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07-15-2019 07:54 PM
Israel Putnam
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Originally Posted by Peter View Post
If you want a Judge, Governor etc. By all means get one and scratch that itch. I've always wanted a charter arms bull dog in 44sp with a 3" barrel. One of theses days I'll scratch that itch and get one. Has more to do with want than it does with need.
I have a Rossi 720, 3 .44spec, I love shooting that thing.
Like an overgrown .38spec.
07-15-2019 06:21 PM
OldCorps
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Because they mostly own firearms for wet'dream firearms fantasies. They most daydream about stopping charging Grizzly Bears......or helping a wounded LEO by shooting down five bad guys. They never day dream about the Grizzly Bear chewing them to little piles of stinky bear crap.
I like to backpack/hike. I day dream about the Grizzly Bear making me dinner. It's why I carry a .44 mag while backpacking/hiking. I try to stay alert when on the trail. Those bears may be big, but they are super fast.

I own a judge, I use it for snakes.
07-15-2019 02:18 PM
Peter If you want a Judge, Governor etc. By all means get one and scratch that itch. I've always wanted a charter arms bull dog in 44sp with a 3" barrel. One of theses days I'll scratch that itch and get one. Has more to do with want than it does with need.
07-15-2019 09:37 AM
0002S
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That is funny, but you gotta remember they do actually have the Public Defender.
Hi Point is coming out with the Ambulance Chasing Lawyer later this year.
07-15-2019 09:22 AM
Area Man
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The Taurus Judge is better than Taurus Bailiff and the lesser known Taurus Court Reporter.
That is funny, but you gotta remember they do actually have the Public Defender.
07-12-2019 11:47 PM
PalmettoTree The old adage, "beauty is is the eye of the beholder." Guns are like that. If you want it buy it. If you would rather have something else don't buy it. This is not a question anyone of us can answer for anyone else.

We might be able to tell you what we do not like or dislike about a gun we own. Most of us defend our choices because we do not like to admit our choices are not perfect.
07-12-2019 08:53 PM
0002S The Taurus Judge is better than Taurus Bailiff and the lesser known Taurus Court Reporter.
07-12-2019 02:18 PM
Cuteandfuzzybunnies Almost any gun is worth owning. I mean if the thing was free. Is it worth buying is the more important question
07-09-2019 09:22 AM
PalmettoTree There is no correct answer to the question. As I said I have a Governor. I have many guns. All are worth having. If i know what I know now but had not guns, which one would I purchase first? I do not know.

Pick the function you are attempting to fill and just buy the gun that seems to be the best fit. There will never be a one perfect gun.
07-08-2019 11:19 PM
Cuteandfuzzybunnies
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My brother had one. I stood next to him as he fired. Heck I might have even fired it, I don't frankly recall. I probably would have tried it. Regardless, I don't recall recoil being an issue for him and he's pretty average size/build, nor a topic of conversation, nor do I recall any real recoil issues if I fired it. It left no real impression other than it was very large for a very minimal performance. You get a 5 shot cylinder with a few inaccurate buckshot pellets OR a .45lc (an underperforming handgun round compared to modern options).

My .45lc Ruger is very tame to shoot. I can't see how the Judge would be worse??!!

As for performance/capacity, I'd much rather have something else, probably a hundred better options in designs and calibers.

(I've shot a wide range of handguns and the only guns I've found unpleasant to shoot are the .500 magnum and Keltec .380.)

The 500 and the Keltec are at opposite ends of the spectrum...besides there are way better 380's than what Keltec is offering. The 500 begs the question why? Other than bragging rights what's the point of having a 500. If form follows function. What is the function of a 500?
The 500 is a hunting handgun. And useful for that purpose.
07-08-2019 11:10 PM
Cuteandfuzzybunnies
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NO,NO,NO! I think we're safer with him in the air. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.survivalistboards.com/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
perhaps a boat would help all of us.
.

Tragic boating accidents are already a problem in the gun community. 99% of all legally purchased firearms are lost boating every year.
07-08-2019 10:47 PM
buckhunter My stepdad wanted one for several years. Then my mom won one at a raffle and he was tickled pink. He carries it for self defense and has taken it to the range with me. I think it is ugly and awkward. I would never buy one. But for my rapidly approaching 80 year old stepfather who is not a good pistol shot, he feels it is his best option for snakes and up close and personal self defense. To each their own I guess. My older brother loves it too so when the time comes he can inherit that one.
07-08-2019 09:13 PM
Farm boy I have a 3" judge in satin stainless finish, its great for the tractor as a snake gun.
2 yrs ago I shot a coral snake from the tractor seat, a wild maniac dog trying to bite me on the tractor, and I have lost count of other snakes that met their end.
Oh yea there's the 32" iguana that kept eating the fruit off my favorite mango tree.
Its not for everyone..... but its great for SHORT distance shooting.
06-24-2019 12:49 PM
Erod Palmetto,

Your right there is no gun that fits every situation. What I said was 10 yards not 10 feet, if you can't keep the spread/pattern at 30 feet/10 yards you have a problem if your using the gun for home defense. In a bedroom you shouldn't have an issue unless you have a very large room.

I pattern test all of our Dept. shotguns. A 12 gauge with a 14 inch barrel will keep a 00 buck inside of a man silhouette target at 15 yards. Also I'm not saying either that any particular gun is the right gun for home defense, its all about shot placement. I have seen people shot with a shotgun at close range and they lived.

Also my assessment is based on my own taurus judge. I have fired the governor and they do shoot better than a judge. Like someone said earlier is a novelty. I still have the revolver and will probably never sell it..
06-22-2019 04:28 PM
PalmettoTree
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I have one, they are heavy, not accurate at all. You have to shoot under 10 yards to maintain the spread of their specialty rounds inside of the target. The 45 LC will not group at all, the rounds tumble due to the lack of rifle ling in the barrel.
I do not have that problem with my Governor. IMO both guns are designed for short range selfdefense home weapons. You can shoot 45 and hit center mass across any room. You can pick your shot size and fill a doorway with shot followed by a 45. You can shoot buckshot, again pick your size. My Governor also has a crimson trace laser grip which I have zeroed to the longest length of any wall in my home. I am not going to miss inside my home and I am not going to kill someone in the next room.

If I step outside I will be shooting something else.

There is no one gun fits all for every situation. If you are unhappy with a gun in a given situation you have picked the wrong gun. That is not the gun's fault.
06-22-2019 03:53 PM
Erod I have one, they are heavy, not accurate at all. You have to shoot under 10 yards to maintain the spread of their specialty rounds inside of the target. The 45 LC will not group at all, the rounds tumble due to the lack of rifle ling in the barrel.
06-22-2019 03:25 PM
YeetSquatch I shot my buddys just a few months ago. He calls it his pocket claymore because it can put some much #4 buckshot lead downrange so quicly it's like having a claymore mine in a holster.
06-19-2019 05:01 PM
fflincher Little gun show last weekend, traded the polymer Judge for a Mare's Leg Henry .22.

ANOTHER FUN GUN!

WITHOUT ANY SOCIALLY REDEEMING VALUE!

ABSOLUTELY USELESS!

NEITHER FISH NOR FOWL!

I LOVE GUNS!
06-18-2019 09:23 PM
PalmettoTree I have a Governor and like it. It is my primary beside the bed gun.
06-13-2019 11:47 PM
Eddie_T My BIL gave me a double barrel FMJ Model D410/45 derringer style pistol made in Ducktown, TN. I honestly don't think I'll ever fire it. I don't keep it loaded as I am afraid I might forget something about the safety or selector switch in a pinch. Familiarity could come with some shooting but it's so small I am not sure I would enjoy practice shooting with it.
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