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Taurus Judge Polymer

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by wineryduck, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. wineryduck

    wineryduck Snohomish, WA New Member

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    I am looking at the different options for the Taurus Judge. Can anyone list the pros and cons of the poly body for the Public Defender, besides the potential for being lighter in weight? Thanks
     
  2. RBid

    RBid Wilsonville, OR Well-Known Member

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    Pros:

    Lower material cost, reduced weight helps with carry comfort

    Cons:

    Reduced weight increases felt recoil



    That's it.
     
  3. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    What he said^

    .. I for one would much rather have a heavy frame for a judge. Just my .02
     
  4. wineryduck

    wineryduck Snohomish, WA New Member

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    Thanks for the info, cost vs recoil but otherwise an OK material.
     
  5. soberups

    soberups Newberg Well-Known Member

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    If you are going to rely on your Judge for personal/home defense, I would strongly suggest that you first check out theboxotruth.com to see real world penetration testing of the various .410 shot loads that are available for the Judge. The ballistic performance of these loads is universally poor. If I had no other choice but to rely upon a Judge for defense I would load it with .45 Long Colt HP's, which means that at best the gun is an oversized, overweight 5 shot revolver chambered in an obsolete/hard to find caliber that cant use speedloaders. For the money, a conventional 5 or 6 shot revolver in 38 or 357 is a much better choice. No amount of slick marketing by the ammo companies can change the fact that the .410 is a small game round for women and children.
     
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