Have you judged this Judge yet?

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by gadinort, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. gadinort

    gadinort Monkey+++

    Anyone have experience with one of the Taurus 4510TKR?

    Taurus Judge 4510TKR-3SS Revolver | .410 GA. .45 Long Colt 5 Rounds Matte Stainless

    The "Taurus Judge®" is so named because of the number of judges who carry it into the courtroom for their protection. Capable of chambering both .410 2-1/2" shotshell and .45 Colt Ammunition, this amazing combo gun is ideal for short distances - where most altercations occur, or longer distances with the .45 Colt ammo. We have finely tuned the rifling to spread the shot pattern at close quarters or to guide the .45 cal. bullet to the target. Fully customized with fixed rear sights, fiber optic front sights and Taurus Ribber Grips®, the "Taurus Judge" is one decision-maker that lays down the law.

    [​IMG] Extended Ejector Rod
    For positive extraction of fired cases.

    [​IMG] Ribber Grip
    Exclusive Taurus ergonomic shock absorbing grip design provides a firm grip under virtually all shooting conditions.

    [​IMG] Taurus Security System (TSS)rs
    Taurus family of semi-auto pistols all feature the Taurus Security System, which provides instant-ready defense with built-in ability to secure your pistol and make it inoperable at the turn of a key. When the Security System is engaged, the pistol cannot be fired or cocked and the gun's manual safety cannot be disengaged. As with our revolver Security System, the device is part of the firearm and cannot be lost, and the same special Security Key works for both the revolver and pistol Systems (two keys come with most guns). To engage: simply insert the Key into the button on the rear or side of the pistol and rotate one-quarter turn clockwise. This engages the Security System. The manual safety cannot be moved and the trigger cannot be pulled. To disengage: simply rotate the key one-quarter turn back. This releases the Security System, yet leaves the pistol's manual safety in the "safe" position until you are ready to release it yourself and fire the gun.

    [​IMG] Transfer Bar
    The transfer bar mechanism prevents the hammer from striking the firing pin unless the trigger is pulled fully to the rear.

    [​IMG] Fiber Optic Sight
    Light gathering tubes are inserted into the sight to offer the shooter the highly visible dot created by the end of the fiber optic
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  2. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++

    I have shot a weapon like that years ago, it was called the Thunder 5. It was a dreadful thing to shoot.

    I am not putting Tarus down, but I tend to stay away from hybrids weapons lke this. IMHO if you want a weapon to shoot a .410, then procure a small pump shotgun. I have a Mossberg 500 chambered in a .410, It is very pleasent to shoot and very handy for home defense.

    The $519.00 price is to much for my blood for such a simplified weapon.
  3. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    taurus site had a video on this guy...
  4. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    Awesome weapon!! I have one and love it. It is not the handful that the Thunder 5 was. The ribbed grips do a great job absorbing the recoil.
    I bought mine for a snake gun while clearing brush along my fence lines.
    But for self defense I like the ability to mix loads. The first two rounds are .410 birdshot, for the creepy crawlies. Then a .00 buck for more agressive vermin, and finished off with 2 .45's for serious work.
    For an all around camp, hiking, or any self defense scenario weapon it will do the job.
    BTW, they are just now coming out with holsters and other accessories for them.
  5. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    I never got to handle one yet because my friend (FFL) can't keep them in the shop long enough. They seem to be extremely popular.
  6. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

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  7. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

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  8. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    little out dated the judge comes in 3" version now also I'm not sure of the range they preformed the test but i wouldn't think anyone would take a wack by that in a living room or less area and walk away.
    Face shot would be horrible.
    Interesting advertisement for save the wolves on that site too.
  9. CBMS

    CBMS Looking for a safe place

    If its called the judge because of the number of judges that carry it, what did they call it before all the judges carried it? Maybe the lawyer? or maybe the Prejud(ge)iced revolver
  10. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    "The "Taurus Judge® " is so named because of the number of judges who carry it into the courtroom for their protection. "

    I did not know the Judge was released prior under a different name. Sounds like b.s. to me. While I think it is overpriced for a snake gun, I have no doubt of it's use for such purposes, and for anti-carjacking. Close up shots with the .410 would be nasty. The .45LC has more potential, and while I like the versatility, I don't have the need for one. A friend has one and loves it, but when I shot it I really just didn't care for it. The recoil wasn't that bad, but you really had to be close up for the .410. I would rather have a .357 Mag. for a revolver. It would be an excellent ranch pistol for disposing of pest and close up varmints, but we carry something with a little more range.
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  11. AKFE

    AKFE Monkey++

    FUN! FUN! FUN! I purchased the 2 1/2" chamber 3" barrel to carry as a survival gun for my airplane in Alaska. I replaced the 44MAG Taurus Tracker that just wasn't enjoyable to shoot. It is a joy to shoot and at 10 yrds, the 410 fills the target. I even had my wife shoot it and she had no problems. There are no perfect survival guns, at least this one, strapped to my side, will always be there. Most bear attacks are ambush style with no warning, so no matter what gun you have will do no good. Your best chance of survival when face to face with a bear is to retreat and try scare the bear away, not try to kill it. When hunting for bear, use what the guides use 45/70. If you need a gun to survive off the land in Alaska, the shot gun is prefered, but then again, it is not always readily availabe. The range of the Judge is no where comparable to a shot gun, but the birds up here are pretty stupid, especially grouse. You can almost take them out with rocks.
    So for a wear-able, fun shooting gun, the Taurus 45/410 Judge is my choice.
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