Skip to comments.Okay - I'm a 5'3" girl and I WANT ONE!!!
Posted on 03/25/2008 7:20:35 PM PDT by Dooderbutt
Okay - Sorry, But this gun gets me ... well, a weeee bit excited (I'm a female) I can shoot, not GREAT, but rather well...I WANT THIS GUN!!!!!!!!!!!!
Perhaps that was one "!" to many - or not enough..
it’s all about SIZE ;-)
Did you watch the video??? You HAVE to!
Best thing I can tell you is to special order it, instead of waiting for one to show up at your favorite gun shop.
Here come da Judge.
5’3”? You are but a Keebler Elf! I am 6’3”! (smile)
How much are they going for?
Hey - I’m a Keebler Elf with a JUDGE, you better watch out (and I’m 1/2 Irish!!) LOL
I hope that thing shoots better than that video loads.
I think I may be a freak. I WANT this gun!!!! I REALLY, really do!
Wow. THAT is a great gun!
“To ensure smooth playback allow video to load completely,
if necessary drag the playhead to the start of video.”
$550-$600 dealer price depending on availability and dealer. THey are very popular and hard to find wholesale.
Yeah, it loads slower than it plays. What I did was after a couple of minutes started it over. It then played fine.
I sell them. Aside from the fact that it is a Taurus, and their quality control leaves something to be desired, there’s the ammunition cost, how many ranges will let you fire it, and the effectiveness of the weapon. .45 Colt ammo is stupid expensive right now. Whatever you’re paying for .45 ACP cartridges, add ten bucks. The .410 buckshot and slugs that it can fire cost about $1.40 apiece, or $70.00 for fifty shots.
A good .357 Magnum will give you better durability, choice, and cost of ammunition. If you want some real hot stuff to put in it, Remington sells a 165 grain hunting load for it that has some stones.
I wish I could help you, but I’m in the middle of getting my ‘55 Chevy back on the road, and I can’t fit one of these into my budget, much less two. :)
Dual rounds .45 or 410 handgun nice.
It will be my second Taurus after my PT99.
The Judge, Jury and EXECUTIONER!!!
Damn. That thing is scary!!
I have said (I’m not a complete ‘gun freak’) I want them available to me, but I am not that knowledgeable...But, it some a##hole comes to my front door, I’d love to see the look on his face when I pump the shotgun I have in my hand...However, this handgun just gives me shivers...can’t help it.
I once dated a girl who was 4’11”. You make a valid point.
Well, scary, but cool as h-e-double hockey sticks.
I have dreams of the Judge through my head...you live in S Florida!
I’m a 5’4” and I’d prefer an H&K Mark 23, with threaded barrel, and suppressor.
Coool .45 ot .410 shot or even plugs..
Everyone in my amily has one. Loaded with 000 Buck it is my choice when there is a noise at night. I get them for $385. My wife shoots it with no problem.
You’re still taller than my ex-girlfreind
My Mom’s 5’1”. Grandma was 4’9” tall. You’d be the family Hagrid.
That looked......uh...... painful.
I guess OOO buck makes more sense than OO which just seemed rather silly (why use a 0.3" ball in a 0.41" barrel?) but I wonder why nobody's come up with interesting 28ga shotguns with a fixed choke to 0.498"? I'm not sure the BATF would call a barrel with a fixed choke "rifled", so such guns might be limited by the 18"/26" restriction, but keeping the bore below 0.5" would avoid the "sporting purposes" restriction. I would think a bull-pup semi-auto shotgun could be configured to allow reasonably effective point-shooting from the hip (use stock adjustments to match point of aim to the shooter's expectation) while possessing excellent retention characteristics (only 6" or so in front of the grip, while a "fork" would be cradled in the shooter's forearm).
I thought you were talking about the gun, for a minute there.
a Taurus Tracker in 41 Mag. The Taurus rubber grip design is great. I have some ultra hot Corbon hunting loads and it really helps with the recoil. I imagine the 410s are a handful.
Short chicks rock
Jury and executioner too. There ain't going to be any survivors from one of those rounds.
That's a mean little bugger. Kind of scary.
You don’t happen to be up in Wisconsin, maybe talking on the radio?
That and I know Glaser or some other makers make bullets that fire pellets and give a shotgun-type blast.
I dunno, I have two Taurus guns, a .357 Total Titanium ported snubby and a new PT-1911 and I'm completely satisfied with their performance and durability.
The 1911 is awesome in its' accuracy compared to some others I have had over the years,maybe because of the Laser grips which have helped me with staying on target,or maybe because of the standard Henie sights or the custom fitted barrel and slide...all standard...not bad for $600!
Penis envy is such a sad thing to see.
For the Size!
I would go with a Walther P99, or a Walther PPK(my preference), or a PPK/S. I have both Walther’s (P99 and a PPK)and they are an absolutely great piece, my opinion only! I know nothing about the Taurus!
But that Taurus is kinda huge, so I’ll give you that, for the size ONLY!
Size matters, I guess for some people!
But the Walther’s (P99 and PPK) both have nice stopping power, and they are small, and fit quite nicely in the hand!
I like a Walther piece!
I will buy more, that’s for sure!
I've owned several of them from the 1980s on and was never unhappy with the QC. This is an old myth that goes back to the 1970s when the brand originated in Brazil, IIRC. Somebody once told me that Brazil nationalized a Beretta and a S&W factory and took them both over which is why early models so closely resembled their better known competition, but I can't verify that tidbit.
I do know that the Judge has a lot going for it in the role for which it has been specifically designed: Anti Car Jacking or dedicated vehicle defense weapon. The rifling in the barrel will cause the shot load to open way faster than would be possible with a smooth bore so you really don't have to be dead centered to a hostile face in the window to keep from becoming dead yourself. The shot load would just blow your face off and I rather doubt that a bad guy is going to be concerned with continuing his criminal act under such conditions.
Somebody mentioned GLASER and MagSafe. I live in South Florida and that is all I have loaded in any of my carry weapons, be they my 9mm Sig P226 "Blackwater Edition" or my Sig P245. But if I lived in a colder climate I'd be using something more conventional. In any case, the magsafe and glaser are still a single projectile. The "shot" really doesn't become a factor until the round has penetrated the body. It still requires good accuracy and shot placement.
"The Judge" really doesn't need excellent accuracy when using the 410 but of course would with the 45 Colt loading. As I understand it, that load is somewhat under-powered in the sense that it was designed to be used in older model guns and therefore the mushroom effect can be problematic. But with hot enough loads they'd be fine. I don't think I'd enjoy getting hit with any 280gr lead object at any velocity.
As for availability, well at all the gun shows I attend each year here in Miami FL I have seen at least a dozen examples all over the show. Gun show prices on them don't seem to improve much over the retail store purchase. However, a better deal can be made in a TRADE I have found. If you've got something that you either don't shoot much or isn't really near and dear to your heart, you might make a good deal.
I have to admit that I haven't stayed current on firearms, but I guess this sort of surprised me, as I had wonderful luck and support on a Taurus PT99 that I bought back around 1989 or so. The construction was terrific, and I really beat the heck out of it in bowling ping and USPSA competition. I even got an "Ernie Hill Speed Leather" rig for it!
I would guess that since then, I figure that I've put well over 75,000 rounds through it, and the only 2 problems I ever had were that the rear sight fell off while I was competing in a match: Talk about focusing on the front sight! I realized that "something" had changed, but I didn't know what it was during the match. And the second problem was that I found these really cool IMI 9mm FMJ Boat Tail bullets (I seem to recall they were 169gr) and some loading data that let me shoot "major power factor" in my 9mm! Well after about 100 rounds, my pistol stopped cycling. One of the locking lugs had sheared off and dropped down, jamming the action. I shipped the gun to Taurus for repairs, and the replaced the locking block and told me that every thing else checked out OK. It wasn't until well later that I found out the loading data I had used was for sub-machinegun loads, well past the +P+ pressures! But it didn't cause any problems, and it's been well over 10 years since Taurus fixed my pistol, and it still shoots great (though I don't shoot it as much, and haven't used SMG loads in it since then!)
I guess I'm just sort of surprised and saddened that Taurus quality control has suffered.
So this pistol doesn’t count as a “sawed off shotgun” because it has a rifled barrel? I don’t know how the regulations work here.
I have had one on order since November 3. Still waiting.....
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