Gun Report

Taurus Judge No. 2-441039T .410, .45 Colt Revolver, $629

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While the Judge provided what we would consider acceptable close-range performance with all loads, the patterning results were below both the Governor and the Mossberg. If price is the key factor in a purchase decision, the Judge would fit the bill of an adequate home-defense firearm.

Taurus Judge No. 2-441039T .410, .45 Colt Revolver, $629

Gun Details

Model Name
Model Number
Home Defense
Concealed Carry
Weight Unloaded
Overall Length
Barrel Length
Overall Height
Frame Material
Barrel Material
Grip Material
Trigger Pull Single
Trigger Pull Double

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The five-round cylinder provides the Judge with a slightly smaller profile than the Governor, which may be preferred by some shooters. We felt the handgun was slightly muzzle heavy and was not as balanced as the Governor.
Billed as more recoil-absorbing, we found the "Ribber" synthetic grip had a spongy feel and was not as comfortable as the textured grip of the Governor.
Slightly smaller and less curved than the trigger of the Governor, we found that with its 6-pound SA and 11.5-pound DA pull, we had a harder time with trigger control and maintaining sight alignment.

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