It is heavy, bulky and difficult to conceal. I cannot, for the life of me, understand the fascination with this gun. It fills no niche in life and is bordering on totally useless except as a novelty.
If one had to justify it's existence, it would be as a trail gun. It would be useful against snakes and a decent grouse or bunny gun with the .410. A stiff-loaded .45 would be OK for bear and other toothy things at tent distances but in the Judge it is not really accurate enough for hunting except at fairly close range.
Taurus, like Springfield, has done their job well with all the misleading magazine ads.
Cope Reynolds (Desertscout) www.southwestshootingauthority.com
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