Took it out to the range today and fired a cylinder of Winchester's 3" PDX1 .410 ammunition through it at a 7 yard target to mostly simulate distances in my house. With 16 BB pellets x5 rounds (or 80 pellets), one would expect a good number to land on the 12x16 target I set up. All of the "discs" hit fine, with a bit of a spread from them. Four discs x5 rounds and all could be accounted for. I found that less than 10% of the BB pellets appear to have struck the target. I know that I'm not the world's greatest shot, but can definitely do better than 10% of shots on a 12x16 target at 7 yards. I realize that some may have gone through the holes from the discs, but still 7 visible impacts out of 80 projectiles. The pellets seem to fall into the category of spray 'n' pray. Not sure how I like that kind of performance. Seems to have too much of a margin for errors to occur. The Judge kind of looks to be somewhat underpowered for the storm and stress it creates. It makes a loud noise, and spews a lot of chunks of lead, but at the end of the day, it doesn't seem to do much. I guess for home defense in an high density urban environment it might be okay, have seen the results of it versus drywall + insulation. But, for anything over point-blank range, I'd much rather have my 147grain 9mm HST's than that thing. Am I missing something? Is there a loading that works better?