Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by alienbogey, Jun 15, 2011.
yes it is, but this one is single action.
Or, perhaps the Judge is a Thunder Five clone?
This one at least LOOKS better. But, then, I grew up on 50s-60s TV westerns.
I own a Thunder-Five and I love that fact that it's a big ugly brute.
just when you thunk it can't get any weirder out there, they up and surprise you again
I guess the sample targets are to convince you to hold fire until they get within 2 yards ??
I bet it will make a mess out of ol' watermelon though, if you get close enough
Only one word, WHY?
Because the generally ignorant and gullable public buys them. There are a lot more fudds than serious gun people and most of them only know what they see on TV.
Different strokes for different folks.
Why do people care what others like?
Not every gun needs to have some tactical use.
There's no tactical need for a Desert Eagle 50AE or a Smith and Wesson .500SW Mag 2" revolver.
Sometimes it's just about fun.
There is potential here. With a cylinder long enough to hold 2 1/2" .410 shells, how hard would it be to create a custom cylinder for say the .38-55 Winchester? Pressure wouldn't be an issue, the .38-55 operates at well under current SAAMI .357 Magnum pressures with some loads as low as 22-25 kpsi. Replacing the barrel would be the easy part.
What about .444 marlin loads?
"Only one word, WHY? "
Yep, it's a solution to a problem that doesn't exist. I've seen several reports on the poor shot pattern with .410 bird shot, apparently it hits in a "Bagel" pattern with a 12 inch wide circle around the target with little to no pellets hitting center mass.
Sorely disappointed in USFA for this nonsense.
It makes sense though since S&W just went down this road earlier this year...
i see some potential but the taurus will probably be cheaper
I kind of like it. If I still lived in TX I could see using it on a boat or while building fences to keep the darn snakes at bay. It would be handy for that. I like the look of the SA over the double action as well.
I can't grasp the idea of a revolver designed solely for SD being SA. Or the idea of loading the first cylinder with a "warning shot" projectile.
Wow, so its even LESS useful!
I get the idea that some guns are just for fun and all, but the Thunder 5, Judge, and the rest of these are being marketed and sold as serious self defense guns to people that don't know squat about guns. THAT is what bothers me about them (almost as much as marketing the FN FiveseveN as a "ladies self defense gun"). Then we have to listen to the armchair commandos that own these things come here and try to tell us that they have the magic talisman of death and the rest of us should just throw away our silly regular guns.
In all seriousness if you can handle this thing you can handle a proper .38 or .357 mag which will be significantly more useful for self defense (and with snake shot its probably better for snakes too). And if you want a toy to shoot soda cans with a .22 would probably be better.
more nonsense from someone who doesn't own one and has probably never shot one. Penetration with the Fed .410 000 handgun load is pretty good.
it's like the old ducksfoot pistol ; you'ld rather be behind it than in front , and you never know when you might have to repel boarders , arh matey' !!!
They made it because currently these things are selling well. That's the whole thing in a nutshell.
As to why - I'm not sure a lot of people are carrying them for self defense, but honestly I wouldn't mind having one for a "fun" gun. Truthfully I wouldn't even mind carrying one around for snake-dispatch duty.
As has been said - guns don't need a "tactical" purpose. That's like complaining about every new car that comes out due to its lack of suitability for racing. Sometimes that's just not the point, and when it comes down to it: regardless of practicality, the smart business man makes what the market wants.
If companies are gonna clone, go big! Make it a 8 or 10-shot monster with a 6 or 8 inch barrel and top and bottom accessory rails.
Not even close to a clone. Is any pistol that shoots 45acp a clone of the 1911? There have been 45/410 pistols long before the judge came along so the Judge must be the clone.
Its Waaaaaaay better. It's a Single Action.
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