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Beam Me Up, Scotty, Another Judge Clone

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by alienbogey, Jun 15, 2011.

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  1. Vern Humphrey

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    Really? Is that written some where? It it is, please provide some proof. We have a plan
    Just how big is your home you need long distance, and suppressive fire? And how often do armored assailants invade homes in your neighborhood?

    And I note you do not claim to have a Taurus Judge as one of your defensive weapons.:D
     
  2. TexAg

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    Vern, I respect your opinion greatly, but it is afterall just your opinion. Of course we have a plan, and we do have a shotgun, but as I stated it's not always handy. When I go down to shut up our chickens for the night, I don't carry a shotgun. When I take out the trash, I don't carry a shotgun. And I certainly don't have one in every room. I don't have one when I'm hunting pigs or deer, and I usually only have a shotgun in the car when I'm hunting birds. To me, the Governor is somewhat intriguing because it's by a reputable manufacturer, holds 6, and is capable of three different types of ammo, two of which I already have (don't have .410). I need lowish powered shot shells to get rid of egg eaters and chicken killers and so far that's come in CCI shotshells, but I wouldn't mind boosting that power to .410 possibly. But in the same cylinder I could have some more potent rounds that might do me if i came across something more serious until I got back to my.... Shotgun? ;)
     
  3. daorhgih

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    "What about .444 marlin loads?"

    @ 30000-35000 CUP? Not Good Idee Kemo Sabee.
     
  4. lobo9er

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    wouldn't that be true of all or any people buying guns and not understanding the guns limitation and not unique to the 410/45lc revolvers?
     
  5. Vern Humphrey

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    That's a textbook explanation of what handguns are for -- when your shotgun is not accessable, you have your handgun on you (not under a magazine or in a kitchen cabinet.)

    Now how often do you carry a handgun? Under what circumstances? Do you carry a .45/.410 revolver to church? To the grocery store?

    And that's my point -- you might have your Perrazi over-and-under with you bird hunting, or you might have your Anschutz target .22 at the range when you get jumped by a gang of thugs -- but you didn't buy them as defensive weapons (nor were they sold for on that basis.)
     
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    dammitboy ya got me agin'
     
  7. nonseven

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    Just picked one up

    I have to say, this is a beautifully well-made gun.

    I have only shot it once, and so far I can't tell much difference in shot pellet groupings from a Judge with a 2" barrel, but I've only shot 1 type of shotshell in it so far.

    But I have to say, I really like it.
     

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  8. Nushif

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    I somehow doubt the shotshell revolver sees usage as a SD commonly. All the people I know who have one keep it for snakes and watermelons. Usually watermelons though.
     
  9. GLOOB

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    I wish they'd put a longer barrel on it. 4 1/2" or so. And to remedy the shot pattern, maybe they could put some nice sharp rifling in it... with a 1:10,000 twist.
     
  10. nonseven

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    One thing I've noticed about shooting .410 shells in a revolver - the chambers are easier to clean because when the crimping opens up and protects the chamber wall from the blast, and that typical ring of carbon fouling doesn't seem to form.

    Anyway, draw from the hip and shoot a balloon at 10ft. with this revolver, and don't tell anybody you're using #9 bird shot.
     
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  11. Geldarr

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    Let me start off by saying that I would love to have either one of these. They look pretty fun!

    It appears that the revolver doesn't need a loading gate. When the top chamber is lined up to fire, the two chambers on the right each have *part* of the recoil shield behind them, preventing the cases from popping out the loading gate. This is a six shooter, so things line up correctly. Check the second of nonseven's pictures for an illustration.

    That being said, it would be bad if one of the unfired cartridges slid backwards while the hammer was being cocked - it could bind up nicely. A fired case would expand to the chamber, and most likely not slide back. Just don't point the gun up while thumbing the hammer (violates gun safety anyways!).
     
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  12. nonseven

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    more pics

    Geldarr is correct.

    I attached some more photos to show what he is talking about.

    After the 2nd shot, even if the gun was tipped up, unlikely a empty expanded case would fall back. The cylinder roates to the left. At first I thought this no loading gate idea was screwy, but maybe they have something here. All of 410 shells I've tried so far are sized so that even a unfired cartridge does not fall back.

    Two other interesting features - one is the index mark on the cylinder for reference of your first chamber to fire, the other is the hole in the frame for visual verificatoin of a loaded chamber.
     

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    I must admit - I never considered the Governor as proper protection from marauding mutant mellons. Mine now has a real mission - HA! Thanks, Nushif!!

    Stainz
     
  14. Nushif

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    They are vicious!

    I once had the horrid task of putting down a rabid pumpkin with a G36. Not pleasant, I tell you. But the guys looked like they needed the help.
     
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