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Post Your Home Defense Revolvers

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by SgtKnuckles, Jun 30, 2008.

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  1. SgtKnuckles

    SgtKnuckles Member

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    Post Your Bad A$$ Home Defense Revolvers
    As stated in the Reviews #4 shot is a Nasty Load, and will not over penetrate... And 000 Buckshot is a Bad A$$ indoor round also... Each of the 3 Balls has the power of a 9mm, so even if one did penetrate a wall, most of its energy would be spent...
    NOTE: 3 out of Ten Medium Framed JUDGE's sold now are being sold to women for Home Defense... Its a Point and Kill the Bad Guy GUN...
    Remember, shooting anybody in the Back OR over 25 feet, Makes YOU The Bad Guy In COURT...!!!...<:-((

    ~Taurus Judge perfect for self-defense~
    http://www.northcarolinasportsman.com/details.php?id=577
    ~"THE JUDGE" video~
    http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid452320104/bclid459256134/bctid1119219330
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    http://members.aol.com/normtrudeau2/judge/SgtKnucklesJudgeandHolster.jpg

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  2. ArmedBear

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    No it doesn't.

    Same diameter, but half the weight.
     
  3. rgs1975

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  4. outerlimit

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    Not to mention, even if it did, most departments have moved away from 9mm subguns because of over penetration through walls and under performance against body armor.

    - sorry, just realized I'm sidetracking

    Back to the revolvers
     
  5. MortalWombat

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    Primary go-to revolver is the 4" Redhawk on top stoked w/ 200 gr GDHP .44 specials.
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  6. HB

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    "theboxoftruth.com" pretty much ruins the judge as a good manstopper with ANY shotshell loading. I'll take a .357 please.

    Edit

    I just watched the video and the guy says "the judge is the same as a Remmington 870".... That is not a good sign.

    The buckshot loadings are pretty poor preformers and the bird shot is laughable. The article says that the #4's will most likley blind and instantly kill if shot at the face of an intruder. We know that #4 will not penetrate very well especially out of a snub barrel.

    The Judge is a cool gun, but load it with .45's for HD.

    HB
     
  7. The Bushmaster

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    105 Howister loaded with grape shot...:D
     
  8. landisbrad

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    i am a big fan of the taurus judge, i had the pleasure of owning one for a few months back in november. but i being a dumbass traded it for a bersa .380 for my wife to carry, and here in reading Pa, they're impossible to find. any help in locating one would be greatly appreciated
     
  9. WayniacKT

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    My father-in-law has a Judge. Took it to the range last Xmas when he was in town. It was fun to shoot for sure.
    That said, I would not use it for self defence. The .45 LC is ok is suppose but the shotshells are not much use beyond 3-5 feet (IMHO of course).
    Now, if the gun could handle the pressures of the 454c... well then you'd have sumpin. :cool:

    Taurus seems to advert this gun as the ultimate 'truck gun', but why. Id take my ruger p89 with 17 rounds of 9mm over anything else with only 5 rounds anyday. In my truck or not. Or 6 rounds from my Ragin Bull 44mag will do nicely too.
     
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  11. ArmedBear

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    Bad A$$?

    Got one of these 16 1/2" long, 3 1/2 lb. puppies on the way, and a custom crossdraw holster on order:
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    If 6 .44 Magnums don't do the job, I can always use it as a club.

    And one of these for quicker drawing, and for doing some bad-a$$ pistol-spinning to scare off an intruder (unless I drop it):
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    One of these beasts as a backup. Of course, I it would take a few minutes to load it, but what the hell.
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    Now for HD, I do have a little Airweight, but you asked about the "bad ass" ones.:rolleyes: ...whatever that means...
     
  12. Boats

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    This is my night stand piece for fighting to the shotgun.

    Ruger KGP-141 .357 Magnum, safety billboard removed, Hogue Pau Ferro top finger groove only monogrip, Wolff 10/10 springs with trigger fluff and buff, Meprolight night sights. 158 gr Gold Dots.

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    Bad enough?:evil:
     
  13. freakshow10mm

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    4 inch GP100 SS with 215gr LSWC.

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  14. Gord

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    As stated before, no, they don't. You're also working with much lower pressure in a shotshell.

    Like every other defensive firearm in the world? Or are you saying that because it's a "shotgun" you don't have to aim, just point it in their general direction?

    ...no, it doesn't.

    Methinks you need to do some reading here and elsewhere. I don't think you know what you're talking about, and it could end up costing you your life.
     
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    Sgt.Knuckles,
    I'd listen to those who posted before me. No need for me to expound. I'll just directly post to the Box 'o Truth and you tell me if you believe gun writers who are trying to sell guns for their advertisers, or if you believe actual objective testing.

    This guy sleeps on one side of my bed.
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    This one on the other side.
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  16. NG VI

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    And they don't expand. 147 HST>3 000 Buck from a snub barrel
     
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    3in. pre-lock 629 bad enough for ya?:D

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  18. 19-3Ben

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    Holy crap. This was in the article to which SgtKnuckles linked. WHAT?!?!?!?!? Companion in bear country loaded with .410 slugs or buckshot?
    Maybe with .45LC, but even then, i'd rather have a fully rifled barrel for more accuracy.
     
  19. Shade00

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    I'll stick with .357 or .38 special, thanks.

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  20. Goblin

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    "No-Lock" L Frame!! :)

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  21. JShirley

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    Though used nontechnically most often, a gun is most technically a crew-served weapon, for instance, "a 105mm gun".

    John
     
  22. 19-3Ben

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    And what, are you worried about over penetration with a 105?
    I fail to see the problem here JShirley.
     
  23. 357wheelgunner

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    From a 20" barrel shotgun at close range, yes. Out of a 4" revolver....no way.

    My carry/home defense sidearms are all 4" K-frames loaded with either 158gr LHP+P .38 or Speer Gold Dot .357.

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  24. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    I have one of the Judge revolvers with a 4" bbl, but it stays in the safe - I do not consider it a "defense gun" - that is - defense vs. human predators. Too weak with shotshells, and not enough ammo with either. And large and heavy. And to the limited extent that it IS a "defense" gun, it's with .45 colt only (except when utilized as "snake defense"). Not to mention that the cylinder gap blast prevents any revolver from being used for home defense for me personally.

    I see the Judge as having five uses, ALL of which would come under the umbrella of an outdoor/woods/hunting gun: (a) Cottonmouth defense when bowfishing or fishing in the bayous and such (that's why I got the stainless steel one), (b) hiding in the blind next to the feeders, at very close range, to kill squirrels, crows, doves, and other stuff that is raiding your deer's corn, and (c) As a backup hunting pistol, with .45 colts, in case a deer walks right under your stand, but you can't get the rifle into a position to take the shot, due to the deer being almost directly under you - the revolver can be more easily positioned for such a shot (although there are better handgun choices than the Judge for this use). And finally (d) last ditch defense vs. a pack of roving feral dogs or a cougar or feral hog. (e) Or for that matter, a "coup-de-grace" hunting pistol.

    So the Judge would really come into its own when you anticipate two or more of these five uses in a single outing - so you can carry 1 handgun instead of two. For example, your standard "coup de grace" hunting pistol might be a little .22lr. But if you ALSO think you might find feral dogs, then the Judge goes instead of the .22.

    I suppose the Judge would be a decent choice with buckshot for self-defense in a scenario with very thin walls and close neighbors, such as if living in apartments or in an office building.

    The Judge IS "fully rifled".
     
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  25. JShirley

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    I'm pretty sure it throws buckshot too widely to be useful for even this application- not that .410 buckshot are truly useful for defense, anyway.
     
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