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taurus judge squib proof with 000 buckshot?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by bullseyebob47, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. bullseyebob47

    bullseyebob47 Member

    Sep 2, 2013
    looks like if your pistol has a squib in a gun fight, your out of luck. no quick tap n rack will fix it.

    i know someone who had a squib while duck hunting with a 12ga and the bbs just rolled out the barrel. clear.

    im wondering if 000 buckshot would roll out a judge barrel?

    what would happen with a 9mm squib bullet stuck in the barrel and you tap n racked then fired? would it really blow the gun apart in your face?

    what would happen if my ruger lcr 22 revolver had a squib and i pulled the trigger again?
  2. Ironman615

    Ironman615 New Member

    Feb 7, 2013
    Franklin, TN
    I'm a long way from being an expert, but I would not count on a squib load in any shot shell firing weapon to self-clear. Even if only the wad were present in the barrel, that could be enough to cause damage to the barrel. It's just not worth the risk. I've never been in a fire fight, so I don't know how I'd feel about taking the risk in such a situation.
  3. MCgunner

    MCgunner Senior Member

    Dec 3, 2005
    The end of the road between Sodom and Gomorrah Tex
    If the plastic shot cup remains in the bore, the next round will blow your face off. But, the ammo company should fear not their reputation, because no doubt Taurus bashers will show pix of the blown up weapon on the net and the bloody stump where the shooters head once was and say it was just another Taurus malfunction. :rolleyes:
  4. WestKentucky

    WestKentucky Senior Member

    Feb 1, 2014
    Middle Tn
    Squibs are always possible. Even loading 22 centerfires so low that one uses nothing but a primer and a pellet can generate a squib with a weak primer. So to answer your question, no a squib is not impossible in any gun, any caliber, of any type.

    It is well documented that guns truly have detonated but often with multiple firings into a plugged barrel. I have personally seen kdfw owned samples of shotguns, know of rifles, and have heard of pistols. The interesting point on some of these guns is pressure relief through cylinder gap or gas port. Some guns breathe a lot of fire through these areas and in the event of a squib they can really let hot gas go. Look up flame cutting in revolvers for a really good vision of that.

    So with your judge, you most likely could manage to stick a partially full wad of shot in it and fire off another round without much consequence. You would lose a lot of gas between the forcing cone and cylinder possibly burning you in the process. With short barrels it's unlikely that multiple impacts would be allowed before the cylinder jammed from packed shot building up in the barrel.
  5. rule303

    rule303 Senior Member

    Dec 5, 2010
    As long as the wad cleared the cylinder, a squib shotshell probably wouldn't cause any damage if another round was fired (don't try this at home!)in a Judge. The .410 wad is much smaller than the .454 +/-" unchoked bore of the Judge. Add that to the cylinder gap to allow excess pressure to escape, it is probably the best worst case scenario.

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