The Taurus Judge is so named because of the number of judges who carry it into the courtroom for their protection. Capable of chambering both .410 bore, 2-1/2" shotgun shells and .45 Long Colt Ammunition, this amazing combo gun is ideal for short distances, where most altercations occur, or longer distances with the .45 Colt ammo. Taurus has finely-tuned the rifling to spread the shot pattern at close quarters or to guide the .45 cal. bullet to the target. The exclusive Taurus ergonomic shock-absorbing grip design provides a firm grip under virtually all shooting conditions. The Judge Public Defender is a smaller version of the Judge based on the Taurus 85 fame. With a barrel length of only 2-inches, the Public Defender is even easier to conceal, while still packing the same predator-stopping punch. This double-action revolver features a fiber-optic front sight with a fixed rear and a rubber grip. Its grip, its metal, and its bore are all in very good condition.