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Taurus Judge Public Defender Polymer Handgun

Item # GM447566
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Product Description
taurus Just like its big brother, the Public Defender Polymer delivers amazing versatility and devastating firepower for self-protection. This scaled-down model of everyone's favorite combo gun, the Taurus Judge, still gives you the ability to fire your choice of ammunition in a size that fits in most pockets. In addition, the lighter, polymer body frame has new updates for improved handling and accuracy. Fixed rear sight with a red fiber-optic front sight. Blued cylinder. Ribbed rubber grip.

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Specifications
Model Judge Public Defender Polymer
Type Handgun
Action Revolver
Action Type Double Action
Caliber .45 LC/.410 Bore
Barrel Length 2-1/2"
Weight 23 oz.
Sights Red Fiber-Optic Front
Finish Blued/Black Polymer
Grips Rubber
Capacity 5
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Taurus Judge Public Defender Polymer Handgun
 
3.9

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (6)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Accuracy (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home protection (5)
  • Shooting ranges (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (3), Homeowner (3), Hunter / fisherman (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

Reviewed by 7 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Really impressed

By 2shot

from Livonia, MI

About Me Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Finnish
  • Good Quality
  • Lightweight
  • Like The Grips

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors
    • Self Defense

    Comments about Taurus Judge Public Defender Polymer Handgun:

    I really like the compactness and light weight. The grips are comfortable and provide excellent hold.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A Hand-Held Shotgun

    By walkndaddy

    from Evansville, Indiana

    About Me Beginner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Protection
      • Shooting Ranges

      Comments about Taurus Judge Public Defender Polymer Handgun:

      My wife and I can both use this weapon if we have too. Since it would be used at home, in a conflict less than 10 to 20 feet away, the shotgun pattern compensates for the darkness and the short targeting time.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Highly recommend this gun

      By David's Passage

      from Michigan

      About Me Backpacker, Hunter

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Accuracy
      • Compact Design
      • Durable
      • Easy Maintenance
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Grip is a tad short

      Best Uses

      • Home Protection
      • Shooting Ranges

      Comments about Taurus Judge Public Defender Polymer Handgun:

      I bought this product for added peace of mind while hiking in black bear country. This gun is lightweight, and the 45lc rounds are pretty accurate coming out of its 2" barrel. The 410 shells are another story. The rifling of the barrel limits the effective range of 410 ammo you can use for it. I highly recommend the Federal Premium 410 handgun .000 buckshot rounds. For a more in-depth look at this gun, including a couple of shot tests/patterning shots, check out the video overview I created for it on YouTube at... http://youtu.be/G6B7SGH2fuI

      This video will give you an idea on how this gun acts in the hands of a novice handgun shooter.
      My only complaint at first is that the grip is a little short in my hand, but I am a fairly big guy.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      My First Handgun for this Millenium

      By Not an Irishman

      from Madison, AL

      About Me Homeowner, Hunter

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy Maintenance
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Protection
        • Shooting Ranges

        Comments about Taurus Judge Public Defender Polymer Handgun:

        I purchased this handgun for home defense and hiking. I also bought a shoulder rig for carry while hiking. I have tried various loads and like the Winchester PDX1 for personal defense I have used Federal #8 for snakes and Federal buck shot on the range (at 30 ft # 8 covers a 1 ft square target). I also like .45 Magnatech cowboy loads on the range. The gun is easy to handle, but has a pretty good recoil with the .410. My wife can handle the .45, but has a problem with the .410s.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        What a surprise

        By The Wolf

        from Denver

        About Me Enthusiast, Homeowner

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Accuracy
        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Protection

          Comments about Taurus Judge Public Defender Polymer Handgun:

          This is turning out to be quite a surprise to me. It's light weight and far more accurate than I expected at self defense distances. A good concealed carry option. Just be careful about your ammunition choices. Federal 000 buckshot or any FMJ .45 long colt round will do.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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