As a fan of science fiction, I was intrigued by the introduction of the Taurus Judge. Here was the Blade Runner’s gun in steel! I had also read a passage about a .410 revolver in a SciFi epic but cannot remember the name. In any case, the Taurus Judge is real and among the most popular revolvers in history. The concept of sending out more than one projectile with a single pull of the trigger is a popular notion, and the Judge delivers.
When I was a kid, my dad and I would sometimes rabbit hunt with an old man who used a .410 handgun to good effect on bouncing bunnies. It was a break-action single-shot modified from an old Stevens shotgun and I do not believe the man knew it was a Title II weapon and highly illegal if unregistered. We didn’t know either at the time.
The Judge has stood the test of time so much so that it has earned its place as an NRA Gun of the Week. Learn more in this video hosted by American Rifleman's Kelly Young.