I’ve been after whitetails with hand-cannons since I shot my first “handgun buck” in Maine with a .454 Raging Bull. Since then, I’ve harvested more deer with one of these big revolvers than any other handgun.
Taurus’ first cartridge and shotshell revolver, named “the Judge,” was introduced in 2006 and chambered in .45 Colt and 2.5-inch .410 shotshell. Why it earned the label of “the Judge” or “Judge” is not clear, but the story suggests this was due to an interest by judges who wanted to be armed while on the bench in a crowded courtroom. However, these judges were concerned with a handgun round over-penetrating or a missed shot hitting a bystander, so they needed a defensive handgun capable of firing a lethal round with minimal penetration. Since the Judge had both cartridge and shotshell, this was exactly what the judges wanted and needed.
The Taurus Raging Judge Magnum pistol is one big bad giant of a pistol. If you want a pistol big enough to do about anything you could ever need or want a pistol to do this beast has your name all over it. In the video he goes over all of the specs on the Taurus Raging Judge Magnum, ballistic testing of all three calibers that this pistol shoots – .410/.45LC/.454 Casull. To top it all of he sets stuff on fire with some .410 dragons breath ammo. The Taurus Raging Judge Magnum is a beast of a pistol and all but this Russian pistol is still bigger and badder.