Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Comes Early to the Stapers Household

In Texas, nothing says "Merry Christmas" quite like a new gun

Hubby got me my very own Taurus "The Judge" Public Defender yesterday -- it's a handgun that is chambered for both .410 shotgun shells and .45 Long Colts.

He'll be traveling a lot for work in January and wanted me to have a convenient home defense weapon. We have a modified Mossberg 500 plus two .45 ACPs in strategic places around the house, but the Public Defender is a more convenient option for me if I have to deal with an intruder close-range. Also, it'll be a handy car defense weapon for the few road trips I take annually.

According to Wikipedia:
It got its name "The Judge" in 2006 when Bob Morrison, Executive Vice President, learned that judges in high-crime areas of Miami, Florida were purchasing the revolver for personal defense in their courtrooms, and after Morrison investigated further, the model designation was changed from 4410 to 4510 to more accurately reflect the revolver's versatility (.45 Colt + 410 shot -> "4510"). Taurus International reports that the Judge is their top-selling firearm.
We sent photos to my father in-law, who lives in Finland, and he commented that the EU wouldn't even know how to classify the thing (besides "scary" and "banned," that is).

Range trip pending.


Blogger Russell said...


How do you like shooting it?

12/19/2010 5:23 PM  
Blogger Stickwick Stapers said...

Dunno yet. Range trip will probably happen after Christmas. I'll be sure to post a range report.

12/19/2010 11:05 PM  
Blogger Russell said...

Ah, that's just mean!

Here's a new toy, but you can't play with it until after Christmas! :)

I look forward to your range report.

12/20/2010 9:06 AM  
Blogger Mousie762 said...

Those things are awesome toys and I wish I had one. You may want to check out The Taurus Judge Vs. The Box O' Truth before using .410 for defense, though; buckshot doesn't get a lot of velocity or penetration out of that short barrel.

12/23/2010 7:29 AM  
Blogger DirtCrashr said...

If nothing else it'll scare the jeepers out of any assailant!

12/25/2010 12:03 PM  

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