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Old 11-17-2013, 05:07 PM   #1
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I was at the Pensacola Gun Show this weekend and I saw a large display of Taurus "Judge" revolvers.

I never considered them before but they would make good snake protection..... I think.

I have a new Taurus nine-shot .22 revolver but just read that I can't carry it during (deer) gun season (for protection), because of the caliber.

What about "The Judge"?

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Old 11-17-2013, 05:11 PM   #2
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For a snake gun, why not? Anything else, most people that understand more then your basics regarding personal carry would tell you the judge is junk. I personally wouldnt waste my money, its cheaper to not have a gun to just needlessly shoot snakes.

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Old 11-17-2013, 06:07 PM   #3
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I really appreciate your comment but I have no desire to "recklessly shoot" anything!

After talking to numerous long-time hunters at work and on the net, snakes are a very serious threat in the woods around here, especially during hunting season, and many people have had "close encounters".

I have no desire to be bitten by anything: ticks, chiggers, scorpions (my son got stung by one), snakes.......... not even mosquitos!

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You have to see one to shoot it and if you see it you can move out of the way.

Not bashing anyone for doing something legal, just not something I would do.

But, back on topic, sure the Judge with some .410 bird shot would make a fine snake gun. Just dont buy into the hype that its an uber tactical and deadly personal defense weapon. It simply isnt.
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Thanks, I appreciate that!
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:50 PM   #6
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they are very good guns. I bought one just for snake protection. if I see a poisonous snake, it dies. anyone that has an issue with that can kiss my ass. one thing I did to mine was change the grip. I have fairly large monkey paws so the little factory grip is about pointless. a new larger Hogue grip makes a world of difference. the newest version has an aluminum frame and stainless barrel and cylinder. also the hammer on the newer one is larger easier to operate. that's my .02
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I've had one for a while now. I'm not a gun expert but It's the loudest pistol I've ever fired. Thats the only negative in my opinion. Works great for snakes. It's hard to miss.
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I've never owned one but I have held one and they are big heavy guns. Seems like rat shot in a .38 or .357 would be fine for snakes and not near as heavy.
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I've never owned one but I have held one and they are big heavy guns. Seems like rat shot in a .38 or .357 would be fine for snakes and not near as heavy.

hold one of the newer ones. aint bad at all
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