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Old February 20th, 2011, 02:00 PM   #1
 
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.45/.410 Ruger Revolver.....

Does anyone think they will come out with one anytime in the near future? I was looking at the Taurus Judge and also noticed that S&W now has one out that has a scandium frame and handles .45lc, .45acp, and .410. If they do introduce one to the market, I'd like to see it on a GP100 sized frame, all stainless with a 3" barrel, and handle both .45's (acp and lc) plus 3" .410's. So, what do you think, is it possible within the next year or so?



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Old February 20th, 2011, 02:16 PM   #2
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I suspect they will eventually, they've done well following Keltec with the pocket guns.

Whether they just mimic Taurus like S&W did, or be different and put it on a larger frame like the GP100 remains the question.

I got the large frame Judge and it's actually fun to shoot. It's got a nice trigger and is accurate with the LC and not hard to handle. The grips are lightyears ahead of what's on the S&W thing. I suspect they'll have a model along soon that will handle .45 acp as well.

Not a terribly practical gun, but they are popular, and I suspect Ruger will get on board eventually.
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Now that would be a "Fun One" for sure...My friend has the Judge & she Loves it ...I own a very crude made one from DuckTown, Tenn..... Single shot..50 bucks right off the shelf...only shot it once ..410 did dammage on stupid bird...

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I don't see it myself. For starters it would require a whole new frame which means all new designing, prototypes, testing, tooling, etc. While there is evidently a market, it does seems one that's getting to be a filled niche market. The hoopla over these is waining I think.
The whole concept does little for me anyways. More gimmick than anything.
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Please no.... 1911...focus.....
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Please no.... 1911...focus.....
I'll ditto that....

Ever since I saw the first Judge at a gunshow I can't figure out their value and thought them a worthless gun.Now that they just keep making them bigger I feel even moreso that way?. They say you can have defense for close up with the .410 or farther away wth the LC, but what/how are you supposed to load for that? 3 of each? , every-other one? In a "situation" do you turn the cylinder to the right load?

I think Taurus and S&W pretty well have it covered. I'd hate to see Ruger make that mistake.
There will be tons of used, like-new Judges around before long!


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Well, what I am thinking about it is that it may be perfect for a gun to have on my hip while fixing fence. I see quite a few snakes during the spring and summer months when I have to mend fence after storms or high winds (lots of trees and briar patches in my fence rows). It's really unhandy to carry all of my fencing tools and wire along with a shotgun (in fact, you won't carry the shotgun) and the 4-wheeler option is out in most cases because of thick brush. This past September, I was mending fence and ran into a cottonmouth, I had my LCP, but I didn't use it (opted for a rock instead) because I figured that it would be next to impossible to hit a snake's head while it was moving from a safe distance. So, that got me thinking about how nice it might be if I could have a handgun that would fire a shotshell. The shotshell .38 loads are ok I guess but they are nothing compared to a .410, especially when you add in the fact that the same gun will fire .45LC (in case of a coyote or bobcat at close range or if you had to put down a cow). I haven't been really impressed with taurus firearms in general, and really don't want the scandium smith, so I was wondering if anyone thought that Ruger might jump on this bandwagon.
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Judge

I was intrigued by them at first.Ive tried two of them that belong to friends.Really poor accuracy in both wiyh my pet .45 golt loads,and wasnt impressed with .410 performance.Think Ill stick with my Blackhawk .Really accurate and shoots shot loads very well close up.Seeing a lot more Judges on the used market lately.Just not my cup of tea.Too danged big,and kinda useless ,imho.Be safe.
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There will be tons of used, like-new Judges around before long!
I think before long is already here. Starting to see a lot of used ones poping up at gunshows and LGS's.
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one more gun to fill a need not there
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Bad idea IMO, because Taurus's Judge already has it covered. I'd much rather see a 5-shot GP100 in .44 Special, or if they do .45 Colt, make it strictly .45 Colt (no .410). Another good option would be to make a Redhawk that comes with two cylinder/crane assemblies, one in .45 Colt, and the other in .45 ACP w/ full moon clips. There are simply so many other better uses of Ruger's resources than for them to try to make a "me too" competitor to the Judge.
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Not a chance in hell.
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Well, what I am thinking about it is that it may be perfect for a gun to have on my hip while fixing fence. I see quite a few snakes during the spring and summer months when I have to mend fence after storms or high winds (lots of trees and briar patches in my fence rows).
I think it would be perfect for this purpose. I can think of a few times I could have used one!
Beyond three yards the thing seems pretty useless. I would just pick up a Taurus and test it for reliability and carry that.

Hickock45 did an interesting test using various ammo at close distances: YouTube - hickok45's Channel
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Just hoping Ruger does a 1911 before a doing a Judge clone. I think Ruger would sell more of the 1911's.
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I think before long is already here. Starting to see a lot of used ones poping up at gunshows and LGS's.
Reminds me of '70s gunshow humor, when you could get a deal on a like new S&W 29 and a 20 round box of ammo with 14 unfired rounds left.
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