Heizer Defense are busy working on their upcoming Pocket Shotgun pistol that will be capable of firing both .410 shotshells and .45 Long Colt. One of the Heizer’s staff emailed me the above photo of two of their employees who had spent two and a half days [Read More…]
To demonstrate how effective their screen protectors are, Clear Plex mounted a Taurus Public Defender .410 on a custom made eight propellor multi-copter (octocopter) and fired at a Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone. I am sure they used a low power .410 load designed for [Read More…]
Most shooters know the Taurus “Judge” has been on the market for years. In addition to the original model there have been several new variations released over the years with the PD being one of the newest. The model reviewed is the Public Defender. The PD fires 2.5 [Read More…]
Hornady has announced a new .410 defensive handgun load in their Critical Defense line. The 410 Triple Defense has a 115 grain .41 Caliber FXT slug backed by two .35 caliber lead balls (.35 caliber is just slightly smaller than 000 buck shot). The FXT slug will engage [Read More…]
I would be hard not to feel bad-ass carrying the new USFA M4-410 pistol. The .410/45 Long Colt revolver features a short 2″ barrel and a large mean-looking birdcage-style flashhider. No word on pricing. [ Many thanks to Jacob for emailing us the link. ]
A TFB reader tested the penetration of the Winchester PDX1 .410 shotshell round in 10% ballistic gelatin. The PDX1, which consists of three 000 Buckshot sized discs backed by twelve BB-sized pellets, performs better than I expected. 1 PDX round fired from a Taurus [Read More…]
The Rossi Rio Grande lever action rifle is now available chambered in .45-70 and .410 shotshell. The .45-70′s magazine holds six rounds and the .410 holds five. The rifles have a 20″ barrel and weigh 5.8 lbs. The MSRP $536 – $583.
When Rossi / Taurus come up with an idea, they run with it. Their latest concept is a lever action version of the Rossi Circuit Judge revolver carbine. The original Circuit Judges have a double action revolver action. This model uses a lever to rotate the cylinder and [Read More…]
Zach @ The Next Chapter writes about a Stevens .22 / .410 combo gun, with Tenite (plastic) stock, that he found at a gun store recently … When I saw this old gun on the store rack, a somewhat silly sentiment told me that I had to have it in order to complete a [Read More…]
Les Jones asks on his blog how S&W can sell the new scandium framed S&W Governor for under $600 $679. My preferred theory is that it is essential for S&W to have the gun priced competitively with the Taurus Judge. If they cannot compete with the Judge on [Read More…]
William gave his M6 survival .22 / .410 rifle / shotgun a tactical makeover. The original M6 was a military weapon so the above gun is really just taking it back to its roots
Say what you want about Taurus, but when they hit a home run they know how to take advantage of it. The new Ultra-Lite features an aluminum frame. It weighs in at 20.7 ounces. The steel cylinder holds five rounds of .45 Long Colt or .410 shot shells. The MSRP is 648.00.
The .410 shotshell chambered Taurus Judge has created a niche in the ammunition market for defensive .410 ammunition. The Home Defender ammunition from Lightfield Less Lethal packs three rubber buckshot into a .410 shotshell. The company is selling this as [Read More…]
The Sun Sentinal reports … Kelly Jr., 49, of Navarre, admitted shooting his daughter’s boyfriend in the groin with “The Judge,” his silver Taurus .45-caliber revolver. “The Judge” was loaded — three chambers were filled with [Read More…]
The November issue of Shooting Illustrated published a letter from a reader who suggested Taurus make a carbine version of their Judge revolver and name it the “Supreme Court Judge”. Gary from Oklahoma has had his wish come true. The new Taurus Circuit Judge [Read More…]
Next year Winchester Ammunition will introduce a line of self defense shotshell ammunition called Supreme Elite PDX1. The PDX1 2.5″ .410 gauge round is optimized for use with the Taurus Judge revolver. The reduced recoil round is loaded with three 000 Buckshot [Read More…]