The Judge Sights In: The New Optics-Ready Taurus Judge TORO

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by Luke C.

The infamous Taurus Judge 45 LC/.410 Bore revolver has been getting a lot more interesting lately with the addition of the new long-barreled Home Defender model, and now the new optics-ready Judge TORO. The T.O.R.O (Taurus Optics Ready Option) lineup has been steadily growing to include more and more of both Taurus’ new firearms as well as their legacy firearms like the much talked about Judge revolver. Options will include stainless steel models, as well as magnum models capable of handling 3″ .410 shotshells.

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The Judge Sights In: The New Optics-Ready Taurus Judge TORO

October 2023, Bainbridge GA – When Taurus USA launched the first ever optics ready defensive revolvers, the 856 and 605 Taurus Optics Ready Option (T.O.R.O.) revolvers, consumers loved them. Now, Taurus launches the first extension to the T.O.R.O. revolver line: The Judge T.O.R.O. The most popular multi-caliber revolver on the market is now optics ready.
The Judge T.O.R.O. is available in four different models, all of which feature a 3 inch barrel, smooth double action trigger, and a fiber optic front sight if you don’t want to use the included optics plate. The four available models will be a stainless or matte black model with a cylinder that accepts 2.5 inch 410 shotshells, and stainless and matte black models that accept 3 inch 410 shotshells. The standard Judge T.O.R.O. and Magnum Judge T.O.R.O. optics plate accepts sights that fit the Holosun K-series or Shield RMSc footprints.
“What’s better than a Judge? A Judge with a dot on it,” said Caleb Giddings, General Manager of Marketing for Taurus USA. “The Judge is without a doubt our most popular revolver, and adding a red dot to it just enhances its capabilities.

The Taurus Judge T.O.R.O. is currently available for order through your local FFL, with a starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $615.99. To learn more about the Taurus Judge firearm series, including the new TORO Judge, please visit If you’d like to check out more coverage on the Judge revolver, you can check out TFBTV’s review of it below.

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  • Andrew Andrew on Oct 24, 2023

    I wonder how much precision might be expected with that long cylinder.

  • Predrag Djuric Predrag Djuric on Oct 24, 2023

    Were earlier Judges capable of firing the 3inch shells?An interesting firearm.

    • @Predrag Djuric When I worked the counter the 3" capable ones were referred to as "Magnum cylinder" Judges, they were optional variants sold alongside the standard 2.5" cylinder versions rather than a generational upgrade, kind of like the "Supermag" receiver models of 870 were sold alongside the standard up-to-3" models.