Taurus Raging Judge Magnum

taurus_raging_mag_01aTaurus has moved the Judge line solidly into the “big boom” category with the introduction of the Raging Judge Magnum chambered in .454 Casull.

This six-shot, big bore revolver can fire .454 Casull, .45 Colt and 2.5” and 3” .410 shotshells. Due to the power generated by the Casull cartridge, the cylinder has a double lock.

The Raging Judge Magnum is available with either a three-inch or six-inch barrel. The six-inch barrel has a vented rib and can accommodate a scope mount.

Both versions of the Raging Judge Magnum have a fiber optic front sight and a fixed rear.

This Judge is big and heavy. The three-inch model weighs almost 61 ounces, while the six-inch version weighs more than 72 ounces. Holding a floor sample at the SHOT Show, I was impressed by the revolver’s very solid construction.

This is a big jump in the power of the Judge line, and it may prove to be very popular with people living in bear country.





2013 Update

I wanted to give everyone a quick update on the Raging Judge and what Taurus is doing with the line.  Unlike a lot of new guns introduced at the annual trade shows, these guns are still selling strong.  Currently, Taurus offers the Raging Judge in a 3″ and 6.5″ model.  The 3″ model has a matte stainless steel finish and carries a retail price of $1,061.  The 6.5″ model has a glossy black finish and has a MSRP of $1,012.  The longer revolver weighs a whopping 73 ounces, which sounds heavy, but probably feels a little light when shooting the .454 Casull rounds.

There was some previous concern about the locking mechanisms on the Taurus Raging Judge.  The gun has lock points in front and at the back of the cylinder.  I have talked with a lot of people since these guns were introduced, and I have not heard of any failures in these guns.


By Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson is a gun writer, amateur historian and - most importantly - a dad. He's done a lot of silly things in his life, but quitting police work to follow his passion of writing about guns was one of the smartest things he ever did. He founded this site and continues to manage its operation.

111 replies on “Taurus Raging Judge Magnum”

My wife picked me up the 3 inch for our anniversary and i would have to say that this gun is amazing. its a very sturdy design i have put plenty of 45 LC and plenty of 454 through it and without the double lock the power behind the 454 would be way to much for the cylinder to hold. I’m a big guy and i will be carrying for self defense, and i have tried one handed with the 454 not very easy but can be done if you trust your self enough and have the strength to do so. Now with the 45 LC or the 410 it is very easy to hold the weapon one handed and be accurate with it, also the reload time is not that slow they make speed loaders and with practice you can easily make up for the double lock feature. this is definitely a gun that i highly recommend to anyone looking for a great gun that shoots 3 different types of ammo. As for a paper weight i would use it just so when you tried to come in my home if easily accessible.

i love the one i have the only thing that i dont like is the price of the ammo but other than that great all around gun great job keep up the good work tarus

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