In another evolution of the Judge line, Taurus introduced the Raging Judge Ultra-Lite revolver at the 2010 SHOT Show.Â The Raging Judge Ultra-Lite is a seven-shot revolver that can shoot 2.5â€ and 3â€ .410 shotshell in addition to .45 Colt.
The sights are fixed, with a fiber optic front and notch rear.Â The barrel is three inches, with the gunâ€™s weight just a touch more than 41 ounces.Â Though it was not shown on the show floor, the Taurus catalog also lists a six inch barrel, which weighs a little over 47 ounces.
This revolver is not the same as the Raging Judge Magnum that chambers the .454 Casull. Â Both guns are similar and are built on the same frames. Â However, the Magnum chambers only five rounds of .454, .410 or .45 Colt. Â This gun, the Ultra-Lite, doesn’t do the .454 Casull and instead will chamber up to seven rounds.
Since the Ultra-Lite is on the same frame as the Magnum, the Ultra-Lite does have a double lock-up. Â This means the gun can handle stronger loads (good for you handloaders building up some very strong .45 Colt loads,) but it is also a little slower to reload. Â With practice, the reloading speed can be pretty darn quick, but it is something to consider. Â I wonder if someone can build up a near .454 Casull load in .45 Colt and shoot it safely through this gun. Â Certainly any of the higher-pressure loads from Buffalo Bore and others would work fine in this gun.
Raging Judge Ultra-Lite Specifications
- model # 513ULB3
- caliber: Â .410 shotshell and .45 Colt
- capacity: Â seven cartridges
- sights: Â front fiber optic, rear fixed notch
- weight: Â 41.4 ounces
- barrel length: Â three inches
- MSRP: Â $983
- action: Â double-action/single-action
Taurus discontinued production of the Raging Judge Ultra-Lite revolver. Â They list the guns in the archived section of their website and state the gun is “No longer in current production.” Â No reason was given, though almost always this means that the sales simply did not support continued production.