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New Savage Model 42 – .22 WMR over .410

Savage M42

Last year the Savage model 42 reintroduced the break-open combo gun to the company’s line up.  It was a .22 LR and .410 combination gun.  For 2013, Savage brought out a new version of the model 42 chambered in .22 WMR and .410 bore.

Both versions of the model 42 break open at the receiver for chambering and extracting ammunition.  The top chamber and barrel is for the rimfire round, while the lower chamber and barrel is for the shotshell.  I should note that the .22 WMR, also known as .22 Magnum, is not capable of safely firing .22 LR ammunition.

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Hornady .410 Triple Defense Ammo for the Taurus Judge

Hornady Triple Defense

Hornady Triple Defense ammo is a new load specifically designed for the Taurus Judge and other similar .410/.45 Colt revolvers.  This new load is part of the company’s Critical Defense line of ammunition.

This specific round stacks a non-jacketed (bare lead only) FTX slug on top of two .35 caliber round balls.  Standard 00-buckshot is .33 caliber and 000-buck is .36 caliber.  So, the two balls are slightly larger than 00, but not quite 000-buckshot.

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Taurus Raging Judge Ultra-Lite

Taurus Raging Judge Ultra-Lite

In another evolution of the Judge line, Taurus introduced the Raging Judge Ultra-Lite revolver at the 2010 SHOT Show.  The Raging Judge Ultra-Lite is a seven-shot revolver that can shoot 2.5” and 3” .410 shotshell in addition to .45 Colt.

The sights are fixed, with a fiber optic front and notch rear.  The barrel is three inches, with the gun’s weight just a touch more than 41 ounces.  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.

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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.

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Taurus Polymer Judge

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Taurus introduced the first polymer Judge at the 2010 SHOT Show.  Called the “Public Defender Polymer,” this Taurus Judge features a frame entirely made of polymer with a stainless steel cylinder and barrel insert.  This follows the trend started by Ruger last year with the polymer LCR revolver.

Holding the polymer Judge, I was impressed by how light it felt.  Weighing 27 ounces, the Public Defender Polymer is clearly much lighter than the other models of Judge revolvers.  The handgun was well balanced, and a red fiber optic front sight was very easy to acquire.

Like other Judge revolvers, the polymer Judge chambers five 2.5″ .410 shotshells and .45 Colt cartridges.