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The Taurus Judge

It was the release of the Judge in 2007 that sparked

the current interest in shooting .410 shells in handguns.

Though other handguns chambered to fire a combination of .45 Colt and .410 were on the market before the Judge, few have enjoyed the same kind of commercial success. Taurus offers their product in a variety of finishes, with various barrel lengths and options, at prices shooters can afford. It’s the success of the Judge that has inspired ammunition manufacturers to design .410 shells specifically for use in defensive handguns.


                                                              

.410 Buckshot Loads

Buckshot loads are intended for self defense. In keeping with this ammunition’s purpose, Birchwood Casey 12” x 18” Silhouette Targets were used for these tests in place of the smaller snake targets.                                                         

.410 Birdshot Loads

Birdshot loads are ideal for dispatching snakes and vermin at close range. To simulate pest control situations, 8" Birchwood Casey Shoot-N-C Targets attached to 8 ½" x 11" sheets of paper were set at 6-foot and 10-foot intervals. Pellet counts for each load included the entire sheet of paper, not just the bulls-eye. The one exception is the Federal .410 Handgun round loaded with #4 Birdshot. Since  this round is marketed for self defense, it was tested in a defensive role using 12” x 18” Silhouette Targets.

2½” Chamber, 2” Barrel

2½” Chamber, 3” Barrel

2½” Chamber, 6” Barrel

3” Chamber, 3” Barrel

3” Chamber, 6” Barrel




Taurus Judge:

2½” Chamber, 6” Barrel

The model used for this test can safely chamber the

following rounds:

2½” .410 Bird Shot Loads                             (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern

Target

Winchester AA

HS Target Load

2 ½"

#9

½ oz.

~284

75% (213)

6 ft

26% (75)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½"

#7 ½

½ oz.

~169

68% (115)

6 ft

51% (87)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½"

#6

½ oz.

~109

71% (78)

6 ft

59% (64)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½"

#4

½ oz.

 ~66

74% (49)

6 ft

36% (24)

10 ft

Federal Premium .410 Handgun

2 ½"

#4

Birdshot

7/16 oz.

~58

96% (56)

6 ft

84% (49)

10 ft

2½” .410 Buckshot Loads                             (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern

Target

Federal Premium .410 Handgun

2 ½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

1" Group

6 ft

1 ½" Group

10 ft

Remington HD Ultimate Home Def.

2 ½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

4" Group

6 ft

7" Group

10 ft

Winchester PDX-1 Defense Load

2 ½"

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Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

3

3 ¼" Group

6 ft

4 ¾" Group

10 ft

Taurus Judge:

2½” Chamber, 3” Barrel

The model used for this test can safely chamber the following rounds:


2½” .410 Bird Shot Loads                             (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern

Target

Winchester AA

HS Target Load

2 ½"

#9

½ oz.

~284

87% (247)

6 ft

56% (158)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½"

#7 ½

½ oz.

~169

89% (151)

6 ft

45% (77)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½"

#6

½ oz.

~109

87% (95)

6 ft

53% (58)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½"

#4

½ oz.

 ~66

86% (57)

6 ft

53% (35)

10 ft

Federal Premium .410 Handgun

2 ½"

#4

Birdshot

7/16 oz.

~58

 95% (55)

6 ft

90% (52)

10 ft

2½” .410 Buckshot Loads                             (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern

Target

Federal Premium .410 Handgun

2 ½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

¾" Group

6 ft

1" Group

10 ft

Remington HD Ultimate Home Def.

2 ½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

4¼" Group

6 ft

8" Group

10 ft

Winchester PDX-1 Defense Load

2 ½"

For PDX-1 Results, Click Here

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

3

2 ½" Group

6 ft

4 ¼" Group

10 ft

.410 Bird Shot Loads                                  (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern

Target

Winchester AA

HS Target Load

2½"

#9

½ oz.

~284

90% (255)

6 ft

67% (190)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2½"

#7 ½

½ oz.

~169

84% (142)

6 ft

79% (134)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2½"

#6

½ oz.

~109

79% (86)

6 ft

49% (53)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2½"

#4

½ oz.

~66

94% (62)

6 ft

45% (30)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

3"

#7 ½

11/16 oz.

~232

80% (185)

6 ft

39% (90)

10 ft

Federal Ammunition Game Shok Lead

3"

#6

11/16 oz.

~149

58% (87)

6 ft

34% (51)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

3"

#4

11/16 oz.

~90

61% (55)

6 ft

45% (41)

10 ft

Federal Premium .410 Handgun

2½"

#4

Birdshot

7/16 oz.

~58

100% (58)

6 ft

90% (52)

10 ft

.410 Buckshot Loads                                  (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern


Target

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

2½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

1½" Group

6 ft

2" Group

10 ft

Remington HD Ultimate Home Def.

2½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

4" Group

6 ft

5½" Group

10 ft

Winchester PDX-1 Defense Load

2½"

For PDX-1 Results, Click Here

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

3

3½" Group

6 ft

5" Group

10 ft

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

3"

#4 Buckshot

~21 grains per pellet

9

7" Group

6 ft

13" Group

10 ft

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

3"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

½" Group

6 ft

¾" Group

10 ft

Remington HD Ultimate Home Def.

3"

00 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

5" Group

6 ft

7" Group

10 ft

Winchester PDX-1 Defense Load

3"

For PDX-1 Results, Click Here

Winchester Super X Buckshot Loads

3"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

5½" Group

6 ft

6" Group

10 ft

Taurus Judge:

3” Chamber, 3” Barrel

The model used for this test can safely chamber the

following rounds:


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Taurus Judge:

2½” Chamber, 2” Barrel

The model used for this test can safely chamber the following rounds:


2½” .410 Bird Shot Loads                             (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern

Target

Winchester AA

HS Target Load

2 ½"

#9

½ oz.

~284

86% (244)

6 ft

50% (141)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½"

#7 ½

½ oz.

~169

89% (150)

6 ft

68% (115)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½"

#6

½ oz.

~109

83% (91)

6 ft

62% (68)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½"

#4

½ oz.

 ~66

89% (58)

6 ft

56% (37)

10 ft

Federal Premium .410 Handgun

2 ½"

#4

Birdshot

7/16 oz.

~58

 100% (58)

6 ft

77% (45)

10 ft

2½” .410 Buckshot Loads                             (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern

Target

Federal Premium .410 Handgun

2 ½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

1 ½" Group

6 ft

2" Group

10 ft

Remington HD Ultimate Home Def.

2 ½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

4 ½" Group

6 ft

6" Group

10 ft

Winchester PDX-1 Defense Load

2 ½"

For PDX-1 Results, Click Here

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

3

1 ½" Group

6 ft

4 ½" Group

10 ft

.410 Bird Shot Loads                                  (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern

Target

Winchester AA

HS Target Load

2½"

#9

½ oz.

~284

94% (266)

6 ft

60% (169)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2½"

#7 ½

½ oz.

~169

100% (169)

6 ft

70% (118)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2½"

#6

½ oz.

~109

100% (109)

6 ft

39% (43)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2½"

#4

½ oz.

~66

88% (58)

6 ft

41% (27)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

3"

#7 ½

11/16 oz.

~232

66% (154)

6 ft

31% (71)

10 ft

Federal Ammunition Game Shok Lead

3"

#6

11/16 oz.

~149

71% (106)

6 ft

28% (42)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

3"

#4

11/16 oz.

~90

69% (62)

6 ft

24% (22)

10 ft

Federal Premium .410 Handgun

2½"

#4

Birdshot

7/16 oz.

~58

100% (58)

6 ft

88% (51)

10 ft

.410 Buckshot Loads                                  (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern


Target

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

2½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

1¼" Group

6 ft

1¾ " Group

10 ft

Remington HD Ultimate Home Def.

2½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

4½ " Group

6 ft

6½" Group

10 ft

Winchester PDX-1 Defense Load

2½"

For PDX-1 Results, Click Here

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

3

5 " Group

6 ft

5¾ " Group

10 ft

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

3"

#4 Buckshot

~21 grains per pellet

9

" Group

6 ft

10½" Group

10 ft

Federal Premium

.410 Handgun

3"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

1" Group

6 ft

2" Group

10 ft

Remington HD Ultimate Home Def.

3"

00 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

4½" Group

6 ft

8½" Group

10 ft

Winchester PDX-1 Defense Load

3"

For PDX-1 Results, Click Here

Winchester Super X Buckshot Loads

3"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

5

1½" Group

6 ft

4" Group

10 ft

Taurus Raging Judge:

3” Chamber, 6” Barrel

The model used for this test can safely chamber the

following rounds:


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