The Taurus Judge is a five shot revolver designed and produced by Taurus International, chambered for .410 bore shot shells and the .45 Colt cartridge. Taurus promotes the Judge as a self-defense tool against carjacking and for home protection.
The rifling is shallower than normal, giving single-projectile loads less stabilization than they would receive in other handguns while reducing the rapid dispersion of the shot from shotshells.Taurus developed the shallow rifling after numerous experiments to find rifling that worked well with both types of ammunition.
- The Judge is basiclly a small/mini pocket shotgun that fires out about 4 pellets.
- The Halloween version was released first on 22 October 2014
- The Standard Judge was mistakenly released on the 26 November 2014 for one day (then removed) along with the other IX (9) Series 2 weapons.
- The Standard Judge was released on 3rd of December 2014 (it was available ONLY to Infinite Pack customers before this date).