Well there’s something you don’t see every day. Taurus has taken their still-popular 45LC/.410 revolver, the Judge, and gone gonzo with it. They’ve reconfigured the basic 5-round wheel gun for what they say is cutting-edge home defense.
With its 13-inch barrel, red dot-ready Pic rail, and an accessory rail waaaay out there on the forend, when you think about it, the Judge Home Defender is kinda in the same vein as Mossberg’s .410 Shockwave. Kinda.
Anyway, here’s Taurus’s press release . . .
Taurus Holdings, Inc., a leading innovator in the firearms industry, is proud to announce the forthcoming release of its latest masterpiece, the “Judge Home Defender.” This cutting-edge firearm represents the next evolution in performance, adaptability, and user-centric design.
Key Features of the Judge Home Defender:
Top Aluminum Picatinny Rail: A breakthrough feature that simplifies the attachment of optics and accessories, empowering shooters to customize their Judge Home Defender for precision and versatility.
45 Colt / 410 Bore 3 Inch Cylinder: Offering unparalleled versatility, this unique combination allows users to seamlessly switch between the potent 45 Colt and the versatile 410 Bore, ensuring optimal performance in any scenario.
13-Inch Barrel: Engineered to elevate 45 Colt terminal ballistics, the 13-inch barrel guarantees pinpoint accuracy, setting a new standard for precision in its class.
Forend Accessory Rail: Designed with shooters in mind, the Judge Home Defender incorporates a forend accessory rail, ideal for mounting lights, lasers, and other essential accessories, providing unparalleled preparedness.
Steel Blast Shield: Safety is paramount. The steel blast shield protects the shooter’s support arm, enhancing safety and peace of mind during operation.
Taurus Rubber Grip: Strategically integrated into the design, the Taurus rubber grip maximizes recoil absorption, delivering a comfortable and controlled shooting experience for all users.
The Judge Home Defender represents the culmination of advanced technology, precision engineering, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. It caters to the needs of experienced professionals, self-defense advocates, and sport shooters alike, promising to exceed expectations in every regard.
With its dual caliber capability in 45 Colt and 410 Bore 3 Inch Cylinder, the Judge Home Defender adapts seamlessly to a broad spectrum of shooting scenarios, from self-defense to sport shooting and more.
The 13-inch barrel is a testament to our commitment to accuracy. Shooters can confidently rely on the Judge Home Defender’s exceptional precision, whether hitting targets at the range or ensuring pinpoint accuracy in self-defense situations.
The inclusion of a steel blast shield and a Taurus rubber grip prioritizes user safety and comfort, enhancing the overall ergonomic design of the firearm.
Available on September 15th, 2023
Experience the future of home defense with the all-new Taurus Judge Home Defender. Available now at authorized Taurus dealers across the Unites States.
About Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc.: Taurus Holdings, Inc. (“Taurus”) and its subsidiaries continue to evolve and produce revolutionary new products. In addition, new standards for quality and efficiency help deliver reliable and affordable guns to the market. Taurus is based in Bainbridge, Georgia. Taurus is owned by Taurus Armas, S.A. which is a publicly traded company based in Brazil. Taurus Armas S.A. manufactures a wide variety of consumer and industrial products that are distributed worldwide.
For additional information, visit www.taurususa.com.
Caliber: 45LC/.410 Mag
Capacity: 5 rounds
Barrel Length: 13 inches
Overall Length: 19.5 inches
Width: 1.9 inches
Height: 5.8 inches
Weight: 58.6 oz.