If anyone thinks the Taurus Judge is a good self-defense weapon with anything but .45LC, they need to read this:
There is also a 2nd review he did with one of the longer-barreled Judges (performed far better). The buckshot out of the Judge does not penetrate nearly far enough (due to the short barrel and lack of velocity). And those PDX-1 defense loads aren't going to do any better. The buck flattens-out too much, as well.
Go with the .45LC in your gun if you want to use a Judge for SD.