As a child I played with a Cap and Ball ‘bellygun ‘ that had been in the family for several generations. It fired .41 caliber lead ball through a 3” barrel. At 30 feet you would be hard pressed to hit an SUV, but when pushed into the belly of an assailant and touched off it was said to be very effective.
The Taurus Judge fills the same niche…six times over. Will it take down a deer at 100 yards? Probably not. But if the deer pulls a knife on you at arm’s reach…well that was his last mistake.