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Old December 26, 2012, 03:39 PM   #1
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The Judge, How Is It?

Hey all, I'm a squirrel hunter, just for fun. I carry my 1940's .410, and a .22 pistol on my hip.

I like to shoot the squirrels with a pistol when I can, but figured it would be really fun to shoot them with a "Judge", loaded with .410's.

How are those guns? Any problems, etc with them?
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Old December 26, 2012, 06:06 PM   #2
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I kill many of squirrels with my Judge Public Defender. It works well if you get under 20 yards. The judge makes a great trail gun.
It groups 45LC as good as any other conventional guns. Federal 00buck is devastating.
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Old December 26, 2012, 07:36 PM   #3
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It works well if you get under 20 yards.
What size shot holds a pattern tight enough for squirrels @ 20 yds?
This is in no way a Judge slam post. I have a PD Poly, and not only like it for a couple purposes, but have defended the platform on TFL many times. At 10-15 feet, the pattern with #7 1/2 is tight enough to be snake proof, and I'm sure would ruin a bushy tails day, but at just 10 yards it is very sparse with either #6 or # 7 1/2.
As you said though, for close range self defense I think it's great The Federal 000 Buck handgun loads, backed up by Winchester PDX-1 225 Gr. 45 Colt is a sure fire potential carjacker stopper!
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Old December 26, 2012, 07:38 PM   #4
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That is a great looking Emerson, I've got the same one in my pocket right now.
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