Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc. has an interesting history. It began in 1939, when a small tool and die company was founded in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The company began by producing small tools designed for use in manufacturing processes. In the years that followed, the company branched out to include divisions focused on metals manufacturing, plastics, body armor and, most importantly, firearms. That company is Forjas Taurus, what we commonly refer to as Taurus International. Since its inception, Taurus has had ties to both Smith & Wesson and Beretta, which allowed the company access to information related to the design, manufacture and tooling of some of the world's most popular pistols – including Beretta's 92 series. Since then the company has learned a thing or two and is now one of the largest manufacturers of small arms in the world.
Today, Taurus International offers a wide range of products from revolvers to both steel- and polymer-framed pistols. Though their lineup has been bolstered by the addition of innovative new firearms throughout the year, one of their top sellers continues to be the original Taurus Judge.
Introduced several years ago, the Taurus Judge is, as noted, a multi-caliber revolver capable of firing both .45 Colt cartridges and .410-bore shotshells that was originally marketed for personal protection and home defense. All these years later, the Taurus Judge still reigns supreme for its versatility and reliability.
The Taurus Judge revolver features a 3-inch barrel and an overall length of 7.5 inches. Its all-steel construction gives it a respectable yet manageable weight, which comes in about 36.8 ounces – just over two pounds. As you would expect, the Taurus Judge shares all of the features normally associated with a Taurus revolver, including the ergonomic rubber grip, the internal security system and the transfer bar mechanism. As Taurus International is never a company to skimp on quality and extras, the Taurus Judge also boasts some other nice features like its high visibility fiber-optic front sight and an extended ejector rod, which provides for positive extraction. As noted, the Judge utilizes an enormous five-shot cylinder that is capable of chambering both .45 Colt cartridges and .410-bore shotshells.
You do not have to be a judge to carry the Taurus Judge. You just have to value your life. Consider the Judge for:
- Personal protection and concealed carry
- Target shooting
- Much more…
The Taurus Judge revolver is now available for $524.95.