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Anyone have any expirence with one of these? I have an itch for one, but thought I would check here.

I think Tarus made one called "The Judge". It shoots .410 shot shells and 45 Colt rounds.

Like I said, I just have an itch to buy one. Thought you guys might have some expirence with that firearm.

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My dad bought one a couple of weeks ago. He seems to like it. It would be a truck gun because it seems too big to carry for me. I would rather carry a mini revolver with 22mag rat shot in it if i was worried about snakes. Snakes seem to magically roll over when rat shot hits them. Back to the Judge my dad said that the shot pattern was pretty large at a short distance but the 45LC shot good. I think if you were really interested in shooting the shot shells then you could have the barrell smooth bored. He got his at Hunter's refuge in white hall and they seem to have a good price on them. You might check budsgunshop.com also.
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I may be mistaken, but I'm almost certain that you can not have the barrel smooth-bored. If memory serves correct that makes it an "Any Other Weapon" or a "Destructive Device", one of the two and has to be registered with ATFE as such.

There was a S&W 1917 smooth bore for "exhibition shooting" that was listed on gunbroker a few weeks ago and it was noted there that it had to be registered with ATFE as one or the other. I'm sure that a "Judge" in a similar format would require the same application and registration.
 

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I'm pretty sure that it would considered an "other weapon" by definition and that you could only possess it once registered.

No smooth bores under a certain length....can't recall for sure what length that is right off hand.
 

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My dad bought one a couple of weeks ago. He seems to like it. It would be a truck gun because it seems too big to carry for me. I would rather carry a mini revolver with 22mag rat shot in it if i was worried about snakes. Snakes seem to magically roll over when rat shot hits them. Back to the Judge my dad said that the shot pattern was pretty large at a short distance but the 45LC shot good. I think if you were really interested in shooting the shot shells then you could have the barrell smooth bored. He got his at Hunter's refuge in white hall and they seem to have a good price on them. You might check budsgunshop.com also.
Just my two cents

Farmerjon

I saw the judge on one of those shows sponsored by midwayusa on the outdoor channel. The wide pattern was on purpose so the gun could be an effective scatter gun shot at close range from the inside of a vehicle. I guess it works.
 

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I may be mistaken, but I'm almost certain that you can not have the barrel smooth-bored. If memory serves correct that makes it an "Any Other Weapon" or a "Destructive Device", one of the two and has to be registered with ATFE as such.

There was a S&W 1917 smooth bore for "exhibition shooting" that was listed on gunbroker a few weeks ago and it was noted there that it had to be registered with ATFE as one or the other. I'm sure that a "Judge" in a similar format would require the same application and registration.
Correct. It could go either as an AOW or SBS. Either way requires a tax stamp.
 
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