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    +P Ammo for the Judge

    Just wondering if anyone has shot the +p ammo or +pPlus 45 long colt (corbon) in there Judge's and if so what they think about it. I bought this gun for total defense and would like to shoot it worry free. If anyone has a point of view please tell. Thanks
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    Re: +P Ammo for the Judge

    I have just shot the Winchester 250 Cowboy, but I have the 3" chamber so I would think you can....anyone? For home defense, I have it loaded with two 3" 000 Buchskot, and three 45 LC. I also have a box of #4 Shot....Maybe throw that into the mix as my 3rd round.

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    Re: +P Ammo for the Judge

    Do not shoot anything +P in .45 Colt in the Judge. There is no recognized +P pressure for .45 Colt by SAAMI and most loads so labeled are pushing 25,000 CUP pressures, way too high for the Judge. They are intended to be fired, and usually it'll be listed as such, in Ruger Blackhawks or TC Contenders in the caliber, ONLY. Oh, you can fire 'em in .454 Casulls, .460s, and in Freedom Arms .45 Colt revolvers. I don't know what such a load would do to the Judge. Might not blow it up, but if not, I bet it'd shoot it loose rather quickly. Then again, if it blew it up and your hand didn't need major surgery, Taurus wouldn't warranty it, don't think.
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    Re: +P Ammo for the Judge

    Quote Originally Posted by NativeTexan
    Do not shoot anything +P in .45 Colt in the Judge. There is no recognized +P pressure for .45 Colt by SAAMI and most loads so labeled are pushing 25,000 CUP pressures, way too high for the Judge. They are intended to be fired, and usually it'll be listed as such, in Ruger Blackhawks or TC Contenders in the caliber, ONLY. Oh, you can fire 'em in .454 Casulls, .460s, and in Freedom Arms .45 Colt revolvers. I don't know what such a load would do to the Judge. Might not blow it up, but if not, I bet it'd shoot it loose rather quickly. Then again, if it blew it up and your hand didn't need major surgery, Taurus wouldn't warranty it, don't think.
    A BIG +1 on that.
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    Re: +P Ammo for the Judge

    1) Lets answer that Question: +P But Not +P+
    This is from page 4 of the Taurus catalog: +P RATED FOR DUTY USE®
    All Taurus handguns are engineered to accept a steadydiet of factory-new Plus-P (+P) ammunition built to SAAMI specifications. This includes the Ultra-Lite hammer forged aluminum alloys, Titanium, blue steel and stainless steel models. Rest assured, your Taurus will be ready, especially when you’re counting on it.

    2) +P is only a 10% to 15% MAX over Standard Rounds~The Lawyer Pressure MAX is Much Higher...YUP
    Don't pound the PISS (undo wear & tear) out of your Gun at the Range punching Holes in Paper... Save the +P's for BG Defense....
    Demystifying +P
    http://www.handgunsmag.com/ammunitio...tplusp_0306-7/
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    Re: +P Ammo for the Judge

    Unfortunately, there is no +P designation for 45 Colt loads by SAAMI. Some of those Buffalo Bore .45 Colt+P loads are smoking HOT!!!!

    Taurus firearms are rated for +P....but only in .38 Special, 9mm, and .45 ACP.
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    Re: +P Ammo for the Judge

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    Re: +P Ammo for the Judge

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtKnuckles
    Nice reference, thanks for the link.

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    Re: +P Ammo for the Judge

    Well there are Guns that are Specifically Advertised for High ZOOT Rounds...
    You would need to have a Judge with a 4" barrel or longer to legally Hunt Bear with a Judge... DO you have a Need to Hunt Bear's...???

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    Re: +P Ammo for the Judge

    I know I went thru this when I bought my 6.5" JUDGE. I personally do not see any need for +p in the JUDGE, or for most things that we might use it for. You can get some pretty good standard loads, from 200 to 250, FMJ or JHP. I am not talking cowboy CAS loads, but with 410 000 buck coming out at 1200 fps, and the colt loads at over 950 fps, WHY WOULD YOU NEED MORE, unless you are trying to push the limits on the gun. That will as others say, make it loose and possibly bust a fine gun.
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