Saturday, January 23, 2021

Scene from the range

"You have any .45 Long Colt, .410, or .454 Casull?"
"We do have some .454."
"Oh, good, I need some ammo for my Judge."
"Ah, wait a minute.."

Took some talking to(I think) convince him that just because he read somewhere that you can load it with that doesn't mean it's true.  Or a good idea.  Pointing out that his was specifically marked for .45 Colt or .410 and said NOTHING about .454 Casull didn't seem to do it.  Finally saying "If you do that it'll probably blow it up in your hand" did seem to make an impression.

I checked, and Taurus does indeed now make a Raging Judge that'll handle .454; here's hoping that nobody plays "If it works in that one, it should work in mine!" and loses a hand(eye, face, whatever).


Andy said...

Especially if they have a poly frame Judge.

Crotalus said...

I had a situation like that with a .22 Luger. It was my nephew’s gun, and he loaded it with .22 long rifle, and it kept jamming. It turned out the gun was marked .22 long, and he didn’t know the difference until I pointed it out. We loaded it with that ammo, and it worked just fine.