I have probably mentioned this before, but I’ve been fascinated with the Taurus Judge ever since Taurus released it. Not because it’s also a .410 shotgun, but specifically and only because of its ability to house my favorite pistol cartridge, the .45 Colt. It also helps that the Judge is built on a medium sized frame, so that it’s less of a tank than the Ruger Redhawk, and much more affordable than the S&W Model 25. Unfortunately, the Taurus has a couple of inherent drawbacks, the first of which is that it only houses 5 rounds. Secondly, the super long cylinder, designed to accommodate .410 shotgun rounds means that a .45 Colt round has a long way to go before it contacts the rifling. Plus, the monster cylinder makes the gun ridiculously large for carry and difficult to select a holster for.
However, Taurus sells them like hotcakes, which is good because it means that people are making .45 Colt ammo. I guess if I want a DA .45 Colt, I’ll just have to deal with the monster size of the Redhawk or shell out the bucks for an S&W.