A recent thread about the Judge created a lot of debate on AR15.com, as it often does.
A friend of the Box O’ Truth had asked me if the Judge would be good to use when hiking “in case of a bear attack”. I advised him that there were much better choices for bear. And that is the danger of over-hyping a firearm system. Those that are not trained in terminal ballistics might make a poor decision about a weapon system because of misleading information.
The first Judge I tested was a 2 ½ inch model and some folks criticized me and said it would have performed better if I had a 3 inch model. They also said that since I had cut down a 3 inch buckshot load to 2 ½ inches, it spoiled the test. They also said that some of the new ammo designed for the Judge would work “a lot better”.