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Taurus Public Defender 5RD 2" Reviews

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Product Reviews Ratings Summary
47 Reviews. Average Rating:    4.6 of 5 Stars!
5 stars:
77% (36 of 47)
4 stars:
18% (8 of 47)
3 stars:
2% (1 of 47)
2 stars:
2% (1 of 47)
1 star:
2% (1 of 47)
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by Bryan P Saturday 22 March, 2014
Very nice gun. I was a bit surprised at how nice the finish is. Shoots very well with Federal 000 Buck that is designed specifically for handguns. I didn't try any other ammo and probably won't since this buckshot performed so well. No complaints. Very satisfied with my purchase.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by lane b Monday 22 April, 2013
Shoots good, has a lot of power

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Roy D Thursday 28 March, 2013
I purchased this for home defense and it came quick and picking it up at the FFL was painless. From order to "in-hand" in 4 business days. Awesome. Took it shooting last weekend and put some .45 Long Colt's thru it as well as some Winchester PDX1's. The .45's kick was less than the .410 but both were manageable and pretty accurate. My only complaint was with the handle as it seemed a bit small for my large hands. I went looking for a solution and none of the grip manufactures seemed to have anything for this specific gun. That was until I found a guy who posted his solution (link below) which was a to put a Hogue Monogrip Fingergroove grip model 73000 on it. All it took was a longer screw which I picked up at Ace Hardware today. The new grip makes this awesome gun even better. Oh yea, I picked up the grip on eBay for $20 shipped free. Love it!

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by joel l Tuesday 26 March, 2013
This has been an excellant firearm. I have had only one problem with the gun and it was an ammo problem. I shot a Federal .45 log colt 225gr. through it and the first ten where fine then one stove piped on me. It didn't damage the gun and I have ran many more rounds through it. OH, if you are going to ccw this weapon I recomended a bobed hammer. Thanks Bud's Gun Shop for your excellant service!

Rating:     4 of 5 Stars!
by Terry B Saturday 09 March, 2013
Got my Public Defender a couple of months ago. This thing is FUN to shoot and always draws a crowd at the range, especially when the .410 shells are flying. Ordered a Packmayr grip that is supposed to come this month sometime.That will give me a better grip and hopefully improve my accuracy. This is not an easy gun to shoot for accuracy with the .45. I had a hard time getting a decent grouping at 10 yards. Also, the cylinder fails to lock tight on 2 of the chambers. That is unacceptable and I'll be sending it back to Taurus for repairs. I'd rate the gun 5 stars for the fun factor, 3 stars for accuracy and 3 stars overall because of the quality control issue.

Rating:     3 of 5 Stars!
by Adam F Tuesday 19 February, 2013
Taurus Judge Public Defender Poly with 2" barrell. This is my first Buds purchase, and I'm happy with the transaction. For the gun, I inspected it at my FFL, and it was obvious the gun had been test-fired. It was a little dirty, as others with Taurus guns have mentioned. The action was pretty stiff, so the first thing I did when I got home was do a full clean and re-oil. Now I will mention that I use Mobil 1 0w20 car oil to oil all of my guns, and I have been using Mobil 1 synthetic car oil for over 15 years and I personally find it superior (and cheaper) than any gun oil/paste I've ever used. At this point, the gun felt much better and felt like it was cycling like it should. I took it to the range and alternated between Winchester .45 colt 100 rounds, Winchester AA Target load .410 7.5 shot (50 rounds), Winchester .410 000 buckshot (15 rounds), Winchester .410 1/5oz slugs (15 rounds), and reload .45 colts (from the range) 150 rounds. The gun performed flawlessly, both using single-action and double-action firing. I had zero issues. All .410 rounds had noticeably higher kick/recoil vs the .45 colt, but that's to be expected. The only thing that I didn't llke about the gun (that others have mentioned before) was the short grip, but I did buy the gun becuase it's compact. It is significantly lighter than other Judges, and I would have no problems carrying this thing all day. Overall this gun is a great performer.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
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