The Rossi Circuit Judge 45 Colt/410 Gauge Rifle is versatile at its finest. Based on the legendary Taurus Judge® revolver, this powerful rifle has the ability to fire both 410 shotshells and 45 Long Colt ammunition without changing cylinders or barrels. Whether for home defense, hog hunting or plinking, the Circuit Judge will quickly become your go-to gun.
Taurus International has been enjoying robust sales of its multi-caliber revolvers, including the .45 Colt/.410 Judge and the 992 Tracker .22 LR/.22 Mag. with interchangeable cylinders. Working in conjunction with its sister company, Rossi Firearms, the two Brazilian gunmakers have combined these popular Taurus revolver actions with Rossi’s shoulder stocks and rifle-length barrels to produce the Rossi Circuit Judge. This revival of the old revolver carbine provides an unusual twist in that these guns can chamber more than one caliber of ammunition.
Once revolvers arrived on the shooting scene, revolver-action rifles were not far behind.
The first repeating rifle adopted by the U.S. military for combat was the black powder Colt 1855. This event, known as a chain fire, caused the gun to blow apart. Modern smokeless powder pistol cartridges and shotshells eliminate this issue.
The second problem with early revolving carbines was the hot gas escaping sideways from the gap between the cylinder and the barrel. This is not much of a concern when firing a revolving handgun because both hands are behind the cylinder gap. These enhancements successfully work to protect the shooter.
Features of the Rossi Circuit Judge 45 Colt/410 Gauge Rifle
- Model: SCJ4510
- Caliber: 45 Colt / 410 Gauge
- Barrel Length: 18.5″
- Action: DA/SA
- Finish: Polished Black
- Capacity: 5 Shot
- Stock: Monte Carlo Stock