Taurus Judge is an excellent performer. I was very surprised at the limited recoil considering it fires a 45 & 410. Very comfortable to shoot. Don't expect a long range capability however. I would say that about 15 feet would be the max for good accuracy with the 45. Then again, the 410 will change the attitude of any assailant even if employed at a bit greater range. All in all I think it is ideal for a self defense weapon.