The Taurus Judge Public Defender Ultralite is a large-frame revolver chambered for .45 Colt or .410. Taurus says its revolver is properly named the “Judge” because it is the gun most judges choose to conceal under their robes while in court. And, it fires the .45 Colt cartridge and .410 shell, which are ideal for close range shooting or self-defense situations.
The Ultralite differs from the standard Public Defender only by material. It is made of an alloy steel and weighs an ounce less. Otherwise it has identical features such as Taurus’s Ribber Grip (ribbed rubber), Taurus’s lock safety that disables the gun with the turn of a key, fixed sights with a fiber optic front sight that’s brightly colored and easy to see, it is hammer fired and shooters can set the action off with a long pull (double-action) or short pull (single-action). Also, it uses a transfer bar, so the hammer strikes a flat bar that presses the firing pin instead of the hammer striking the firing pin directly.
Taurus recommends the Public Defender for self-defense.
|Judge Public Defender Ultralite|
|Caliber:||.410<br />.45 Colt|
|Sights:||Fixed rear sight and red fiber optic front|
|Features:||Chambered for 2.5" shells<br />Firing pin block; lock safety; and transfer bar|
|Material/Finish:||Alloy steel/matte stainless|
|Twist:||1 in 12"|