Taurus Public Defender: A Carjacker’s Worst Nightmare

Taurus Public Defender: A Carjacker’s Worst Nightmare
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The Taurus Public Defender is a Judge revolver variant, chambered to shoot .45 Long Colt bullets and .410 shotgun shells. When loaded with the latter, the handgun is a carjacker’s worst nightmare.

The Public Defender holds five rounds of .45 or .410 or a mixture of both. If using .410, the shells must be for 2.5″ chamber.

The Public Defender, tested by Breitbart News, is stainless steel with a 2.5″ barrel and a weight of just over 28 ounces. The short barrel makes the gun perfect for close quarters, and each pull of the trigger fires a pattern of .410 shot that is roughly six inches in diameter. Rubber grips come ribbed from the factory and make the recoil extremely manageable.

The Public Defender has a fixed rear sight and a red fiber optic front sight.

Taurus published a video of a Judge variant with a slightly longer barrel, demonstrating the gun’s effectiveness for close quarters self-defense usage. The video clearly shows that the handgun is perfectly suited for stopping a would-be carjacker:

The Public Defender is as easy to use as a .38 Special revolver. And the advantage of shooting a shot pattern versus a single projectile truly makes the Public Defender a point-and-click firearm.

The MSRP for a Public Defender is $629.00

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets, and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.


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