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What's the best .410 handgun ammo for the judge that shouldn't penetrate a wall. Have kids in bedrooms close by? I picked up a box of Winchester pdx1 that has 3 discs and 12 shots pellets in it but haven't had a chance to try it out. Is that a good load or is there something better?
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I wouldn't use a .410 in a Judge for home defense unless I absolutely had to and here's why...

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Best for home defense? Not a judge or a .410 shotgun. Just use the PDX1's for now and buy a 12ga shotgun or a 9/.40 glock
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So your saying I just need to keep the judge for my snake gun and use something else? My main concern is to not pop one of my kids through an interior wall. I have .22 .380 acp 38 special and 357 magnum also. Which would be less lethal through a wall and still provide stopping power?
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Your pdx round should be a good choice .I prefer the federal buckshot load that is designed for handguns it groups very well out of my governor.You will find a lot of judge and governor hate on here mainly from people who have never tried one.It just does not fit their idea of a handgun.So in the end what you need to do is try a few different rounds and make up your own mind.Good luck and good shooting.
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PDX1 is probably a good choice. Hornady makes a pretty good round too. Whatever you do, don't use birdshot. It will likely bind up your cylinder. At least it does in my Governor. That, and it will likely be ineffective.

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Ditto for the PDX1. I load 'em in my Governor, although I do change around regularly between 000, .45 Colt, and .45 ACP. I'm not as worried about my rounds going somewhere they shouldn't as I am the bad guy's . . .
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I don't think you can rely on ANY effective handgun round to not penetrate two layers of drywall and thus hurt someone on the other side. If that is what your walls are, you are going to have to make some very careful plans about how to handle home defense or choose a non-firearm type of weapon. I live in an old apartment and have the same problem with not just the walls, but the ceiling as well. Think it through and establish procedures for yourself and your family.
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I understand the desire to not penetrate drywall to safeguard kids.

Unfortunately, effective sd depends on penetration.

I'm pretty unimpressed with 410 loads for pistols.

OP should consider a dog.

Most BGs avoid homes with dogs: why bother with a home with a dog when the dogless homes have the same stuff?

Effective hd doesn't always involve a firearm.

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The .410 load is a poor choice for any kind of self defense against a human predator. If I was forced to use one, it would only be the Winchester PDX1.

There are options in frangible bullets for normal handguns that are designed not to over-penetrate such as the Glaser safety slugs. I might go with one of those over any .410 load if I was in your situation.

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So your saying I just need to keep the judge for my snake gun and use something else? My main concern is to not pop one of my kids through an interior wall. I have .22 .380 acp 38 special and 357 magnum also. Which would be less lethal through a wall and still provide stopping power?

Having played around with many types of material on the firing range, we have been forced to conclude that any projectile that will do serious damage to a human will go through common wallboard like it wasn't there. Any ordinary .22 will penetrate a 2X4. It is extremely dangerous to shoot inside a typical house, and you need to be sure of your target and what lies beyond.
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I wouldn't want to get shot by any of it. I suppose you could load 2 PDX & the rest with 45 Colt in the event of some drugged up superhero BG not retreating after the first 2 shots.
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Probably not anything I'll ever have to worry about unless they make it all the way thru house into my bedroom door opening. Just thinking things out cause we suffered a break in last week while we were gone. We have since gotten adt security system installed. I just picked up a box of the federal handgun 000 buckshot it looks better than the pdx1. Just can't imagine a bg being able to take 5 rds of buckshot.
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Since you have other options available, I would go with the .38 Special. Very few would argue with that choice.

BTW, have you fired a cylinder full of those buckshot loads? How fast can you get it back on target?
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I wouldn't want to get shot by any of it. I suppose you could load 2 PDX & the rest with 45 Colt in the event of some drugged up superhero BG not retreating after the first 2 shots.
Why would you load 2 poorly penetrating rounds, then 3 45 Colt??? If you can not stop BG with first 2 rounds, What, then forget about the kids and just shoot 45 Colt and hope they are ducking????

Speer does make a 250 gr Gold Dot HP which would be a fairly effective SD round instead of 380, or 38/357.

Darkenfast's post about an alternative plan other than a firearm is the most logical & reasonable. Obviously you want to protect your self and family and only having drywall between the projectile and innocents is not the best plan.

I have no children But, I do have 2 Rotts that are faster & louder than I, bigger teeth, and can still hear!!, and a wife that shoots very well.
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Why would you load 2 poorly penetrating rounds, then 3 45 Colt??? If you can not stop BG with first 2 rounds, What, then forget about the kids and just shoot 45 Colt and hope they are ducking????
Want to stand in front of those first two?
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Just put a couple of each. At close range those .410 will work just fine. Chances are you'll never be in that situation in your life time and many more

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I would think more about setting up the eventual engagement, rather than what I was hurling (which would probably be some sort of conventional handgun round).

In an ideal situation, I would control the area leading to the bedrooms (hallway, staircase, or whatever) from a position tht provided a clear "backstop".


Here: take a look at this home layout. It's such a crappy tactical layout it's realistic.



If I attempt to defend Bedrooms #2 and/or #3 from the doorway of Bedroom #1, then I'd be firing directly at those rooms.

A better choice would be to get the lights on in the Dining/Kitchen/Living Room area, then move either to the kitchen sink if the intrusion is coming from the front. If the intrusion is coming from the rear or the utility area, I would move to the entryway closet.

If it's coming from the utility closet, I could use the kitchen island as cover, but then I'm out in the open, and exposed to flanking from the Dining Room slider and windows, and the Living Room doors/windows. Something about standing in the middle of an open area just gets wets my fur, so to speak. I like me some walls.

I mean, literally any way you cut it, if all three bedrooms are occupied, then it's a tactical **** sandwich, but still.

If I could leave one non-master bedroom unoccupied in the above layout, it would be Bedroom #2, because firing at the front door from the Master means using that wall as a backstop.

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Probably not anything I'll ever have to worry about unless they make it all the way thru house into my bedroom door opening. Just thinking things out cause we suffered a break in last week while we were gone. We have since gotten adt security system installed. I just picked up a box of the federal handgun 000 buckshot it looks better than the pdx1. Just can't imagine a bg being able to take 5 rds of buckshot.
Keep in mind that the ballistics performance of the 000 buckshot out of a Judge or S&W Governor will be vastly inferior then the same round out of a real shotgun. A good .410 load would not be a bad one for home defense if it were fired out of a long gun. That same .410 load fired through a 2.5" Judge would not be nearly as effective.

Also, you are assuming you will hit the bad guy (if there is only one) with all 5 rounds of .410. Good luck with that after being rudely awakened from sleep, scared and firing into the half-dark.

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Yesterday I watched a you tube video of the federal 000 410 ammo and it shredded the gel block at close range with multiple shots. I will have to decide for myself I guess. From what I can tell most burglars only attempt it when their sure your not there to avoid confrontation. Not really overly worried about invasion but trying to be more ready than before.
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Rather not, though I do not know of any documented shootings with the PDX1 load, so I do not know if it would penetrate through sternum, and through organs ( Heart & lung ) to destroy or disrupt them to stop the attack. A 45 Colt will pass through an arm, chest, organs. You can reach the heart with a 3.5 " needle through the anterior chest wall, avoiding the sternum and lung in a controlled condition. I would be curious to see any actual shooting reports with the PDX1 or any other 410 shells fired from a handgun. I have 2 Judges which shoot 45 colt well, they tend to spray 410 loads starting at about 5 feet, the 20 foot "pattern" is poor, 3" chamber and barrel. You tube using PDX1 and 3 000 buck pellets on a pork shoulder, did get through 2 sheets of dry wall, did not make it through all 4 sheets of dry wall, shot from 10 feet. "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXHzFntUAp4 It did break pork rib I do not know how it would fare with the sternum. Be Safe,
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What's the best .410 handgun ammo for the judge that shouldn't penetrate a wall. Have kids in bedrooms close by? I picked up a box of Winchester pdx1 that has 3 discs and 12 shots pellets in it but haven't had a chance to try it out. Is that a good load or is there something better?


I read all the prior posts. It is true larger caliber, higher powered cartridges are better at stopping threats. However, if your goal is to stop threats without killing innocent family members, your choice is reasonable. There is a trade off in home defense where other family members behind walls may be in a line of fire.

For people who scoff at .410 pistols as being anemic, all I can say is I have used a .410 loaded with #4 to send a number of armadillos to the afterlife, and the ammo had to penetrate a rather thick shell.

Maybe some people might not stop charging you after the first hit, that's why they make 410 revolvers. A fully loaded judge with 00 buckshot can put the equivalent of 30 22 caliber rounds into an attacker in about 5 seconds. Even the toughest would probably be on the ground after the second round.

PDX is a good defense round because even if you"miss" on the first round you are likely to splatter the perp with some of the small shot. That gives you time in the next second to refine your aim.


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Mentioned it before but I'll mention it again. I wouldn't want to stand in front of a pellet gun but it would be my last choice for self defense

To the op: you shouldn't shoot towards your kids regardless of caliber or ammo used. No way I would trust a projectile to stop in the wall
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Specific tactics for your floorplan aside, if the Judge is what you're planning to use for home defense, I'd go with three of the #4 shotshells, and then two .45 Colt JHP's. I support the evidence in the blog posted by 5.56guy that the shotshells probably wouldn't stop or kill, and would probably not penetrate two layers of drywall. Three of them would, however, disorient and divert an attacker while you are moving to position yourself for a safe background for the last two shots (the .45 Colt's) to finish the guy off. I don't see the Judge as much more than a novelty firearm, wouldn't own one myself. Too heavy and too limited. I'd have a back-up handy if I was using one for home defense.
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Your pdx round should be a good choice .I prefer the federal buckshot load that is designed for handguns it groups very well out of my governor.You will find a lot of judge and governor hate on here mainly from people who have never tried one.It just does not fit their idea of a handgun.So in the end what you need to do is try a few different rounds and make up your own mind.Good luck and good shooting.
This depends on which judge you have. I have a poly which you can not use Federal buckshot in because it will bind up the cylinder. I found this out after buying it and shooting them. I. Basically bought the gun just for that round and now can't use it. Hopefully you have a different version. Otherwise the Winchester rounds are in mine now.
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Watch from 6:15 in. All 4 Federal 000 buck pellets made it completely through the ballistic gel. Not bad at all:

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