I just finished reading a review of the Judge in the latest issue of American Hunter and am not impressed with what I read. Quote "Taurus says The Judge can be used on a limited basis with +P .45 Colt ammo which makes it a formidable gun for protection against any problem in North America." Quote. Another: "The Judge is a revolver designed to handle just about any conceivable wilderness self-defense scenario." And the author article goes on and on about the merits of The Judge ad nauseum. Then I look at several items on page 65 at the bottom of the page. .45 Colt.....250g factory load......Average Velocity-726 fps.....Muzzle Energy ft. lbs--293. This gun is not what I would want to have against a bear-any kind of bear I happen to meet up with in the woods. Maybe OK against a 2-legged animal. I will take my chances with my .44 Magnum or .454 Casul. vs The Judge.