Re: 44 Long Colt and The Judge?
I believe it is a 45 long colt. I don't believe there is a 44 long colt as a standard Colt round. The 45 long colt started life as a black powder round, no comparison at all to the 44 mag. The 454 was worked with the 45 long colt, but trying to heavily up load the 45 long colt is a bad idea, bad idea. However, the 45 long colt is a FINE manstopper in the self defense role. I have never fired a Judge, But because of bullet jump etc. I do not believe it will ever be mistaken for a match handgun. In the home defence role, it maybe just the ticket with 410s, do to the reduced risk of wall penetration etc. It is big and heavy, recoil should be very low. With all that said, not my first choice for a home defense handgun. But certainly way better than lots of other choices. This is my two bits worth, hope it helps.