I happen to like the judge, for the versatility, of being able to use any .45cal, bullet, and .410 shot or slug up to 3" as well as I have found a company that makes specialty ammo, including aerial flares in a .410ga.in both red and green. I like the idea of a mixed bag of ammo covering all the bases.
They now make a circuit judge in several models, and that has appeal for me, since .410 is legal for deer here in Ohio. What I don't like is this part:
ROSSI CIRCUIT JUDGE RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS
1. The Rossi .45/.410 Circuit Judge is sold in North America only as a rifle.
2. No smooth bore versions of the Rossi .45/.410 Circuit Judge are imported or sold in North America.
3. Conversion of the Rossi .45/.410 Circuit Judge Rifle to a Smooth Bore Shotgun is impossible because there are
no parts available in the United States.
4. Due to the complexity of the firearm any conversion from its original configuration would have to be under the
supervision of a highly competent gunsmith.
5. Any changes made to any Rossi Firearm by anyone other than BrazTech LC, voids the warranty, and may prove
to be dangerous including serious injury or death.
6. Please note that the Rossi 28 Gauge Shotgun is sold as a smooth bore shotgun only. It may be illegal to sell in
various states due to being a revolving cylinder shotgun,
So all but the .28ga would be classified as a rifle, and not legal for deer here. pistols don't follow the three shot plugged rule, but this one fires shotgun shells, So I will have to get a ruling from ODNR as to if it is legal or if not, why.
Plus, they are still a bit pricey.
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