Super Impressive! The Executive Grade Judge from Taurus — SHOT Show 2023

Taurus took one of its most revered products, the Judge revolver, and gave it an Executive Grade (EG) makeover.

The result is, as managing editor True Pearce observed at Industry Day at the Range, “Impressive. Very impressive.”

The EG Judge comes with presentation-grade wood grips, a brushed hand-applied satin-stainless steel finish, and a double-action trigger boasted to be one of the best, if not the best, on the market. 

And that’s all, right outta the box from the Taurus factory!

The new Taurus Judge Executive Grade.


  • Caliber: 45 Colt / 410 GA
  • Capacity: 5 Rounds
  • Front Sight: Brass Insert
  • Action: SA/DA
  • Barrel Length: 3″
  • Overall Length: 9.5″
  • Weight (unloaded): 36 oz.
  • Frame: Stainless Steel
  • Frame Finish: Hand-Applied Satin

To ensure the fit and finish are beyond expectations, Taurus pulls these DA/SA wheelies off the assembly line and refers them to a room of expert gunsmiths, who are charged with hand-tuning each one.

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But make no mistake about it. This five-shooter isn’t a safe queen. It’s meant for action.

It’s part of the reason why the design team included a brass insert front sight, as opposed to a fiber optic one. They wanted to go with a material that was extremely durable. One that would have no problem standing up to the great outdoors.

Taurus Judge Executive Grade revolver.
One of the best double-action triggers on the market!

Chambered in .45 Colt with the ability to also shoot .410 shells, the Executive Grade Judge has you covered — from jackrabbits to mountain lions, and everything in between.

What do you think of the new Executive Grade Judge?

MSRP is a reasonable $949, considering that this is a premium offering. The EG Judge is shipping now, to a dealer near you! For more information visit

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About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • GomeznSA January 25, 2023, 1:20 pm

    Hmm not too bad of a price for a tuned piece. I wonder if the speed loaders I have for my Circuit Judge will work in it?

  • Mike in a Truck January 25, 2023, 8:03 am

    Any yaya can hit a running rabbit with a long gun ( shotgun) now try it with a .410 revolver. Humbling comes to mind. Yes your buddies will rag you. The dogs will snub you. But you’ll have more fun than youve had in years.

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