A lot of you who have been reading my blog for a while know that I am a gun guy, and I have several. Since moving to Florida it’s been hard to find a convenient place to shoot, except for some private gun clubs whose annual membership dues are more than I can justify or some indoor ranges in the Daytona Beach area. But Covid 19 has pretty much put a stop to anything like that for me for the last year.
Before things got so crazy, I purchased a new 10th Anniversary Edition Taurus Judge. The Judge is a hand cannon that fires either 410 shotgun shells or .45 Colt cartridges. Loaded with five rounds of Hornaday Critical Defense ammunition, each round containing two 35 caliber round balls topped with one non-jacketed slug, it is the perfect home defense handgun.
I still have not fired the gun, but a while back when I was looking at it, I noticed several spots that appeared to be rust forming on the barrel. Because I maintain my firearms very well, I wasn’t sure what was causing this. I asked about it in an online forum for Taurus Judge owners and what would be the best way to clean it up.
According to several people in the online group, the satin finish that Taurus put on these special edition handguns has not been all that great. Someone in the group recommended Flitz polishing solution and a Flitz microfiber polishing cloth, so Terry ordered them for me.
They arrived yesterday, and I was surprised how quickly and easily it removed the spots and made the gun look like new again.
While she was online ordering the Flitz stuff for me, Terry also ordered two more telescopic support rods for the cover on our pontoon boat to help keep the water running off of it instead of pooling on the canvas in heavy rain.
She also ordered some 303 Marine Fabric Guard, and we plan to clean the cover and then treat it to protect it from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. We have used 303 products on everything from our RV slideout seals to our kayaks for a long time and have always been very happy with everything they make.
It’s Thursday, so it’s time for a new Free Drawing. This week’s prize is a printed copy of The Trench Coat Chronicles, a short story anthology from several top-notch authors, with a blend of mystery and whimsy, along with characters from detectives, villans, and spies to flashers and femme fatales you will enjoy getting to know.
To enter, click on this Free Drawing link or the tab at the top of this page and enter your name (first and last) in the comments section at the bottom of that page (not this one). Only one entry per person per drawing please, and you must enter with your real name. To prevent spam or multiple entries, the names of cartoon or movie characters are not allowed. The winner will be drawn Sunday evening. Note: Due to high the shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed.
Thought For The Day – I hold the U.S. indoor record for waiting in the house until my neighbors go back inside.
Nice Nick. I have shot one one time and when it goes off you will know it for sure. The Judge is a lot of fun.
It will be interesting to feel how much torque the 410 loads provide…..hang on tight and enjoy your familiarization shooting.