Handgun Roundup: The .410 Shotshell Revolvers

By Jed Henson - Last updated: Thursday, June 9, 2011 - Save & Share - 2 Comments

Handguns chambered for .410-caliber shotshells have cultivated a growing fan base recently, particularly since heavyweight manufacturers Smith & Wesson (S&W) and Taurus introduced new .410-capable revolvers this year. It appears there’s just something about a pistol-sized shotgun that draws peoples’ interest.

S&W and Taurus aren’t the only players in this market, of course, and neither is the revolver—the venerable over/under, two-shot derringer has long been in on the .410 action. As far as I can tell, currently seven manufacturers produce handguns chambered for .410-caliber shotshells.

This article pulls all the basic info for .410-caliber revolvers into one place. (To see a list of .410-caliber derringers, click here.) Each pistol’s listing is an excerpt from its main-info page, which contains the manufacturer’s description, specs and more photos, and links to online stores selling that pistol. To go to that page, simply click on the gun’s name, which is in blue-colored text.

I’ve organized the revolvers by price, from cheapest to most expensive. If I’ve failed to include a model, please let me know via the Contact form at this link, or via the Comment form at the bottom of this article.


Rough Rider 45/410

MSRP: $399.99




MSRP: $546–$652



Judge Public Defender

MSRP: $570–$680


Smith & Wesson


MSRP: $679



Raging Judge

MSRP: $936


Magnum Research


MSRP: $1,050


Jed Henson is the president of GunsGunsGuns.net.

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2 Responses to “Handgun Roundup: The .410 Shotshell Revolvers”

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Time January 13, 2013 at 12:06 pm

[…] Originally Posted by tacket the 3rd thing is that TWO bullets can be seated in each chamber. :-) I've read stories of old muzzle loaders being loaded that way in the 1800's. I guess it didn't become widespread back then. The concept is being done in modern .410 shotshell revolvers though. Handgun Roundup: The .410 Shotshell Revolvers | GunGunsGuns.net […]

Comment from Paul sacher
Time October 11, 2014 at 11:30 am

The judge is IMHO the ultimate up close and personal defensive weapon, we are talking 0000 buck shot a five yards on paper targets it obliterates a four inch portion its a point and shoot handgun, one does not need to be a proficient marksman to hit something..mine is a three inch magnum with a multitude of .410 defensive ammunition now available on the market and more being developed each day. As i reflected its an up-close use pistol after ten yards you might as well be shooting at the moon …

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