[rquote=1515705&tid=105681&author=Mailman]Wondering....:thinking:.....does the law of not having a barrel on a shotgun shorter than 18 inches apply to the little .410 shell? I know that the " Judge" is designed to shoot .410 shells.....??[/rquote]
Here's what I found on Wikipedia regarding the 410 and Encores. I don't know if Rob's is chambered for 45LC also?
"The Thompson Center Arms Contender pistols are commonly encountered with a special .45 Colt/.410 bore barrel. The barrel is rifled for the .45 Colt, but has a special choke and vent rib to make it function as a shotgun. Due to the rifled barrel, the assembled firearm is considered a rifle or pistol (depending on barrel length) and thus is not subject to the National Firearms Act 18-inch (460 mm) minimum barrel length"
I'm pretty sure it's the same rule for the Encore also.
I looked over on TC's site and they advertise the 410 as a 45/410.
I'd say the same reasoning applies to the Judge since it's a "combo" unit isn't it?