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If you call it a shotgun, yes it's illegal. If you call it a pistol or a revolver, then it's (probably) not illegal.

I think this is a gray area in the law. Even a .22 pistol can shoot shot shells, but this doesn't make it a shotgun. I think you'd probably be OK. As always, I'm not a lawyer, but I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express once. :D
 
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It's kinda funny because in 76-10-501 p.12, a revolver w/barrel less than a foot is defined as a handgun.... Also, the gun shoots .45 Colt rounds so you could argue that it's just a revolver.

But I've learned to mistrust prosecutors and judges.
 

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The Taurus Judge has a rifled barrel and is thus not a shotgun.

If it had a smooth barrel THEN it would be illegal.

Tarzan
 
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Tarzan1888 said:
The Taurus Judge has a rifled barrel and is thus not a shotgun.

If it had a smooth barrel THEN it would be illegal.

Tarzan
That's heartening to hear. Where do you get this information?
 

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Ishpeck said:
Tarzan1888 said:
The Taurus Judge has a rifled barrel and is thus not a shotgun.

If it had a smooth barrel THEN it would be illegal.

Tarzan
That's heartening to hear. Where do you get this information?
This is US code, and not Utah code.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/ ... -000-.html

Here is what it says;

(e) Any other weapon
The term “any other weapon” means any weapon or device capable of being concealed on the person from which a shot can be discharged through the energy of an explosive, a pistol or revolver having a barrel with a smooth bore designed or redesigned to fire a fixed shotgun shell, weapons with combination shotgun and rifle barrels 12 inches or more, less than 18 inches in length, from which only a single discharge can be made from either barrel without manual reloading, and shall include any such weapon which may be readily restored to fire. Such term shall not include a pistol or a revolver having a rifled bore, or rifled bores, or weapons designed, made, or intended to be fired from the shoulder and not capable of firing fixed ammunition.
 
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shadeslanding said:
Just thought it was a moot issue... due to the fact that the .410 is a caliber and not a shotgun guage.
You, sir, overestimate the cognitive powers of prosecuting attorneys.
 
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