Should do a good job clearing a hallway if defending the ol' homstead!
A good friend will come and bail you out of jail...but, a true friend will be sitting next to you saying, "Damn...that was fun!"
In no way shape or form is a 410 overkill.
The 410 does not even meet FBI requirements for lethal penetration.
A 28 gauge does not either. A Judge is useful as a utility/snake gun,
and that's about it. I would us a standard bullet for self defense out of it,
and even then there are far better choices.
The best round (other than the 45 Long colt I found for the judge was the Winchester PDX rounds
which were a rifled slug followed by two -00 buck balls.
You will not keep three 000 balls on a door sized target at more than five yards with a judge.
At extremely close range the Judge is lethal enough I'd imagine, there's just so many pistols
that do what the Judge does better.
My wife was looking at getting one of those but decided instead on the Bond Arms Snake Slayer. Only 2 shots but with the short barrel their is little recoil even shooting a 45 slug. It will take out anything that comes down the hallway.
As long as she's happy with it, that's the main thing, but she'd've been much better off with a snub nosed .38 revolver.