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Old 12-28-2009, 09:54 PM   #1
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What do you guys think about the 9mm shotshells for small rodents and snakes and such? I frequent a farm and instead of carrying around my 12 gauge it would be alot easier to carry my glock loaded with shotshells.

What do you guys think about the ammo itself? Is it effective? Is it bad for your gun?

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Old 12-28-2009, 10:09 PM   #2
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I haven't used the shot shells in 9mm, however I have used them for .22. they dont work at all in my .22 semi auto, (they dont seem to have the power to cycle the gun correctly and the "cap" that holds the shot is fragile------one broke on the loading ramp). But.............. they do work great in my .22 revolver.
I think the ammo itself is good, but I'm not sure if you would be happy with the results in your Glock.
Shooting them im my revolver hasnt damaged anything.



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Do not expect the "pistol" shot shells to cycle an auto. They will not hurt your gun, but the EFFECTIVE range is much less than you might think- the spin imparted by the rifling results in a shot pattern that looks like a doughnut. I have used .45 ACP shot loads against snakes- 15 ft is about the max.

A fairly common question is whether the shot will harm the rifling in the barrel. If your barrel is made of metal softer than lead shot, you have other problems! DO clean the barrel- most of these now use a plastic capsule that can leave plastic fouling in the bore. Hoppes and a brush will fix it.

As an aside, I also load .357 shot loads, using the empty capsules from Speer. The #6 birdshot is OK. The 4 pellets of #1 buckshot is impressive.

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I have never used the 9mm shotshells myself. I have only used the .38 Special ones myself. The .38 works fine on snakes out to 10 feet, at least that is as far as I've tried them. The snake won't go belly up dead with impact, but it will die. I do know that a semi auto won't cycle with factory shotshell loads. That's why I carry a J frame revolver for snakes. with the revolver you have a fast follow up shot, and if you come across a snake that means you harm you will want a follow up shot sooner than later.
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Shot shells are really designed for revolvers. The plastic that holds the shot doesn't respond well to feed ramps.

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The CCI shot shells for the Auto Pistols are different than the revolver shot shells. The ones I have seen are aluminum cased and star crimped rather than having an exposed plastic capsule.

Some guns will cycle with the CCI loads.

Personally, I carry a 3" revolver loaded with shot shells for snake/rat control. I load my own using the Speer shot capsules. I load them down a bit and get pretty darn good patterns. From a tractor seat killing field rats is a high time.

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It is more fun to shoot them off a moving tractor. The glare is too easy. Now hiting one with a .40 Gold Dot off a moving tractor, that is a challenge!

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The CCI shot shells for the Auto Pistols are different than the revolver shot shells. The ones I have seen are aluminum cased and star crimped rather than having an exposed plastic capsule.

Some guns will cycle with the CCI loads.
That's excellent news. A friend of mine was asking about shotshells for his M&P. I'll tell him to look into those.


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