I'm a half way decent shot, but ever tried to hit a water moccasin (cotton mouth) in the head on the move, with a .45 auto? The sporting goods store didn't have any CCI snake shot for my .357, only 9mm & .45, so I bought a ten box of .45's. I'm playing cat and mouse with those fat deadly creatures on my mini-farm here in Tennessee. I see them when I least expect them, like walking down 200 yards to my mail box, or fiddle farting in my garden. Anyway, I finally had an opportunity to dispatch one close to my pond on the side of the gravel driveway. My Kimber doesn't like the cartridge I suppose and by the time I finally got one racked in the chamber, it was gone. Should have carried it in condition one I guess. The kill range of the shot is probably half the snakes strike range anyway I seen several of them but since the flooding has subsided I hope they went elsewhere. The neighbor (a half mile away) said he killed 13 with his 12 gage. Anyone else have a snake problem?