Are you sure about them being able to handle the rimless 45acp round? I know they'll shoot the 45 Colt and 410 shotgun shell. I guess if you hiked in snake country a lot then the shotshell would be a neat idea.
It would make a heck of a snake gun. That said, I think there are "better" revolvers out there. My go-to choice for a revolver would be any Ruger or Smith 357. If you want shot for places where you might encounter snakes, you can get snake shot rounds for them.
I have had my governor for about a year and a half. It will shoot all three, as it uses moonclips for the auto. The clips were a bit tight at firts, but use has helped that a lot. I need to contact S&W, as it will send a bit of lead back every so often. Shows that you do need eye protection. Even with that, I like the gun. Not the most acurate gshooter, but nor am I.
my opinion just get a ruger new vaquero or a blackhawk in 45acp/45colt shotgun shells out of a revolver in 410 is pretty useless. there are shotshells in 45colt and 45 acp if you really want to use birdshot.
your paying much more for a not so good quality gun than if you spent the money on a real 45acp/45colt revolver.
if you want one for shts and giggles and just want a fun shooter go for it. just dont expect much more than that.
just my feelings on it not trying to offend those that have em.