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    Jed Henson is offline Junior Member
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    revolvers chambered for .410 shotshells

    Hi all,

    Yesterday I posted an article on my site that aims to discuss all the revolvers currently in production that fire .410 shotshells. So far I know of six:

    Heritage - Rough Rider 45/410
    Taurus - Judge
    Taurus - Judge Public Defender
    Taurus - Raging Judge
    S&W - Governor
    Magnum Research - BFR

    Am I missing any?

    Thank you in advance! You can see the article here: Handgun Roundup: The .410 Shotshell Revolvers | GunGunsGuns.net

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    Bond Arms makes an over and under derringer model.

    Personally, I have no desire to own a gun that is purpose-built to shoot shot-shells, but still has a rifled barrel. Shooting shot pellets through a rifled barrel yields very poor patterning, with a big empty area in the middle of it. But I guess that if I was too afraid of snakes to just swat them with a stick, I might buy the derringer. Although, upon reflection, my home-made .38 special shot loads kill snakes about as dead as they can get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bisley View Post
    . . . Although, upon reflection, my home-made .38 special shot loads kill snakes about as dead as they can get.
    I have some factory-made in .38 Spl. But, when one of my dogs (Simon) wouldn't quit badgering a nasty six-footer by my south porch, I dispatched it with my Mossberg 500.
    I didn't want to test Aussie Simon's rattlesnake vaccine effectiveness. Yes, I'm sorry, all you greenies, killing it wasn't REALLY necessary. But, I was bare-footed.

    As far as .410 shotshells go, I have the ULTIMATE in stupidity. When I was a little kid, my Dad bought one of those cheap little single-shot .410s so he could use me for additional "bird limit counting".
    Shooting stuff in the dump with my buddies, like rats and refrigerators, I hit upon a "GREAT" method of adding to my lack of firepower.
    You carefully cut through the "paper" with a knife at the right location. Yes, paper really dates me as OLD. Guess what happens ?
    The whole damn bunch of stuff, the pellets, the wadding, and all the the external paper leave the barrel making a "home-made slug".

    I'll bet you didn't know how "high-qualify" those cheap little break-action single-shot barrels actually were, did you ?
    I probably owe my MERE existence to "mine gun" being WELL above proof-load testing. Thank you Iver Johnson for your "Champion" .410 model. I salute you. I still have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanP_from_AZ View Post
    Yes, I'm sorry, all you greenies, killing it wasn't REALLY necessary. But, I was bare-footed.
    Being bare-footed definitely increases your perceived vulnerability. I have killed a lot of snakes with a 22" machete, during 25 years or so of land surveying, and I don't usually get very excited about it.

    However, I walked out on the concrete driveway one night to turn off some water I had running, wearing nothing but my skivvies. I was getting ready to go to bed when I remembered the running water. I didn't turn on the light, on the off chance that one of my distant neighbors might be looking out the window. It was a bright, moonlit night, though, and as I was walking back to the porch, I saw something slithering across the drive, and started hunting a stick. I assumed it was a copperhead, from its size (about 18"), and I always kill them if they are near the house, because of the small kids that are often running around bare-footed.

    All I could find quickly was a little dead limb that had blown out of a sweet gum tree, and it was only about 18" long, and 1/2" thick. I wore that copperhead out with it, before all those light blows finally took their toll on him, and he was striking and lunging at me the whole time. I was plenty rattled by the time he succumbed, and my little stick was about half unraveled, from whipping it against the concrete.

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    Dan and Bisley;
    As the forum representative from PETA, I have to demand that the two of you eat those snakes!

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    Heh, I'd have a hard time getting to sleep after a battle like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    Dan and Bisley;
    As the forum representative from PETA, I have to demand that the two of you eat those snakes!
    PETA- People Eating Tasty Animals???

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