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Has anyone ever heard or used these rounds before? There is a place by me that has them and I almost brought them home but wanted to ask TA about them first. They look like these for example.
 

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They are made in pistol cartridges all the way down to 22. I'm not sure what use they would serve - they are often referred to as 'snake loads' - so killing small game at really close range?!?! They are usually pretty pricey as well, eh?!
 

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The guy at the gun store was trying to get me to buy them, they were 13 dollars.
 

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Most shot shells won't cycle a semi-auto, but it might be worth a try.
 

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no that's ok I am starting to think the guy was trying to get me to buy them because he had a lot of them.
 
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You can also buy the shot capsules from Speer and load your own. I used them to shoot rats in a warehouse where I couldn't use bullets.
 

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Yep, rat shot. I've shot the .22 in my GSG. they do not cycle the bun but you can shoot them one at a time. They wont go through a coragated cardbord at 15 ft. I'm sure the .40 and .38 are more powerful. I heard that .22 shotshells were great for hunting dragonflies.
 
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Yep, rat shot. I've shot the .22 in my GSG. they do not cycle the bun but you can shoot them one at a time. They wont go through a coragated cardbord at 15 ft. I'm sure the .40 and .38 are more powerful. I heard that .22 shotshells were great for hunting dragonflies.
Heh... yeah, and buddy of mine severly pissed of a squirrel with a .22 load of that.
 
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CCI does make .40 S&W Shotshells, but as has been posted, MOST semiautos do not function as such with shotshells.

The do not have enough recoil impetus to reliably operate the slide.

You end up with a single shot, and/or jammed pistol.

Shotshells work best in Revolvers. :thumb:


 

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Yeah I think the guy thought I was dumb. That's why I cam e and asked.
 

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They are for close up (10 feet) snake and rat shot, and they fit that function well, but have no other real value. For that purpose, hand cycling an auto might be worth it.
 
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