I have a friend that carries with the same setup. His thinking is the most likely miscreant he will be shooting is a dog or a small pack. He has shot a couple at 8-10 ft. Both times not fatal, but stopped the threat.
No, i would not carry that as self defense.
If it was all I had [last resort] yeah.
But that won’t happen.
Even the 44 mag is only using Number 9 shot. Smaller than dove shot.
Yeah I don’t even have any.
I got about 4 or 5 of em left 3 or 4 already found their way in some snakes . My are 45cal. Ones
i got about ten of em somewhere in a package. no clue what caliber they are. they’re older than most of you guys and i haven’t seen em since i was a young man.
Crap @Belt-Fed bet I could dig mine out rather fast. Let me go see.
Lol I’m past 51 now those are some old cartridges.
Ive still.got us government 45 match ammo with 1944 headstamps.
Seriously thats frigging cool @shooterrex
Steel casings ? On that ammo?
Holy Crapola that is older than me.
Probably older than you too
@Belt-Fed Ol’buddy will you put me in your …“last will and testament” for a few boxes and one of them fancy plastic guns . Promise to use em well and pass em on to another patriot when my time comes . …I’m being serious .
No it has a coating of some kind on it, not like the ak rounds though. this stuff wont melt and gum up a chamber and at 900 rounds a minute things get hot.
At a range of around 8 feet, the .22LR shot shells from a 16 inch barrel will make a pattern slightly larger than a mouse (definitely fatal for the mouse, if it is at the center of the pattern).
At about the same range, the .38 Special shot shells from a 6" revolver can apparently spread so much that you will be wondering if it can be called a pattern.
If I’m defending myself from mice in the garage, and I’m armed with a single shot rifle, yes, that ammo makes sense.