9mm rat shot in semi-autos

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  1. DeadPigs

    DeadPigs New Member

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    I’ve found the Ying and Yang of CCI rat shot.
    Good: It will off a snake at 7 feet instantly. I’ve never seen a snake just stop and drop like that. It spreads to a nice 12” circle at that range so it’s hard to miss.
    Bad: in my Ruger SR9 and my wife’s SR9c, the ammo stovepipe jams every time. In my Glock though, it does not jam. It won’t always load the next round but it doesn’t jam the action. I believe this is due to the lower blowback pressure from bb’s instead on a solid round. The glock spring must be a bit softer.
    So, now I carry the glock in the field with two mags, a snake charmer and some hollow points for pig finishes.
    For what it’s worth...
    Figured this was as good of a forum location as any...
    J-
     
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  2. Ratdog68

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    Good buzz-worm medicine!!
     
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    Surely there are no rattle bugs around McDade.
     
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    The 410 loads give you a much denser pattern of larger shot. Even the 2.5" loads.
    This in turn,gives you a much further "stand off" distance. If I had to pick a sidearm to use as a snake and finisher of hogs gun,it would be a Taurus Public Defender.
    Mine shoots the 2.5",#7.5 shot extremely well. I have tested it using water filled gallon milk jugs. It will give you a "stand off" distance of about 15ft.
    It is also pretty accurate with the 250gr 45LC cowboy action loads. Aftermarket Pachmeyer grips are mandentory.
    The 3" capable gun is just too big and heavy but a 3" 410 load would be much better. But remember,none of these guns have a choke and the bbls are rifled. --- pruhdlr
     
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    Although, Western WA has no venomous snakes (with no legs), we have a plethora of two-legged vipers wearing all black. When the rare time comes in which I opt for not having a 1911 on my hip, I do have an option "for snakes, and such." My trusty Bond Arms Snake Slayer in .45LC/.410.

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  6. DeadPigs

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    We've got a ton of oaks and loblolly pine then a swampy patch by the creek. Copperheads and Cotton mouths are every where. I'd be glad to trade them all in for snakes that buzz.
     

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