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ShotShells for a .380

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by HeyRobi, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. HeyRobi

    HeyRobi Member

    Is there a such thing as a shotshell for a .380 or for a 17HMR? Also known as a snake shot?
  2. FrogClan

    FrogClan Well-Known Member

  3. HeyRobi

    HeyRobi Member

    Thanks for the website! Does anyone know if they are bad for your gun?
  4. Cowboybootnut

    Cowboybootnut Well-Known Member

    I guess if you wanted to you could reload them, but I doubt if a shotshell would cycle in a .380 auto.

    What is the purpose of having a .380 shotshell?
  5. Ron James

    Ron James Well-Known Member

    No, they won't hurt your gun.
  6. FrogClan

    FrogClan Well-Known Member

    Agreed. I use them "all the time" (an average of one shot a week or so, depending on season) in both revolvers (S&W J frame) and autos (M1911). Never had any problems.
  7. HeyRobi

    HeyRobi Member

    I only really carry a .380 or a 17hmr with me when I go hiking I would like to have the shotshells for snakes and stuff. Although I have never needed to shoot a snake, I always just let them go on thier way but thought it would be neat to have, just in case!!!

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