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.45 Colt/.410

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by MCgunner, May 23, 2006.

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  1. MCgunner

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    Just skimmed over a quick article on the magazine rack at the store in Shooting Times about that new Taurus Tracker in .45 Colt/.410. As I expected, he did a pattern at 3,6,9, and 12 feet and by 12 feet there wasn't much 7 1/2 shot showing in a 40" circle by the looks of it and certainly not on the human torso outline he was shooting at. :rolleyes: It would be worthless on any game, maybe as a snake gun, but I've never had a problem hitting a snake's head even with my .22 NAA mini at the ranges this thing is "effective" at. He said something about loading a .410 as the first round followed by .45s for home defense. Lame, IMHO. I want that first one to HURT! I want it to STOP if at all possible. I'll stick with my .38 and I have .45s available if I wanna up size.

    20 yards the writer says he can put 225 grain JHPs into 2". Better accuracy than I figured with all the freebore, but nothing to write home about. I think I can definitely live without this one. I have a TC .410/.45 colt that is neat outdoors and I've used for both small game and deer hunting, but it has a choke on a 10" shotgun barrel.

    Anyone think of anything this gun could be useful for that something else couldn't do better???? I fail to see the possibilities here, I reckon.
     
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    I read the same article and I'm with you on every point MCgunner. But I'll bet Taurus sells a few of them anyway.
     
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    MCgunner, like you I don't see the purpose of that gun. Even in a shotgun the .410 is a short range gun at best. Loading a .410 first, followed by .45s for home defence?? Sheeeeit. For home defense, I too would want the first one to hurt and hurt bad, stopping everything right then and there if possible.
     
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    probably a dumb question, but will a .410 fire a .45 colt cartrige?
     
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    Some will, rusty.

    I hear Taurus is selling a lot of those to judges for courtroom carry.
     
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    Well, there are those .410 shotshells that have 5 pellets of 00 buck or 3 of 000, made by S&B, and a 5 pellet 000 made by Winchester. According to my calculations, however, any of those 3 loads would be less effective, round for round, than a decent .45 Colt hollowpoint.
     
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    I saw one of these at a gun shop the other day. It had a longish barrel on it, 4-6" I just noticed it, didn't handle it. You can spot these things from a mile away from the extra long cylinder.
     
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