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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-26-2012, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Snake Shot ???

I would appreciate any experiences with snake shot in 9 mm.
Have you ever fired 9 mm snake shot out of any autoloaders?
I usually carry a .38 while walking the dog but have a Kahr CW 9 and wonder if it will cycle with snake shot.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-26-2012, 07:31 PM
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Re: Snake Shot ???

Used it in semi auto .22 LR and you had to cycle the bolt maually, but never anything bigger.

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Re: Snake Shot ???

Don't shoot those aluminum casings in a Kahr! You'll blow out the extractor. Just use your .38.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-27-2012, 07:18 PM
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Re: Snake Shot ???

Semi auto pistols will generally have feeding problems with rounds typically sold as snake shot.

I don't recall ever seeing 9mm shot shell rounds, they may have them that would work in revolvers with moon clips.

A revolver or break action derringer in .38 and larger would be a better choice.

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Re: Snake Shot ???

besides feeding troubles in semi auto pistols, those plastic ends on the shot shell sometimes break & the shot jams the action in semi auto pistols.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 07:59 PM
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Re: Snake Shot ???

I never read the PF&BC laws on shooting, but to kill a snake it would take a permit, and then it may just be illegal to shoot one with a semi. Best check with them to be sure. 'course there's always SS&B

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Re: Snake Shot ???

There are now CCI snake shot shells without the plastic capsule for semi's - the aluminum casing is the full length of a regular cartridge - the end where the bullet would be is reduced in diameter enuf to mock the bullet dimensions, and the end is covered with a clear plastic wad/cover, and the end of the shell is crimped slightly over that. Guys are loving them apparently. Similar loads can be handloaded - just google up snake shot handloads.
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Re: Snake Shot ???

i use cci snake shot in my S&W 9mm sigma.. fires rounds cleanly and flawlessly

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