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    Shotshells

    Buying some stuff on "Cheaper that Dirt" and saw the CCI shotshells. Purchased in both 357 mag and 9 mm.

    Now that I have them I am leary to shoot them through my pistols until I am sure that they are not going to damage or compromise something.

    Anybody out there tried these shells? Horror stories or positive stories??

    Any discussio would be helpful!!

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    Haha I did not know such things existed. I guess that would be good for things like snakes.

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    Get some. They are great fun. CCI shotshells - they are fine and harmless to your handgun. Don't use them for Self~Defense. They are pathetically anemic but, are a blast to goof around with.

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    I've seen these several times at the gun shop but never tried them. Are these only for revolvers or can they be used for semi's also?


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    Very unlikely that they will cycle a semi-auto.

    As noted, they are quite low-powered.
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    They are made for shooting snakes. May or may not cycle an auto - probably best for a revolver regardless. These are effective to about 5 yards on snakes. Be sure to check point of aim/point of impact before heading out with them. There was an informative article in American Handgunner by "Duke" Venturino maybe 6 months ago. Might be on their online archive. He tested the factory loads, and handloaded some of his own. Shot for patterns, range, etc...

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    They have their place but not for defensive use. My one and only failure in my Ruger P89 was with a shotshell, just not enough power to fully cycle the slide. On a side note, I tried them in my .44mag Super Blackhawk and they cut an impressive three to four foot radius though the weeds, then completely demolished a Coke can ... I was fairly shocked to see that large of a pattern in the .44.
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    snake charmers

    I carried some of those in an old .22 single six specifically for snakes while out and about in the woods......they did a good job and were lots of fun when plinking........but I'd never consider them for SD in any caliber.
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    If a poisonous snake is in your yard or outbuildings, then shoot it. But before you shoot one who is not in your yard, remember: snakes are part of nature's rodent control system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yodapsych View Post
    Buying some stuff on "Cheaper that Dirt" and saw the CCI shotshells. Purchased in both 357 mag and 9 mm.

    Now that I have them I am leary to shoot them through my pistols until I am sure that they are not going to damage or compromise something.

    Anybody out there tried these shells? Horror stories or positive stories??

    Any discussio would be helpful!!
    They work well for their intended purpose, snakes, rats etc
    357/38 work well in revolvers, the ones with the blue caps
    some pistols shoot them fine others are single shot
    45 revolvers jam when 45acp shot shells are used
    Never had a prob with barrels

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    The 9mm CCIs wouldn't cycle my XD9 sub. I love the 38spl ones. I carry a few packs in my truck at all times. My inlaws have snakes in their yard a lot and that's where the kids play. I also load my 38snub with three shotshells and two regular 38s when I go to the range. Snakes there too.
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