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Old 10-23-2014, 03:09 PM   #1
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,45acp snakeshot round?

Someone suggested that,as I will be keeping my Kimber Ultra + CDPii.45 by my bed as home/personal defense, I should use this shot as my chambered round.. Their idea is that it would give me a chance to decide whether or not to fire a deadly round.
I think that this is a bad idea, as time may be everything. But I wonder also if the lead or plastic shot could damage the barrel.
I do not actually have my gun yet. The seller,Gunbrokers, got their internal paper/computer work messed up. So the gun has been sitting for the past week. They were very apologetic and assured me that the gun would ship tomorrow
I tend to be very forgiving toward Gunbrokers because their Layaway policy is what made it possible for me to buy this gun in the first place..
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Old 10-23-2014, 03:15 PM   #2
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First, I think keeping a shot shell as you first round in the gun is a big mistake and don't recommend you do it. Second no the lead or plastic will not harm your barrel.
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I'm with Chuck. In the heat of the moment I would hate to hear "click" instead of bang because I forgot to clear the round. YMMV
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It would seem that if you had to pull the trigger it had better count the first time.
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IMO very few first shots are lethal so who ever told you to use a shot bullet in the chamber probably isn't a shooter.

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Old 10-23-2014, 03:53 PM   #6
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I agree with you all! Hollow point in the chamber. Gun in "Condition 1".
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While I understand the concept of the snakeshot/birdshot, (to prevent wall penetration and endangering family or neighbors), the same general concept can be applied to hollow points. And, they are mush more efficient as a first contact round.
Follow your own thoughts, as well as hose of others here, and leave the snake shot for the wilderness trails.
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:31 PM   #8
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A Home Defense gun should be loaded. If you want to use a round that won't be ricocheting or going thru walls use frangible ammo or glazer safety rounds. I think Cor Bond make the glazer.


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Might be a fun round for skeet. Not self defense.
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Originally Posted by wildbillbugman View Post
Someone suggested that,as I will be keeping my Kimber Ultra + CDPii.45 by my bed as home/personal defense, I should use this shot as my chambered round.. Their idea is that it would give me a chance to decide whether or not to fire a deadly round.
I think that this is a bad idea, as time may be everything. But I wonder also if the lead or plastic shot could damage the barrel.
I do not actually have my gun yet. The seller,Gunbrokers, got their internal paper/computer work messed up. So the gun has been sitting for the past week. They were very apologetic and assured me that the gun would ship tomorrow
I tend to be very forgiving toward Gunbrokers because their Layaway policy is what made it possible for me to buy this gun in the first place..
Bill
Holy snake shot Batman! Bill you need to find some better people to hang out with, there gene pool seems pretty shallow!
Bahahahaha! Shot shell for round in chamber! That has got to be in the top three dumbest things I have ever heard!!! Using that idea you would be better off with a Louisville Slugger! Where do people come up with this chit?
Bill, you are correct that is a bad idea. Hollow Point, Condition 1.
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