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Posted: 7/6/2002 5:10:06 PM EST

Does anyone know what different types of pistols are available that fire the .410 ga? I'd like to get a good snake pistol.


Link Posted: 7/6/2002 7:54:15 PM EST
Any handgun which is not registered as a short rifle or an AOW is going to have a rifled barrel which will spin the shot cup. Doing this will spread the pattern really really fast. So much so that in my opinion they are useless.

I would reccomend a sawed off shotgun in pistol configuration or AOW.
Link Posted: 7/6/2002 8:54:57 PM EST
i think a guy can have a smooth bore 45 lc if he desires.
Link Posted: 7/7/2002 3:18:54 AM EST
I have a Thompson Contender with an 8 inch barrel.

Its fires 410 guage or 45 long colt, great piece to handle snakes, squirrels, cats ect.
Link Posted: 7/7/2002 8:39:38 AM EST
Handguns must have rifled bores or they would need to be registered as AOW under the regulations of NFA.


An AOW is:
"...any weapon or device capable of being concealed on the
person from which a shot can be discharged through the
energy of an explosive, a pistol or revolver having a smooth
bore designed or redesigned to fire a fixed shotgun shell,
weapons with combination shotgun and rifle barrels 12" or
more, less than 18" in length, from which only a single
discharge can be made from either barrel without manual
reloading, and shall include any weapon which may be readily
restored to fire. Such term shall not include a pistol or
revolver having a rifled bore, or rifled bores, or weapons
designed, made or intended to be fired from the shoulder and
not capable of firing fixed ammunition." 26 U.S.C. sec.

Link Posted: 7/7/2002 11:10:53 AM EST
Rexio of Mexico makes a single shot .410/.45 Colt. Comes in 6 or 10 inch barrel. Looks handy but I've never handled one. About 1/3 the price of a T/C Contender in .410. Anyone ever handled one?
Link Posted: 7/7/2002 11:22:47 AM EST
i stand corrected. so all those smooth bore 45 lc/410 things in FAC are AOWs?
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