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I plan on carrying my XD9 with me at the farm this summer and i generally come across lots of snakes. Im terrified of snakes, cant stand them, and use to shoot every single one i could find.
Now if i see them from a decent distance, ill leave it alone and go around. The problem at the farm is, you just kinda come up on them quick like and i cant carry my shotgun the whole time.
2 questions

Can you fire shotshell through the XD?

Will 9mm shotshells kill a snake easily? I know i used to use some shotshell in my S&W 38 and sometimes it would take 1 or 2 shots to dispose of one

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i dont shoot them like i used to, but if i get in a situation where there is a chance i may get bit, ill shoot the thing without hesitation, im just wondering if there is any ammo out there that would be good for these situations
 

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I'm unsure about the actual performance of the shotshells but given you probably will not get reliable feeding from a semi-auto in any type of a shotshell setup.

If you can't pack a shotgun with you, could always pack that 38 again.
 

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i was wondering about possible feed problems as well. I really dont like my 38 though but i guess i can carry it again if i have too
 

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ill buy some and try some if someone can tell me whether or not there is any chance of them messing up my gun. As long as they wont ill try some and let you all know how they work
 

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ive done a lot more reading on shotshell this afternoon and the general consensus is that it will not harm the barrell and the biggest problem i may face will be ejecting the shells
 

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..........I don't know about you , but if I walked up on a snake , I would be way too busy running and crapping my pants to even think about shooting the snake. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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i used to run like greased lightning at the sudden sight of a snake, but if im working on the farm, id just as soon as it be dead
 

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i have yet to see any shot shell rounds for the 9mm or .40. the only ones i have seen are for a .22, which i have always known as snake rounds
 

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I have fired those .22 shot shells. they won't even pierce one layer of an aluminum soda can. I shot a shrew with one at about 7 feet and didn't seem to harm it much if at all.
 

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gunnewb said:
I have fired those .22 shot shells. they won't even pierce one layer of an aluminum soda can. I shot a shrew with one at about 7 feet and didn't seem to harm it much if at all.
I herd they work good for big bummble bees :lol:
 

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Well, I just have to chime in. I would not have until
my favorite sporting goods manager at the local Wally
World had some .45ACP CCI shot shells on sale at
$4.50 per box of ten.

Like a smart ass, I just jumped in and asked her how much
per box for it all. There were 14 boxes and she said she
would mark it down further to $3.00 per box. I bought it
it all.

Off to the firing range to find some snakes. Did not see
any so I blasted a couple of targets. Wow! They fed and
functioned ok and the spread sure would have cleaned a
snake's snout pronto.

I had used them in .38 cal before and quite frankly, I did
not know CCI made them for .45ACP.

Ed
 

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Why not save the ammo and carry a shovel?? or better yet, JUST STEP ON IT!!!!! :lol:

I have heard that the shot shells SHOULD NOT be used! I can't remember where I read about it but it had something to do with the rifling getting messed up!
 
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