You can buy some hadguns, such as T/C Contenders and some Derringers that will fire 45 Colt ammo as well as .410 shells.
BUT, AND THIS IS A BIG BUT, THEY WERE DESIGNED TO BE USED WITH BOTH AMMO'S. YOU WILL CREATE A GREAT SAFETY HAZARD, IF YOU TRY TO SHOOT 45 COLT AMMO OUT OF A .410 SHOTGUN. THERE IS A CHOKE AT THE END OF THE BARREL AND YOU COULD/WOULD BLOW UP THE GUN.
You should have read my initial post....if at some point in the past you asked a question on a thread and got "flamed", then that was a problem for you and you alone. I didn't ask a question at all....dumb or otherwise. I just asked for some comments based upon opinions I already said I had on my friends 410/44 special question.
YOU SAY YOU DIDT ASK A QUESTION BUT IT STARTED OUT WITH "Quesion: 410 shotgun with centerfire ammo"" WHAT AM I MISSING HERE. YOU IN DEED ASKED A QUESTION THEN ACTED LIKE YOU DID NOT. YOU DO NOT GET THE BIG FLAME TREETMENT BUT I DO. THAT IS NOT FARE.
Even though there was a question mark "?" in the title of my post, as you can hopefully see from the entire posting that I copied for you below, I asked no question at all. What I did was state that I thought it was unsafe to fire a centerfire cartridge in a 410, then asked for follow up suggestions or comments from this forum. Why is this thread so hard for you to understand and why have I had to explain it to you twice now?
"A friend of mine asked me if there was a way to safely fire centerfire cartridges such as Cowboy light loads in 44 special (or something similar), in an unmodified 410 bore shotgun. I think it would be unsafe due to the differences in the thickness of the chamber/barrel and the differences in pressures generated by the centerfire cartridge."
Anyone out there have any different suggestions?"
....See what I'm talking about now that you've had a chance to read the posting again?
If you have a .45 Colt that is advertised as being able to also fire .410 shotshells, have at it. The handgun barrels are made for much higher pressures than the shotgun. Shotguns max out about 14000 lbs. per sq. in. pistols max out at more like 40000, depending on the caliber. Some of the new MAX calibers have the pressure limits as high as 60000 psi. Have fun; save the pieces.
SCTP Dad, Don't pay any attention to WINMAG. He's just a self centered, Egotistical blowhard. He trolls this site from time to time trying to stir up hate and discontent. He probably shoots one of those recycled beer can spagetti guns.
your thread starts off with the word question and even ends with a question mark and you deny ever asking any questions in fear of being flamed like i was. i have read the post over and over and over and you are wrong. you asked a dumb question about a 410 just like i did but you dont get flame treetment.
I think all you all missed the point of the question. The poster asked about shooting center fire ammo in a shotgun!!! this is unsafe, do not do it, you will regret it, listen to me, I am much smarter than your buddy is.
THANK YOU HAVEGUN. HE IS DOING SOME THING THAT HE SHOULD NOT BE DOING. THIS IS NOT SATETY. PLEASE FLAME HIM LIKE YALL DID ME. IF ANY ONE DISURVES IT THIS MAN HAS EARNED A ROYAL FLAME JOB. HE LAUGHED AT ME. THATS NOT FARE.
You are right HaveGunWillTravel: I know it is dangerous, that's what I told the guy who asked me about the possibility, (as listed in my first posting), but beleive me, I regret even asking for responses on TS.com....I had no idea that there were soooooo many people who use this forum to lash out. Asking for comments is fraught with danger it seems.
Your best reply to this thread should have been..."You were right to advise your friend to NOT shoot centerfire ammo in a 410...I too have been told that it is very dangerous to do so"....see, that wasn't too hard, was it? Doesn't that beat whining about things?
Ummm, Billy/winmag/whoever/whatever you are,
try looking up the definations of "fare" and "fair" in your friendly local dictionary and please get back to us with the results...
Thanks and have a gigundously large day and evening too!!
LOTS OF TIMES PEOPLE WILL ASK QUESTIONS LIKE- I HAVE A FRIEND WITH A PROBLEM WHEN IN FACT THEY ARE THE ONES THAT HAVE THAT PROBLEM. FOR EXAMPLE, I COULD SAY- I HAVE A GOOD GOOD FRIEND THAT HAS A WART ON HIS ASS, WHAT SHOULD HE DO. WHEN IN FACT IT WOULD BE ME THAT WOULD HAVE A WART. I THINK SCTP DAD IS SHOOTING CENTERFIRE OUT OF A 410 AND THAT IS NOT SAFE. IT IS NOT HIS FRIEND IT IS HIM SELF. BUT THIS MAN DO NOT GET FLAMED. NOT FARE.