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05-23-2012, 14:05
Saw a few .410 single shotguns at the LGS today. Challenge I have is that the wifey simply cannot/will not get accustom to a handgun for HD. I've explored the 20 and 12 gauge options but saw that .410 and it would fit her great. Almost the size of a BB gun. I know ZERO about a .410 and would love to get some thought on this round as a HD option and if any of you guys have had any wife experience with one of these. Thanks

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05-23-2012, 14:16
I'd say its a fairly weak HD option.

05-23-2012, 14:20
Be ready to spend about twice as much for shells as you would for a 20 or 12 Ga. You can get light 20 Ga. loads that really don't have much more recoil then a .410 bore shotgun. You can always have the stock cut back on a single shot 20 Ga and have a good quality recoil pad fit so it'll fit her properly and be very comfortable to shoot. Depending on her size you might even check into some of the Youth Shotguns, they already are cut down and have a good recoil pad installed.

05-23-2012, 14:26
Seems to me it's a pretty good option for in the house protection. wouldn't expect it to perform well at 40 yards, but my house isn't that big.

05-23-2012, 14:43
Try out some .410 slugs. They're sometimes underrated. 114gr projectile at 750 +/- ft/lbs @ 10yds, an intruder isn't going to laugh at you.

05-23-2012, 15:03
It is the last caliber/gage on my list for the job around here. The 20 ga outlined above would be my choice

05-23-2012, 15:33
Its a pretty weak option for HD, but I suppose its better than nothing.

05-23-2012, 15:55
the 410 slugs that are made today seem to perform rather well, but the single shot part would concern me the most.

05-23-2012, 16:14
At home defense ranges, the .410 is plenty good medicine for bad guys. Home defense loads are usually a slug, three pellets 000 buck, four pellets 000 Buck, five pellets 000 buck, or nine #4 buck. There are some other specialty loads with dime sized discs, shot & 00 buck, etc...

Essentially, what you will end up with is a single shot rifle. Might want to check out a Mossberg .410 pump... which also come in youth size models.

05-23-2012, 21:26
Mossberg 510 Super Bantam in .410 ~$300

Or you could even go the lever gun route with a Rossi Rio Grande.

05-23-2012, 21:44
I don't think it is enough gun.

If you are going to do a shotgun, 20ga with at least 2 shots.
Think about a lever action in 357 or 44.

05-23-2012, 22:08
I have one and I never shoot it, but if I were to use it for HD I'd load it with slugs.

05-24-2012, 00:38
But I heard if you fire a .410 from a judge it's the most devastating round ever fired! And you don't have to aim!!!1one!!

Seriously though look into a 20 gauge at least, and I like the idea of a pistol caliber rifle as well. She can handle the recoil, maybe she doesn't want to, but she can.

05-24-2012, 00:44
But I heard if you fire a .410 from a judge it's the most devastating round ever fired! And you don't have to aim!!!1one!!

I thought the Taurus Jury decided where the round went. :rofl:

05-24-2012, 01:25
Saw a few .410 single shotguns

Single as in single barrel? Dont leave your wife with one shot to protect herself with.

If it must be .410, buy a Saiga.

10 round mags are standard and you can buy 30 round drums.

How about a 9mm carbine?

Kel Tech Sub 2000
FN P90[not 9mm but it might be the best on this list]
Berreta Cx4 Storm
Hi Point

05-24-2012, 01:33
With slugs or buckshot, I think you'd be fine. Especially, at close range, it beats throwing rocks.

The Mossberg 500 or 510 would be my choice, great little shotguns IMO.

I do have one, lots of young/new shooters have enjoyed it as well.

05-24-2012, 01:47
Nothing wrong with a .410. Pattern it and choose your ammo. #1 buck to slugs. Good for an invasion, bad for a chase.