GlockTalk.com
Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

 
  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-23-2012, 14:05   #1
hoghunter82
FL Glocker #182
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 856
.410 Opinion

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


Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine
hoghunter82 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2012, 14:16   #2
bac1023
Senior Member
 
bac1023's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: PA
Posts: 90,773
I'd say its a fairly weak HD option.
__________________
.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
bac1023 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2012, 14:20   #3
TN.Frank
Mad Hatter
 
TN.Frank's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Down the Rabbit Hole
Posts: 4,142
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.
__________________
*Glock G19 Gen3, RTF2*
TN.Frank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2012, 14:26   #4
mj9mm
Senior Member
 
mj9mm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: WI, looking better since Walker
Posts: 2,836
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.
mj9mm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2012, 14:43   #5
8-Ball
Drifting Cowboy
 
8-Ball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Illinois
Posts: 6,197
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.
__________________
R.I.P

23skidoo (Jeff), CJLandry (Chad), Silent_Runner (Gloria), & GioaJack

Taken too soon.
8-Ball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2012, 15:03   #6
countrygun
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 17,068
It is the last caliber/gage on my list for the job around here. The 20 ga outlined above would be my choice

Last edited by countrygun; 05-23-2012 at 16:55..
countrygun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2012, 15:33   #7
IndianaMatt
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 3,540
Its a pretty weak option for HD, but I suppose its better than nothing.
IndianaMatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2012, 15:55   #8
kooman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: nebraska
Posts: 185
the 410 slugs that are made today seem to perform rather well, but the single shot part would concern me the most.
kooman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2012, 16:14   #9
Decguns
Senior Member
 
Decguns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: NC
Posts: 2,540
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.
__________________
Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnoscet
Decguns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2012, 21:26   #10
RedHaze
Handgunner
 
RedHaze's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: SE WA
Posts: 2,386
Mossberg 510 Super Bantam in .410 ~$300
General Firearms Forum

Or you could even go the lever gun route with a Rossi Rio Grande.
General Firearms Forum
__________________
I MAY DIE IN A DITCH, BUT I'LL BE LYING IN A BED A BRASS
*SHEEPLE: SHEEP LIKE PEOPLE, MANY OF WHOM DENY THE EXISTENCE OF WOLVES, AND VOTE TO PULL THE TEETH OF THE SHEEPDOGS WHO PROTECT THE FLOCK
RedHaze is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2012, 21:44   #11
RWBlue
CLM Number 120
Mr. CISSP, CISA
 
RWBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 27,977
I don't think it is enough gun.

If you are going to do a shotgun, 20ga with at least 2 shots.
OR
Think about a lever action in 357 or 44.
__________________
One day, I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back. Until then, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Just go forward in all your beliefs and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine.
RWBlue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2012, 22:08   #12
Folsom_Prison
Brew Crew
 
Folsom_Prison's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Midwest
Posts: 17,601
I have one and I never shoot it, but if I were to use it for HD I'd load it with slugs.
Folsom_Prison is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 00:38   #13
AngryPanda
Is he a troll?
 
AngryPanda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,066
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.
__________________
Impressive list of guns I own, some of which are in BOLD LETTERS
Quote from 16 year old chain e-mail I received yesterday that will never get tiresome!
AngryPanda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 00:44   #14
Folsom_Prison
Brew Crew
 
Folsom_Prison's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Midwest
Posts: 17,601
Quote:
Originally Posted by AngryPanda View Post
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.
Folsom_Prison is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 01:25   #15
jp3975
Senior Member
 
jp3975's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Texarkana, Tx
Posts: 6,390
Quote:
Originally Posted by hoghunter82 View Post
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?

UZI
Kel Tech Sub 2000
FN P90[not 9mm but it might be the best on this list]
AR-15
Berreta Cx4 Storm
Sten
Sterling
Hi Point

Last edited by jp3975; 05-24-2012 at 01:29..
jp3975 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 01:33   #16
Glock40man
Senior Member
 
Glock40man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,237
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.
__________________
_____
.... you put a whole new shine on the word overkill. "When you need it, and don't have it.... you sing a different tune."- M. Gross

Last edited by Glock40man; 05-24-2012 at 01:50.. Reason: typo
Glock40man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2012, 01:47   #17
Big_Grumpy
Go Cheese!
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: WI
Posts: 567
Nothing wrong with a .410. Pattern it and choose your ammo. #1 buck to slugs. Good for an invasion, bad for a chase.

Last edited by Big_Grumpy; 05-24-2012 at 01:59..
Big_Grumpy is offline   Reply With Quote

 
  
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump




All times are GMT -6. The time now is 19:47.




Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 1,618
414 Members
1,204 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,244
Nov 11, 2013 at 16:42