The .410 Is Back

Advances in shotshell technology have made the diminutive .410 a viable defensive option again.

The .410 Is Back

Just a few decades ago, most people considered the .410 shotshell a slowly dying round with diminishing selection and limited availability. There were a few pump- and single-action shotguns still in active production, plus some niche .410/.45 Colt chambered firearms like the Thompson/Center Contender and the Bond Arms Snake Slayer. Most considered .410 shotguns youth guns, and everything else a novelty gun. Interestingly both Thompson Center and Bond Arms reported the .410...

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