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The folks at US Firearms, known for their custom single-action revolvers, have certainly thought outside the box in creating these dual-caliber wheel guns. They took a Sheriff’s Model ejector-less cowboy gun, stretched it to accommodate 2½-inch .410 shells, and threw in some unique touches to produce a wholly unique design. These rock-solid all-steel revolvers feature a matte blue finish, hard rubber grips, and a beveled cylinder to facilitate easy shell removal.Shot Pistols are available with a 2-inch standard barrel topped with a gold bead sight, or a 2½-inch no-sights M4 flash hider vented barrel.



                                                               

.410 Buckshot Loads

Buckshot loads are intended for self defense. In keeping with this ammunition’s purpose, Birchwood Casey 12” x 18” Silhouette Targets were used for these tests in place of the smaller snake targets.                                                         

.410 Birdshot Loads

Birdshot loads are ideal for dispatching snakes and vermin at close range. To simulate pest control situations, 8" Birchwood Casey Shoot-N-C Targets attached to 8 ½" x 11" sheets of paper were set at 6-foot and 10-foot intervals. Pellet counts for each load included the entire sheet of paper, not just the bulls-eye. The one exception is the Federal .410 Handgun round loaded with #4 Birdshot. Since  this round is marketed for self defense, it was tested in a defensive role using 12” x 18” Silhouette Targets.

2½” Chamber, 2” Barrel

2½” Chamber, 2.5” Vented Barrel



USFA SHOT & M4-410 Single-Action Revolvers



                                                              

USFA SHOT Pistol:

2½” Chamber, 2” Barrel

The model used for this test can safely chamber the following rounds:


2½” .410 Bird Shot Loads                             (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern

Target

Winchester AA

HS Target Load

2 ½"

#9

½ oz.

~284

81% (231)

6 ft

52% (148)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½"

#7 ½

½ oz.

~169

95% (161)

6 ft

50% (84)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½"

#6

½ oz.

~109

86% (94)

6 ft

68% (74)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½"

#4

½ oz.

 ~66

85% (56)

6 ft

45% (30)

10 ft

Federal Premium .410 Handgun

2 ½"

#4

Birdshot

7/16 oz.

~58

 100% (58)

6 ft

90% (52)

10 ft

2½” .410 Buckshot Loads                             (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern

Target

Federal Premium .410 Handgun

2 ½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

1 1/4"

Group

6 ft

2" Group

10 ft

Remington HD Ultimate Home Def.

2 ½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

2" Group

6 ft

3 1/4" Group

10 ft

Winchester PDX-1 Defense Load

2 ½"

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Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

3

1 1/2"

Group

6 ft

2 3/4"

Group

10 ft

USFA SHOT Pistol:

2½” Chamber, 2.5” Vented Barrel

The model used for this test can safely chamber the following rounds:


2½” .410 Bird Shot Loads                             (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern

Target

Winchester AA

HS Target Load

2 ½"

#9

½ oz.

~284

83% (235)

6 ft

62% (175)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½"

#7 ½

½ oz.

~169

89% (150)

6 ft

56% (95)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½"

#6

½ oz.

~109

82% (89)

6 ft

74% (81)

10 ft

Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½"

#4

½ oz.

 ~66

83% (55)

6 ft

65% (43)

10 ft

Federal Premium .410 Handgun

2 ½"

#4

Birdshot

7/16 oz.

~58

 100% (58)

6 ft

91% (53)

10 ft

2½” .410 Buckshot Loads                             (Click to See Targets)

Ammunition Brand

Length

Shot Size

Shot Weight

Pellet Count

Pattern

Target

Pattern

Target

Federal Premium .410 Handgun

2 ½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

1" Group

6 ft

1 1/4"

Group

10 ft

Remington HD Ultimate Home Def.

2 ½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

4

5" Group

6 ft

8 1/2" Group

10 ft

Winchester PDX-1 Defense Load

2 ½"

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Winchester Super X

HS Game Loads

2 ½"

000 Buckshot

1/6 oz. per pellet

3

1 1/4"

Group

6 ft

2 1/4"

Group

10 ft