.40 Shotshells in a Semi-Auto?

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Bopper, May 5, 2009.

  1. Bopper

    Bopper New Member

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    I have a .40 Beretta 96FS. I have read and been told some conflicting info on shotshells in semi-auto's. Someone have some first hand experience using them. Will they fire/eject/chamber as normal?
     
  2. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    Maybe. Depends on the gun. Some will run them, and others won't. Kinda moot, in your case, though. I'm unaware of any being made in 40 Smith.
     

  3. Bopper

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    The reviews are mixed, like you said. None of the reviewers had a Beretta. I was hoping someone who owned a Beretta 96 had some actual experience with the shotshells.
     

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    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I have never fired any shot shells in my 96 but I really don't see where they would have any problems. The 96 seems to work fine with anything that I have ever fed it.
     
  5. jmstevens2

    jmstevens2 New Member

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    Go to Pro Arms Podcast page, Mas Ayoob has some pics on the patterns that the Taurus Judge throws. Rifled barrels tend to "spin"the shot causing a doughnut pattern. You may not be happy with the performance.
     
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