Originally Posted by bry33productions
Swarm of bees? That's a new one to me lol. How would you compare that to a 22lr? More devistating or less? I have the pdx1 combo box and now I'm thinking of picking up some 000 buck thanks to all the input.
2 things I'm still debating on are a 5 pack of .410 to 22 lr adapters for cheap plinking and shtf, and 45 acp moon clips for shtf. I've seen videos of people using them in the judge with no modification, but there's only 4 videos on all of YouTube and none are the public defender poly. Any input from the resident experts?
I personally believe the "will it work question" always boils down to the application of the weapon.
IMHO, the Taurus Public Defender and weapons like it are a very close range weapon when using the .410 shells. The standard .410 shot went through paper at 21 ft, but once you get clothing and jackets involved I don't know how effective it would be unless delivered directly to the face and neck. If you are in close range and in danger, a face shot may not be a bad idea. The .410 SD rounds with the slugs in them may be a different story. I've watched ballistics tests of the lowly .380 JHP get through four layers of denim and 10 to 12 inches of ballistics gel at only 200 ft lbs. But, you're talking about a shot that was taken a couple of feet away from the block.
If you have a car jacker with his head inside your car window, the .410 SD shell would probably be a good option. If I was taking fire from 20 or 30 ft away, I'd personally want something else.
If it were me, I'd load two of the .410 SD rounds followed by some .45. If the first two shots from the SD rounds don't put them down or make them find another place to be, you have something with a little more punch and range backing it up. But, as ajole said, my opinion and a $1.00 will get you a McDouble.