410 Shotgun Shells For Sale

Intended for use as a self-defense and pest control cartridge upon its introduction in 1892, the .410 bore was well liked for its light recoil. And due to its use in revolvers such as the Taurus Judge, it has recently had a resurgence in popularity. Learn More

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  1. Winchester 410 Ammo - 250 Rounds of 1/2 oz. #9 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $105.00 Price

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    • 1200 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1/2 oz.
    • #9 Shot
    • 2-1/2" Shell Length
    • 42¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU AA419
    • UPC 50020892004479
  2. Winchester AA 410 Ammo - 25 Rounds of 1/2 oz. #9 Shot Ammunition

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    • 1200 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1/2 oz.
    • #9 Shot
    • 2-1/2" Shell Length
    • 50¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU AA419
    • UPC 020892004474
  3. Winchester 410 Ammo - 25 Rounds of #4 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    • Heavy Game
    • 1245 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1/2 oz.
    • #4 Shot
    • 2-1/2" Shell Length
    • 52¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU X414
    • UPC 020892001008
  4. Winchester 410 Ammo - 25 Rounds of 11/16 oz. #6 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    • Heavy Game
    • 1135 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 11/16 oz.
    • #6 Shot
    • 3" Shell Length
    • 54¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU X4136
    • UPC 020892000254
  5. Remington 410 Bore Ammo - 250 Rounds of 1/5 oz. Rifled Slug Ammunition

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    $134.99 Price

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    • Discount Slug
    • 1830 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1/5 oz.
    • Rifled Slug
    • 2-1/2" Shell Length
    • 654 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • 54¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU SP41RS
    • UPC 047700021256
  6. Federal Steel Game & Target 410 Ammo - 250 Rounds of #6 Shot Ammunition

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    $140.00 Price

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    • Waterfowl
    • 1400 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 56¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU FRS413 6
    • UPC 50029465027464
  7. Federal 410 Ammo - 25 Rounds of #6 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    $14.25 Price
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    • Discount Shot
    • 1200 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1/2 oz.
    • #6 Shot
    • 2-1/2" Shell Length
    • 56¢ to 57¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU H412 6
    • UPC 029465008826
  8. Federal 410 Ammo - 25 Rounds of #6 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    • Discount Shot
    • 1135 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 57¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU H413 6
    • UPC 029465008574
  9. Winchester 410 Ammo - 250 Rounds of #6 Shot Ammunition

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    • Heavy Game
    • 1100 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 64¢ Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU X413H6
    • UPC 50020892016984
  10. Federal Steel Game & Target 410 Ammo - 25 Rounds of 3" 3/8 oz. #6 Shot Ammunition

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    $17.00 Price

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    • 1400 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 68¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU FRS413 6
    • UPC 029465027469
  11. Federal 410 Ammo - 200 Rounds of 000 Buck Ammunition

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    • Buck Shot
    • 850 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 70¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU PD412JGE 000
    • UPC 50029465027112
  12. Federal 410 Ammo - 200 Rounds of #4 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    • 950 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 7/16 oz.
    • #4 Shot
    • 2-1/2" Shell Length
    • 75¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU PD412JGE 4
    • UPC 50029465027129
  13. Hornady 410 Ammo - 20 Rounds of Slug Ammunition

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    • Slug
    • 750 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • Rifled Slug
    • 2-1/2" Shell Length
    • 294 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • 80¢ Cost Per Round
    • Hornady SKU 86238
    • UPC 090255862386
  14. Remington 410 Ammo - 150 Rounds of 000 Buck Ammunition

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    • Buck Shot
    • 1225 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 80¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU 410B000HD-20697
    • UPC 047700512716
  15. Federal 410 Ammo - 20 Rounds of #4 Shot (Lead) Ammunition

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    • 950 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 7/16 oz.
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    • 2-1/2" Shell Length
    • 82.5¢ Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU PD412JGE 4
    • UPC 029465027124
  16. Remington 410 Ammo - 15 Rounds of 000 Buck Ammunition

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    • Buck Shot
    • 1225 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • #000 Buck
    • Shotshell Primer
    • 2-1/2" Shell Length
    • 86.7¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU 410B000HD-20697
    • UPC 047700512709
  17. Sellier and Bellot 410 Ammo - 25 Rounds of 00 Buck Ammunition

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    • 1230 FPS Muzzle Velocity
  18. Remington 410 Bore Ammo - 5 Rounds of 1/5 oz. Rifled Slug Ammunition

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    $4.79 Price
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    • Discount Slug
    • 1830 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • 1/5 oz.
    • Rifled Slug
    • Shotshell Primer
    • 2-1/2" Shell Length
    • 654 ft lbs Muzzle Energy
    • 85¢ to 95.8¢ Cost Per Round
    • Remington SKU SP41RS
    • UPC 047700021201
  19. Federal 410 Ammo - 20 Rounds of 000 Buck Ammunition

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    • Buck Shot
    • 850 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • $1.00 Cost Per Round
    • Federal SKU PD412JGE 000
    • UPC 029465027117
  20. Winchester 410 Ammo - 5 Rounds of 000 Buck Ammunition

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    • Buck Shot
    • 1300 FPS Muzzle Velocity
    • $1.20 Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU XB41000
    • UPC 020892015210
  21. Winchester 410 Ammo - 10 Rounds of Plated Defense Discs Ammunition

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    • 750 FPS Muzzle Velocity
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    • 3" Shell Length
    • $1.70 Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU S413PDX1
    • UPC 20892020344
  22. Winchester 410 Ammo - 10 Rounds of PDX1 Plated Disc Buck Ammunition

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    • Shotshell Primer
    • 2-1/2" Shell Length
    • $1.80 Cost Per Round
    • Winchester SKU S410PDX1
    • UPC 020892020054
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First developed and used in England in the 1870s, the .410 bore remained a specialty cartridge and was not widely adopted for a long time. Some shooters felt it was novelty-only, but others found it to be great for hunting and competition shooting.

The .410 emerged in the U.S. around 1915, when the Harrington & Richardson company became the first to produce this shot shell for single-shot long guns. In 1933, Winchester introduced a three-inch shell for the .410, spurring other manufacturers of firearms and ammunition to get on board with this cartridge, ultimately growing its popularity.

The Versatility of 410 Shotgun Shells

410 shells are the smallest commercially available shotgun shells on the market, but don’t let that put you off. They have a devoted following for good reason. They’re a preferred round for training, but also for hunting smaller game and varmints. Because they have roughly the same base dimensions as the .45 Colt, they can fit neatly into many single-shot firearms. What’s more, many derringers on the market are fitted for 45 Colt rounds and can fire 410 bore without any kind of modifications.

The History of .410 Shells

The roots of the 410 shell lie back in England in 1857. The Ely brothers were advertising centerfire and pinfire versions of the round for the first time that year. In 1874, the modern centerfire 410s first appeared in their catalog. However, it wasn’t until the turn of the century that the round got much traction on the market. The 410 was specifically recommended to naturalists and hikers who wanted the perfect round for their walking stick guns, which, yes, were a thing back then.

This is how the round gained a foothold in the market for smaller game and varmints. Naturalists and hikers loved the round, because it was perfect for quickly disposing of snakes, rats and any other disliked creatures a hiker might encounter. While not well known for this purpose, the 410 shotgun shell, when properly loaded with quarter-inch slugs, is also perfectly capable of disposing of coyote and even deer.

When it comes to defense, 410 bullets are by no means the equal of other shotgun rounds such as the 12-gauge, the traditional gauge used for home defense. However, companies such as Mossberg and Taurus have marketed shotguns chambered for the 410 as well as the aforementioned .45 Colt on the basis of the versatility of these weapons. What’s more, buckshot, slug and combined loads are readily available on the open market, making these combination weapons a great teaching tool that doesn’t skimp on home defense.

The Snake Charmer: The Iconic 410 Shotgun Shell Weapon

Of course, one can’t talk about the 410 shotgun shell without also discussing the Snake Charmer. This is a lightweight weapon designed by Homer Koon and produced by several companies between 1978 and 2009. The weapon was designed around the shell, trying to give the advantage of portability. Indeed, the weapon originally marketed as something that the owner could tote around on a hike or keep in their truck without it taking up too much space or weighing them down.

Koon sold his creation to Sporting Arms Mfg, of Littlefield, Texas, which added a safety and rebranded it as the Snake Charmer II. In 1988, they introduced the Night Charmer, which was effectively the same weapon, but mounted with a flashlight for use during the darker hours. The break-action gun was popular with outdoorsmen and sportsmen who didn’t necessarily hunt in keeping with the pedigree of this round.

The .410 Shell and Hybrid Weapons

Likewise, one can’t talk about the 410, nominally a shotgun shell, without also discussing the wide array of handguns manufactured for the purpose of using .410 bore – either on its own or in combination with other rounds. This also presents a curious loophole in shotgun law. If one uses shotgun ammunition in a handgun, it doesn’t matter in terms of the law. The handgun does not magically become a shotgun because a shotgun shell has been inserted into it. Thus, shotgun rounds can be fired from much shorter barrels than would be legally allowed with an actual shotgun.

The most common application is a weapon chambered for the .45 Colt round because the two rounds have such similar base diameters. Such weapons are generally not legal in California for either owners or dealers, but are 100-percent legal in the other 49 states. American Derringer and Bond Arms each sell derringer-style weapons chambered for such combination use. The Taurus Judge is perhaps the most famous of these hybrid firearms.

Many shooters consider the .410 a good choice for introducing new and young shooters to shotgun sports. .410 shotguns are lighter than guns for other common gauges, and the recoil is more gentle – two factors that are believed to help new shooters acclimate to exertion and impacts of shooting. There are counter arguments, however, when it comes to 410 vs. 12 gauge and 20 gauge ammo, making the case that a shooter cannot learn to deal with the increased recoil of the latter two larger cartridges. The .410 also puts less shot in the air, which makes it harder to hit a moving target than with a larger shotgun. Some experienced competition shooters like to use the .410 since it makes breaking clays a greater challenge due to the reduced shot payload, making 20 and 12 gauge vs. 410 an interesting comparison.

The .410 Shotgun Shell and Personal Defense

Today, .410 rounds are finding new applications for personal defense. While it was not initially considered a cartridge suitable for self defense – especially as a concealed carry weapon – the introduction of the Taurus Judge and the S&W Governor revolvers legitimized the .410 as a real player in the category of personal protection.

These new revolvers have inspired ammunition manufacturers to develop some new choices for the .410. It was unheard of to find #000 Buck in .410 bore before these revolvers arrived on the scene, but now at least five major manufacturers sell cartridges with this large shot in their special-purpose ammo. .410 slug cartridges are also easier to find these days, as are specialty cartridges that fire discs instead of buckshot.

While these weapons are better than nothing for home defense, they are certainly not the most ideal. When you get right down to it, the shell is birdshot. The single shot and derringer options are curious and, of course, the round has a proud heritage as snake shot. But you wouldn’t want to make this round your primary go-to for home defense or any other kind of self defense. A tertiary weapon, maybe, but certainly not the primary or secondary line of defense.

The .410 bore has proven to be a useful tool for hunters and competitors, as well as for people seeking an alternative ammunition for personal defense. Due to the recent growth in popularity, manufacturers will meet the increased demand for .410 ammunition and offer ongoing improvements and refinement to keep the smallest of the shotguns alive and well.

While many well-equipped homes have a 410-equipped firearm somewhere in the home, it’s not going to be the first weapon you purchase. Still, if you’re looking for something fun, especially for teaching children, women, smaller men or the disabled, this can be a fun way to introduce someone to the joy of shooting.

410 Bore Ballistics: Chart of Average 410 Bore Ballistics

Note: This information comes from the manufacturer and is for informational purposes only. The actual ballistics obtained with your firearm can vary considerably from the advertised ballistics. Also, ballistics can vary from lot to lot with the same brand and type load.

Shell Length Shot Ozs. Shot Sizes Load Style Dram Equivalent Velocity (fps)
3" 11/16 4, 5, 6, 7-1/2, 8, 9 High Velocity Max 1135
  3/8 6 Steel Max 1400
2-1/2" 1/2 4, 6, 7-1/2 High Velocity Max 1245
  1/5 Slug Slug, Rifled Max 1815
  1/2 8, 8-1/2, 9 Target 1-1/2 1200
  1/2 7-1/2, 8, 8-1/2 Sporting Clays Max 1300