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Old September 14th, 2020, 07:51 PM #1
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I need a semi-auto pistol to kill rats at no more than 10 yards

Any ideas?
And, is 380-400 enough firepower?
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Old September 14th, 2020, 08:02 PM #2
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Why semi auto? That makes it much tougher to find one with enough power and likely ties you to CO2 canisters.

Watch the speeds given by the makers, most are with very light alloy pellets.

Are you willing to get into a PCP one?
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Old September 14th, 2020, 08:03 PM #3
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Try a CO2 pellet gun. At close range, with good placement, they die, but they leave a bloody mess. You could also get a trash stick and jab them if they are feeding on some bait garbage. Takes a bit of practice, but it works.

Trap and drown is the cleanest method I've found for rats and squirrels.
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When I was a kid I used to shoot rats with my Crossman BB pistol (CO2) all it did was piss them off
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Are you willing to get into a PCP one?
I don't know what that is...
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.44 Mag why? Just because.
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Rat trap, so you can go on with yourself and let the trap do it’s thing.
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Just go for one of these.
https://www.airgundepot.com/hatsan-b...air-rifle.html
or this
https://www.airgundepot.com/umarex-s...ir-pistol.html

All full auto....
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Geez... RAT-A-TAT-TAT A RAT...?
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