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Old 04-20-2018, 11:39 AM
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Default Any good shotgun to pistol caliber adapters?

Awhile back, I read about adapters from companies like Short Lane and X-Caliber that allow a break action shotgun to fire pistol ammunition, such as 9mm or 22lr. The reviews that I read stated that accuracy was horrible except at very close range (like five yards). Does anyone have one of these adapters? I have a youth-sized single shot H&R topper 20 gauge. It's length of pull is too short for me to enjoy shooting clay pigeons with. Slugs are kind of fun, but not at $1 per shot.

I posted this shotgun for sale but there has been little interest from buyers. I'm wondering if I should try a 9mm or 22lr adapter so that I can get some use from this handsome little gun as a plinker. Does anyone have one of these adapters? Can you hit anything at 20 yards? Or would I just be wasting money on an adapter? If you have an adapter that works well, what brand of adapter do you have?

Thanks for any info!
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Old 04-20-2018, 7:09 PM
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No one has this type of adapter?
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Old 04-20-2018, 7:13 PM
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The ones I've seen are for 12 gauge.
The ones I've seen are expensive and I'd rather have a dedicated .22 or other break down at that point.
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Old 04-20-2018, 8:46 PM
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I’ve seen 20 gauge to .22 lr adapters. I’ve never owned one but considered buying one when I had break open single shot. I remember the cost of the adapter being ad much as the gun is worth and reports about accuracy were not good. Cheaper to buy a little bolt action .22
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Old 04-20-2018, 8:52 PM
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=umj602GcU_Q
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Old 04-20-2018, 9:18 PM
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The ones Iíve seen were 44 mag / 12ga.
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Old 04-20-2018, 9:20 PM
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Here's a video which seems to show good function and decent accuracy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhTSBeQab5g
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Old 04-21-2018, 8:42 AM
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Seems like a silly idea. Balky, slow, inaccurate, expensive. What is the point?
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Seems like a silly idea. Balky, slow, inaccurate, expensive. What is the point?
That seems to be the consensus. Maybe I'll buy a Ruger PC9 carbine instead. Thanks for your input everyone!
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Old 04-21-2018, 1:11 PM
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If you want a single shot with interchangeable calibers (incl shotgun) look at a T/C Contender. I have a couple and you can do so much with them - calibers, barrel length, stocks, sights pistol or carbine.
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