Are the CCI .38/.357 shot cartridges useful against rats?
Well this video puts these cartridges to the test.
Watch this video to see if .38/.357 shot cartridges lethal against rats.
Unlike the .22 caliber shot cartridges, the centerfire .38/.357 shot cartridges indeed pack a lot more shot. Is it a 12 gauge shotgun payload? No it certainly is not but most people cannot pack a 12 gauge shotgun on the hip to easily these days.
Handgun shot cartridges are useful for close range where rats or poisonous snakes can be an issue. If you need more punch step up to a shotgun for extra power.