If you were lucky enough to purchase an amazing revolver that shoots three kinds of ammo before gun dealers had to pull it from the shelves, you can keep that hefty peacemaker. If not, you may be hard-pressed to find one and buy it, unless someone else wants to sell theirs. There are a couple of variants on this type of revolver. One is a snub-nosed piece with a hefty barrel and revolving chamber that shoots shotgun shells and standard bullets. Another is a piece called "The Raging Judge," which shoots three kinds of ammo, allowing you to select which kind of ammo to shoot based on the availability of ammo and the type of ammo you want to purchase. Stock up on the following ammo, especially if you happen to have one of these powerful handguns at your disposal.
Standard Long Colt .45 Bullets
Colt .45 bullets are pretty big bullets. They are "Dirty Harry" style bullets. When you love guns and action movies, you want to impress others at the range, and/or you just want to look cool, you pull out a revolver that fires Colt .45 bullets. Of course, if you pull out a gun that can shoot more than one type of ammo, everyone else on the range is probably going to be pretty impressed. For either variant of the previously mentioned revolver, you are going to need Long Colt .45 bullets, which can cost up to fifty dollars a box, depending on brand, casing, point finish, etc. It is not a good idea to stray from the recommended bullet type and size for these weapons, despite the temptation to do so.
The .410 Gauge Shotgun Shells
The next box of ammo you will need for this gun is the .410 gauge shotgun shell. They are a little fatter and a little wider in diameter than the Long Colt ammo, but this revolver can handle it. The spray from the end of the revolver when using shot shells, however, is pretty intense, so you want to make sure that what you are aiming at is not so large that it will not take an effective hit from the shotgun shells. The cost for a box of .410 gauge shotshells generally runs just under five dollars to just under fifty dollars, depending on grain count and intended purpose.
So, for example, say you wanted to take this bad-boy revolver bear hunting. You totally could, so long as you shell out fifty bucks for a box of the .410 gauge, 97-grain, steel casing shotgun shells. Now, if you just want to show off this gun's "talents," you could buy a five-dollar box of shells and blast off some or all of the rounds at the range. If you are using this massive firepower revolver as home protection, you probably want to go with a box of ammo that falls somewhere in the middle in terms of cost and firing power.
The 28 Gauge Shell
Finally, if you got your hands on the revolver that shoots the really big ammo, you are going to need a box of each of the above bullets/shot shells, plus a box of the 28 gauge shells. The 28s start at around twelve dollars a box and range all the way up to one-hundred-fifty dollars a box, depending on the grain, casing, special features of the shells, etc. Again, if you are just blasting targets at your local gun range or gun club, the cheapest box is all you really need. The more expensive stuff is for hunting very large game.
Visit your local sporting goods store to learn more about the ammo you'll need for your shotgun.