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Varmint hunting with SlapShot

Our SlapShot ammo is widely known for its unmatched speed in the 12 gauge world, however there is more to it than just the speed. The thing that also sets SlapShot ammo apart is the ability to better control the penetration and energy propagation of the objects being impacted. Our team can accurately predict what will happen to different mediums upon impact with our slugs and speeds. Later in this post we will show how our ammo was used in a defensive situation and performed phenomenally.

Before we show the (somewhat graphic) photos and explanation of our ammo in use we want to touch on some changes that have been happening within SlapShot. Recently we have expanded into making more than just ammunition. We have opened our first storefront in our hometown of Longview WA. We have dedicated our store as a Close Quarters Defense Center where we help people buy and build the best firearms for the best price to not only shoot our ammo but to defend themselves. We also offer trainings and courses for firearm safety, force on force use, public safety and laws around defending yourself, and youth safety trainings. SlapShot is a family owned and operated company that dedicates itself to provide the best in close quarters defense wether it is products or information and trainings.



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SlapShot Minis – Coming Soon

Increased speeds and increased capacity! The SlapShot mini contains our full bore 12ga hollow-point slug we have all come to love out of our top performing LA-72, but now more compact! This new round will allow increased capacity in your shotgun and still provide top of the line performance!

Features and Info:
Gauge: 12
Recommended Barrel: Fully rifled (accuracy decreases in smooth bore)
Range: Personal Defense ranges (10-30 yards provides best performance)
Slug Weight: 72grains
Overall Weight: 222.5 grains
Overall Length: 1.6″
Magazine Compatible: No
Controlled penetration: Yes
Velocity: 2700 Feet per second

What to know before you buy minis:

Cycling: There are a few things to know about minis, most shotguns are not designed to shoot short shotgun shells. There are a few brands that do well in this regards, Browning and Kel Tec seem to have the upper hand in cycling minis. However there are companies that are working to make adapters to easily place on your firearm which would allow it to properly cycle the minis.

Adapters: SlapShot is working with a company called OpSol out of Texas that has already made an adapter for Mossberg 500, 590, 590A1, and Maverick 88 model. The current OPSol adapter is a bit large for cycling SlapShot Minis currently. But the OPSol team has come up with some great alternatives that have so far tested promisingly.

Racking (ejecting and loading): Something to note about shooting minis is you cannot be afraid to rack your shotgun. If you are pausing, even with the adapter, to check how the ammo is loading into the ramp it risks the possibility of the round rocking back and misaligning with the tube feed, then you will have to remove the shell from the chamber and rack in a new round. In the video below of the minis test with the OPSol adapter you can see we almost had this happen twice as I checked the rounds while racking them in our live demo.


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Elevating the Shotgun – Making your shotgun SlapShot ready

SlapShot ammunition is designed to elevate the performance of the shotgun. Our current 12 gauge  ammunition is designed for hunting, personal defense and professional applications. This article will show how inexpensive and simple it is to build a rifled tactical shotgun, or how economical it is to buy a shotgun with a rifled barrel to shoot SlapShot USA’s high performance shotgun ammunition.

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Increasing Capabilities with MAPX – Mechanically Adaptable Projectile

The SlapShot MAPX is patent pending technology that allows for mechanical adaptation of a round of ammunition to a desired tactical application. Dependent on the “X” variable of the Mechanically Adaptable Projectile you achieve different ballistic performance (see D1,D2,D3, and D4). The question of why or when an adaptation is done is a tactical question, but how an adaptation is done and what the adaptation achieves is a question of capability. MAPX live adaptation is a capability. Mechanical Adaptable Projectiles are a capability. SlapShot USA is providing increased capability and increased effectiveness, the user is responsible for tactics.

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The Firearm Blog – SlapShot USA High Velocity Shot

[Article written by Hrachya H,]

SlapShot USA's New High Velocity Buckshot Loads (2,800 fps) (21)

SlapShot USA develops shotgun loads for short-range defensive use. Their ammunition is loaded with very lightweight (for the gauge) projectiles that travel at extremely high muzzle velocities resulting in devastating terminal performance at close ranges. For example, their 12 gauge 193-grain Precision Home Defense (PHD) slugs, which we talked about earlier, reach a muzzle velocity of 3,000 fps. Recently, the company came up with a 12 gauge high-velocity buckshot load that throws 9 pellets of special single aught (#0) buckshot at a muzzle velocity of 2,800 fps.

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Precision Home Defense Prototype Test

Precision Home Defense Prototype Test

(threat body armor penetration)

Fired one 3957 FPS, 110 grain, .73 caliber projectile at type 3A armor protecting a human spine analog. The Kevlar® was attached to a one-gallon jug of ballistic gel. The bottle of gel contained a poplar dowel approximately 1 inch in diameter.

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SlapShot ammo vs cow head testing

SlapShots testing team decided to serve the curiosity of our customers and followers. Our Precision Home Defense (PHD) ammunition is designed for controlled penetration home defense. While our ammunition is designed for the purpose of self defense we have gotten several inquiries about the performance in relation to animals.  It is time to see exactly how the results from our ballistics gel compare to that of a multi-medium target. WARNING ⚠️ Some of the follow images/videos are not for the queasy and weak of heart! 

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SlapShot USA: Shot Talk

SlapShot USA Non-Toxic Shot

SlapShot USA is constantly seeking non toxic materials to use in projectiles. Although our primary focus is on ammunition for defense and professional services, we have been experimenting with sporting munition and applying what we know to that industry. We have looked at typical steel materials which are widely available, tungsten, red metals, and of course lead. The industry has provided us with a variety of shot options that basically are light and hard, heavy and hard, heavy and soft. SlapShot USA has learned to make projectiles fly fast so we like to work with what we know.
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Building The SlapShot Razor

Building The SlapShot Razor

(In a nut shell)The 12 gauge Razor shell utilizes a 118 grain two stage projectile. This shell, like other SlapShot ammunition benefits from Mechanically Adaptable Projectile technology and proprietary manufacturing techniques. The two stage projectile creates a massive initial crush cavity (stage 1) and a secondary wound channel that penetrates deep into the target (stage 2). The Razor is designed as a defensive and professional services munition that is fired from a fully rifled shotgun. The Razor posted an average velocity of 3102 FPS and held super sonic speeds well beyond 50 yards. Although it is potentially lethal beyond 100 yards, it is optimized for engagements within 50 yards.  SlapShot USA will also produce 20 gauge and .45 caliber Razor ammunition. These will be more suitable for extended ranges.

Razor ammunition uses a two stage projectile which means it has increased penetration over our Precision Home Defense ammunition. Upon impact it will rapidly release energy causing significant hydraulic reaction. The mechanical reaction upon impact releases the 41 grain, .25 caliber Interchangeable Component (IC) which continues into or through the target. Read on for full details on our two stage projectile. Continue reading Building The SlapShot Razor