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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.

In a test using 20% ballistic gel, we measured a temporary stretch cavity over 14 inches and a primary permanent crush cavity approximately 4 inches in diameter and 5 inches deep. The secondary wound channel left by the IC continued through the remaining 6 inches of gel and exited out the back of the gel block. This particular test utilized an 88 grain, .25 caliber IC. Tests with building materials showed the IC passes easily through intermediate obstacles made of wood.

NOTE: Images of our 2 stage projectile test but not Razor ammunition.

We also used a similar projectile in a test where we shot a cow head at approximately 25 yards. We used much slower velocity (2100 FPS) projectile in hopes of capturing the IC exiting the head. Although this is not a perfect test, the projectile performed much like it did in the gel tests. The initial impact can be seen as the IC is released and exits the back of the head.


This animal was humanely slaughtered by a professional for food. The head was used to demonstrate ballistics. The animal was not slaughtered for the purpose of demonstration.

See the space behind the head, the IC can be seen tumbling as it exits.

SlapShot Saber also uses two stage projectiles.