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.
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.
[Article written by Hrachya H, firearmblog.com]
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.
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.
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!
Definition of over penetration as used in this article:
A projectile passes through an intended target or backstop and is still capable of causing a person serious physical energy or death.
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
(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