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01-05-2010, 00:22
I've read about entry teams using a 12ga. to blow hinges, locks, etc. But what the best round to do the job when it comes to defeating obstacles/barriers?

I'm guessing slugs because of the massive power behind them. However, maybe 00 Buckshot would make for more devastation.

Are there specific rounds designed primarily for such a task? I don't have a real need for such things...I'm just curious.



unit 900
01-05-2010, 08:59
Slugs will indeed offer the best penetration. Specialized LE rounds for door breaching/lock busting are generally made of compressed metals that 'vaporize' when they hit a hinge or lock. Little non-police use for these.

01-05-2010, 10:48
Brenneke makes a "Special Forces Short Magnum" slug that might interest you.