View Full Version : AP slugs?

March 12, 2007, 05:17 PM
I know there is a wide variety of exotic 12ga. ammo out there but has anyone ever heard of armor piercing slugs? What about FMJ bullets in a sabot-slug?

I think a 12 GA tactical would be the best choice for a trunk gun for all but the most extreme situations and having AP slugs would even fix most of those short-comings.

Double Naught Spy
March 12, 2007, 07:07 PM
Just what armor are you anticipating needing to pierce with a 12 ga AP slug?

March 16, 2007, 12:05 AM
While it's not an "AP" round, the Brenneke magnum gold slug is an amazing penetrator. It's cast much harder than a typical foster slug and delivers about over 3000 ft/lbs of energy. I wouldn't expect it to penetrate like a .30 cal AP round but they'll blow through hardwood tree trunks like they're made of balsa.

Kicks like a mule too.

March 16, 2007, 12:20 AM
I don't think anyone has ever made an armor-piercing fin-stabilized discarding-sabot (APFSDS) round for the 12ga. It seems like it would work, but the only purpose-built AP shotgun round that I know of is this shaped-charge deal that is currently being tested.

March 17, 2007, 05:24 PM
Evan Marshall says the Breneke original slugs penetrate car bodies real well from many angles. Real truck stoppers.

March 17, 2007, 06:58 PM

12g slugs are rather AP'ish anyway...