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Best 12ga. round to overcome barriers?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by emt1581, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    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.

    Thanks!:)

    -Emt1581
     
  2. unit 900

    unit 900

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    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.
     


  3. triggerjerk

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