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SHOT Show 2012: Winchester's Segmenting Shotgun Slugs

January 20, 2012  | 

Photo: Mark W. Clark
Photo: Mark W. Clark

Winchester's Segmenting Slug 12-gauge shot shell is tailored to deliver stopping power for closer-range engagements with a hybrid design that's part-slug, part-buck shot. The shells were introduced at SHOT Show in Las Vegas.

When fired from 50 yards out, the slug hits any barrier and stays in one piece. At 40 yards, the slug breaks into two pieces after impact. At 30 yards and less, this round offers devastating stopping power, breaking into three pieces after impact.

When fired at other barriers such as glass or steel, the slug flattens out, staying in one piece, a Winchester rep told POLICE Magazine.

The rounds offer the advantages of buck and rifled slugs, according to Winchester.

"It eliminates the need for two different rounds—no more gauging of target distance and no cumbersome transitions during a critical incident," according to the Winchester Website. "This greatly simplifies the shotgun platform, allowing one round to be used for all situations."

The 2 3/4-inch shells have a muzzle velocity of 1,585 fps. They weigh one ounce.

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max opdahl @ 1/21/2012 8:25 AM

I will be first in line to pick up a box of these! Wondering if they're going to be over priced though?

Ed @ 1/23/2012 5:48 AM

I am curious about barrier penetration with these things, particularly auto body and windshield glass, but also plywood and residential building materials. Winchester may tout these rounds as do-it-all, but officers may end up having to keep some standard slugs on hand for barrier issues.

stephen podgurski @ 8/15/2012 12:21 PM

does it over-penetrate?

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