Specialized Shotgun Ammo
The 12 gauge shotgun cartridge is the smallest of those currently available, and therefore is one of the weakest. It is only available in the standard Blank, Slug and Scattershot loads. While users of this gauge find that their ammunition is cheaper and more widely available, they tend to also find that it lacks stopping power when they truly need it.
For most people, this heavier gauge shotgun cartridge is more suitable, and more useful. The Scattershot loads contain larger pellets, which add to its stopping power, and the availability of custom loads, such as the popular Dragonsbreath cartridge, means that the majority of agents will eventually switch to a shotgun that takes 10 gauge cartridges.
8 Gauge (Lung Blower)
When you need all the stopping power
you can get, and you want it in a single shot, then you know its time to
switch to an 8 gauge shotgun. Currently, only the Tactical Armaments
Lung Blower heavy shotgun takes this size of cartridge, but oh boy,
does it make a difference. Like the 10 gauge, this cartridge is available
in a variety of custom loads for the discerning shotgun user, nearly
all of which make nice large holes in your target.
Slug (Steel Penetrator)
This is a machined steel slug, shaped like a very large pistol round, which is capable of penetrating a quarter inch of solid steel. It is extremely effective against armour and soft-targets alike. It has a stable trajectory and is vast improvement over previous slug designs.
Scattershot shells can be had at any
hunting store, and even some department stores. A scattershot shell
contains between 15 to 20 lead pellets and can deliver a devastating
blast a close range. Over a short distance, a scattershot round quickly
loses its energy and is ineffective other than as a
Birdshot shells are extremely similar to scattershot shells. Birdshot shells contain at least 40 small lead pellets. Birdshot shells are designed to expand quickly over a short distance and are most effective as an area suppression round. At point blank range, a birdshot round is extremely powerful and can strip away armour.
Entering the ammunition market at a
fragile time, the Pitbull shotgun shell seeks to address the balance
between the accuracy of a slug, and the damage profile of shot. The 10
gauge round is packed with 6 heavy duty lead pellets, that have a low
spread pattern, and a high stopping power.
While most shotgun rounds have their
origins in the shells traditionally used by hunters and sportsmen, this 10
gauge round has been designed for one purpose, anti-personnel use. The
shell is packed with dozens of razor sharp steel tacks and irregular
shards of metal, that blast out at high velocity, virtually guarantying
that there will be no response from your target. Each round is backed up
with a layer of fine shot thus creating a double shock to the wound
The lethality contained within the
hollow core slug of the 10 gauge Chainmail round cannot, officially, be
advertised. Upon impact, this slug mushrooms and expands to nearly 2
inches, stopping the slug from totally penetrating your objective.
This rapid expansion forces the dozen of tiny pellets packed into the
round to spread through your objective like a cancerous disease,
opening an area at the impact point equal to a tennis ball! Statistics
show that only 10% of any living being can survive this kind of hit.
One shot, two hits! With this round
you double the punch, the impact and the chance of hitting your target all
in one shot! This 10 gauge round is loaded with two slugs (each is
slightly smaller than a single traditional slug). The recoil is a
little heavier than a standard slug load, but then again, so are the
results! At 20 meters the two slugs will strike your objective about 5
Flechettes are small dart shaped
projectiles, that are clustered together and fired from a hand held
weapon. One unique application of this design is to load the darts into
a 10 gauge round, and use them for taking out snipers hiding in thick
brush or trees. Due to the penetration of these projectiles,
branches and leaves do not disperse the darts. Even if some were
dispersed, this would still have an all-covering pattern within a tree or
brush. Generally 20 of these darts are placed in each shell.
This 10 gauge round is effective for
blowing out door locks, door hinges and dead bolts. This special shotgun
shell has a payload of compressed powdered glass that strikes the target
with devastating force, instantly abrading and wrecking the internal
workings of the target object, thus allowing locks and bolts to slide
The Knocker round is a 10 gauge slug
round, that has been adapted for breaching purposes, and that can also
be used in a less-than-lethal role. The standard slug has been
replaced with a soft point version, which mushrooms on impact, and is
designed to deliver a large amount of kinetic energy to a localised area,
primarily for blowing open locked doors. The rounds range has been
vastly reduced, making it unusable in a tactical situation beyond point blank
range. The concussive effect of the soft point slug impacting will
force any hinged item open, will shatter many hardened objects and will
cause significant knockback and bruising to living targets.
A somewhat dangerous round, the
Dragonsbreath shell is a tightly packed shell containing fuel (generally a
magnesium compound) and a small ignition device. The force produced by
firing the shell ruptures the fuel supply and activates the ignition
device, resulting in a confined flame burst lasting a few seconds.
Luckily, the speed and direction of the shell firing means the flame is
produced literally at the end of the barrel.
This ammo was originally designed
under contract for the Shivers. They needed a round they could shoot at
drug runners as a warning shot and this is what was developed. The round
is designed to trace bright red out of the barrel and then at 50
meters it will detonate in mid air with a bright flash and loud bang. It can
also be used as a regular incendiary tracer shell, and if the
round hits something before it goes the full 50 meters it will detonate
the incendiary round upon impact.
The Slapshot shotgun round is a nylon
bag filled with sand or other fine powder, which on impact does minimal
damage to the target. It is basically designed to stun, frighten,
or temporarily impair the target. It can kill if used improperly, and is
extremely painful, capable of leaving a severe bruise or even
breaking a bone if it hits just right.
Another less-than-lethal shotgun
shell, the Nightcap uses principles learnt from the design of the slapshot
round to deliver a small wadding soaked in knockout drugs.
Unfortunately, the uptake of the drug is slow and only effective against bare flesh,
meaning the instant knockout effects of the drug are not
A shotgun shell that will bring tears
to your eyes. This 10 gauge less-than-lethal round spreads a blast
of irritant directly from the barrel of your gun, disabling your
target and allowing you to get away or take control of the situation.
This round is currently rated as "the
most accurate and effective less-than-lethal round." The round consists of a rubber
projectile, shaped like a rocket, that allows escalation of force from a safe
distance prior to use of lethal means. The rocket, with a stabilized
firing pattern, produces controlled and directed incapacitation by blunt
impact trauma and excruciating pain, and is ideal for taking down a
Based on the same less-than-lethal
principles as the Rubber Rocket, the Tri-Dent consists of 3 heavy duty
rubber balls, that are suitable the use against a single target,
regardless of whether it is moving or not. While it lacks the same amount of
energy transfer as the rubber rocket, a successful hit from a single ball
should produce enough blunt impact trauma to slow down the target.
A less-than-lethal version of the
standard scattershot round, this shell contains 18 light rubber balls, which
give a tactical engagement range of 10 to 20 metres against crowds or
moving targets. The stinging effect caused by a successful hit is designed
to result in the target exhibiting behaviour modifications
such as retreating away, immediate response to issued commands.
Thunderclaps are there for when you
need to be heard in an emergency or other situations. This 150+ decibel
noise maker gives you the comfort of knowing that you will be heard. These
10 gauge rounds, filled with black powder, are blanks on steroids, with
the added benefit of a concussive effect to rival most dedicated
The Bloodsplatter round has been
designed exclusively for SLA operatives who are working undercover. Its
less-than-lethal nature means it can be used confidently against fellow
operatives without risk, and the added bonus of a high level of knockback,
and fake blood splatter, means that your cover should never be blown.
With the increasing use of Hotline round's and 'shock-enabled' equipment, it was never going to be a long time before an ammunition company developed a shotgun round capable of providing a shock to the target. The round itself acts like a lightweight slug, with negligible penetration, but if it hits, it conducts a large charge of electricity into the target.
Sometimes, targets are required
to be captured alive and unhurt. To this end, the Wire round was designed.
Compressed tightly into the shotgun shells is a wire bola with small
specially designed counterweights. Exiting the barrel, the wire
expands and upon hitting a surface will wrap itself around the target.