What you have here is a single, solid projectile when it leaves the barrel and flies to the intended target. Upon impact with something solid, such as the flesh of an animal or felon, the slug breaks up into three segments and spreads out.
From a ballistic standpoint the Segmented Slug is loaded at the same velocity as Winchester’s standard Super X solid Foster slug: 1600 FPS. For you guys that like to talk about “Energy” that calculates to 2480 FPE at the muzzle and 2250 at fifty yards.
At the Winchester range we were treated to a ballistic gelatin demonstration. The Segmented Slug penetrated approximately three inches before the segments took off on their own individual wound channels. The three segments stopped approximately fourteen inches into the gelatin.
The police shotgun is still a viable and effective fight stopping tool when employed by a trained operator. When combined with either the new 00 buckshot load from Federal or the Segmented Slug from Winchester, the old pump gun should see service for decades to come.
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