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    Default AP shotgun ammo

    I meet a man today and he had some 12 gauge shotgun shells that had about 30 titanium needles held by a 2 piece wad with a circle in it clamping them in the shell . Has anyone ever seen something like this ? He told me they are for military use only and they would go thru body armor .

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    I have seen similar ones with steel flechettes although I don't remember there being as many as 30 in a 12ga round.

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    sounds to me he just has Flechette 12 ga. shell, and was either 1) told that story about it being "special armor piercing titanium" when he bought it or 2) he's selling those and is "embellishing" ( you can use a curse word here) you.

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    I've seen shotgun shells at gun shows labeled '' armor piercing ''

    at $20+ for 3 of them . AP shells are also available from on line

    vendors . Google armor piercing shotgun shells .



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    To be serious armor piercing anything you want:
    Tool steel or better
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    You get none of these with cheap wire Fletchets out of a shotgun. Don't waste your money.
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    Maybe it's a 12ga. HESH shell? Oh wait that really is not AP either.
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    Thanks for all the reply's , I have decided he is full Of it .

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    I wouldn't discount it entirely as not being body armor piercing. It may have a chance of defeating soft body armor but not plates.

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    the ones ive seen are a slug with a 1/4? inch nail lookin chunk of steel in the center.
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    This is the Ddupleks AP ammo

    http://www.ddupleks.lv/EN/articles/show/ap-20

    I think honestly if you are having to shoot this, you brought the wrong weapon. I don't know how much the slug weighs but I think from the designation that it is substantially less than their steel slugs.

    I do have a few of their monolit turned steel slugs, but I have not tried them yet. Those apparently work by brute force.

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    I expect I could devise an AP shot gun round. Saboted penetrator, preferably made from wolfram, i expect.
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