Hands On! Brenneke Tactical Home Defense Slugs Great for CQB


Sometimes you don't need a full-power slug and all the recoil that goes with it. But you still need the stopping power of a shotgun.

The reality is that most gunfights last only a few seconds and take place at ranges inside 20 yards. And the one true thing about any gunfight is that you, the good guy, want it to end quickly. One solid hit from a slug, even a reduced-recoil round usually does the trick.

Brenneke's new reduced-recoil Tactical Home Defense slugs give you incredible short-range stopping power and a level of control and accuracy not common in regular slugs.

In situations with multiple threats requiring rapid fire, the reduced recoil keeps you on target.

While the Home Defense Tactical slugs are designed for ranges from CQB to 35 yards, a 50-yard sight-in will put you on target for a human silhouette out to 100 yards with a drop of only 2.9 inches.

I fired these fine slugs at 25 yards, offhand, through a cylinder-bore barrel using ghost-ring sights. The group was beyond impressive and recoil was noticeably reduced from that of standard slugs.

For the fighting shotgun these slugs have it all: accuracy, power and controllability. To get your hands on Brenneke Tactical Home Defense slugs, check out www.brennekeusa.com


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  1. I would really like to see ACTUAL testing. I have shot many brands and slug loadings. None would have trouble producing that group off-hand at 25 yards in my hands using similar equipment (CYL, GRS, 18.5″) as the author. Where I really see accuracy differences is proned out or benched at 50 and 100 yards. Some of the slugs I have tested at 25 yards offhand have put this authors group to shame (ragged hole 3-shots), but when you shoot them proned out for 10 rounds at 50 yards…they are a 12″ group. 3 shots is not statistically relevant. Nor is 25 yards offhand very user-influence reducing. The reason I am harping on accuracy here, is that if you have 2 loadings, one of which does 4″ at 50 yards, and one of which does 12″ at 50 yards…decisions can quickly change, regardless of recoil and terminal effectiveness of said slugs. You have to hit the target for that to matter.


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