BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hevi-Shot is THE industry leader when it comes to non-toxic shotshell ammunition. This ever-expanding brand has made Hevi-Shot the first, premiere choice of many sportsmen. The Hevi-Shot line of ammunition provides that sheer knockdown power at extreme ranges, with superior pattern density and the ultimate downrange energy.
Now they have turned up the game again. The dedication and superior talent and skill of their line creators and designers, have also taken home protection to another level.
Having this hard-hitting reputation in the hunting/sports arena allows Hevi-Shot to have the same hard-hitting reputation when it comes to defense ammunition available for shotguns. Low-recoil rounds of 30 non-toxic #4 buckshot pellets or 12 #00 buckshot pellets are the choices in this line. And when it comes to protecting the home and family, Hevi-Shot also developed this frangible pellet that offers severely reduced risk of over-penetration and the danger of ricochet. HEVI-Duty exceeds the FBI protocol testing for frangible ammunition.
Environ-Metal, Inc., the creators of Hevi-Shot/Hevi-Duty products, brought out their own Home Defense loads to the appreciation of many. By choosing to use this frangible shot, the home defender and protector receives many advantages over other types, especially when it comes to urban environments.
HEVI-Duty pellets are designed to disintegrate on impact; the tiny pieces minimize the shot's penetration in order to keep range safety, limit any negative impact that could occur in the environment, and limit the danger to anyone or anything located behind the intended target. Yet on anything encased in liquid such as soft tissue and/or bone they retain their full original shape and energy.
The HEVI-Duty line must focus on the "defensive" side of things, but without harming the surroundings. Shotshells that stop a buck will also stop an intruder; however, the shot size can and will penetrate common barriers, which could end up harming the same people you are trying to save. Going with smaller shot sizes can reduce the over-penetration but, unfortunately, may not do the work needed to stop a very determined intruder.
Hevi-Duty shells eliminate both of these difficulties. The over-penetration is contained because of the frangible shot, but the power and energy necessary to stop an intruder is there.
Dependability, reliability, variety, and safety -- Hevi-Duty loads bring everything to the homeowner.