Thug Slug™ 12ga 1oz (500/case)
The Thug Slug™ is our most advanced slug design to date. Over the course of over 40 years of lab and field testing, we've seen and shot countless slug designs. Nothing has performed like the Thug Slug™.
The Thug series of slugs was thus named by one of the guys in our plant. His words were, "Thugs are flat-nosed, hard-hitting fighters." The name stuck. The guys in our ballistic lab are also crowing about the performance of the Thug Slug™ series because they satisfy all the critical criteria of a superior shotshell projectile:
Hard-hitting performance in every size and weight.
Precise accuracy from both rifled and smoothbore barrels.
Loading ease with data utilizing roll and fold crimps.
Our original goal was to develop a great 1-ounce 12ga slug to replace the venerable AQ-Slug. Our search led us directly to the entire Thug Slug™ series. Indeed, there is a slug in this series for almost every type of slug shooter and slug-oriented game. The net result is what you've come to expect: tight target groupings and hard hitting, knock-down performance in both smoothbore and rifled barrels. The Thug Slug™ series is available in four different variations:
||12ga Thug Slug
||1 oz slug|
||12ga Thug Slug
||1-1/8 oz slug|
||20ga Thug Slug
||7/8 oz slug|
||.410 Thug Slug
||8 gram slug|
Our ballistic lab is working to develop great new high-performance slug loads. Of course, we welcome your suggestions. Just contact our customer service department. We don't guarantee that every suggestion is feasible for load development, but you never know when it might lead to inspiration!
- Unitized one-piece design.
- Easy to load: Roll or Fold crimp.
- Double-reinforced gas seal.
- Quad-buckle self-adjusting cushion system.
- Rifled ribbing engages rifling and reduces the friction of bore-contact.
- Flat-nose design increases relative shock power and allows for easy loading.
- Hollow-point design for maximum impact and rapid energy transfer.
Energy damping crush-sections absorb setback forces, enabling the projectile to stabilize earlier in the propulsion cycle. Successfully utilized used in both rifled and non-rifled shotguns.
Note on .410: Our ballistic lab has seen early success with this slug in many .410 handguns. We'll be developing more great loads with the LC .410 Thug Slug™ for our "Judgement" series of loads.
Load data: Current loading data is available in the Fifth Edition of the Slug Manual.