Hevi-Duty HD Penetration Test

It’s not everyday that I see a product perform exactly as advertised but that was the case with the new Hevi-Duty home defense shells from Environ-Metal, the makers of Hevi-Shot products.

In this part of my evaluation of this shell I examine the danger of over penetration in a residential setting.

I used 5/8″ drywall for the interior portion of the wall, 5/8″ fiberboard for the exterior portion and used drywall strips to separate the 2 portions of the wall. I installed aluminum siding on the exterior. I did not however place any insulation batting between the walls that would normally be there, nor did I use any Tyvek wrap on the outside under the aluminum,

I fired a shot at the center mass of the wall from 7 yards per protocol for this type of test. I used a Remington 870 with a 18.5″ cylinder bore barrel and an ATI Scorpion Tactical stock, a somewhat typical set-up for a home defense shotgun.

All 30 pellets hit the board in an even pattern of about 18″ and penetrated the inside wall. The pellets that penetrated the interior wall “dimpled” the fiberboard wall and then turned to dust. None penetrated the exterior. When I removed the aluminum siding, it was very clear that no damage whatsoever had been done to the exterior wall. Please se pictures below.

I should also add that there is really no discernible recoil from this load fired through the 870. That means that follow-up shots. if necessary. would be easily accomplished. That is very positive since it may be necessary to fire more than one time in the event of multiple intruders, etc.

The low recoil of this load is also very positive when training a new or inexperienced shooter. They would not be frightened by excessive recoil and would easily gain confidence in their ability to handle a home defense gun.

Lastly, I chose the 870 with the ATI Scorpion Tactical stock because it is adjustable to fit any size shooter and has the best ergonomics I’ve seen on any tactical stock. The ATI stock and Hevi-Duty HD shells is a great combination and one that I would recommend anyone consider for home defense.

To learn more about Hevi-Duty shells and other Hevi-Shot products, please visit http://www.hevishot.com and to read more “Product Test” articles, please visit http://www.allaboutshooting.com

 

Interior Wall Before the Shot

Interior Wall Before the Shot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exterior Wall Before the Shot

Exterior Wall Before the Shot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interior Wall After the Shot

Interior Wall After the Shot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exterior Wall After the Shot

Exterior Wall After the Shot

 

 

More Stories & Fun Things to Do

Travel

New Museums & Exhibits Boost Travel in 2017

It is true that after a while the “same-old, same-old” gets, well…more than old. Finding a place to visit that is new, fresh and filled with fun for the family can grow into one heck of a research project. But some old names are opening some pretty amazing exhibits and expos this year. In addition, some brand new buildings are being placed in various countries worldwide that have more and more people booking tickets.

Business

How Are Retail Sales in 2017?

Despite consumer uncertainty, as well as a very sluggish beginning to 2017, the U.S. retail sales industry is projected to increase 4% this year. Headlines show that many retailers and companies posted “soft” holiday sales to end 2016, which caused some notable retailers to either cut jobs or close stores as a result. However, when it comes to 2017, the National Retail Federation (NFR) released an economic forecast projecting the retail industry (this excludes automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants) to grow and reach that 4% increase aim.

Entertainment

Prodigal Daughter Tries to Reconcile with Estranged Dad in Haunting Parable of Biblical Proportions

It\’s not very clear whether Harry Catto\’s (Joe Blakemore) death was a murder or a suicide. One thing\’s for certain, though. It wasn\’t merely a mishap, because nobody accidentally sticks a gun in his own mouth and pulls the trigger. The cops suspect that he killed himself, but his father (David Troughton) is too much in shock to press them to launch a full investigation.

Health

Making Your Health “Resolute”

It is time for those New Year’s Resolutions to be made

Books

The President’s Kitchen Cabinet

The Story of the African-Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas by Adrian Miller University of North Carolina Press