Testimonials — Why Use a Seattle Slug?

Competition Proven: Professional Shooter Robert Vogel uses a Seattle Slug, winning matches up to and including the USPSA Limited-10 National Championship.  3-Gun Nation commentator and marksman Patrick Kelley has used and advocated the Seattle Slug for many years.

Law Enforcement Proven: Officers at King County Sheriff have used these for years, and helped us test the current bake-on finish applied to black slugs. They’re probably our largest LE client, followed by members of Lake Forest P.D.  The list is long, but members of Mason County Sheriff and Shelton P.D. have used it in especially creative ways.  (See “Force Multiplier,” below.)

BANNED!: The Seattle Slug works so well, it has been banned BY NAME from USPSA “Production” competition, and IDPA “Stock Service Pistol.” (The tweeny plastic copies are not banned.)

SPEEDS RELOADS: The Seattle Slug provides a big target to load against. Works with all types of magazine pads. “Reloads with the Glock have always been a problem, but now they just slide right in. . .” — Robert Hance, Naples, FL
“The first time I reloaded with it was in a match. I stopped and stared at the gun. It was so much easier!” — SGT. Roger Budzianowski, King County Jail Staff, Seattle.
ABSORBS RECOIL: Added weight helps calm recoil of hard-kicking Glocks. The brass model increases the weight of the frame by 70%. (statistics based on a 5-ounce Glock 17 frame, including trigger, pins, etc. Slugs weigh 3.5 ounces in brass). “That thing calms the gun right down. . .” — Rick Allen
IMPROVES FUNCTIONING: Added weight cuts down on “weak-hand” and “weak wrist” malfunctions. With more than 80% of the Glock’s weight in the barrel and slide, Glocks are more prone to these types of failures. “I was using epoxy and lead shot in my 17L before. This is a lot better.” — Earl Belisle, Tempe, AZ
IMPROVES BALANCE: By adding weight in the grip, the center of balance shifts downward. Your gun’s new center will lay above your trigger finger, balancing in all directions close to the trigger pin. The result is a calmer-shooting, less “top heavy” piece. “This is great, it makes it feel like a real gun again,” — SGT Bruce Bennett, armorer, Mason County Sherriff
INSTALLS IN MINUTES: Do it yourself with a small Allen wrench.
NO CHANGE TO THE GRIP: Use the set screw and your grip profile does not change. Conceal it, shoot it, handle it, the only changes are listed above. “Works great! I’m really happy with it.” — Warren R. Anderson, Knoxville, TN
NO GUNSMITHING: Your slug should push into place, leaving the gun otherwise box stock


FORCE MULTIPLIER: SGT. Bruce Bennett had the chance to watch the Seattle Slug “evolve” as a law enforcement accessory, to where his group began looking at it as a force-muliplication tool. (We don’t endorse this, but it shows some unexpected benefits of the product.) Bennett and his brother officers in Shelton, Wash., were mostly interested in balance and recoil control.

“The Seattle Slug weighed within an ounce of the total weight of the 17 rounds (9mm).  This allowed the Glock to retain a neutral balance position as the last half of the total rounds in a magazine were fired.  Without it, the gun behaved differently after round #8 through #17,” says Bennett.

“Shelton PD used the Slug on their Glock 21’s and I was asked to present the idea of a lightweight Slug (aluminum) to you for Shelton PD.  All those ideas about lightweight Slugs went by the wayside when a brass Seattle Slug-equipped Glock 21 was used to crack open a window in a car driven by two Shelton Slugs that thought they could
thwart the armed felony stop of their car used in a kidnapping spree.  Due to the proximity of the hostage in the vehicle, gunfire against the driver through the driver’s window was not an option.  Shelton PD Officer Brian
Bigelow took his Glock and struck the heel of the gun butt (armored with the BRASS Seattle Slug) and the window broke and the driver was extricated from the getaway car and with great elan dumped on his head outside the

“My wife at the time (Teresa) showed me another use for a Glock equipped with a Seattle Slug:  She drew the gun and said, “Now take it away from me!”  I tried my ninja-take-the-gun-from-the-pretty-lady
trick and was rewarded with a gun-butt heel strike to the sternum. OUCH! I carried a bruise there for many months afterwards.

Sincerely yours,

Bruce Bennett
Sergeant (Retired)
MCSO  Shelton, WA”

A Home Defense Testimonial:


You probably get a lot of these but I would like to say that  the Seattle Slug (Brass) is THE thing to have on a Glock for home defense.  I have a Gen 2 Glock 22 and I finally decided to turn it into my home defense gun.  Wanted to add a light, so I added a Command Arms Accessories rail which fit but left the gun feeling muzzle heavy and slightly unbalanced.  The rail did seem to reduce muzzle rise a bit but the gun just felt “wrong” and that was on top of how snappy the .40 Glock’s recoil can feel.  I came across your Seattle Slug while browsing through Brownell’s site and it caught my attention.  I did a little research and decided to try it out…
All I can say is, “Oh My God!”.  The Seattle Slug is fantastic and was the answer to my problems.  Between the Slug and the rail muzzle rise and felt recoil with .40 S&W 180grn PDX loads is less than my friend’s Glock 17 9mm.  The combination damped out whatever the problem was with the rail by itself and now the gun feels amazing!  It just feels completely different!  And the way the extension channels magazines right into the grip during reloads… it’s like having a mag well funnel without it being intrusive in any way.
Seriously, I know the slug was originally developed for competition but this thing is THE thing for home defense and self defense… now if you just had one that would work with my Glock 27…
Charles Conway
Lake Stevens, WA 98258

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