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.
MCSO Shelton, WA”
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