View Full Version : Are Breaching Rounds Legal?

06-13-2008, 11:43 PM
I have seen some shotguns rifles marketed as tactical door breaching models, i.e Mossberg 500 w/ pistol grip. However I have seen little mention or posting for the sale of breaching shells. Nor do I ever remember seeningthem at my Local Gun Shop. I wouldn't be surprised to learn they ore not legal to purchase. Knowing this would definitely be useful before any additional modifications to my Rem. 879.

Thanks for the advice,

06-14-2008, 5:08 AM
#4 buck makes a pretty good key, and they are legal.

06-14-2008, 12:33 PM
Im sure you can buy breaching rounds but what for? you plan on doing a tactical take over of your wifes bedroom?

06-14-2008, 12:36 PM
Im sure you can buy breaching rounds but what for? you plan on doing a tactical take over of your wifes bedroom?
When there's an itch, sometimes you have to scratch it! :D

06-14-2008, 12:43 PM
Here you go, http://ammunitiontogo.com/catalog1/index.php?cName=12-gauge-specialty-ammo

Matt C
06-14-2008, 12:47 PM
Broken link fixed- http://ammunitiontogo.com/catalog1/product_info.php?pName=9rds-12-gauge-door-breaching-ammo&cName=12-gauge-specialty-ammo

06-14-2008, 2:02 PM
what is in the breaching round? is it truly better than 4-00 shot?

06-14-2008, 2:11 PM
a breeching round is essentially a fully plastic shotshell, with a projectile formed from compacted metal powder at the tip. it is designed to destroy a metal object (such as a hinge, dead bolt or door knob) and then disintegrate 'into dust' immediately afterward.


there are currently no restrictions on breaching rounds that IM aware of. since most civilian shotgun ammunition can also take down a door; the only true difference would be safety. but always check to be sure. the difference between a legal and illegal shotshell is sometimes in the content.

a flamethrower shotshell for example, is basically a breech round but with a payload of magnesium dust instead of lead dust. which makes it vastly different (and illegal)

06-14-2008, 4:32 PM
The problem with buckshot when breaching is you can have bounce back, not good. Breaching rounds prevent or minimize any dangerous flying debris. A breaching barrel muzzle attachment allows one to place the the tip of the breacher crown to the door and dig in which will minimize bounce back. The ports allows the gases to be vented out sideways. There are no ports on a breaching attachment in the 12 and 6 o'clock positions. King Armory makes some of the best Breach/muzzle break attachments I have seen. Send your barrel in and they will install one for you. I am having one installed.

King Armory Website link with pictures: