Glaser Safety Slug 9mm for sale at Omaha Outdoors was originally designed for use by Sky Marshals concerned about overpenetration when fighting terrorists and hijackers on board commercial aircraft. Since the aluminum skin of a Boeing 737 is thinner than a Blu-Ray disc, their concerns about punching a hole in the pressurized fuselage, thus causing a tear in the space-time continuum, were not entirely misplaced. At the same time, they needed a reliable round that wouldn't malfunction in the semi-automatic pistols of the day. Enter the Glaser Blue and Glaser Silver Safety Slugs.
Glaser Ammo For Sale at Omaha Outdoors
Glaser's Safety Slugs come in two colors, Blue and Silver. The color refers to the tip of the bullet, a colored polymer ball held in place by a thin copper jacket scored so as to open upon impact. Inside the ball and jacket exterior is a load of compressed lead shot: #12 shot in the Glaser Blue and #6 shot in the Glaser Silver. What does this mean for you? Greater penetration, about 6 to 8 inches, may be had with the individually larger pieces of #6 shot in the Glaser Silver, and it also offers better performance against the sort of jackets and heavy clothing you might find in winter conditions. Glaser Blue offers 5 to 7 inches of penetration, especially against lighter clothing. Both bullets are designed to come apart early once hitting the target and spread shrapnel in a wide path, but if they hit something hard before hitting a person, the compressed shot will disperse and probably not have enough velocity to even penetrate the outer layers of skin once it is not moving as a single projectile.
Is Glaser Safety Slug Ammo Right for You?
Modern self defense ammunition gospel is to follow the recommendations of the FBI and seek an expanding bullet that will penetrate 12 to 18 inches in ballistic gelatin, a very close analog to human flesh. Glaser's Safety Slug ammunition obviously won't meet that standard. But it isn't designed to - and for good reason. The FBI also wants ammunition that can pass through a steel car door and still perform at these levels. Car doors and airplane skins are roughly the same thickness, but the FBI standard is for steel, and remember, airplanes are aluminum – and the FBI standard calls for two layers of steel, while airplanes generally have just one layer of aluminum. The FBI also wants ammunition that will perform consistently after passing through auto glass, drywall, and plywood. Glaser wanted to make a round that would consistently come apart and cause minimal damage after passing through or impacting without penetrating these barriers - for situations where overpenetration or barrier penetration could injure or kill unintended targets, or cause severe property damage.
Glaser Safety Slugs, therefore, are suitable for defensive purposes by those who work in, say, a security job for a power plant that might be highly vulnerable to damage from supersonic metal projectiles, or parents who want to protect their family but don't want to risk an errant shot going through many layers of drywall and hitting a child. As the famous sea captain Marko Ramius once said, “Some things in here don't react well to bullets.”