Specialty Ammunition from Engel Ballistic Research

At Engel Ballistic Research, we sell specialty ammunition for hunters, police, and military personnel. This ammunition is designed for circumstances where controlling collateral damage is of great importance. We understand the advantages of being able to control the placement of a projectile to minimize risks for bystanders, and to accurately take down your target. Whether you’re using our specialty ammo for home defense, hunting, or a police operation, we developed our line of specialty ammunition with your needs in mind. Our variety of specialty ammunition designs and commitment to quality and safety make us the ideal choice when you’re searching for specialty ammo.

Specialty Ammunition Designs

The destructive forces of a projectile can be controlled with different ammunition design. A projectile could penetrate several targets at close range, which may not be your intention. Our frangible ammunition is designed to provide specific results through safer projectiles that will disintegrate after hitting soft tissue in a target. A typical rifle projectile could penetrate through an intruder who had broken through a patio door and then also hit a family member who had been standing behind the intruder – our specialty ammo is designed to greatly minimize this risk by utilizing rounds that disintegrate on impact with objects harder than themselves or when impacting soft tissue. This greatly reduces over penetration. Check out our .308 Limited Penetration Frangible for a great example.

Expanding Slugs

An expanding slug has perforations that allow it to change shape and expand on impact with soft tissue. In comparison, a slug with a solid metal design would not easily collapse after hitting a target.

Our 12 gauge expanding slug expands out to over 1.4325’ on impact with soft tissue. The expansion of this round makes it an ideal choice for home defense and hunting applications. Take a closer look at how our 12 gauge expanding slug performs in our ballistic gel test.

Frangible Slugs

Our specialty frangible entry slugs are made from a copper and tin matrix, and are lead-free. They will fragment into several pieces after hitting a target, which helps to control problems from projectiles penetrating multiple targets such as an intruder, followed by a wall and ending with an innocent bystander who had been standing on the other side of that wall, as the frangible slug will stop at the first target. In addition, a ricocheting slug could cause more damage and injure other persons. This ricochet and over penetration reduction make our frangible slugs ideal for home defense, shoot houses, and steel targets. In addition, our lead-free slugs are allowed in shooting facilities where projectiles with lead are banned, a choice that many shooting facilities are moving towards in order to decrease the amount of lead exposed to shooters.

Whether you’re on the job, protecting your family, or at a shooting range, our frangible ammunition is the best choice to minimize the risk posed by ricochets, over penetration, and lead.


There are specific responsibilities that are associated with shotguns such as the obligation to always use proper safety procedures. Shotguns can be used for personal protection or for hunting wild game. A slug could endanger other hunters or family members who are near a target such as a deer or an intruder. We understand that gun safety is a very serious responsibility. Our professionals place a top priority on customer service and always ensure that each customer has been given complete information about safety and regulations.

Our Commitment To Quality

At Engel Ballistic Research, we've spent years of development and research to create the highest quality specialty ammunition available today. Our commitment to excellence has given Engel Ballistic Research the reputation for providing accurate, stable, and reliable ammunition to our customers time after time. Learn more about out specialty ammunition today, or find a dealer near you.

Why Choose Engel Ballistic Research As Your Online Ammo Shop

Whether you're looking for ammo for hunting, self-defense, or your position as law enforcement or military personnel, we have the right credentials and experience to meet your ammunition needs. Our ammo is legal for citizen use in the continental 48 states, and legal for hunting in as many as 37. This does not substitute for legal advice, but as an upstanding member of both the American Rifle Association and the American Suppressor Association we come equipped with the experience, knowledge and expertise you hope for in your ammunition supplier.

We have a comprehensive stock of ammunition for many needs, including:

Subsonic ammunition

Frangible ammunition

Polymer cased ammo

Specialty ammo

When shopping for ammo, you want to get the ammo that fits your gun with the greatest delivery of power and proven results. When hunting, you want to know your target stays down - few things are as frustrating as a near-kill. At Engel Ballistic Research, we have ammunition that has been designed to increase the likelihood of a successful shot, and that comes in a host of styles. From our expanding slugs to our subsonic ammo, we have the ammo you need for your situation.

For home defense, the pistol has been ranked as far and above the most effective deterrent and protection against loss due to a home invasion. However, you want to make sure you get the right ammo to take down your target, but also to make sure that bystanders are not affected by ricochets. We offer a wide selection of frangible ammunition that is designed to break apart on impact, so you don’t have to worry about ricochets or over penetration. We understand the importance of keeping our families safe, and have designed our frangible ammunition around this.

We also offer polymer cased ammunition which is superior in weight than conventional center fire cartridges. We have done extensive research to make sure our ammo is reliable and accurate, so you know you are getting the best ammo available. The polymer cartridge reduces the heat of expanding gasses more effectively than brass, which saves your firearm from extreme heat at the cartridge and prolongs the firearm's life, all while giving you greater accuracy through smaller standard deviations in pressure and projectile velocity.

Finally, we offer subsonic ammunition, a quiet ammunition designed to not break the sound barrier. Our subsonic ammo is best used in a suppressed weapon. This type of quiet ammunition is greatly important on missions where the shooter must remain unheard. While stealth shooter situations can greatly benefit from our subsonic ammo, Our line of subsonic hunting ammunition allows hunters to benefit from the reduced sound signature, reduced recoil, and reduced muzzle flip of subsonic ammo.

No matter your need, Engel Ballistic Research has the mission-specific ammunition that’s right for you. Visit our online ammo store today to view our wide selection of ammunition, and make sure to view the resources, videos, and tools available on our site. We manufacture our ammunition to the strictest standards so you can rest assure you’re getting quality products, every time.

Engel Ballistic Research is the starting point for the best online ammo available.