Tactnition Anti-Drone Shotgun Rounds

LuckyGunner are selling anti-drone shotgun rounds loaded with depleted uranium buckshot. At $17.76 a box of 5 rounds, its a bargin.

Years of research and development have gone into these highly effective 12 gauge shells that can turn even Joe Biden’s double barrel shotgun into an instant anti-aircraft platform. Specially formulated propellant is capable of launching 9 pellets of depleted uranium rounds up to 1 km straight up into the air. With accurate shot placement, this armor piercing buckshot will disable vital systems on modern military drones. At minimum, the force of impact will disable navigation systems, but in over 60% of our field tests, the drones were incapable of remaining airborne after contact with our Anti-Drone Loads.

Drone Loads are intended for entertainment use only and not intended to be used in any manner not in accordance with federal and local laws. Lucky Gunner assumes no responsibility for any illegal activity involving Tacnition Drone Ammo

heh 🙂

Depleted Uranium (DU) would make for an great shotgun load. DU is not terribly toxic (to handle) and it has a very long half life that is at least hundreds of millions of years (the longer the half life, the lower the rate of dangerous ionizing radiation released) and the alpha particles it emits would not be able to penetrate the plastic shell of a shotgun round.

DU is 68% denser than lead. A #1-sized shot would be roughly the same weight as a 000-sized lead shot. This would give super penetration, increased range and increased hit rate because many more shot could be squeezed into the shell. It would cut through heavy clothing and maybe even body amour like a hot knife through butter.

The downside of DU is that eating or inhaling it can have nasty effects. The same alpha particles that cannot even penetrate your clothing wreck havoc on your DNA when inside your body. This combined with the over penetration of soft-skinned animals mean it would make a poor hunting round. Its application would be limited to self-defense and military applications.





Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


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  • Garrett

    This would be perfect for a door gunner who spots that rogue drone out the back of his Pave Low or the AC-130 gunner that doesn’t want over penetration from using the 105mm!

    • Entropy

      They should make a DU shotgun load for the 105mm. Just sayin’.

  • Doom

    Ha ha ha… so fahnny, What 2nd amendment? what 4th amendment? What 5th amendment? what 6th amendment? yerrrr drones!

    -Debbie Doomer

  • flyingburgers

    I don’t think DU has a specific benefit against soft targets, like people. How DU works is that when it hits something hard, the heat causes the surface to melt away. This way the projectile remains sharp and can penetrate armor. On top of that, uranium is pyrophoric, so the dust will ignite. In order for this to happen, the target needs to be hard enough to impart enough energy.

    This is why the military uses DU in penetrators and anti-armor weapons but tungsten in small-arms since tungsten is actually denser and harder than uranium.

    • Guest#2

      You’ve got a lot wrong here. There’s no heat causing any surface to melt away or causing the projectile to remain sharp. In fact, the sharpness of a projectile has little effect on its armor penetrating ability, because armor penetration works through different principles than a knife or an arrowhead (think about the molten copper fired by an explosively formed penetrator, which isn’t at all sharp). DP projectiles penetrate armor by kinetic energy alone.

      DP isn’t used in small arms because of its expense, its weight, because small arms aren’t powerful enough to be used effectively against hardened steel or DP armor (except maybe the .50 BMG), and because penetrating that sort of armor isn’t the role of small arms. Tungsten actually is used in anti-armor munitions, such as the M829A1 120mm round fired by the M1 Abrams’ main gun.

      Tungsten is much harder than uranium, but it’s much less dense: tungsten is element 72 and has a density of 19.25 g/cm^3, whereas uranium is element 92 (so it has about 20% more mass than tungsten), and has a density of 19.1 g/cm^3, which is slightly less than tungsten’s 19.25 g/cm^3.

      Google-foo, grasshopper.

  • Mazryonh

    IMO, Drones are a PR and accountability disaster waiting to happen in my view. They make warfare too easy as well–after all, when you can pump them out by the thousands as opposed to taking human casualties (which are individually irreplaceable), you can prosecute war far longer than would be rational.

    Their surveillance abilities have also been called into question. Anyone interested can read this interesting webpage on the subject here:

    http://www.combatreform.org/sodastrawuavs.htm

  • contary

    You are kidding?

  • mho

    Yes, lets fire multiple projectiles into the air which will come down to about your same elevation some distance away carrying 500+ ft/lbs of energy when it contacts the ground. Well, we hope it hits the ground anyway.

    • Could you explain to me how a 5 gram projectile falling at 9.8 m/s² generates 500 ft/lbs of energy?

      • noob

        horizontal velocity vector.

        • Quintin

          Well, here’s another term for ya – terminal velocity. It’s not coming down all that fast just from gravity. Not with atmosphere holding it back.

  • DougE

    I was waiting for an April Fools day post from TFB. Too bad the ceiling for predators and reapers is 7x the max range of the ammo. Besides, they’d be able to hit you from 5+ miles away with some hellfire.

  • kscottwyatt81

    ha….ha….ha….. nice april fools joke

  • This is a crappy April Fool’s day post. I hate april fool’s day.

  • Google “thermite”, use common Lead, with a sealed pack of Aluminum powder and Iron Oxide, and fear Drones no more.

    • Just kidding, haw-haw.

    • Ray

      Hello Edgar the inventor! I remember reading your posts on the London Inventors Club website.

  • Jared

    These should be illegal. DU is highly poisonuos if it enters the body in any way. There is no need for radiation Uranium is one of the most poisonous metals simply by its chemical properties. Even near misses would be dangerous as debris from a disintegrated shot could lead to severe lung problems and general heavy metal poisoning when inhaled. This. Is. Just .Not. Right.
    Provided it isn’t a hoax which I hope it is.

    • Shooting aircraft, drone or otherwise, has been illegal for quite some time. Shooting skyward is also illegal in most areas where one might encounter a drone. Depleted uranium also requires registration for a general license to possess.

      The image is also visibly edited and posted on April 1.

  • RickH

    “And while supplies last, a free one size fits all tin-foil hat with each order!”

  • Not to mention, DU gets so hot when traveling even already inside the barrel that a standard shotgun would become a wallhanger very very quickly…

  • S Leggitt

    Ill let anyone that wants to try them against the drones I build
    http://personaldrones.net