Short and Sweet: The Force X2 Shorty Shotshells From Federal

    Force X2 Shorty

    Using a shotgun for home defense, like anything else, has pros and cons. One of the biggest cons is the limited capacity that comes with a tube-fed shotgun. One way to increase your capacity is to make the shells themselves shorter, and that’s exactly what Federal has done. Expanding their line of Personal Defense rounds for 2022, these are the Force X2 Shorty shotshells from Federal Premium.

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    NEW Force X2 Shorty Shotshells From Federal

    Federal has combined the power of two of our newest technologies to create a shotshell option that changes the nature of self-defense. Force X2TM ShortyTM shells measure just 1 3⁄4 inches but hold a payload of six 00 segmenting buckshot engineered to split into two equal pieces on impact.

    Force X2 Shorty

    These new shells from Federal are purpose-built for the personal defense market. They utilize a small 1 3/4″ hull which contains six 00 buck pellets. The buckshot is segmented and designed to split in half on impact. This potentially doubles the number of wound channels, while also severely decreasing the risk of overpenetration. The pellets are copper-plated for better target penetration. The six pellets fly downrange at 1245 feet per second. The X2 Shorty shotshells offer a much higher capacity in your magazine tube, giving you more chances to walk away from the fight. There are 10 shells per box.


    • Gauge: 12
    • Length: 1 3/4″
    • Shot size: 00 Buck
    • Shells per box: 10
    • MSRP: $28.99

    Force X2 Shorty

    If you’d like to run these little shells, you can expect to see more information on the Federal Premium website soon. For more information and new product announcements, be sure to follow Federal on their social media pages. You can find them on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter. Keep yourselves safe and look out for each other!

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    Nic L

    Stemming from his childhood love of WWII history, Nic’s passion for firearms continues to grow as his maturity level recedes. He has competed in local USPSA, IDPA, and rifle competitions, and has an almost unnatural affection for Rosie, his Gen3 Glock 19.