The shotgun is an excellent tool for home defense, but if you could double your gun’s ammo capacity and reduce recoil without making any alterations to your gun, wouldn’t you take advantage of it? Aguila’s Minishells make such a promise.

The Minishells yielded a considerable reduction in felt recoil. This could prove to be a significant advantage for follow-up shots and if the gun may need to be operated by a smaller person or child. Their reduced length allows for a doubling of shell capacity in the shotgun’s magazine, while still maintaining enough shot for home-defense purposes. (Even enough to break a few clay pigeons on the wing, I found.)

Aguila Minishells: Home-Defense Solution or Marketing Gimmick?
On the left, a standard 2 3/4″ shotshell. On the right, Aguila’s Minishell.

These little shells may be half the length of an ordinary shell, but they’re twice the price. You can expect to pay around $10 for 20 rounds.  If they run in your gun, they may well be worth it.

Available in 7 1/2 shot, buck shot and slug. Get your very own Aquila Minishells HERE

Post and photos by Nate Granzow