A couple of weeks ago we a test of .454 Casull vs. a 12-gauge slug (specifically a Remington Slugger). That slug did great, but it got me thinking — how much better might something like a Brenneke slug perform? So, this week, it’s a straight-up ballistic gel test of a Brenneke Black Magic Short Magnum one-ounce, 2 3/4″ shotgun slug. And (spoiler alert) it’s just plain incredible. About 150 fps faster than the Slugger and much more destruction — heck, the ballistic gel slow-mo shot alone was worth it (and should forever put “caliber war” claims to rest. Handguns are handguns, but a 12-gauge loaded with Brenneke slugs…well, I almost think Jayne Cobb might nickname it Vera.