Aguila Ammunition Minishell Production Doubled To Meet Ammo Demand

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Aguila Minishell
Aguila Minishell

CONROE, TEXAS – -( It's the shotshell round that's caught the attention of shooters worldwide – the original Aguila Minishell. The popular shotshell load has been in such high demand since its launch in 2015 that within hours of arrival in retail locations nationwide, it's out of stock.

Aguila Minishell

Texas Armament & Technology (TxAT) and Aguila Ammunition are pleased to announce the Aguila Minishell is not only back on shelves, but the company has produced more minshells in the past year alone than what was produced since inception. The ever-popular round is readily available in Buckshot and Slug and on store shelves now. 7.5 shot will also be available in the coming weeks.

“Our facilities in Cuernavaca, MX, turned their focus to our Minishell line so our supply was able to catch up to the demand,” states John Domolky, Director of Sales for TxAT/Aguila Ammo. “With an increase in our production to run 24/7, our very patient customers will now be satisfied customers.”

“We handled the Minishell demand very much how we managed the rimfire demand in 2013-2014. Because Aguila Ammunition and our production facility, Tecnos, have the means to change and increase manufacturing capabilities, we were the rimfire manufacturer that stayed ahead of the rimfire demand. We should now be able to maintain the same stay-ahead with the Minishell,” continued Domolky.

Aguila Ammunition is the sole manufacturer of the Minishell, a shotshell in the 1¾” size. Not only does the tiny shell pack a solid punch, but also offers no recoil and less noise; something that all shooters can benefit from, especially new and youth shooters.

The Aguila Minishell can be found in your local Brownell's, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Cabela's, Sportsman's Warehouse, Midway USA, Gander Outdoors, Turner's Outdoorsman, Dunham's Sports, Rural King and other locations nationwide. Use the online dealer locator to find the closest Aguila Minishell dealer near you:

Aguila AmmunitionAbout Aguila Ammunition

Aguila Ammunition, founded in 1961, is manufactured in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico by Industrias Tecnos, S.A. de C.V. As one of the largest rimfire manufacturers in the world, Aguila utilizes cutting-edge technology to manufacture quality rimfire, centerfire and shotshell ammunition. Aguila offers a complete range of products for the self-defense, sport shooting, hunting, law enforcement and military markets. Texas Armament & Technology is the exclusive North American distributor for Aguila Ammunition.

Texas Armament & TechnologyAbout Texas Armament & Technology

Texas Armament & Technology (TxAT) is the exclusive distributor of Aguila Ammunition in the U.S. and Canadian markets. TxAT specializes in distributing high-quality brands around the globe including distribution into the Mexican market. From marketing strategy, planning and implementation to operational optimization and logistics, TxAT has the experience to bring products to market both domestically and abroad, delivering solutions that deliver results.

For more information on Aguila Ammunition, visit the company website at

  • 22 thoughts on “Aguila Ammunition Minishell Production Doubled To Meet Ammo Demand

    1. I think you’re going to see more ammo producers making these mini shells. There is obviously a market for them. That’s great because it should drive down prices.

    2. The Aguila mini shells are now facing a competitor….Challenger out of Canada/France. Minishells were not that popular until OPSol Texas introduced the Mini-Clip. This adapter (now improved as the Flex to handle longer mini reloads), allows Mossberg 500 (Mav 88, 590A1, Shockwave) shotguns to effectively run almost all 1.75″ shotshells on the market. This is why Aguila ramped up production. Hopefully, more American companies will start producing 1.75″ and the prices will drop. According to their website, the mini-clip was developed so low recoil users, particularly women, can effectively wield a shotgun, and enjoy going to the range, as well as having a more stable firearm for home defense.

    3. If you support the second ammendment be pleased with anything that is pro gun. If you don’t, grab your pink vag hat and latte waddle out to your Yugo and shut the f— up.

      1. Yeah, I’ve heard that too. I’ve found they cycle fine in my Mossberg, even without the Topsol Mini Clip but you need to keep the gun oriented horizontally. It appears if you roll the gun to the side or drop the muzzle while cycling, the shell can flip over before it’s chambered. The Topsol Mini Clip prevents that.

        The elevator design in the 870 is completely different and that’s why the don’t make a mini clip for it.

    4. First of all, there’s no such thing as NO recoil, as the article states. The recoil is significantly less than standard 2-3/4″ shells. BTW, Fiocchi 2-3/4″ shells are almost as tame as the Aguila mini shells. Fiocchi doesn’t call them “reduced recoil” but I found them to be even slightly less than the Remington “Reduced Recoil” shells.

      These have become hugely popular and very hard to find because of the popularity of the Shockwave and TAC-14. I’m glad to hear they’re ramping up production and I’d be even happier if 1 or 2 other manufacturers would start to offer them. These lighter loads really make the Shockwave much more enjoyable to shoot, without having to settle for the 20 gauge version. Full power loads are certainly manageable, just not as much fun at the range. Shooting’s s’posed ta be fun.

        1. Maybe so. However, just like there is no one gun fits all, no shell fits all. situations. Many people have one shotgun for home defense. My wife cannot handle a regular 12ga. for more than one shot. I would rather have my gun loaded with these than to know she could miss and that was it. Kick is less than a 20 ga. yet 12ga. pattern.

          These have a use and if not for you, then be happy they are made for someone else. More shooters = more 2A support. This shell helps young people, some women, and players get/stay involved.

        2. Physical strength may not be the reason some people find the 2.75″ difficult to use. Arthritis definitely affects one’s ability to handle recoil, particularly in a PGO platform like the Shockwave.

        3. I think some folks are missing a good point here. One of the primary advantages of these mini shells is that, while they are perfectly adequate for most applications, their use in tubular magazines allows five shells in the space where only four 2 3/4 ” shells will fit. Got an eight round shotgun? Use these and you’ve got a ten rounder. That could be a boon for those who keep a 12 gauge for home defense.

        4. Chris you should support your fellow shooter, not look for something to be able to cut them down with. The rights of all gun owners are under attack be anti-gunner’s and and other gun owners calling people weak for wanting reduced recoil rounds Lose, lose for 2A!

      1. The recoil is about 1/3rd that of a standard 2 3/4 shell and still penetrates 8 – 10 inches with 10 rounds in a Shockwave. It makes an excellent home defense round where you don’t to shoot someone in the next apartment…

    5. This whole article is pure unadulterated BS!
      I was at the NRA Meetings in Dallas on May 5th.
      I SAW an ACTUAL box of Minishells at the Aguila booth.
      I SPOKE with their representative who TOLD me there would be IN STOCK in 2WKS. an ample supply at Academy Sports.


      I went to SEVERAL Academy Sports stores in the Ft. Worth/Dallas market and was greeted with, “Minishells?!, what’s a Minishell?. NEVER HEARD OF ‘EM.”


        1. 10-4, BLAMMO. Academy Sports isn’t the only ammo vendor on the planet and these shells are currently high in demand. However, those facts certainly no not make this article just BS by any means. The article itself names several suppliers for these shells. Do a little research. I’m sure most of us could find more currently available than we could afford to buy.

      1. They are a HOT commodity, but can be found on-line.

        If you get them, check out the OPsol magazine insert for the Shockwave or 590 to make loading ar round easier.

      2. YEAH, Lewis! Kinda’ like when OBAMA! caused such a run on America’s Black Rifle that none were available! Ya’ know why? They stopped making them, then. Yeah! They lied to us – there were none on the shelves, so it must be true they had stopped making them……

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