THE SHOT-LOCK SYSTEM is designed to fix a wire suspension to a base material using Powder Actuated Tools (PAT). The system comprises a predetermined length of a specific diameter wire rope with a shot-fire bracket termination (nail included) and is supplied with the required Zip-Clip locking device.




  • Electrical containment
  • HVAC and mechanical services
  • Lighting and audio as primary or secondary support
  • Signage and display, screens and partitions
  • Acoustic ceilings, islands, or baffles
  • Radiant heat panels



Shot-Lock should be used for lightweight applications only.

Zip-Clip offers two different Shot-Lock systems each allocated a letter to differentiate between the available safe working loads (SWL).

Shot-Lock systems are available in drop lengths of 1 m to 10 m. Loads indicated are per individual wire support when coupled with the appropriate Zip-Clip locking device.


Safe working loads

  • G 15 kg
  • S 25 kg

Areas for use

The standard Shot-Lock range is designed for indoor applications. Regular galvanised systems should not be used in areas that have levels of corrosion or elevated levels of heat or moisture.

For installations that are within corrosive areas consult with Zip-Clip Technical Department.



• The first step of the installation process is to fasten the shot-fire bracket to the base material.
• The second step of the process is to install the Zip-Clip locking device and connect to the intended application.



Attaching the shot-fire bracket to the base material

Tools required: PAT cartridge nailing tool.

Before installation Zip-Clip recommends referring to Construction Fixings Association guidance notes on the use of powder-actuated fixing systems.

Always perform test fixes before commencing installations to ensure fixing is suitable for base material.


  1. Ensure the substrate is suitable for nail and cartridge.
  2. Locate nail into barrel of the Powder Actuated Tool.
  3. Follow the gun manufacturers’ firing guidelines and CFA guidance notes.
  4. Confirm quality of fix before loading.



Installing the Zip-Clip locking device

Once the 90° bracket has been installed, a Zip-Clip locking device can be used to attach the wire to the service.


  1. Pass the wire rope through the Zip-Clip device in the direction of the arrow.
  2. Pass wire rope through or around your required fixture/application and back through the Zip-Clip leaving 15 cm of wire protruding.
  3. Confirm engagement of the Zip-Clip on the wire by pushing the pinin the opposite direction to the arrows indicated.


  • 18th Edition Amendment 2 : 2022 compliant.
  • Key-free release wire suspension for height adjustment – No tools required.
  • High tensile galvanised steel wire rope.
  • Multiple fixing options.
  • Suspension can be inverted.


SLPG11 m shot fire suspension system15 kg105060711651781390142429
SLPG22 m shot fire suspension system15 kg105060711651798390142474
SLPG33 m shot fire suspension system15 kg105060711651804390142487
SLPG44 m shot fire suspension system15 kg105060711651811390142490
SLPG55 m shot fire suspension system15 kg105060711651828390142500
SLPG1010 m shot fire suspension system15 kg105060711651835390142555
SLPS11 m shot fire suspension system25 kg105060711651842390142571
SLPS22 m shot fire suspension system25 kg105060711651859390142597
SLPS33 m shot fire suspension system25 kg105060711651866390142607
SLPS44 m shot fire suspension system25 kg105060711651873390142610
SLPS55 m shot fire suspension system25 kg105060711651880390142623
SLPS1010 m shot fire suspension system25 kg105060711651897390142678

Please Note: Drop lengths other than those listed are available, as standard, in increments of 1 m, up to 10 m. Custom drop lengths are also available on request.