Brass Fetcher Ballistic Testing

45 ACP

20 Percent Ballistic Gelatin

This page presents Table 1: 20 Percent Ballistic Gelatin and Table 2: Bone Test.

Click here to view Table 3: Simulated Shotlines

Table 1 presents 20 Percent ballistic gelatin tests for Blazer, CCI, Cor-Bon, Federal, Hornady, PMC, Remington, Speer, and Winchester.

Cartridges Impact Velocity

(ft/sec)

Maximum Penetration Depth

(inch)

Expansion

(inch2)

Bullet Weight

(grain)

Barrel Length

(inch)

Distance *

(feet)

Blazer

230gr

Blazer FMJ

(5230)

782 10.0+ NA 230 3.8 10
CCI

Shotshell

#9 Birdshot

(3745)

1062 5.4 0.803 120 3.8 10
Cor-Bon

160gr

DPX

(DPX45AR160)

1150 10.2 0.351 159.6 5.0 10

165gr

+P Pow'R Ball

(PB45165)

1190 7.9 0.406 160.0 5.0 10

185gr

+P DPX

(DPX45185)

1099 184.4 0.278 185 5.0 10
Federal

165gr

Expanding FMJ

1131 8.1 0.502 164.3 5.0 10

230gr

Hydra-Shok

(PD45HS1)

878 10.0+ 0.346 225.3 4.3 10
Hornady

230gr

Critical Defense FTX

(90900)

1058 9.2 0.424 183.2 5.0 10

230gr

+P XTP

(9096)

889 10.0+ 0.403 230.5 5.0 10
PMC

230gr

Starfire JHP

(45SFA)

797 10.0+ 0.330 229.5 5.0 10
Remington

185gr

+P Golden Saber

(GS45APC)

1036 10.2 0.377 185 3.8 10

230gr

Golden Saber

(GS45APB)

749 10.2 0.395 229.7 3.8 10
Speer

200gr

+P Gold Dot

(23969)

995 10.1 0.385 200.3 5.0 10

230gr

Gold Dot

(23966)

780 10.2 0.344 229.5 5.0 10
Winchester

230gr

SXT

848 10.0+ 0.300 228.4 5.0 10

Table 2: Bone Test

Cartridges Impact Velocity

(ft/sec)

Maximum Penetration Depth

(inch)

Expansion

(inch2)

Bullet Weight

(grain)

Barrel Length

(inch)

Distance *

(feet)

Magtech

185gr

+P Guardian Gold JHP

(GG45A)

1106 10.0 NA 185 5.0 10

* - Distance from muzzle to ballistic gelatin block.