Brass Fetcher Ballistic Testing

45 ACP

Heavy Clothing and 10 Percent Ballistic Gelatin

Cartridges Impact Velocity

(ft/sec)

Maximum Penetration Depth

(inch)

Expansion

(inch2)

Bullet Weight

(grain)

Barrel Length

(inch)

Distance *

(feet)

Federal

165gr

Expanding FMJ

937 13.3 0.163 165 3.0 10

165gr

Expanding FMJ

1231 9.8 0.526 165 16.6 10

165gr

Hydra-Shok

(PD45HS3H)

891 13.3 0.158 165 3.0 10

165gr

Hydra-Shok

(PD45HS3H)

919 13.0 0.323 165 3.8 10

165gr

Hydra-Shok

(PD45HS3H)

1214 9.5 0.485 165 16.6 10

230gr

Hydra-Shok

(PD45HS1)

794 13.3 0.160 230 3.0 10

230gr

Hydra-Shok

(PD45HS1)

992 13.4 0.403 230 16.6 10
RBCD

90gr

TF/SP

2050 13.3 0.232 90 3.8 10

* - Distance from muzzle to ballistic gelatin block.