Brass Fetcher Ballistic Testing: 10mm Auto

Products Evaluated:

4.6” Barrel Semi-auto

  • • DoubleTap Bonded Defense 155gr (143374)
  • • DoubleTap WFNGC 200gr (613997)
  • • Glaser Silver Safety Slug 115gr (GL03600)
  • • Hornady Critical Duty 175gr (91256)
  • • Hornady XTP 180gr (9126)

5.0” Barrel Semi-auto

  • • Atomic Bonded Match Hollowpoint 180gr (00432)
  • • Buffalo Bore TAC-XP 155gr (21D)
  • • Federal Hydra-Shok 180gr (P10HS1)
  • • Hornady Critical Duty 175gr (91256)
  • • PMC Bronze JHP 170gr (10B))

Suitability for Self-defense

Impact velocities used in this report were obtained from an Oehler System 85 using no velocity corrections. All ballistic gelatin blocks used in this evaluation were nominal 10% ballistic gelatin blocks calibrated in accordance with FBI RFP-OSCU-DSU1704 as follows (FBI RFP-OSCU-DSU1704, page 104, 2017):

"Prior to the utilization of any block of gelatin, validation of the block will be tested to assure consistency of the gelatin mixture. This test consists of firing a .177 caliber steel sphere (BB) into the gelatin block at 590 feet per second (fps) +/- 15 fps. This sphere must penetrate a minimum of 2.95 inches but no more than 3.74 inches ".

Selection criteria is based upon the point system for penetration in FBI RFP-OSCU-DSU1704. Scoring is based upon both bare gelatin and heavy clothing performance — color code reflects the lower-scoring performance of the two test events.