Brass Fetcher Ballistic Testing: 32 ACP

Products evaluated:

  • • Blazer FMJ 71gr (3503)
  • • Cor-Bon Self-Defense JHP 60gr (SD3260)
  • • Federal Hydra-Shok Personal Defense 65gr (P32HS1)
  • • Hornady XTP 60gr (90062)
  • • Winchester Silvertip 60gr (X32ASHP)
  • • Winchester USA FMJ 71gr (Q4255)

2.7” Barrel Semi-auto

Suitability for self-defense

Impact velocities used in this report were obtained from a PACT MODEL 1 XP 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 bare gelatin performance only.