Ballistic Gel Testing
We tested this Federal Ammunition 9mm Luger (9x19) ammo by firing five rounds with a S&W M&P Shield with a 3.1-inch barrel into calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin. Of those five rounds, we discovered the ammo penetrated an average of 18.3-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.498-inches, retaining 99% of the projectile's original weight.
On this page, you'll see video of our tests including photographs that detail the ammunition before/after firing it through a four-layer barrier into gelatin. Also, you'll see how this Federal Ammunition 9mm Luger (9x19) ammunition stacks up compared to other self-defense rounds in 9mm Luger (9x19).
To read more about our testing procedures and processes, please head here.
Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison
|1000rds - 9mm Federal XM9001 115gr. JHP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||15.5||16.8||17.7||19.5||22|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.32||0.41||0.58||0.58||0.6|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||110||113.4||113.7||114.7||114.8|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||1109||1114||1120||1126||1135|
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I bought this load and am very impressed with how it cycles through my XD. They are accurate and reliable. I will buy more. I've fired about 800 of the 1000 rounds and have had no issues.
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This ammo shoots great from my Glock 43. It’s my daily carry load.