Ballistic Gel Testing
We tested this Hornady Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto) ammo by firing five rounds with a Ruger SR45 with a 4.5-inch barrel into calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin. Of those five rounds, we discovered the ammo penetrated an average of 19.34-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.564-inches, retaining 100% 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 Hornady Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto) ammunition stacks up compared to other self-defense rounds in 45 ACP (Auto).
To read more about our testing procedures and processes, please head here.
Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison
|200rds - 45 ACP Hornady Custom 230gr. +P XTP HP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||17||17||17.9||20.3||24.5|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.45||0.53||0.59||0.62||0.63|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||228.2||228.9||228.9||229.1||229.2|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||894||895||908||914||915|