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 13.86-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.628-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 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
|200rds - 9mm Federal Personal Defense 147gr. HST JHP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||13||13.5||13.6||14.4||14.8|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.54||0.56||0.63||0.69||0.72|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||146||147||147||147||147|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||897||907||913||922||923|