Ballistic Gel Testing
We tested this Winchester Ammunition 38 Special ammo by firing five rounds with a S&W 640 with a 2.125-inch barrel into calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin. Of those five rounds, we discovered the ammo penetrated an average of 20.28-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.38-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 Winchester Ammunition 38 Special ammunition stacks up compared to other self-defense rounds in 38 Special.
To read more about our testing procedures and processes, please head here.
Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison
|20rds - 38 Special Winchester W Train and Defend 130gr. JHP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||16.4||18||20.7||21.5||24.8|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.35||0.35||0.35||0.35||0.5|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||128.8||128.9||129.1||129.2||129.3|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||806||852||873||876||880|