Ballistic Gel Testing
We tested this Black Hills Ammunition 380 Auto (ACP) ammo by firing five rounds with a Ruger LCPII with a 2.75-inch barrel into calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin. Of those five rounds, we discovered the ammo penetrated an average of 15.84-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.37-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 Black Hills Ammunition 380 Auto (ACP) ammunition stacks up compared to other self-defense rounds in 380 Auto (ACP).
To read more about our testing procedures and processes, please head here.
Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison
|20rds - 380 Auto Black Hills 90gr. Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||13.6||15.6||16||16.6||17.4|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.35||0.35||0.35||0.35||0.45|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||89.4||89.8||89.9||90||90.3|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||836||879||882||885||900|