Ballistic Gel Testing
As you hunt for the best self-defense 380 Auto (ACP) ammo, we thought you might enjoy seeing the results of some testing we recently conducted with calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin.
We shot five of these Magtech rounds through a four-layer cloth barrier using a Ruger LCPII. The results are detailed in the video you see above as well as the photographs. Through the charts, you should get a great idea how this Magtech ammo stacked up relative to other 380 Auto (ACP) ammo products available to American shooters.
To get a better sense of our tests, be sure to check out all the protocols we followed when conducting our tests to determine the best self-defense ammo.
Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison
|20rds - .380 Auto Magtech Guardian Gold 85gr. +P HP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||11.7||11.8||12||13.2||13.3|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.35||0.44||0.51||0.52||0.54|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||84.9||85.3||85.4||85.5||85.6|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||890||928||981||983||987|
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These are some good hollow ponts. My ballistic testing showed 11" of penetration and good expansion.