Ballistic Gel Testing
We tested this Barnes Bullets 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 13.82-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.772-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 Barnes Bullets 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
|20rds – 45 ACP +P Barnes TAC-XPD 185gr. TAC-XP SCHP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||12.1||13.8||13.9||14.6||14.7|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.75||0.76||0.76||0.78||0.81|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||184.6||184.8||184.9||185||185|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||897||902||909||916||933|
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One of the most devastating 45apc rounds I've ever shot. It's massive HP really explodes right after impact & very little penetration is needed. I also have it in 44spl & 44mag. If it wasn't for the small pieces everywhere, you'd swear it looks like a road-kill raccoon was hit with a Klingon Disrupter....Ha! Looked like there'd been a Pulled Meat fight there.
Seriously, it is a one shot round. If you hit your target, an intruder, you won't need a second round...unless there's 2 of them!