20rds – 45 +P ACP Black Hills 230gr. JHP Ammo

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20rds – 45 +P ACP Black Hills 230gr. JHP Ammo Details

Black Hills Ammunition is appropriately headquartered in South Dakota, where they make ammo which they regularly supply to prestigious clients including all branches of the United States Armed Forces and firearm manufacturers such as Smith & Wesson, Heckler and Koch, and Browning. These operations have got the wherewithal to purchase ammo from any source that they like, but Black Hills’ total reverence for quality keeps on earning their repeated business.

The 45 has been known to come in handy for personal defense now and then -- if you carry one yourself, then you’ll value this personal defense round tremendously. Its bullet’s hard jacket assures smooth feeding and penetration upon impact, and its hollow point will create a deep and lethal wound cavity which is bound to neutralize a threat effectively. With these 20 rounds, you’ll be able to prepare most any magazine for service, and their brass casings mean you can enjoy them after making them go bang, too.
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    45 ACP (Auto)
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Gel test Results

As you hunt for the best self-defense 45 ACP (Auto) 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 Black Hills Ammunition rounds through a four-layer cloth barrier using a Ruger SR45. 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 Black Hills Ammunition ammo stacked up relative to other 45 ACP (Auto) 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

Image detailing before and after firing 20rds – 45 +P ACP Black Hills 230gr. JHP Ammo Image detailing before and after firing 20rds – 45 +P ACP Black Hills 230gr. JHP Ammo

How do the results for this Black Hills Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto) compare to other Black Hills Ammunition?

20rds – 45 +P ACP Black Hills 230gr. JHP Ammo Gel Test Results

Bullet Depth (in.) 18.3 18.4 18.6 21.1 22.5
Expanded Diameter (in.) 0.62 0.64 0.64 0.64 0.67
Bullet Weight after shot (gr.) 229.5 229.7 229.7 229.7 230
Bullet Velocity (fps) 909 924 924 927 927


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