Ballistic Gel Testing
We tested this Federal Ammunition 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 14.74-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.648-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 Federal Ammunition 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 Federal Hydra-Shok PD Low Recoil 165gr. HP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||13||13.1||13.1||16||18.5|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.63||0.64||0.65||0.65||0.67|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||161.7||162.3||162.7||162.7||165|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||984||1048||1054||1062||1071|
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Let me say this plainly, this product is the only one that passed all my stress tests and succeeded. Get it, it will serve you well. Recoil is light and the price is right.