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 Federal 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 Federal 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.
20rds – 45 ACP Federal Personal Defense 230gr. JHP Ammo Gel Test Results
|Bullet Depth (in.)||18.7||19.2||20.4||22.9||27.9|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.45||0.45||0.45||0.45||0.45|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||228.4||228.7||229.6||229.9||230|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||809||817||825||829||829|
Federal Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto) Ballistic Data
Federal Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto) Ammo Details
- Barrel Length inches
- Ballistics Coefficient (G1)
- Ballistics Coefficient (G7)
- Sectional Density
|Muzzle||25 yds.||50 yds.||75 yds.||100 yds.|
|Energy ft lbs||369||355||343||330||319|
|Bullet drop inch||n/a||0||-2.2||-7.7||-16.4|
Trajectory Line Graph Federal Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto)
Velocity / Energy Comparisons
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Junk it does not open like it should for a HP round at all !!
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This round is the civilian defense version of the hishok round. It has low and light recoil and darn good expansion and terrific penetration. This round is extremely good. Get it while you can.