Ballistic Gel Testing
We tested this Winchester Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto) ammo by firing five rounds with a Ruger SR46 with a 4.5-inch barrel into calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin. Of those five rounds, we discovered the ammo penetrated an average of 23.02-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.452-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 Winchester 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 Winchester W Train & Defend 230gr. JHP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||19.6||19.7||24.5||24.8||26.5|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.45||0.45||0.45||0.45||0.46|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||230||230.2||230.8||230.9||231.5|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||864||869||870||882||882|