Gel test Results
We tested this Federal Ammunition 9mm Luger (9x19) ammo by firing five rounds with a S&W M&P Shield with a -inch barrel into calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin. Of those five rounds, we discovered the ammo penetrated an average of 20.24-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.35-inches, retaining 56% 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 9mm Luger (9x19) ammunition stacks up compared to other self-defense rounds in 9mm Luger (9x19).
To read more about our testing procedures and processes, please head here.
How do the results for this Federal Ammunition 9mm Luger (9x19) compare to other 9mm Hollow Point Ammo?
20rds – 9mm Federal Syntech Defense 138gr. SHP Ammo Gel Test Results
|Bullet Depth (in.)||19||20||20.5||20.7||21|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.35||0.35||0.35||0.35||0.35|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||76||77||77||77||78|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||1017||1022||1022||1029||1033|
Federal Ammunition 9mm Luger (9x19) Ballistic Data
Federal Ammunition 9mm Luger (9x19) 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||338||316||298||282||267|
|Bullet drop inch||n/a||0||-1.2||-4.6||-10.5|