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 3.1-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.
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|