Ballistic Gel Testing
As you hunt for the best self-defense 9mm Luger (9x19) 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 Speer rounds through a four-layer cloth barrier using a S&W M&P Shield. 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 Speer ammo stacked up relative to other 9mm Luger (9x19) 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.
Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison
|20rds – 9mm Speer Gold Dot G2 147gr. JHP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||18||22.7||37.4||39||39.3|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.35||0.35||0.35||0.35||0.36|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||137||147||147||147||147|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||898||899||903||904||909|
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i have not yet had to shoot anyone , but gold dots reside in all my 45 a.c.p.
handguns for 25 years now , its no wonder so many L.E.O. use them
Speer make great ammo ,even the wonderful CCI AMMO.
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47,5" is the max penetration depth for 9x19mm: manufacturer and bullet type who can have this incredible max penetration ?