Ballistic Gel Testing
In hopes of giving ourselves and our customers a better idea how this 9mm Luger (9x19) self-defense ammo would perform if called upon in a self-defense scenario, we tested dozens of the best selling hollow points on the market.
We fired five rounds of this Winchester Ammunition 9mm Luger (9x19) ammo through a cloth barrier into Clear Ballistics calibrated synthetic gelatin and recorded the results. For these tests, we used a S&W M&P Shield with a 3.1-inch barrel. In the photos, graphics and video on this page, you can see specifically how the Winchester Ammunition ammo performed and how it sticks up with the rest of the 9mm Luger (9x19) ammo we have tested so far.
To read more about our testing procedures and discover what round makes the best self-defense ammo for you head to this page.
Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison
|20rds – 9mm Winchester Defender 147gr. PDX1 Bonded JHP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||18.7||20.3||21||21.5||22|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.51||0.52||0.52||0.52||0.53|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||145.7||146.3||146.4||146.5||147.2|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||876||885||889||892||903|
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From Black Talon to Ranger T to this is extraordinary. Feeds great, no FTF ever, and does the job perfectly. Greatest defense I've ever used.
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This round is the same as the old Black Talon. BT got a bad review from the medical and press claiming the round was coated in Teflon and could go through body armor. Not true. In any case Win made some small modifications and made it PDX1. Great round. The pedals do expand nicely and increases cavitation tremendously. In ballistic gel, this round expanded 5X its width, and kept over 90% of weight.