Ballistic Gel Testing
We tested this Hornady 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 21.96-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.438-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 Hornady 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.
Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison
|250rds - 9mm Hornady Custom 124gr. XTP HP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||20.2||20.8||21.3||23.5||24|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.42||0.43||0.44||0.44||0.46|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||123.4||123.5||123.5||123.5||123.7|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||985||993||1003||1014||1028|