Ballistic Gel Testing
We tested this Hornady Ammunition 380 Auto (ACP) ammo by firing five rounds with a Ruger LCPII with a 2.75-inch barrel into calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin. Of those five rounds, we discovered the ammo penetrated an average of 16.3-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.35-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 380 Auto (ACP) ammunition stacks up compared to other self-defense rounds in 380 Auto (ACP).
To read more about our testing procedures and processes, please head here.
Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison
|25rds – 380 Auto Hornady American Gunner 90gr. XTP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||15.3||15.5||16||17.3||17.4|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.35||0.35||0.35||0.35||0.35|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||89.9||90||90||90.1||90.3|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||872||881||887||887||892|
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Good quality ammo. Functions well in LC380. Recommend rotation more often than nickle plated brass as it will tarnish over time. Good practice to do so anyway.