Gel test Results
As you hunt for the best self-defense 38 Special 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 Black Hills Ammunition rounds through a four-layer cloth barrier using a S&W 640. 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 Black Hills Ammunition ammo stacked up relative to other 38 Special 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.
500rds - 38 Special Black Hills 125gr. +P Jacketed Hollow Point Ammo Gel Test Results
|Bullet Depth (in.)||19.3||20||22.4||22.8||26.1|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.35||0.35||0.35||0.35||0.35|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||125||125||125||125||125|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||810||817||820||825||837|
Black Hills Ammunition 38 Special Ballistic Data
Black Hills Ammunition 38 Special Ammo Details
- Barrel Length inches
- Ballistics Coefficient (G1)
- Ballistics Coefficient (G7)
- Sectional Density
|Muzzle||25 yds.||50 yds.||75 yds.||100 yds.|
|Energy ft lbs||306||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a|
|Bullet drop inch||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a|