Gel test Results
We tested this Black Hills Ammunition 38 Special ammo by firing five rounds with a S&W 640 with a 2.125-inch barrel into calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin. Of those five rounds, we discovered the ammo penetrated an average of 22.12-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 Black Hills Ammunition 38 Special ammunition stacks up compared to other self-defense rounds in 38 Special.
To read more about our testing procedures and processes, please head here.
How do the results for this Black Hills Ammunition 38 Special compare to other Black Hills Ammunition?
50rds - 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|