Ballistic Gel Testing
As you hunt for the best self-defense 380 Auto (ACP) 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 Speer rounds through a four-layer cloth barrier using a Ruger LCPII. 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 Speer ammo stacked up relative to other 380 Auto (ACP) 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.
Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison
|50rds – 380 Auto Speer LE Gold Dot 90gr. JHP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||10.9||11||11||11.6||11.7|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.35||0.41||0.44||0.5||0.5|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||89.4||89.7||89.8||89.9||90|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||858||875||901||905||916|
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Wanted to purchase .380 Hollow Point and this was the only place in my home state or anywhere else that I looked at that had it in stock. Placed order on Tuesday and received on Thursday. Price was more than I wanted to pay but just having it in stock with 2 day delivery to my location was worth it. Highly recommend. Will use again in the future.
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Fast del.Great to speak with.Will buy again.