Ballistic Gel Testing
As you hunt for the best self-defense 45 ACP (Auto) 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 Federal Ammunition rounds through a four-layer cloth barrier using a Ruger SR45. 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 Federal Ammunition ammo stacked up relative to other 45 ACP (Auto) 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 – 45 ACP Federal LE Tactical 230gr. Hydra-Shok JHP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||18.3||19.4||20.7||20.8||20.8|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.45||0.45||0.48||0.51||0.58|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||227.9||229.8||230.2||230.2||230.2|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||795||816||816||831||854|
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Can I use the tactical LE 45acp as a civilian. (ATG STAFF= Sure! The only difference is the type of box the ammo comes in. Same ammo. )