Ballistic Gel Testing
We tested this Nosler Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto) ammo by firing five rounds with a Ruger SR45 with a 4.5-inch barrel into calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin. Of those five rounds, we discovered the ammo penetrated an average of 24.82-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.45-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 Nosler Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto) ammunition stacks up compared to other self-defense rounds in 45 ACP (Auto).
To read more about our testing procedures and processes, please head here.
Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison
|50rds - 45 ACP Nosler Match Grade Handgun 230gr. JHP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||23.4||24.2||24.6||25.3||26.6|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.45||0.45||0.45||0.45||0.45|
|Bullet Weight after shot (gr.)||229.6||229.8||229.9||230||230.4|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||883||885||885||897||914|