Ballistic Gel Testing
In hopes of giving ourselves and our customers a better idea how this 45 ACP (Auto) self-defense ammo would perform if called upon in a self-defense scenario, we tested dozens of the best selling hollow points on the market.
We fired five rounds of this Winchester Ammunition 45 ACP (Auto) ammo through a cloth barrier into Clear Ballistics calibrated synthetic gelatin and recorded the results. For these tests, we used a Ruger SR45 with a 4.5-inch barrel. In the photos, graphics and video on this page, you can see specifically how the Winchester Ammunition ammo performed and how it sticks up with the rest of the 45 ACP (Auto) ammo we have tested so far.
To read more about our testing procedures and discover what round makes the best self-defense ammo for you head to this page.
Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison
|50rds - 45 ACP Winchester Ranger Talon 230gr. HP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||12.7||13||14||15||16.2|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.79||0.79||0.95||0.99||1.03|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||216.7||220.3||226.2||228.5||228.9|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||854||968||968||990||997|
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My preferred carry ammo like forever! This is the same round as the infamous Black Talon with a milder name. Still produces the same devastating results as the original. The results here just replicate a lot of other jello testing that has been done with this round. It's bad!