Ballistic Gel Testing
We tested this Speer 9mm Luger (9x19) ammo by firing five rounds with a S&W M&P Shield with a 3.1-inch barrel into calibrated Clear Ballistics gelatin. Of those five rounds, we discovered the ammo penetrated an average of 15.54-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.562-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 Speer 9mm Luger (9x19) ammunition stacks up compared to other self-defense rounds in 9mm Luger (9x19).
To read more about our testing procedures and processes, please head here.
Unfired versus Fired Round Comparison
|50rds – 9mm Speer LE Gold Dot 147gr. JHP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||14.6||15||15.4||16||16.7|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.55||0.56||0.56||0.56||0.58|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||145.8||146.1||146.6||146.7||147.2|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||886||890||890||896||904|