Ballistic Gel Testing
We tested this Winchester Ammunition 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 23.28-inches into the gelatin. Our test rounds ended the test with an average expanded diameter of 0.444-inches, retaining 99% 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 Winchester Ammunition 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 Winchester Ranger Talon 127gr. +P+ HP Ammo Gel Test Results|
|Bullet Depth (in.)||15.3||18.1||18.3||31.2||33.5|
|Expanded Diameter (in.)||0.35||0.35||0.46||0.46||0.6|
|Expanded Weight (gr.)||125||125||127||127||127|
|Bullet Velocity (fps)||1185||1213||1215||1239||1243|